Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 34

“French air ace Rene Fonck was the first fighter pilot to shoot down six airplanes in one day, achieving all six victories within three hours! Boy, I'll bet that caused quite a stir in the locker room that day! On May 9, 1918 at 4PM, Rene was airborne with two fellow pilots, and he attacked a two-seat reconnaissance airplane protected by two fighters. Good protection, boys! Within 45 seconds, he had shot them down, the wreckage of all three falling within a tight circle of one another! He returned to refuel, and at 5:30 PM, shot down a two-seater from below. Then 9 fighters came by, and Fonck shot down two of them before skedoodling back with a match under his rear end to prevent himself from becoming bullet breakfast!”

1) When “8.0” DME from JFK VOR, proceed towards Greenwich Point

2) Commence a descent to “7000” feet

3) Russia's top World War II ace had how many victories?

    If your answer is “59”, go to AirLeg 77

    If your answer is “62”, go to AirLeg 58

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