Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 61

1) Climb to “7000” feet

“On June 18, 1916, the German Air Service sustained a severe blow. Max Immelmann crashed to his death. His victories had totaled 15, and he had been given a command of his own less than a week before. The British claimed that he had fallen under attack by an F.E.2b, (a two-seater pusher) but the Germans disagreed. A comrade flying beside Immelmann said the ace actually had been attacking the F.E.2b, but had shot himself down when his synchronizer gear malfunctioned. A study of the wreck, which fell on the German side, showed one propeller blade chopped off at precisely the line of Immelmann's gunfire.”

2) When “15.0” DME from LGA VOR, turn towards “ORADELL RESERVOIR

3) The “North American B-25J Mitchell” was named after:

   If your answer is “General William Mitchell”, go to AirLeg 6

   If your answer is “the fighter ace George Mitchell”, go to AirLeg 19

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