National Geographic Home Video has released Across the Atlantic: Behind the Lindbergh Legend. Viewers are virtually put in the cockpit of a replica of Lindbergh's airplane, the Spirit of St. Louis, and archival footage and re-enactments vividly recreate the danger and fatigue Lindbergh must have felt flying across the Atlantic-the first pilot to do so alone. They tell the story of New York hotelier, Raymond Orteig, caught up in the aeronautic frenzy, who offered $25,000 to the first aviator to fly nonstop from New York to Paris. Many who failed in the pursuit are chronicled, and by 1927, Midwesterner Charles Lindbergh proved he could do so with the right airplane. He made history when he flew the airplane, manufactured by Ryan Aeronautical Company of San Diego and financed by Saint Louis businessmen, solo into Paris after logging 3,600 miles in 33-and-a-half hours. The video runs 60 minutes and costs $14.95. To purchase, visit your local video store.