Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 89

1) When “12.0” DME from JFK VOR, turn towards the flashing marine light on Eatons Neck Point

2) When crossing “20.0” DME from LGA VOR, descend to “4500” ft.

“Lieutenant Edward H O 'Hare downed 5 Japanese bombers on February 20, 1943, which made him the first Navy ace and won him the Congressional Medal of Honor. In a flurry of activity within his Grumman Wildcat, O'Hare on his first pass, fired on two Japanese aircraft which dissected the starboard engine of each. He crossed over to the other side of the Japanese formation and got two engines of two more bombers. He bored in and downed a fifth aircraft and damaged four more before his ammunition ran out! The Japanese were attacking the aircraft carrier Lexington, and one of O 'Hare's victims did his best to crash into it. This was an early omen of the many kamikaze attacks to come later in the war.”

3) Follow the mathematical progression to find the missing number in the series, and go to that AirLeg.

115   96   79   64   ____   40   31   24   19

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