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- Do the following:
- Define "aircraft." Describe some kinds and uses of
aircraft today. Explain the operation of piston, turboprop, and jet engines.
- Point out on a model airplane the forces that act
on an airplane in flight.
- 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.
- Demonstrate how the control surfaces of an airplane
are used for takeoff, straight climb, level turn, climbing turn, descending
turn, straight descent, and landing.
- Explain the following: the recreational pilot and
the private pilot certificates; the instrument rating.
- Find out what job opportunities there are in
aviation. Describe the qualifications and working conditions of one job in
which you are interested. Tell what it offers for reaching your goal in
- Do TWO of the following:
- Take a flight in an aircraft. Record the date,
place, type of aircraft, and duration of flight, and report on your
impressions of the flight.
- 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."
- Visit a Federal Aviation Administration facility—a
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.
- Visit an aviation museum or attend an air show.
Report on your impressions of the museum or show.
- 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
- Visit an aircraft maintenance shop. Interview a
technician and report on his/her ideas about aircraft maintenance.
- Create an original poster of an aircraft instrument
panel. Include and identify the instruments and radios discussed in
- Do TWO of the following:
- Interview a professional or military pilot. Report
on what you learned.
- Interview a flight attendant. Report on what you
- Interview a certified flight instructor. Report on
what you learned.
- Under supervision, perform a preflight inspection
of a light airplane.
- 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.
- Using one of many flight simulator software
packages available for computers, "fly" the course and heading you
established in requirement 3e or another course you have plotted.
- On a map, mark a route for an imaginary airline
trip to at least three foreign countries. Start from the commercial airport
nearest your home. From timetables (obtained from agents or online from a
computer), decide when you will get to and leave from all connecting points.
- Build and fly a fuel-driven model airplane.
Describe safety rules for building and flying model airplanes Tell safety
rules for use of glue, paint, dope, plastics, and fuel.
- Assemble a poster (or album) of original
photographs taken while accomplishing the requirements.