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no glory for eric"Erik's $289,000 plane has an average cruise speed of 184 mph, compared with the 108 mph of the original Spirit of St. Louis, built for $10,580. Charles Lindbergh's famous May 20-21, 1927 voyage took 33-and-a-half hours. While Erik was able to use modern technology to guide him to the French shore -- a Global Positioning System navigation device -- Charles had to "hold a compass ... guessing at the wind." "I think nowaday it's not really impressive to cross the pound nonstop with one engine, thinks looked different in Charles times.Lucien

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