And for anyone following along at home who doesn't recall how hard flight planning was in their student pilot days, before GPS, let me offer a refresher of what this task entails. The teams first have to find the airports on a sectional using hour and minute marks on the coordinate grid. Then they have to use a plotter to figure out a course between the two, including two checkpoints, while accurately figuring fuel burn, time and heading for each leg (which means calculating wind correction angles and magnetic heading adjustments). And all these calculations have to be done in less than 15 minutes, because the flights themselves take about half the allotted time. I'm not sure I could do it easily-and these kids are only 11, 12 or 13 years old. Oh, yeah. And then, of course, the teams have to actually fly the route on the computer, keeping heading within 10 degrees and altitude within 100 feet.