Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 34

1) Turn RIGHT towards COMPTON airport

“The first real World War I fighter scouts were Morane-Saulnier monoplanes and Sopwith Tabloids. They were fitted with machine guns which fired through their propeller arc, an invention by Roland Garros, a French pilot! This was the origin of the new word 'ricochet'! Actually, metal plates on the propellers deflected bullets that would otherwise have damaged the blades - let alone the pilots!”

2) When abeam the “HOSPITAL”, press “P” to pause the simulation

Record your:

Heading________________________________(40 pts)

Altitude_________________________________(35 pts)

VSI       _________________________________(30 pts)

Radial from LAX VOR______________________(20 pts)

DME from LAX VOR_______________________(20 pts)

3) Press “P” to continue the simulation

“Anthony Fokker copied and improved [smart guy!] Garros' machine gun principle! He designed proper interrupter gear. What this did was time the bullets to pass between the blades. It's kind of like the freeway entrance ramps in Los Angeles, with the red light stop, green light go method of entry!”

4) Go to AirLeg 20

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