Part 4: Autonomous activities

Part 4: Autonomous activities

Things to think about, research and discuss:

Have you ever encountered any of the following while flying?

  • Air show traffic
  • Hot air balloons
  • Military aircraft
  • Ultralights
  • A parachute drop

What were the circumstances? Did the situation create any challenges for you? How did you react?

  • Would you like to participate in an air show? Why (not)?
  • Would you like to participate in an air race? Why (not)?
  • Have you ever tried aerobatics? How did you find the experience? If you have never tried, would you like to?
  • Do you like attending air shows? Why (not)?
  • Should air shows be stopped for safety and environmental reasons?
  • What air shows are there near where you live / fly?

Air shows usually have good media coverage, so it’s worth doing an internet and youtube search for extra listening an reading practice.

Useful starting points for searches might be:

  • What VIP flights are there in your country?
  • What would you need to do if your flight plan meant you might encounter one?
  • Do you agree with special arrangements for VIP flights?