A neat mixed media presentation by The New York Times to clearly explain what Jonny Durand and Dustin Martin did and how they did it.1 Of course, that was 475 miles and they still didn’t make it out of Texas.

Made me wonder how long it’s been since I took my first flight — a powered one — in the aborted pursuit of a private pilot license. Had to consult my log book. Turns out it was six years ago — yesterday. D’oh! Didn’t even celebrate.

What I should really do is haul my ass back to the airport and into that little Citabria again to finish getting my ticket.

  1. Another reason print is dead. Or dying. You know what I mean.