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Air Activities – stage 4



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  1. Trim a paper aeroplane or model glider to perform a straight glide,
    stall and turn.
  2. Name the main control surfaces of an aeroplane and how they work.
  3. Identify six aircraft in use today from pictures or in flight. At least two of the six must be civil commercial aircraft, one must be a military aircraft and another two must be light private aircraft.
  4. Explain how wind speed and direction are measured. How does the weather affect air activities?
  5. Explain the difference between a Mayday radio call and a Pan-Pan radio call. Give examples of when each might be used.
  6. Show how to perform a pre-flight check on a light aircraft, microlight or glider. Explain why inspecting each part is important.
  7. Choose one of these activities:
    • Take part in a flight experience (for example in a light aircraft or glider) as a passenger.
    • Help to organise a visit to an airfield or place of aviation history for a group of Scouts (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers). Explain what the Scouts will need to know before the visit.
  8. Learn the common types of charts and the conventional signs used on them
  9. Show how to do a take-off and landing using a home flight simulator computer programme that uses a joystick.
  10. Draw a runway and its circuit patterns.


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