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Sue for Joe
Re: Oh, Did the Spirit of St. Louis Get There By Itself?
Mon May 22, 2017 12:16
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Yes. It was an incredible accomplishment!

Lindbergh does give credit to all the people who made the flight possible, but it was HIS life that was at stake, alone over the Atlantic.

It really was a dangerous flight!

He almost didn't get off the ground on Long Island!

He did have age on his side.

We put enormous trust in people whose professions rely on extreme accuracy!

I plan to read Dan Hampton's new book on the subject.

I read The Spirit of St. Louis many years ago.

I didn't know he was also planning to fly the Pacific.

Joe, where is that information available?

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