Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 84

“Hey, maybe we 're heading back to El Monte airport! Or maybe this is a cruel and vicious streak of pleasure that Miller and I are exhibiting, as you continually wonder and guess where we 're going to drop you off at! As long as you 're patrolling the Victor 264 airway as you are, 2500 feet is fine for your position in Los Angeles' Class B airspace, isn't it? The next layer of airways from flight level 180 upwards are called jet routes. You'll experience those superhighways in our fourth “13MIKE” book! Ooh, look at the backed up traffic on the interchange ahead of you! Makes one glad there be airplanes!”


2) When “17.0” DME from LAX VOR, turn towards “AMTRA” intersection

“You should always takeoff into the wind, right? Storks helped to contribute a knowledge of that necessity! When Otto Lilienthal, the father of glider experiments was a little boy in the 1860 's, he used to chase storks in a meadow near home. He noticed that when they were scared as ship-poo-pee (Music Man!), they 'd take off towards him and his brother, and then when they were off the ground, they would turn and fly away with the wind! They remembered this incident after they constructed model airplanes in their teens and tried to fly them in calm air. Turning them into the wind when it blew got the models off the ground easily.”

3) Descend to “1500” feet

4) Go to AirLeg 27

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