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Flying (powered aircraft)

Flying in a light aircraft is an entirely different experience from being an airline passenger. Many scouts enjoy being in the centre of the action, often next to the pilot, during take off, flying at relatively low altitude over land and coastlines, and landing. Scouts are briefed before take off on what to expect, the sensations of flight and safety matters. Flying offers good opportunities for map reading and compass work from a different perspective.

How to run/provide flying (powered aircraft)

There are 2 ways of running Flying (powered aircraft) in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running flying (powered aircraft) yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running flying (powered aircraft) using an external provider

Useful links

The National Governing Body for flying (powered aircraft) is:

Factsheets on flying (powered aircraft)

The following activity factsheets are relevant to this activity:

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