by Charles Gulick
|North Position: 17083||Rudder: 32767|
|East Position: 20993||Ailerons: 32767|
|Altitude: 17||Flaps: 0|
|Pitch: 0||Elevators: 32767|
|Bank: 0||Time: 9:11|
|Heading: 45||Season: 2-Spring|
|Airspeed: 0||Wind: 4 Kts, 230
|While you're looking straight
ahead out your windshield, and without
consulting any references, jot down a guess or so as to where you are.
The title gives you a clue. Here are a few others: You're somewhere in the area covered by your New York-Boston chart. You're on the ground, but you're not at an airport. You're not supposed to be where you are, even though it's a public place.
While you're guessing, look out anywhere except straight behind you. That's the last resort. Look out both sides, at all angles. Look down.
Then, when you give up or think you've guessed it, look behind you.
|Now, before the police arrive on
the scene, make an exit. Note that the
wind is at your back, so perhaps you'd best turn around for your
takeoff. Then, just take off normally. Grass makes a great strip. But
watch out for bicyclists and other strollers.
Enjoy a little flight around the landmarks and then head for the nearest airport.