Flying at Newport Airport -- 24 Jun 04

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1.0 Overview

The Experimental Aircraft Association sponsors a program called "Young Eagles" in which EAA members provide young people with introductory flights in light aircraft. BSA has sanctioned this program as a safe way to provide orientation flights for scouts. This outing is an opportunity for scouts in Troop 45 to learn about general aviation and to take a short flight in a Cessna 172 airplane under the auspices of the EAA Young Eagles program. The event will take place at Parlin Field (Newport Airport).

This outing will provide advancement opportunities for Aviation Merit Badge.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

We will meet at the Community Center and travel as a group to Parlin Field in Newport. After a quick orientation and safety briefing, we will conduct a preflight inspection of the aircraft that we will be using for orientation flights. We will then divide into groups for several different activities.
  • Hangar tours.
  • Flight line tours
  • Preflight planning
  • Orientation flights
  • Observing airport operations
  • Eating

    Each activity will be supervised by an adult leader. No wandering around the airport will be permitted.

    The schedule carries us through dinnertime. There is a small restaurant (Mexican food) on the airport, so scouts wanting to buy dinner may do so, but there is plenty of grass to settle down to eat a bag dinner while watching airplanes take off and land.

    Each orientation flight will depart with three scouts. One will sit in the front seat; two in the back. We will not have enough time to fly every scout in the front seat (20 scouts at 20 min per flight is 6:40). Before each group flies, they should try to complete the flight planning exercise so that their flight will be more meaningful.

    Once the orientation flights are complete, we will clean up, pack up, and head back to Hanover.

    The pilots for this operation are Yorke Brown and Bill Brown. Both pilots are FAA certificated, fully current, and meet all BSA requirements for orientation flights. Yorke holds a commercial pilot certificate with single and multi-engine airplane ratings, and instrument rating. He is also holds a flight instructor certificate with single engine and instrument-airplane ratings. Bill holds a private pilot certificate with 350 hours of pilot experience.

    The Cessna 172 aircraft we will be using in this operation are both maintained to the standards required by the FAA for use in carrying passengers for hire. N13725 is provided courtesy of Heavenly View Aviation Services based at Newport. N1973F is provided by Crown Point Aviation based at Springfield, VT.

    2.2 Schedule of Events

    Wednesday, 23 Jun 04 (Regular Troop Meeting)
    -- Preparatory Activities
    -- Roster completion
    -- Parental Consent Forms due

    Thursday, 24 Jun 04
    1300 -- Meet at the community center.
    1315 -- Depart for Newport.
    1500 -- Arrive at Parlin Field. Assemble under the flagpole. Initial briefing.
    1510 -- Preflight Inspection
    1530 -- Activities begin
    1900 -- Last flight complete
    1910 -- Finish cleanup and assemble at flagpole.
    1915 -- Depart for Hanover.
    2000 -- Arrive at Community Center

    2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

    This outing will be postponed if the weather is unsuitable for flying, so weather will not be a challenge.

    We will be gathering in a public place and conducting operations in a working hangar and on a working airport ramp. Scouts will be expected to maintain good order and discipline throughout the event, both to insure safety and to make a good impression on the public.

    2.4 Special Requirements

    This outing is open to all scouts in Troop 45. Parents are welcome to participate in the ground activities, but if the roster fills we will not have time to fly parents.

    This outing requires a BSA Flying Permit. In order to submit our application in a timely fashion (by 9 June) we must have all application materials before that date. Each participating scout must submit BSA's "Consent Form Approval by Parents or Guardians." Please download this form, fill it out completely and submit it to Yorke Brown by Wednesday 9 June. (The section involving "Water Activities" does not need to be completed, and notarization is not required.)

    We have room for 20 scouts on this outing. You must submit a BSA consent form to be placed on the roster for this outing. Space will be filled on a first come, first served basis so please submit your consent form early.

    In addition to the BSA consent form, each scout will need to fill out a Young Eagles registration form. Please download this form or pick up a copy at the troop meeting. This form may be completed as late as the day of the outing, and we will have them available at the dropoff point, but we would appreciate receiving them along with the BSA consent form. Only the top portion needs to be filled out and signed by a parent. We will fill out the bottom portion at the airport when the scout is assigned to a particular aircraft.

    3.0 Administration and Logistics

    3.1 Announcement Date: 12 May 04

    3.2 Roster Closing Date: 9 Jun 04

    The BSA parental consent form is required before this date.

    3.3 Costs

    None, unless you wish to buy dinner at the "Li'l Red Baron" restaurant.

    3.4 Equipment

    3.4.1 Individual Equipment

    We will be in uniform at all times during this outing. Class A Uniform will be required throughout. Look sharp!

  • Pencil
  • Small notebook
  • Bag dinner or money to buy one.

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

  • Cessna cockpit poster
  • Aeronautical chart (New York Sectional)
  • Navigation plotter

    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • Young Eagles regisration forms
  • Airplanes for flight operations (N13725, N1973F)
  • .

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Community Center
    Drop-off Time: 1300 24 Jun (Thursday)
    Pickup Point: Community Center
    Pickup Time: 2000 Same Day
    Driving directions:
  • NH-120 E (Park St) 4.4 miles to I-89
  • I-89 S 13.9 miles to NH-10 (Exit 13)
  • NH-10 S 9.2 miles to Airport Rd (Just north of Newport)

    Travel time is approximately 45 minutes.

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

  • Jason

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Mr. Y Brown
  • Mr. Simpson
  • Mr. Fitzmaurice
  • Mr. Jayne
  • Mr. W Brown (pilot)

    Approved TPS 8Jun04


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