Flying across the Atlantic in a plane is no big deal these days, apart from the cramped seats in coach.
90 years ago, it was A Very Big Deal. Charles Lindbergh took his life in his hands as he flew a single-engine plane from New York to France in 1927.
Dan Hampton, an accomplished and decorated fighter pilot, tells the story of Lindbergh's dangerous and successful mission in the book The Flight: Charles Lindbergh's Daring and Immortal 1927 Transatlantic Crossing.
The author gives us the pilot's perspective on Lindbergh's feat.