Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 103

1) Track inbound on the VNY VOR “140” radial

“In early 1905, the Wright brothers offered to sell planes to the U.S. government, but they were not taken seriously. In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt showed an interest in the invention, and that year an Aeronautical Division of the U.S. Army was formed to look into the new 'air machines'. In 1909, the Army bought its first airplane from them. In 1911, Congress appropriated the first funds for aviation - $125,000. By 1914, when World War I broke out in Europe, the United States Army's air force owned only five airplanes! Compare this to Germany's cache of about 250 airplanes, and the Allied powers of France, Great Britain, and Russia each had over 100 airplanes apiece! Our support for this technological marvel of flying was sadly lacking, to say the least.”

2) Intercept and track outbound on the LAX VOR “058” radial

3) Go to AirLeg 108

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