Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 78

1) Intercept and track inbound on the JFK VOR “106” radial

“If you ever want to do some light reading, pore over the list of Russian World War II fighter aces! The list is headed by Major General I.N. Kozhedub, who acquired 62 victories. What's unusual is that two housewives who got fed up with dishes and diapers are on that list! Lieutenant Lily Litvak downed 7 planes, and Lieutenant Katya Budanova downed 6 planes. I made up the dishes and diapers, but I sure wouldn't have wanted to get those two gals mad at me back then!”

2) Intercept and track clockwise on the JFK VOR “5.0” DME arc

3) When crossing the JFK VOR “120” radial, press “P” to pause the simulation

Record your:

DME from JFK VOR_______________________(80 pts)

Heading________________________________(70 pts)

Altitude_________________________________(60 pts)

VSI       _________________________________(50 pts)

DME from LGA VOR_______________________(30 pts)

Radial from LGA VOR______________________(15 pts)

4) Press “P” to continue the simulation

5) Of the three Victor airways pertinent to the LGA 068 degree radial, look at the 2nd one only. Keep its first number, then subtract the difference between its 2nd and 3rd numbers. Go to that AirLeg.

AirLeg 78

Aircraft Position:

1) “NORTH” to “17090.1703” — [N040° 43'57.8970]

2) “EAST” to “21176.1115” — [W073° 24' 59.4709]

3) “ALTITUDE” to “88” — [0]

4) “HEADING” to “005

note: At this point you may wish to save this setup for future use.

5) Takeoff on runway 19, Farmingdale/Republic airport

6) At “700” feet AGL, make a RIGHT downwind departure

“A Royal Air Force pilot of renown during World War II was Group Captain Douglas Bader. He was called 'the legless wonder'! On December 14, 1931, he crashed with the result that both his legs got amputated. He acquired duraluminum legs but was informed that there was no regulation concerning a legless pilot, so that he would have to be released from the service. With persistence, he was returned to active duty as a Flying Officer on November 26, 1939. He became the Commander of the No. 242 Canadian Hurricane Squadron before the Battle of Britain. In the Spring of 1941, Bader was given command of the Tangmere Wing. On August 9, 1941, when he led his fighters over France, they were intercepted by Messerschmidt 109s. He shot one of them out of the sky, but in turning away he had another 109 collide with the tail of his aircraft. He tried to leave the airplane, but one of his duraluminum legs was trapped, so he broke free without it, pulled his ripcord and became a German prisoner of war. A new leg was dropped to him on a bombing mission by the R.A.F., where he used it to escape. He was recaptured and placed in a top security prison until the end of the war.”

7) America's highest-scoring ace, in World War II, had how many kills?

   If your answer is “26”, go to AirLeg 31

   If your answer is “40”, go to AirLeg 9

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