Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 114

“The end of Alcock and Brown's transatlantic flight was certainly no party! 80 miles away from Ireland, they spun out of control because the airspeed indicator had frozen and inadvertently their speed had gone down. 50 feet above the Atlantic, they recovered. They climbed back to 11,000 feet. The starboard engine then iced up and started to backfire, so they had to shut it down and descend to warmer air, hoping to melt the ice before striking water. In the clouds, they broke out 500 feet above the water, restarted the engine, and in 30 minutes, they were over Ireland! Stay tuned for the further adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle!”

1) Turn LEFT towards the “EL SEGUNDO REFINERY

2) When abeam midpoint of HAWTHORNE airport, press “P” to pause the simulation

Record your:

Heading______________________________(25 pts)

Altitude_______________________________(20 pts)

VSI       _______________________________(20 pts)

DME from VNY VOR_____________________(20 pts)

3) Press “P” to continue the simulation

4) Climb to “2500” feet

“In the last episode, Alcock and Brown had spun their airplane, iced their engine, and finally arrived over shore! But was all well? They saw the radio masts of the military installation at Clifden and headed for what appeared to be a smooth green field nearby. Oh no! Actually, it was an immense bog! Men on the ground tried to wave the aircraft away from the spot chosen, but Alcock and Brown just waved back as merrily as pie! When they touched down on the marshy surface, the wheels dug in and the plane nosed over. Thus ended the flight after 16 hours and 28 minutes!”

5) Intercept the Shoreline Route northbound

6) Go to AirLeg 73

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