The student is given an arc of about 130 degrees to his front to observe for a period of not more than 40 minutes. He is issued a panoramic sketch or photograph of his arc and is expected to plot on the sketch or photo any objects he sees in his area.
Objects are so positioned as to be invisible to the naked eye, indistinguishable when using binoculars, but recognizable when using the spotting scope.
In chocsingthe location far the exercise, the following points should be considered:
a. Number of objectsin the arc.(normaly 12 military items), b. Time limit.
c. Equipment which they are allowed to used (binos, spotting scope).
d. Standard to be attained.
Each student takes up the prone pastion on the observatio line and is issued a sketch or photo of the area.
The instructor staff is availible to answer any questions about the photo or sketch if a student is confused.
If the class is large, the observation line could be broken into a right side and a left side. A student could spend the first 20 minutes in one half and then move to the other. This ensures that he sees all the ground in the arc.
At the end of 40 minutes, all sheets are collected and the students are shown the loction of each object. This is best done by the student staying on their postions and watching while the instructor points to each object. In this way, the student will see why he over looked the object, even though it was visible.
A critique is then held, bring out the main points.
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