We’re currently forming the core pilot team; but anyone can drop in between Saturday at 8:00 AM and 4:00 on Sunday. While the pilots will be flying a simulated plane, they’ll have to deal with real-time weather. This presents a major challenge, because the Spirit of St. Louis could only fly at about 110 MPH. Feel free to drop in to give the pilots moral support.
Takeoff, Saturday Aug 9 7:52 AM the three pilots will gun their virtual engine and try to take off with 451 gallons of virtual fuel, exactly when Lindberg did. They’ll fly through the day and night trying to dodge real storms to stay alive. Former pilots will be on hand to provide advice.
Landing, Sunday Aug 10 in the afternoon. Depending on the wind conditions the flight should last between 30 to 34 hours, with a landing at Le Bourget Field in Paris France at 10:22 pm (4:22 EST). Come witness the landing.
WANT TO FLY?
We’re creating a pilots team, for training Thursday and Friday afternoons. You are also free to drop in all weekend. Parents are required to stay with children at all times; pilots will be locked in during evening hours. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in helping.
FOLLOW THE FLIGHT PROGRESS ON TWITTER
The pilots will be tweeting using the hashtag #luckylindy14 Visit www.mediatech.org for more information.