How to earn your badge:
Trim a paper aeroplane or model glider to perform a straight glide, stall and turn.
Name the main control surfaces of an aeroplane and how they work.
Identify six aircraft in use today from pictures or in flight.
At least two of the six must be civil commercial aircraft, one must be a military aircraft and another two must be light private aircraft.
Explain how wind speed and direction are measured.
How does the weather affect air activities?
Explain the difference between a Mayday radio call and a Pan-Pan radio call.
Give examples of when each might be used.
Choose one of these activities:
- Help to organise a visit to an airfield or place of aviation history for a group of Scouts (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers).
Explain what the Scouts will need to know before the visit.
- Take part in a flight (for example in a light aircraft or glider) as a passenger.
Draw a runway and its circuit patterns.
Learn the common types of charts and the conventional signs used on them.
Show how to perform a pre-flight check on a light aircraft, microlight or glider.
Explain why inspecting each part is important.
Show how to do a take-off and landing using a flight simulator computer programme that uses a joystick.
Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.