SCOUTS - Be Prepared

Air Spotter

The Scout must complete the following:

  1. Identify from photographs or silhouettes shown for ten seconds each, threequarters of the aircraft in the list published by Headquarters for this purpose.
  2. Keep a log for three months reporting aircraft seen, giving identities or recognition features, approximate headings, times, dates and so on.
  3. Choose one of the following three activities:
    1. Recognise and name national aircraft markings, both service and civil, of at least six countries including the United Kingdom.
    2. Understand the RAF system of letter designation according to aircraft function and give examples of three such designations.
    3. Name three basic training aircraft used in private flying. Give a brief report on one, naming a club and airfield where it is used, preferably local.
  4. Describe the recognition features of six aircraft selected by the assessor.