Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 82

“Otto Lilienthal was credited to be the first to use curved, rather than flat wings. He recognized that nature utilized the advantage of the curved wing in the vegetable kingdom, by giving seeds of certain plants little curved wings which enabled them to be picked up by the wind and fly along to a fertile spot!”

1) Turn LEFT towards the “stacks” between “Redondo Beach” and “Hermosa Beach

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

Record your:

DME from LAX VOR________________________(40 pts)

Radial from SLI VOR________________________(35 pts)

Altitude__________________________________(20 pts)

Heading__________________________________(15 pts)

Name of closest airway intersection_____________(10 pts)

3) Press “P” to continue the simulation

“Lilienthal relied on movements of his body in the air, by swaying fore and aft and to each side, to control the aircraft's flight. On August 9, 1896, he lost control, crashed and died soon afterwards. Just prior to this tragedy, he was about to fit an engine to one of his gliders. It's possible he would have become the first to fly a powered aeroplane. But the Americans got that distinction.”

4) The first coast to coast flight in America took how many days?

   If your answer is “84 days”, go to AirLeg 101

   If your answer is “14 days”, go to AirLeg 96

   If your answer is “30 days”, go to AirLeg 107

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