Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 92

“The Wright Flyer did not use conventional wheels for its initial flights. It took off on a small trolley fitted with two adapted bicycle wheel hubs, running on a wooden rail. To maneuver the aircraft on the ground, they used two small wheeled trolleys placed under each wing.”

1) Turn LEFT and proceed direct to LAX VOR

2) When “9.0DME from LAX VOR, turn RIGHT towards “MARINA DEL REY

“The first seaplane able to out perform most contemporary landplanes was the Sopwith Schneider. Powered by a 100 horsepower Gnome engine, it won the contest for the important Schneider Trophy in 1914, at a speed of 86.78 miles per hour!”

3) What year did the first woman fly faster than the speed of sound?

   If your answer is “1950”, go to AirLeg 86

   If your answer is “1953”, go to AirLeg 25

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