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ABOVE AND OPPOSITE PAGE: Fargo Jet Center’s Dave Mohn devotes countless hours each year to helping Boy Scouts learn more about aviation and avionics. BELOW: Nearly 300 Boy Scouts have earned the aviation merit badge with Mohn’s counseling.

must complete 10 activities, ranging from a preflight inspection to explaining how an airfoil creates lift, from creating a flight plan with destination times to building a gas powered model airplane, and from visiting a tower to visiting the FAA. Mohn has acted as mentor, or counselor, for nearly 300 Scouts who have earned this badge. He’s acted as counselor for more than 150 merit badges in electronics. In fact, Mohn has been the adult behind more than 700 merit badges, including hiking, small boat sailing, personal fitness, communications, orienteering and more. In 2010, he helped more than 300 boys earn the centennial badge for signaling, the old art of communicating by semaphore flags and Morse code. In fact, 57 of them earned the badge in one weekend. “You help them get there,” he said. “That’s what you do. You get to have a significant impact on kids.” Mohn recalled his most memorable badge. “I was sitting on an Eagle board, the panel of Scout leaders who review the

applications of young men who want the rank of Eagle Scout – the highest rank we have,” he said. “And, as always, we asked the boy about his career aspirations. He said he wanted to be an aerospace engineer. I looked, and I could not see the aviation badge. It was way down on the sash – one of the more recent ones earned. I asked him about the badge, and he showed it to us, which reminded me that I was the mentor for his project. He had thought he was going into civil engineering. But, his experience with the aviation badge really lit a fire and changed his mind. That was exciting.” Another project Mohn happily recalled was another Eagle project. The Scout built a display table with a laminated sectional map on top and a CDI built into the wood. You could manipulate the CDI and set up all sorts of approaches. The Scout put 170 hours into it, and Mohn devoted 25 hours into it himself. “It’s just so much fun,” he said. “I was never a Boy Scout, but I wish I would have been one.” q
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News July 2012

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View From Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Going Glass
Member Profile
Extra Avionics
Member Profile
Glass Panel Upgrades
Aviation Aces
Business Basics
Member Profile
A Conversation With...
Making A Difference
Theory & Practice
Legal Ease
Meet the AEA Staff
What's New
Marketplace Classifies
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