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  1. Do the following:
    1. Define "aircraft."
      Describe some kinds and uses of aircraft today.
      Explain the operation of piston, turboprop, and jet engines.
    2. Associated Lessons: Aircraft Engines, Operation of Systems

    3. Point out on a model airplane the forces that act on an airplane in flight.
    4. Associated Lessons: Principles of Flight

    5. Explain how an airfoil generates lift, how the primary control surfaces (ailerons, elevators, and rudder) affect the airplane's attitude, and how a propeller produces thrust.
    6. Associated Lessons: Airplane Flight Controls

    7. Demonstrate how the control surfaces of an airplane are used for takeoff, straight climb, level turn, climbing turn, descending turn, straight descent, and landing.
    8. Associated Lessons: Airplane Flight Controls

    9. Explain the following:
      Sport Pilot Certificate
      Recreational Pilot Certificate
      Private Pilot Certificate
      Commercial Pilot Certificate
      Air Transport Pilot Certificate
      Instrument Rating.
    10. Associated Lessons: Certificates and Documents, Federal Aviation Regulations and Publications

  2. Do TWO of the following:
    1. Take a flight in an aircraft, with your parent's permission. Record the date, place, type of aircraft, and duration of flight, and report on your impressions of the flight.
    2. Under supervision, perform a preflight inspection of a light airplane.
    3. Associated Lessons: Preflight Inspection

    4. 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.
    5. Associated Lessons: National Airspace System Navigation and Flight Planning

    6. Using one of many flight simulator software packages available for computers. "fly" the course and heading you established in requirement 2c or another course you have plotted.
    7. Associated Lessons: Navigation and Flight Planning

    8. 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.
    9. Associated Lessons: Navigation and Flight Planning

    10. 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.
    11. Associated Lessons: Cessna 172 Instrument Panel,   Cessna 172 G1000 Instrument Panel,   Cessna 182 G1000 Instrument Panel

    12. Create an original poster of an aircraft instrument panel. Include and identify the instruments and radios discussed in requirement 2f.
    13. Associated Lessons: Cessna 172 Instrument Panel,   Cessna 172 G1000 Instrument Panel,   Cessna 182 G1000 Instrument Panel

  3. Do ONE of the following:
    1. Build and fly a fuel-driven or battery powered electric model airplane. Describe safety rules for building and flying model airplanes Tell safety rules for use of glue, paint, dope, plastics, fuel, and battery pack.
    2. Build a model FPG-9. Get others in your troop or patrol to make their own model, then organize a competition to test the precision of flight and landing of the models.
    3. Associated Lessons: FPG-9 Model Instructions

  4. Do ONE of the following:
    1. Visit an airport. After the visit, report on how the facilities are used, how runways are numbered, and how runways are determined to be "active."
    2. Associated Lessons: Airport Info: Gainsville - Lee Gilmer Memorial (KGVL), Gainesville, GA,   Airport Info: Gwinnett County - Briscoe Field (KLZU), Lawrenceville, GA,   Airport Info: Barrow County (KWDR), Winder, GA

    3. 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.
    4. Visit an aviation museum or attend an air show. Report on your impressions of the museum or show.
    5. Associated Lessons: The Aviation History Online Museum, Smithonian National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of the US Air Force, National Naval Aviation Museum

  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.
  6. Associated Lessons: FAA Aviation Careers Guide,   AOPA - Careers in Aviation

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