As part of the ongoing aviation program element the regular troop meeting on Wednesday, 16 October will be held at the Lebanon Airport. Signal Aviation, the local fixed base operator (FBO), has agreed to host our meeting and will offer tours of its facilities and the general aviation ramp. To top it off, the Lebanon Air Traffic Control Tower has also invited us to visit. Scouts working on Aviation merit badge will have the opportunity to complete some requirements. The Tower counts as a visit to a federal facility as required for Citizenship in the Nation merit badge.
This outing is actually the regular Wednesday evening troop meeting, but we will meet at the airport instead of the regular meeting place. We will meet in the lobby of Signal Aviation at our usual 7:00 pm start time and be directed to the space Signal Aviation has graciously agreed to provide for us. During the preopening, we will assess patrol structure and form provisional patrols as necessary. The opening ceromony will begin as usual at 7:15. Following the opening business each patrol will be assigned a list of tours led by Signal Aviation personnel and uniformed adult leaders. After each patrol has completed all the available activities, we will reconvene for the closing.
Activities will tenatively include:
Tour of the Signal Aviation maintenance and storage hangars
Tour of the general aviation ramp and flight line
Visit to the tower and tower cab
Supervised preflight inspection of a Signal Aviation training aircraft
Tour of Signal Aviation flight training facilty
These activities are tentative and will depend on workload and available personnel at the time of our visit.
2.2 Schedule of Events
Wednesday, 16 Oct 02
1900 -- Meet at Signal Aviation, Lebanon Airport
1915 -- Opening Ceremony
1925 -- Introductions of Signal Aviation personnel
2030 -- Reconvene for wrap-up and Closing Ceremony
2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty
This activity will involve spending some time outside on the ramp and getting from the Signal Aviation building to the Tower. Be prepared for the weather.
The ramp is a dangerous place. Pay attention to the instructions of your activity leader.
The people from the Tower and from Signal Aviation who are hosting this event are giving us their time and attention very generously. Please give them your respect and cooperation.
2.4 Special Requirements
This activity is open to all scouts, scouters, and parents.
3.0 Administration and Logistics
3.1 Announcement Date: 25 Sep 2002
3.2 Roster Closing Date: 16 Oct 2002
3.4.1 Individual Equipment
Class A uniform is required. Look sharp!
Outerwear for the weather.
Blue cards if applicable.
3.4.2 Patrol Equipment
3.4.3 Troop Equipment
Aviation MB pamphlet
3.5 Transportation Plan
Drop-off Point: Signal Aviation Parking Lot
Drop-off Time: 1900 Wed 16 Oct
Pickup Point: Signal Aviation Parking Lot
Pickup Time: Approx 2045 Wed 16 Oct
Driving Directions: From Rt12A in West Lebanon, take the airport access road up the hill towards the airport, but do not turn right toward the Main Terminal. Instead go straight (following the sign to Signal Aviation). At the top of the hill you will see the tower on the right. Signal Aviation is the large building just beyond. The parking lot is right in front of the building.
4.1 Planning Committee
4.2 Adult Leaders
Mr. Hoge, SMIC
Approved GCH 9Oct02
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