Flights of 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

   Flight Scenario Twelve

La Guardia to Kennedy International

(New York Area - estimated flying time 55 minutes)

Man, oh man! I'm going to miss you all until I see you in the second companion book! For the last time, for this series of flights, I am Professor Miller. This is the second flight scenario of Series Number Four, which departs La Guardia Airport in New York and arrives at JFK International. It's purpose is to give you a fuller taste of the IFR flying environment which is handled exclusively in the IFR flight scenario companion book. If you are continuing on with Professor Calfior, you may skip the SETUP section and proceed to PREFLIGHT. 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 La Guardia Airport without going through the initial setup steps. 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.


You are on an IFR flight plan in instrument meteorological conditions, and it is nighttime. The route of flight follows well established departure, climb, cruise, descent, and landing procedures. The procedures begin with a departure from runway 13 at La Guardia Airport via the La Guardia Three Departure - (Whitestone Climb) and you will climb and maintain 5,000 feet. Maintain the last heading in the departure clearance until radar vectors are given, which will bring you to the 056 radial of La Guardia VOR. Maintain this track until intercepting the 170 radial out of Carmel VOR, and go back southward over the Long Island Sound. At 25 DME, you will be vectored for a right turn to a heading of 210, in order to fly direct to BABYLON NDB. A descent to 2,500' will be accomplished. Additional vectors will be given via a 315 magnetic course, followed by a clearance to commence the final approach of the instrument approach procedure for VOR DME RWY 22L into JFK International, upon intercepting the 042 radial out of Kennedy. 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 New York. Find La Guardia and Kennedy airports. Draw the above route on the map. Now answer these questions.

**        a) What airport is just on the other side of the New York/Connecticut border by Carmel VOR?___________________________ (15 pts)

**        b) What are the ATIS frequencies for Kennedy?_____________________ (15 pts)

**        c) What is the name of the NDB that is at the departure end of runway 22 at Kennedy?_______________________________________________ (15 pts)

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