Air Activities – stage 6




  • Build and fly (from plans, kits or from scratch) one of these:
    • rubber band powered model aircraft for 15 seconds
    • glider for 15 seconds
    • model airship
    • hovercraft
    • round the pole model (RTP).
  • Talk about the emergency procedures for one type of aircraft such as a powered light aircraft, microlight, glider or small helicopter. What should be done in the event of engine failure, cable break or  autorotation?
  • Find out the reasons for civilian airport security, the main threats and ways of counteracting them.
  • Explain how aircraft pressure instruments, altimeters and airspeed indicators work.
  • Explain how an aircraft compass and a direction indicator works, as well as potential errors.
  • Identify the weather conditions associated with the movement of air masses over the UK, such as tropical, maritime and continental.
  • Interpret Met Office reports and forecasts for pilots including METAR and TAF.
  • Identify:
    • signals used on a signals square
    • runway and airfield markings
    • light and pyrotechnics signals.
  • Find out why Morse code is still transmitted by navigational  beacons. Recognise six three-letter sequences.
  • Explain what trim is and the importance of weight and balance.
  • Explain why flaps, slots and slats can be found on aircraft and how they work. Give examples of aircraft that use these devices.
  • Take an active part in at least three flying experiences, showing how you develop your skills with each flight.
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