NATIONAL SCOUT COUNCIL
To National Scout Council
NOTICE OF MOTION
Proposed that a Scoutcraft Computer Pilot Badge be introduced as defined below.
This badge is designed for the junior Scout as a "lead- in" badge for Air Planner, Air Traffic Controller and pilot.
The badge requirements can be completed on any suitable simulator, ie Flight simulator 2000, 2002, 2004 or Combat Flight Simulator or Flight School simulator
a. Discuss the various instruments on an aircraft instrument panel and explain their function.
b. Carry out start procedure and execute "Take-offs", fly a circuit and land. Use to be made of flaps, retractable undercarriage etc. if installed on the simulator.
c. Take-off and carry out 2 cross country flights and land at either the same or a different airfield.
d. Take-off and carry out the following manoeuvres:
A controlled turn to the left and right, climb to a designated altitude and descend to another designated altitude Fly a loop, roll and a stall turns.
A badge with a beige background showing wings with a scout badge superimposed on a computer screen.
Air Troop in KZN Area proposed this badge to teach younger scouts the basics of flying as a lead in to Air Planner and Air Traffic Controller as there were few exciting activities for junior Air Scouts that were affordable to the less affluent troops.
The AACs forum concurred with this thinking.
Hugh (Buzz) Macey
National Com. for Scout programme.