Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 47

“The toss of a coin is many times the best way to decide who gets to do what's burning on one's heart! On the Wright brothers' first try with their Flyer, they agreed to toss a coin to see who 'd make the first try. Wilbur won, got off the ground for two and a half seconds with some resultant minor damage! After a pow-wow, they decided that couldn't count. So three days later after repairs were complete, Orville got his turn! And that was it!!”


2) When overhead the observatory, press “P” to pause the simulation

Record your:

DME from LAX VOR_______________________(45 pts)

Radial from VNY VOR______________________(40 pts)

Altitude_________________________________(35 pts)

VSI       _________________________________(25 pts)

Length of longest runway at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena

airport __________________________________(10 pts)

Name of closest intersection north northeast of you

             __________________________________(10 pts)

3) Press “P” to continue the simulation

4) Descend to “2000” feet

“That first successful flight was for 12 seconds. The brothers then took turns the rest of that day with three additional flights! Wilbur ended up with the greatest record at just under one minute for an impressive distance of 852 feet! And I'm not saying that facetiously - it was a big deal, and still boggles the mind how historic those moments must have been to those two!”

5) Who is known as the “father of naval aviation”?

If your answer is “Wilbur Wright”, go to AirLeg 10

If your answer is “Glenn Curtiss”, go to AirLeg 64

If your answer is “Samuel Langley”, go to AirLeg 5

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