Scout Aviation Merit Badge


The Lone Star Flight Museum offers an engaging and educational Aviation Merit Badge workshop. This full day workshop provides a hand-on learning experience including fundamentals of flight, aircraft design, model building and flight simulators. Scouts rotate between stations, classes and presentations lead by the flight museum staff and Scout Merit Badge Counselors to fulfill the necessary requirements to achieve their Aviation Merit Badge. 



Requirements Fulfilled

1.    Fundamentals of Aircraft Operation:

  • Ability to define "aircraft” and 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 propellor 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 sport pilot, the recreational pilot and the private pilot certificates; the instrument rating.

2.    Under supervision:

  • Perform a preflight inspection of a light airplane.
  • Using one of many flight simulator software packages available for computers, "fly" the course and heading established in requirement 2c or another course you have plotted. 

3.    Build a model FPG-9:

  • Get others in your troop or patrol to make their own model, then organize a competition to test the precision of flight and landing of the models.

4.    Visit an aviation museum or attend an air show. Report on your impressions of the museum or show.

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.



Scouts: $40

Adults: $20

Schedule A Workshop!

  • Minimum of 25 participants required; maximum capacity of 60
  • Chaperone Requirement: One adult for every five scouts
  • Program generally lasts 3 hours depending on number of participants
  • Designed for age 12-18
  • We recommend that you reserve your group a minimum of 4 weeks in advance to ensure program availability
Next Workshop​
Saturday, April 13, 8 am - 12 pm

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