On his nonstop flight across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh carried almost nothing but extra tanks of gasoline because he
wanted to avoid adding weight.
His navigation was pretty iffy in the dark. Near the end of his journey, he spotted a fishing fleet below.
He dove to within shouting distance, cut the engine, and screamed to the fishermen below, “Which way to Ireland?”
They pointed, and he restarted his engines and continued on.