LINDBERGH CROSSES THE ATLANTIC TONIGHT: To commemorate what would have been Charles Lindbergh’s 100th birthday this week, Erik Lindbergh is recreating his grandfather’s non-stop, solo flight across the Atlantic. Also flying solo, Erik has lifted off from Republic Airport in Farmingdale, NY, and is flying non-stop across the Atlantic in a single-engine, composite Lancair Columbia 300, to the same destination as his grandfather, Le Bourget Airport, outside Paris.
Unlike his grandfather’s flight, you can track his progress in real time, via the Internet.
UPDATE: Just like his grandfather, he’s landed safely. (Decorum prevents me from saying, “Good thing he didn’t land on May Day, or the Le Pen and anti-globo protestors might have trashed his plane”–so I shan’t.)