Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 9

“Remember that winds are coming at you from 230 degrees, and they are dancing infatuously at 30 knots! So you know that holding a heading of 276 certainly isn't going to keep your CDI centered as you want! The first successful flight of the Wright brothers occurred when winds were barreling through at 27 knots. How's that for wind conditions for someone without a private pilot certificate?”

1) When intercepting the LAX VOR “010” radial, press “P” to pause the simulation

Record your:

DME from VNY VOR_______________________(30 pts)

Heading to maintain track___________________(30 pts)

Altitude_________________________________(25 pts)

Radial from SLI VOR_______________________(25 pts)

DME from LAX VOR_______________________(20 pts)

VSI ____________________________________(15 pts)

Name of the closest airport___________________(10 pts)

2) Press “P” to continue the simulation

3) Turn towards the “Sepulveda Pass

“This'11 sort of slide us by Hollywood, won't it! I was reading the other day that Hollywood was chosen as the motion picture industry center because number one - its mild, dry climate. Number two - within 200 miles, movie makers can find almost every kind of scenic background to their hearts' delight! 13 MIKE was filmed in the battle sequences of TORA TORA TORA!”

4) What was the name of the first seaplane?

If your answer is “Hydravion”, go to AirLeg 22

If your answer is “June Bug”, go to AirLeg 90

If your answer is “The Curtiss Flyer”, go to AirLeg 75

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