Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 10

“Under the Airmail Act of 1925, a contract airmail carrier was paid up to 80% of the postal revenue of the airmail he carried. Congress, in its infinite wisdom, which has never changed through the years, had a bright idea for computing payment to the carrier! Now don't laugh, but because the airmail was handled by both the Post Office and the airline, each letter had to be individually counted before it was loaded aboard the airplane, so that both parties could be paid what was apportioned to them! Let's all shudder together as we think what that would mean today as we'd wait in the Post Office with our little ticket number, waiting for our turn! Slow as molasses would be replaced by Slow as the Post Office!”

1) When abeam the “San Carlos” airport, turn towards “Palo Alto” airport

2) Climb to “2500” feet

3) How many VFR WAC charts are used to cover the continental US?

   If your answer is “12”, go to AirLeg 89

   If your answer is “15”, go to AirLeg 43

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