Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 42

“By 1905, and after many additional trial runs with the modified Flyer III, there still was a lack of serious attention by the press. And this was even after Wilbur's latest record flight of 38 minutes, covering over 24 miles! Reporters were invited to witness the first trials, but bad weather and engine troubles prevented flights, and they departed, convinced it was all a waste of time!”

1) Intercept the SLIVOR “346” radial and track inbound

2) Descend to “800” feet

“This was a time when some authorities were still asserting that mechanical flight was impossible! Amazingly enough, there are stories that local farmers became so used to the sound of a Flyer passing overhead, that they didn't even bother to look up!”

3) Go to AirLeg 71

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