Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 45

“The United States World Cruise in 1924, the first around the world flight, consisted of four Army pilots hand picked as the best! The airplanes were Douglas World Cruisers, conceived especially for this flight only, and each pilot would serve each plane as both mechanic and copilot! The four planes were named for American cities at the four main points of the compass -Chicago, New Orleans, Boston, and Seattle.”

1) When overhead SHEPHERD field, press “P” to pause the simulation

Record your:

Radial from LAX VOR______________________(40 pts)

DME from LAX VOR_______________________(30 pts)

Altitude_________________________________(25 pts)

Radial from SLI VOR_______________________(20 pts)

DME from VNY VOR_______________________(20 pts)

Distance to the Colleges in Pasadena__________(10 pts)

2) Press “P” to continue the simulation


“The New Orleans was christened with water from the Mississippi River. The Boston was splashed with water from Boston Harbor. The Seattle with water from Lake Washington. And the Chicago with water from Lake Michigan! Cute, huh?!”

4) What year did the first coast to coast flight in America take place?

If your answer is “1911”, go to AirLeg 87

If your answer is “1906”, go to AirLeg 92

If your answer is “1921”, go to AirLeg 79

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