Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 53

“The United States' first Master's degree in Aeronautics was given in 1910 to Grover Loening. After assisting Orville Wright in Dayton, Ohio for four years, he formed his own company and built seaplanes for the United States Navy.”

1) When abeam “MARINA DEL REY”, descend to “2500” feet

2) Turn LEFT to a heading of “076

3) Intercept and track outbound on the LAX VOR “046” radial

“Boy! Look at the wealth of visual check points along this airway V264! Hollywood Park - the Coliseum - City Hall - Garvey Reservoir. At AMTRA intersection, V264 takes a jog to the right and goes inbound on the Pomona VOR 251 radial. You know, if you're flying this area, predominantly using Victor airways or radials, then an IFR low altitude enroute chart would be quite handy, like the ones we used in IFR Flights of 13MIKE.

4) When abeam “CITY HALL”, press “P” to pause the simulation

Record your:

Heading to maintain track________________(45 pts)

DME from SLI VOR____________________(35 pts)

Altitude______________________________(35 pts)

VSI       ______________________________(25 pts)

Radial from VNY VOR___________________(25 pts)

Remaining distance along airway V264 to POM VOR

              ______________________________(15 pts)

Magnetic course to SHEPHERD FIELD______(15 pts)

5) Press “P” to continue the simulation

6) What year did the first seaplane fly?

If your answer is “1903”, go to AirLeg 84

If your answer is “1921”, go to AirLeg 47

If your answer is “1910”, go to AirLeg 28

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