Navigation Contest Results
Below are the questions and answers for last month's Navigation Contest.
- Captain Weems was passionate about aviation, and so he was extremely honored when introduced to the world’s most famous dignitaries of flight, the Wright brothers. From their home in Dayton, OH, these two worked to build the first real airplane and then tested the plane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. With a toss of a coin Wilbur won the right to fly first. He was up for 12 seconds. Then Orville flew next. Then Wilbur again. Each time flying for longer stretches of time. What was the longest flight made before the plane was turned over by a gust of wind and destroyed while being towed back to launch site?
C. 852 feet
- You are on your boat, ready for a day trip to St. Clemons, a destination you have not visited before. You leave at precisely 9:00 AM. You notice your electronics are not working – again! Not to worry, you have all of your backup paper charts and Weems & Plath navigation tools, but you really need to know what time you will arrive in St. Clemons. You know your destination is 29 nautical miles away and you plan to cruise at a speed of 15 knots. You pick up your trusty Weems & Plath Nautical Slide Rule for a quick and accurate answer. What time will you arrive?
B. 10:56 AM
Below is the list of names of those who answered both questions correctly. One person has been randomly selected from these names as the winner. We will send that person their $100 gift certificate.
is the $100.00 Weems and Plath gift certificate winner for the April 2012 Trivia Contest.