Soaring Award

Sponsoring Council

Inland Empire

Award Dimensions

3'' Diameter

Summary

Take an orientation or instructional flight in a sailplane with a licensed glider pilot or flight instructor.

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External Reference (where applicable)

Detailed Requirements

SOARING AWARD

The BSA Flying Permit Application and the parental Consent for Aviation Flight do not replace the regular Tour Permit and Permission Slip. Both of these forms must be filled out in addition to the Tour Permit and securing Permission Slips for each Scout.

Requirements:

  • Watchthevideo,""Soaring...Harmony With the Wind".

  • Watch one of the following videos: a.The Quiet Challenge., b.Running On Empty.  NOTE:  These videos are available to be checked out from the Inland Empire Council, 1230 Indiana Court, Redlands, CA. 92374, your local Council, OR by contacting and purchasing from the Soaring Society of America, P.O. Box E, Hobbs, NM 88241 (505) 392- 1177.

  • Take an orientation or instructional flight in a sailplane with a licensed glider pilot or flight instructor. Contact the SSA at the address above, or the SSA Governor for California at (714) 734-3056 to find the nearest soaring site.

  • Know and understand the three primary sources of lift: a.Thermal lift b.Ridge lift c.Wave lift.

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