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Aviation

Aviation Merit Badge
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Tyler Daniel

on 23 July 2014

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Transcript of Aviation

Aviation
Merit Badge
What is an aircraft?
Anything that allows man to fly through the air.
Aircraft can be grouped into two categories:
Introduction to Aviation
For most of history, people have dreamed of flying.
Kinds of "Lighter Than Air" Aircraft
But our ability to fly is relatively new.
It has only been in the last 100 years or so that people have mastered flight.
Lighter Than Air
Heavier Than Air
Welcome to the Aviation Merit Badge Clinic
Items Needed
1. Aviation Merit Badge Workbook
2. Pen or Pencil
3. FPG-9 pattern
a. Foam plate
b. Penny
c. Scissors
d. Tape
When you see the following symbol on a slide, it's a queue for you to take notes:
Balloons
For Sport
Exploring the Atmosphere
Blimps
Advertising in the sky
Television camera platforms
Kinds of "Heavier Than Air" Aircraft
Commercial airliners
Transportation
Cargo airplanes
Deliver mail & packages
Crop sprayers
Agriculture
Military bombers & fighters
Military
"Smoke jumper" transports & "borate bombers"
Fire fighting & public safety
Power Sources
Piston
Turbo Prop
Jet Engines
Piston
Turboprop
Jet Engines
turbojet
turbofan
turboprop
ramjet
scramjet
Jet Engines Continued
Air and burning gas
flow through the engine
and is ejected at a greater
speed
Compressors and turbines
compress the gases
Lift
Gravity
Thrust
Drag
Forces That
Affect Airplanes
Airfoil
Air is forced across its surface
Positive Pressure
Low Pressure
Control Surfaces
Control Surface Positions
Takeoff
Straight climb
Level turn
Climbing turn
Descending turn
Straight descent
Landing
Instrument Panel
ACTIVITY
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