Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 27

“Lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge was an Army officer given the task of evaluating the military value of the Wright brothers' airplane. Unfortunately, while flying with Orville Wright on September 17, 1908, the plane crashed from 75 feet as the propeller broke. Orville was injured badly, and Selfridge became the first person killed in an airplane crash.”

1) Track inbound on the VNY VOR “096” radial

“Do you see how the 095 degree radial from Van Nuys is the Victor 186 airway? A Victor airway does not exist until a minimum of 1200 feet AGL, and it goes up to, but does not include flight level 180. What is an airway called from flight 180 and upwards? If you don't know, look it up. If you're still stumped, I'll tell you at the AirLeg symbolized by the number of days it took to fly the first transcontinental flight!”

2) Louis Bleriot (1872-1936) made the first:

If your answer is “flight across the English Channel”, go to

           AirLeg 37

If your answer is “international flight”, go to AirLeg 9

If your answer is “flight above 3000 feet”, go to AirLeg 6

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