|Aviation merit badge|
|BSA Advancement ID:|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2006|
- 1. Do the following:
- b. Point out on a model airplane the forces that act on an airplane in flight.
- e. Explain the following: the recreational pilot and the private pilot certificates; the instrument rating.
- 2. Do TWO of the following:
- b. Under supervision, perform a preflight inspection of a light airplane.
- c. Obtain and learn how to read an aeronautical chart. Measure a true course on the chart. Correct it for magnetic variation, compass deviation, and wind drift. Arrive at a compass heading.
- e. On a map, mark a route for an imaginary airline trip to at least three different locations. Start from the commercial airport nearest your home. From timetables (obtained from agents or online from a computer, with your parent's permission), decide when you will get to and leave from all connecting points. Create an aviation flight plan and itinerary for each destination.
- f. Explain the purposes and functions of the various instruments found in a typical single-engine aircraft: attitude indicator, heading indicator, altimeter, airspeed indicator, turn and bank indicator, vertical speed indicator, compass, navigation (GPS and VOR) and communication radios, tachometer, oil pressure gauge, and oil temperature gauge.
- g. Create an original poster of an aircraft instrument panel. Include and identify the instruments and radios discussed in requirement 2f.
- 3. Do ONE of the following:
- 4. Do ONE of the following:
- b. Visit a Federal Aviation Administration facility control tower, terminal radar control facility, air route traffic control center, flight service station, or Flight Standards District Office. (Phone directory listings are under U.S. Government Offices, Transportation Department, Federal Aviation Administration. Call in advance.) Report on the operation and your impressions of the facility.
- c. Visit an aviation museum or attend an air show. Report on your impressions of the museum or show.
- 5. Find out about three career opportunities in aviation. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.
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- Per the BSA: "You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject." Pamphlets (books) are at local Scout Shops and online at ScoutStuff.org.
- "Get a signed Merit Badge application from your Scoutmaster." An online, printable Word doc file version is available.