School of Aerospace
The manuals necessary for these courses can be downloaded from the SFMCA Library.
AE-201 Aerospace Advanced Course: Step two in the Aerospace Branch Education Program. This course delves into Aerospace Operations in more depth and detail. Prerequisite for this course: AE-100.
AE-291 Aerospace Atmospheric Pilot Training: An alternative to the AE-301 Course, the AE-291 course offers Marines an alternative route to earning the right to wear SFMC Aerospace Wings. AE-291 does not, however, confer a degree upon successful completion. This challenging course concentrates on the real-life aspects of aerodynamics, control surfaces, navigation, flight hazards, instruments, and military flying. Prerequisite for this course: AE-201.
AE-295 Flight Engineering School: The next test in the flight qualification series is the AE-295. This school is designed to challenge the student to learn more about the technical aspect of aviation in the Star Trek realm. The AE-291 concentrated on different aspects of flying a craft, the AE-295 concentrates on the technical aspects of a craft. Prerequisite for this course: AE-291.
AE-301 Aerospace Independent Study Course: For the final step in the Aerospace Branch studies the student must complete an independent studies project. The independent studies project must either consist of a paper or another approved project. The student MUST submit a topic or project description to the Branch Director for approval. Once approved the student will then have 10 weeks to submit their independent studies project for grading. After submittal and if the student receives a grade of Honors or Distinction on a 301 level course, they will be issued an Academic Excellence Award.. Prerequisite for this course: AE-201.
When requesting this exam please include your preferred “Callsign” that you would like to use. Upon successful completion of this course your chosen “Callsign” will be assigned to you if it is available.
- The Branch Director has the authority to approve or deny any and all requests for this course and their decisions are final.
- Projects MUST in some way shape or form relate to the SFMC and the branch for which you are applying to.
- You must submit a topic or project description when requesting this course. Any requests without a topic or project description will not be honored.
Below are some SUGGESTED projects. A student can either use the suggested projects or any other project that they can think of. Please note however that these are suggestions only and that directors may or may not approve them.
- College-style papers.
- Specifications / descriptions and/or technical drawings of new technology relating to the branch.
- A short story that utilizes the material in the branch.
- An addition to the branch’s manual relating to a topic not covered by the existing manual.
- A new exam and answers for the branch (Please note that this is at the Branch Directors discretion).