Sport: Just for Fun

The little blue-and-white Piper Comanche slipped in under the light overcast almost unnoticed, touched down gently at Los Angeles International Airport and taxied to the customs shack in a remote corner of the sprawling field. Out stepped a 56-year-old grandfather. "I've got 30 gallons of gas left," announced Max Conrad, "and I'd like to trade that for a glass of water." For Veteran Pilot Conrad, it had been a long time between sips of water. Carrying only a supply of coffee and tea, he had flown an incredible 7,683 miles nonstop from Casablanca...

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