Aviation night

Following on from our night building gliders a few weeks ago, we spent the evening learning the basics of flying and aircraft types.

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Parents Tony Bonnick and Andrew Rushton, both commercial pilots by day, created at very short notice (for which many thanks), a talk, slide show and quiz that had the troop enthralled for the whole evening.

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Andrew Rushton takes us through aircraft types and history.

We learned the basic parts and control surfaces of aircraft, a variety of different aircraft types, the phonetic alphabet, the impact of weather in flying and lots more about life as a commercial pilot.

By the end of the evening the scouts had earned their basic aviation badge.

Many thanks to Andrew and Tony.

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Tony demonstrates the thrust produced by his model.

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