NATIONAL SCOUT COUNCIL
To National Scout Council
NOTICE OF MOTION
Proposed that a “Virtual Aviator” Badge be introduced as defined below as an additional alternate option for the Air Explorer advancement badge.
1 Hold the Computer Pilot Scoutcraft Badge
2 Be able to fly a basic circuit in a non-combat Flight Simulator (Such as Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000,2002 and 2004 or X-Plane) of your Choice in a small turbo-prop aircraft (Such as the Beechcraft King-Air B350).
3 Fly a virtual VFR flight of at least 100nm under VFR conditions with either the examiner acting as ATC, or connected to IVAO or VATSIM under a virtual ATC. You may not use the GPS for navigation, you need to navigate using VOR's and NDB's. You may not use the Autopilot. You must use a small turbo-prop aircraft (Such as the Beechcraft King Air 350)
4 Fly a virtual IFR flight of at least 600nm under IFR conditions with either the examiner acting as ATC, or connected to IVAO (www.ivao.org) or VATSIM under a virtual ATC. You may not use the GPS for navigation, you need to navigate using VOR's and NDB's. You may use the
Autopilot. You may use a small jet aircraft if you wish(Such as the Learjet )
5 Do one of the following;
- Belong to a virtual airline (Such as www.llitestar. co. za) and have at least 50 hours of flying time with them.
- Have at least 50 hours of flying time on either IVAO (www.ivao.org) or VATSIM (www. vatsimnet)
- Have at least 300 hours of flying time logged with Flight Simulator (In the Flight Simulator log book)
As for Computer Pilot badge showing wings with a scout badge superimposed on a computer screen but with a green background and laurel wreath.
Air Troop in Gauteng Area proposed this badge as an affordable alternative to flying for air scouts in the less affluent troops and another alternative for the “Air Explorer advancement badge.
Hugh (Buzz) Macey
National Com. for Scout programme.