Complete the requirements below:
  1. Qualify with one of the following:
    1. Hold the Aviation Skills Badge OR
    2. Be at least 13 years old and complete requirements 1 and 4 of the Aviation Skills Badge.
  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 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 in take off and landing. Explain how a wing gives lift. Explain the causes of stalling.
  7. Take part in an air experience flight and point out on an air map the features that are over flown.
    Choose any means of air travel, for example powered aircraft, glider, balloon, airship.
  8. From the list of Aviation Skills training activities complete another six items from at least four different sections.


If you need help designing alternatives to these requirements for those with special needs please contact the Special Needs Office at Gilwell Park.