Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 66

“France and the United States were lively competitors for flying records in the early 1920's. In October 1922, General William Mitchell of the United States flew 222.9 miles per hour to capture the world speed record from France. Now France had held that record since World War I! Four months later, Sadi Lecointe won it back for the French, then lost it again a year later to Lieutenant Russell Maughn of the United States! He flew at 236.5 miles per hour!”

1) Circle clockwise overhead the field

2) Descend to “1000” feet for a RIGHT downwind to runway 7R

“In 1924 also, that same Lieutenant Maughn raced the sun from New York to San Francisco, to prove that Army planes based anywhere in the United States could reach any of its borders in one day! Starting from Long Island at sunrise, Maughn touched down in San Francisco 17 hours later, one minute before the sun officially set!”

3) Go to AirLeg 32

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