Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 108

“Just to give you a change of pace with some pre-pioneer history, the first military aircraft were balloons filled with gas or hot air. In 1794, the French army sent up soldiers in balloons to observe enemy troop movements. During the 1800's, most major armies set up a balloon corps.”

1) Intercept the LAX VOR “12.0” DME arc, and fly clockwise

2) Intercept and track inbound on the LAX VOR “076” radial

“In the early days of aviation, airplanes raced against automobiles! A 1914 race at Columbus, Ohio was between famous auto racer Barney Oldfield and the daredevil pilot Lincoln Beachey. The finish was so close that no one knows who won!”

3) Go to AirLeg 36

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