Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 22

1) Intercept and track outbound on the VNY VOR “140” radial

“Teddy Roosevelt almost became the first American President casualty in the air. In October 1910, one year after the end of his second term as President, Arch Hoxsey gave Teddy Roosevelt his first flight in a Wright brothers' airplane at the St. Louis air meet. Now, I wasn 't there to see this, but I hear tell that Teddy got so excited waving to the crowd below him that he darn near almost fell out of the airplane!”

2) Go to AirLeg 30

“But wait! Before you go there, I'm busting a gut to tell you this! Many cartoonists enjoyed drawing Teddy Roosevelt with his rimless glasses, prominent teeth, bushy mustache, and jutting jaw. One cartoon showed him with a bear cub. That was the start of a multimillion dollar industry, where toymakers started producing stuffed animals, which today still hold on to the title of 'teddy bears'! Incredible! NOW go to AirLeg 30!!”

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