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Upcoming Aviation Merit Badge Opportunity for Boy Scouts

Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport, Angleton, Texas (August 2, 2017) – Third Coast Aviation (‘TCA‘) is proud to announce that its staff is offering a Aviation Merit Badge course for Boy Scouts on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM in which scouts can complete all of the requirements for the Aviation merit badge.  The cost of the course, to cover materials and sack lunches, will be $30.00 per Boy Scout attending.  The course will be conducted at the Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport located at 8000 Airport Way, Angleton, TX 77515.

Very infrequently will a merit badge of this nature be offered, and even more infrequently will the Boy Scouts have the opportunity to complete all requirements – don’t let this opportunity pass you by!

Registration for the upcoming Aviation Merit Badge course

To register, send an email to tony@thirdcoastaviation.com or call (979) 473-9822.  An invoice will be sent upon registration, and payment may be made by either credit card or check when you arrive for the merit badge course.  To ensure enough materials and lunches are available, registration is required by August 15th, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

Course Agenda

The following merit badge requirements will be completed:

  1. Do the following: (Bold indicates requirements available)
    1. Define Aircraft
    2. Point on model airplane the forces that act upon an airplane in flight.
    3. Explain how an airfoil generates lift, how the primary control services affect airplanes attitude, and how a propeller produces thrust.
    4. Demonstrate how the control surfaces of an airplane are used for takeoff, straight climb, level turn, climbing turn, descending turn, straight descent, and landing.
    5. Explain the following: The sport pilot, the recreational pilot, and the private pilot certificate, and the instrument rating.
  2. Do Two of the following: (Bold indicates requirements available)
    1. (for safety, not performing. This may be arranged outside of BSA standards if desired) Take a flight, with parent’s permission. Record the date, place, type of aircraft, and duration of flight, and report on your impressions of the flight.
    2. Under supervision, perform a preflight inspection of light airplane.
    3. 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 to determine a compass heading.
    4. Using flight simulator (Aviation Training Device), fly the course heading you establish in requirement 2c or another course you have plotted.
    5. 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, and oil temperature.
    6. Create an original poster of an aircraft instrument panel. Include and identify the instruments and radios discussed in requirement 2e.
  3. Do one of the following: (Bold indicates requirements available)
    1. Build and fly a fuel driven or battery powered electric model airplane. Describe safety rules for building and flying model airplanes. Tell safety rules for use of glue, paint, dope, plastics, fuel, and battery pack.
    2. Build a model. (Non-powered model) Get others in your troop or patrol to make their own model, then organize a competition to test the precision of flight and landing the models.
  4. Do one of the following: (Bold indicates requirements available)
    1. Visit an airport. After the visit, report on how the facilities are used, how runways are numbered, and how runways are determined “active“.
    2. Visit Federal Aviation Administration facility.
    3. Visit Aviation museum or attend an airshow.
  5. Find out about three career opportunities in aviation. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.

For further information, please see Tony’s article on LinkedIn entitled “Aviation Merit Badge Opportunity for Boy Scouts“.

About Third Coast Aviation

Founded in January 2017, Third Coast Aviation (‘TCA‘) is a Texas Gulf Coast aviation company providing Part 61 flight trainingaircraft acquisition, sales, and management services.  Our seasoned Certified Flight Instructors (CFI, CFII, and MEI) deliver flight training from Discovery Flights to Private Pilot License (PPL), Commercial Pilots License (CPL), CFI and beyond. Our admissions professionals help individuals transition into professional careers through our partnerships with regional air carriers such as GoJet Airlines Inc.; our business-to-business (‘B2B’) clientele provide explosive growth opportunity and longevity for our staff of Certified Flight Instructors (‘CFI’), maintenance professionals, and an exhilarating place for our students to learn!


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