Air Planner Scoutcraft Badge
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The activities used is this badge are to assist in a scout get the basic understanding of what is knowledge is required before a flight can take place.
- Explain what is meant by latitude and longitude as well as the meaning of: lesser great circles; lesser circles; meridians and rhumbline.
- Explain what is meant by Magnetic Dip, Variation and Deviation.
- Know the difference between, and the derivation of, magnetic heading and track.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of conventional symbols used on an aeronautical chart and show how to do simple flight calculations.
- Show a knowledge of the instruments used by an air navigator and compute problems (by any means) of time, distance, speed and fuel consumed per hour.
- Explain the semi-circle rule and the importance of keeping to correct flight levels.
- Demonstrate how to complete the Standard ATC Flight Plan Form.
- Explain how cloud is formed and
- Recognise and name six different cloud types and explain their significance for aviators.
- Know the types of cloud considered hazardous to aviation.
- Explain the physics of ice formation.
- Interpret a weather map, with particular reference to the high pressure and low pressure Provincials and cold and warm fronts.
- Explain the conditions necessary for the formation of thunderstorms and know the dangers and procedures to be followed when thunderstorms are present when flying.
Requirements in PDF