SCOUTS - Be Prepared

Advanced Aviation Skills

The Scout must complete the following:

  1. Choose one of the following two options:
    1. Hold the Aviation Skills Badge.
    2. Be at least 13 and complete requirements 1 and 4 of Aviation Skills.
  2. Name the main control surfaces of an aeroplane; explain how they work and how they are controlled.
  3. Choose one of the following two activities:
    1. Explain the duties of an aircraft marshaller and demonstrate marshalling signals.
    2. Explain the duties of a crew leader for a glider launch and demonstrate procedure and signals.
  4. Know the types of air maps and the conventional signs used on them.
  5. Choose one of the following two activities:
    1. Explain the basic principles of a piston engine, including the four-stroke cycle with consideration of valve and ignition timing.
    2. Compare and contrast the main parts and workings of a piston engine and a jet engine.
  6. Explain the difference between ground speed and air speed, and how wind is used to aid take-off and landing. Explain how a wing gives lift and list factors affecting lift and the causes of stalling.
  7. Take part in an air experience flight and point out on an air map the features that they fly over. Choose any means of air travel, for example, powered aircraft, glider, balloon or airship.
  8. From the list of aviation skills training activities, complete a further six items from at least four different sections.