National Geographic : 1985 Feb
17,200 ft Hour 80 Hour 60/ 15,000 ft Hour 40 10,000 ft 5,000 ft Hour 83,40 min. Cairo Montenotte, Italy | SEA LEVEL NGSCARTOGRAPHICDMSION Hour 60: I take a moment's break over the Bay of Biscay (below). So far I have slept in short stretches for a total of less than two hours, but my mind seems clear and reaction time normal. I will need both for the challenge of landing. Hour 80: The Mediterranean is below (left) as I approach the French-Italianborder.My goal is to go as far as possible, hoping to add distance records to the solo transatlanticprize. I have been on oxygen roughly half the flight, not to ease breathingbut to help fight fa tigue. My ballastis practically gone, andI have jettisoned ex pendable food, empty oxygen cylinders, and extra clothes. Time to look for a landingsite. 273 "