Travel: Doing the Lindy

It was only 40 years ago that Charles A. Lindbergh did it, but now an average of nearly 24,000 people fly the Atlantic — every day. Most of them are eating their way across on the 707s and DC-8s, but down below there is a growing little flock of private adventurers who get their vacation kicks by playing Lindy — crossing the sea in a small plane with little but an extra load of gas and faith in their own skill. Last year about 300 private planes made the trip, and already in the first five months of this...

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