Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 57

“Being the etymological connoisseur, or aesthete, as I'm sure you've already noticed as being one of my finer traits - Okay, it means I can step through as much cow poop as anybody else can! I thought it would intrigue you to know where the word 'aviator' comes from. We stole it from the French word aviateur, who themselves ripped it off from the Latins (is that what they're called?) whose word for 'bird' is avis. Of course, it is not well known that in actuality, everybody hocked it from the Italians, who when they first heard of the concept of flying, threw up their hands and exclaimed 'Ave!' in total disbelief.”

1) Turn towards the Los Angeles “COLISEUM”

2) Climb to “2500” feet

“Louis Bleriot flew across the English Channel from France to England in 37 minutes on July 25, 1909. He then became a prominent airplane manufacturer in France. He is credited with first building monoplanes with the engine in the front, a stabilizing tail at the rear, and controls attached to a stick for the pilot.”

3) Go to AirLeg 24

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