Air Traffic Controller Scout Interest Badge
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- Have passed the Air Planner Scoutcraft Badge, or complete parts 1 & 2 of its requirements.
- Demonstrate aircraft marshalling signals by day and by night.
- State, after visiting an airport, the objectives and functions of the air traffic services (i.e. Air Traffic Controller, the tower, approach, information, fire brigade and any other services).
- Explain the use of equipment used by minor airfield control towers.
- Recite the phonetic alphabet.
- Describe the types of separations used in Air Traffic Control.
- Identify three local beacons by their mores signals and radio frequency.
- Know the morse alphabet.
- Demonstrate, with the examiner acting as the pilot, an air traffic controlled circuit pattern from start-up to shut-down.
- Draw a runway and its circuit patterns, indicating:
- Climb-out; cross wind; down wind; base leg; final leg.
- Runway markings by night and by day.
- Likely windsock position and landing direction relative to wind direction.
- Taxi-ways; over-shoot; under-shoot areas.
- Explain the importance of aircraft adhering to flight levels and how these are calculated and obtained.
- Explain the aircraft priority order for landing at an airfield and the rules governing right-of-way.
- Know the radio readability scale.
- Know the international calls for distress and emergency.
- Explain what is meant by the term "QDM 050" (See Aeronautical Code signals (wikipedia)).
- State what type of "flight rules" are available to pilots.
Requirements in PDF
- Air Planner Scoutcraft Badge
- Aviation Skills Scoutcraft Badge
- Computer Pilot Scoutcraft Badge
- Advanced Navigation Interest Badge
- Air Glider Interest Badge
- Air Navigator Interest Badge
- Air Spotter Interest Badge
- Air Scouts
- Aeronautical Code signals (wikipedia)