Air Activities – stage 4




  • Trim a paper aeroplane or model glider to perform a straight glide, stall and turn.
  • Name the main control surfaces of an aeroplane and how they work.
  • 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.
  • Explain how wind speed and direction are measured. How does the weather affect air activities?
  • Explain the difference between a Mayday radio call and a Pan-Pan radio call. Give examples of when each might be used.
  • Show how to perform a pre-flight check on a light aircraft, microlight or glider. Explain why inspecting each part is important.
  • 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.
  • Learn the common types of charts and the conventional signs used on them
  • Show how to do a take-off and landing using a home flight simulator computer programme that uses a joystick.
  • Draw a runway and its circuit patterns.
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