The Los Angeles Times is reporting that in a series of emails sent from jail, the “Barefoot Bandit,” Colton Harris-Moore, compares his flying prowess to Wilbur and Orville Wright: “The things I have done as far as flying and airplanes goes, is amazing. Nobody on this planet [could] have done what I have, except for the Wright brothers,” Harris-Moore said in a private email, monitored by authorities, last August from the federal detention center in Seattle. “I am confident that anyone else would have died — you can’t just jump in an airplane and fly at night or through weather, you HAVE to be instrument-rated, but I wasn’t and actually taught myself how to fly instrument, which is inconceivable to most pilots and ALL instructors.” Read more here.
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