Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 19

1) Turn to a heading of “090

2) When abeam NAS Alameda, turn towards “COLLI” intersection

“In passing honor of NAS Alameda (you do know that NAS stands for NavalAir Station, don't you?) I will recite for you another pearl of Table Salt learned from the Naval Academy! Here we go!

How long have you been in the Navy?

All me bloomin' life, sir! Me mother was a mermaid, me father was King Neptune. I was born on the crest of a wave and rocked in the cradle of the deep. Seaweed and barnacles are me clothes. Every tooth in me head is a marlinespike; the hair on mehead is hemp. Every bone in me body is a spar, and when I spits, I spits tar! I 'se hard, I is, I am, I are!”

3) According to the Federal Aviation Regulations manual, what does the abbreviation “IFR” stand for?

If your answer is “Instrument Flight Rules”, go to AirLeg 75

If your answer is “Instrument Flight Reference”, go to AirLeg 42

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