Air Activities

Stage 1 I can name all the things I know that can fly
  I can show pictures of and be able to talk about different types of flying machines.
  I can build a paper aeroplane from an A4 sheet that will fly, climb and turn.
  I can discuss the features of an aiport from a model or picture (Runway, Terminal and Control Tower).
  I know how to be safe around aircraft
  I have visited an airport
Stage 2 I can make a small papachute using a piece of light material and string.
  I can show my Scouter the five main parts of an aeroplane (Cabin, Wing, Tail, Wheels and Engine).
  I can launch parachutes from a stand and see which parachute falls the slowest.
  I can discuss with my Scouter how the wind affects a parachute.
  I know what you should do if someone gets hurt.
  I know the safe way to act at an airport and can discuss this with my Scouter.
  I can build a Kite and fly it
  I know where it would be safe to fly a kite
Stage 3 I know the difference between airside and landside
  I can discuss the first flight by the Wright Brothers
  I know the main parts of an aeroplane
  I know the rules of safety around an aeroplane
  I can discuss why communication is important to aircraft
  I know the phonetic alphabet
  I can name the planets in our Solar System
  I know the main points of “Leave no Trace” and why it’s important at airports
  I have built a scale model aircraft to a satisfactory standard from a plastic kit and can explain its features and history.
  I can discuss with my Scouter how Hot Air balloons work and how they are controlled
Stage 4 I know the rule relating to airfields
  I understand how a wing derives lift
  I can discuss with my Scouter Lift, Drag, Gravity and Thrust
  I Know the control surfaces of an aircraft
  Using a model I can explain how an aeroplane climbs, dives and turns.
  I can explain the causes of stalling
  I know the logos of the various airlines
  I can build a model Hot Air Balloon.
  I have produced a project based on the moon Landings
  I have taken part in a Water Rocket Launch.
Stage 5 I understand what Fod is
  I know how to approach an aircraft
  I know the signs that an aircraft is about to start an engine
  I know where the safe jet blast zones are on an aircraft
  I know how to identify different aircraft types from their features
  I understand how weather affects air activities
  I can show a younger Scout how control surfaces work
  I can build a scale model aircraft to a satisfactory standard from paper and balsa wood.
  Using a computer simulator, or other method I can identify some aircraft instruments.
  Using a computer simulator, or other method, I can show how take off and fly through various weather conditions and land safety.
  I can discuss with my Scouter how the Earth’s atmosphere affects air travel.
  I can build and launch a WaterRocket
  I have taken part in at least two air activities
Stage 6 I can discuss aircraft navigation with my Scouter
  I know the types of air maps and the conventional signs used on them
  I can demonstrate how to obtain a local forecast for an air activity
  I can expain how wind speed and direction are measured and how weather can affect various air activities
  I can explain the difference between ground speed and air speed and how wind is used in takeoff and landing
  I can discuss with my Scouter how the Earth’s atmosphere affects air travel
  I can understand 3 different ways in which clouds are formed
  I can show that I understand the basic ‘T’ instrument cluster
  I can handle a powered model aircraft during take off and fly through various weather conditions and land safely
  I can explain the workings of of aircraft pressure instruments, for example an altimeter or air speed indicator
  I can discuss how the Iononsphere affects communication
  I can navigate my Patrol over a route using a GPS
  I have attended an Air Display
  I have participated in a themed ‘Space Camp’ or event with a group of Scouts
Stage 7 I know the basic principles of a piston engine, including the four-stroke cycle
  I know how a  jet engine works
  I know how rocket engines work, and their lift-off and re-entry procedures
  I know the Safety Code for Rocketry and am able to identify the principle parts of a rocket
  I can build, launch and recover a single or double-staged model rocket
  I know how to arrange permissions for a rocket launch
  I am able to fly a model aircraft
  I can be responsible for planning a weekend camp for my Group at an airfield
Stage 8 I understand what a flight plan is
  I can produce a flight plan for a cross country exercise
  I know the main types of checklists commonly found in an aircraft
  I know how to correctly approach an occupied  aircraft or helicopter
  I have a thorough knowledge of the Rule Relating to Airfields
  I understand the Irish Air Traffic Control system
  I know how and when to use an air-band radio
  I know how to marshal an aircraft
  I have undertaken a project to demonstrate a particular aeronautical principle and build a suitable model to illustrate it
  I have taken part in 2 air activities that got me airborne
  I have planned a weekend camp for my Section on an airfield
Stage 9 I know the principle of flight of a helicopter
  I know how the controls of a helicopter work
  I know the dangers regarding specific aerial activities
  I know how the constellation of satellites work to provide GPS navigation
  I understand how telementry helps develop aviation products
  I have an understanding of Radar and how ATC use it
  I can arrange for a suitably experienced instructor to give an air experience flight
  I have taken part in 2 additional air activities that got me airborne

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