As the hailstones clatter against the window.. [summer, eh?].. spare a thought for pilots Steve Fosset and Mark Rebholz currently somewhere above the Atlantic and heading for Clifden, Co Galway. They’re attempting to recreate the 1919 flight of Alcock and Brown, the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic, and they’re using a replica Vickers Vimy bi-plane, navigating by sextant and compass.. and the moon and the stars.. estimated landing at 3.30-5.00pm.. here.. although they’ll be hoping for a smoother landing than Alcock and Brown had.
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