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窄小的机舱内的长途飞行

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爱蜜莉亚埃尔哈特飞越大西洋

1928年时,爱蜜莉亚埃尔哈特接到一通改变她的一生的电话。有人邀请她成为第一位飞越大西洋的女性乘客。「去当名「额外的重量」这个主意一点都不吸引我」 她表示,然而她还是接受了这个提议。这趟行程因天气因素一直延后出发,直到617日,爱蜜莉亚埃尔哈特才与副驾驶员威玛比尔舒尔茨 (Wilmer "Bill" Stultz) 及路易斯史林乔登 (Louis "Slim" Gordon) 一起搭乘一架名为「友谊」的飞机横越大西洋。飞机降落在南威尔斯的巴瑞洋 (Burry Port) 时,燃料已所剩不多后。

时至今日,飞越大西洋只需花费约七个小时,但埃尔哈特的大西洋之旅花了她多久的时间呢?


In 1928, Amelia Earhart received a phone call that would change her life. She was invited to become the first woman passenger to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a plane. "The idea of just going as 'extra weight' did not appeal to me at all," she said, but she accepted the offer nonetheless. On June 17, after several delays due to bad weather, Amelia Earhart flew in a plane named Friendship with co-pilots Wilmer "Bill" Stultz and Louis "Slim" Gordon. The plane landed at Burry Port, South Wales, with just a small amount of fuel left.

Today, pilots routinely cross the Atlantic in about seven hours. How long was Earhart's flight?

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