Air Glider Scout Interest Badge
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- Explain the methods of launching a glider, the recovery procedure afterwards and how to park a glider.
- Show a knowledge of the different class of glider as defined by the South African Soaring Association.
- List the instruments a glider carries and explain their purpose.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the structure and controls of a glider.
- Recognise and name six different types of cloud formations and explain the type of flying conditions to be expected in each basic type.
- Carry out a daily inspection (pre-flight) on a glider to the satisfaction of the instructor, and explain why the inspection of each part is important to the safe operation of the aircraft.
- Explain what produces good soaring conditions.
- Act as a member of a launching and recovery crew.
- Explain the emergency procedures for a glider in flight in the case of
- cable failure in the case of a winch or aero-tow launch, and engine failure in the case of a motor glider;
- structural failure or collision at altitude;
- inability to release cable in the case of :
- winch launch
- altitude loss to the extent that safe soaring is no longer feasible.
- Do two circuits in a glider with an instructor and submit a detailed report on each flight.
- Discuss with the examiner the conventional symbols used on aeronautical charts and point out the features over flown on an imaginary cross-country flight of at least 50 nautical miles flying at a height of 600 metres (2 000 feet).
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