Air Navigator Scout Interest Badge

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Badge requirements[edit]

Air Navigator Interest Badge
  1. Hold the Air Planner Scoutcraft Badge.
  2. Apply the semicircle rule and demonstrate the importance of keeping to the correct flight levels in an aeroplane or on a simulator.
  3. Be able, to point out the features over flown on an imaginary triangular cross country flight of at least 150 nautical miles flying at a height of 3000 feet above ground level.
  4. Explain what is meant by:
    1. altitude; height; transition level; transition altitude; flight level.
    2. QNH; QFE; QNE.
  5. Measure the distance and true reading between two points on an aeronautical chart and calculate drift, given the wind strength and direction in scale drawing, without the use of a computer.
  6. Illustrate by means of a simple diagram how a fix can be obtained from two position lines. Describe briefly two ways in which bearings can be obtained in an aircraft, thus enabling position lines to be drawn on a chart. Obtain a fix by transferring one of the two position lines.
  7. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of aeronautical maps and charts with emphasis on Lamberts Conformal and Mercator charts. Show a general knowledge of time: GMT and sunrise and sunset.
  8. Plot the magnetic heading required to make good the track between two places on an aeronautical chart given airspeed and a forecast wind velocity. Given a time of departure, work out the estimated time of arrival (ETA). From a time fix indicated on the chart during an imaginary flight, work out the track made good, actual wind velocity, new track required, magnetic heading to steer and revised ETA. This test is to be done using a computer. Complete a standard ATC Flight Plan Form for the imaginary flight.
  9. Explain overdue action.
  10. Show a basic knowledge of radio navigation: radio aid equipment available; VOR; ADF; TACAN; basic operation of ground stations. Understand the concept of Global Positioning Systems (GPS).


Ground Study for Pilots
Vol 1 S E T Taylor and H A Parmar(Grenada)
Aviation Plotting Notes - Navigation
Grand Central Aviation College

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