Flights of 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

   Flight Scenario Five

Lansing to Aurora

(Chicago Area - estimated flying time 30 minutes)

Professor Miller with you once again! If you have had enough flying in the smog of the Los Angeles area, let's try a little northern flying. Let me tell you about the first flight of Series Number Two. It departs Lansing Municipal in the southeast portion of Chicago and arrives at Aurora Municipal in the southwest portion of Chicago. If this is your first flight with "13MIKE", let me tell you how we do the setup. I will lead you through the initial setup phase of the flight simulator where you will set the aircraft type, winds, and position. I will show you how to save this setup so you may return to the Lansing Airport without going through the initial setup again. I will then turn you over to Professor Calfior who will take you through the PREFLIGHT of "13MIKE" to set your instruments, TAXI, and perform a RUN UP of the engine prior to takeoff. He will instruct you in the TAKEOFF, CLIMB OUT, LEVEL OFF, COURSE CHANGES, DESCENT, APPROACH, and LANDING procedures that make up the bulk of this scenario. Please listen to what Professor Calfior has to say about flying techniques. He is trying to help you obtain the best possible score.


The scenario begins with a departure from runway 36 at Lansing Municipal, with a climb out to 4500 feet. After departure, you will be turning to a heading of 260 and then proceed inbound on the JOLIET 086 radial. Upon crossing JOLIET, you will fly outbound on the JOLIET 330 radial and set up for a straight in landing on Aurora's runway 36. After filling out our flight plan in Appendix A, and calling the Flight Service Station (FSS) to file it, we need to turn to Appendix B, and locate the sectional map for Chicago. Find Lansing and Aurora airports. Draw the above route on the map. Now answer these questions.


a) Just before you get to JOLIET VOR, what is the name of the airport to your left?______________________ (15 pts)


b) What is the name of the VOR just to your left as you depart Lansing?____________________________ (15 pts)


c) Do you need to fly under the Chicago TCA anywhere along your route of flight?____________________ (15 pts)

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