Air Planner Scoutcraft Badge

From SCOUTS South Africa Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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.

Badge requirements

Air Planner
  1. Explain what is meant by latitude and longitude as well as the meaning of:
    1. Lesser great circles
    2. Lesser circles
    3. Meridians
    4. Rhumbline
  2. Explain what is meant by:
    1. Magnetic Dip
    2. Magnetic Variation
    3. Magnetic Deviation
  3. Know the difference between, and the derivation of, magnetic heading and track.
  4. Demonstrate a knowledge of conventional symbols used on an aeronautical chart and show how to do simple flight calculations.
  5. Show a knowledge of the instruments used by an air navigator and computer problems (by any means) of time, distance, speed, and fuel consumed per hour.
  6. Explain the semi-circle rule and the importance of keeping correcting flight levels.
  7. Demonstrate how to complete the Standard ATC Flight Plan Form.
  8. Explain how cloud is formed and:
    1. Recognise and name six different cloud types and explain their significance for aviators.
    2. Know the types of cloud considered hazardous to aviation.
    3. Explain the physics of ice formation.
  9. Interpret a weather map, with particular reference to the high pressure and low-pressure areas 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

See also