Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 65

“The first British vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) machine, and the only one built by Rolls Royce, flew (kind of!) for the first time on August 3, 1954. It was an open rectangular frame with near vertical legs at each corner. It had two Rolls Royce Nene engines with exhaust ducted downwards 90 degrees thrusting through the center of mass. A pilot sat on a platform atop the machine, and he had projecting nozzle support trusses fore and aft for pitch control. Guess what this creature's nickname was? The Flying Bedstead! Sure wish I had a picture of it to show you!”

1) When “6.7” DME from DPK VOR, turn towards Eatons Neck Point

2) Climb to “6000” feet

3) Turn to the Puzzle Tribes section at the end of this scenario. Match the following clue with the appropriate answer, and go to the AirLeg indicated.


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