Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 62

1) When “10.0” DME from OAK VOR, press “P” to pause the simulation

Record your:

VSI ___________________________________(25 pts)

Autopilot_______________________________(10 pts)

2) Press “P” to continue the simulation

“You hear a lot about transponders being a requirement when flying in Class B airspace, among other places. A transponder is a radio that senses the presence of radar, and sends back a special coded reply in response to a radar signal. This signal allows the radar to 'see' a small aircraft as easily as a large airliner. See why it's required now? Without a transponder, the radar relies on the initial components of the airframe to reflect its signal back. That's called a primary radar return. While from a transponder, it's called a secondary radar return since it's a signal which has been given vitamins for its return trip!”

3) When did the Federal Aviation Administration begin?

   If your answer is “1966”, go to AirLeg 42

   If your answer is “1958”, go to AirLeg 24

   If your answer is “1932”, go to AirLeg 58

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