Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 49

1) Climb to “3000” feet

“In Amelia Earhart's solo across the Atlantic, she took off from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, and landed near Londonderry, Ireland. Not only was she the first woman to solo across the Atlantic, but she was also the first woman to cross the Atlantic by air. Prior to her solo, she flew as a passenger on a flight from Trepassey Bay, Newfoundland, to Burry Port, Wales.”

2) When “3.0DME from VNY VOR, turn LEFT towards “CHATY” intersection

“Amelia was also the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross, which was awarded to her by the United States Congress. Back to the transatlantic flights, Newfoundland lies nearer Europe than any other part of North America except Greenland. That's why it became an important starting and stopping point for airplanes traveling across the Atlantic Ocean - that is until the range of airplanes improved.”

3) Go to AirLeg 7

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