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Fresno authors chronicle their adventure in a 1987 air race from Paris to Beijing

Jim Bell and Judy Lund-Bell
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Judy Lund-Bell and Jim Bell pose with "La Girafe" at a stop during the 1987 air race from Paris to Beijing

In 1987, Judy Lund-Bell and her husband Jim Bell left their Fresno home to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. Together they competed in a historic air race from Paris to Beijing, battling headwinds and sandstorms in a single-engine Cessna. Now the couple is looking back on that journey in a new book, called “Flying with a Dragon on our Tail.” Valley Edition Host Kathleen Schock spoke to Lund-Bell about the race and the local hospital they raised money for along the way.