Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 76

“On August 2, 1917, Squadron Commander E.H. Dunning, in a Sopwith Pup, made the first successful landing on a ship under way. That ship was the H.M.S. Furious, a seaplane carrier which was converted from a partially built light cruiser. The technique used was that the ship steamed at 26 knots into a 21 knot wind, giving an overdeck wind almost equal to the landing speed of the airplane, then sideslipped in front of the bridge and on to the deck! As he came close to the deck, ratings would advance to slow the plane to a stop by grabbing handles attached to its wings and tail. Five days later, Dunning was killed when the Pup stalled and crashed into the sea.”

1) When overhead the town of Stony Brook, turn towards the yacht basin at Port Jefferson

2) Descend to “1500” feet

3) Turn to The Gallery section at the end of this scenario. Match the following name with the appropriate aircraft, and go to the AirLeg indicated.

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina

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