Scene: Pre-flight meeting for the Rebel Alliance before beginning their attack on the Death Star.
General Dodonna: The Empire doesn't consider a small one-man fighter to be any threat, or they'd have a tighter defense. An analysis of the plans provided by Princess Leia has demonstrated a weakness in the battle station. But the approach will not be easy. You are required to maneuver straight down this trench and skim the surface to this point. The target area is only two meters wide. It's a small thermal exhaust port,
right below the main port. The shaft leads directly to the reactor system. A precise hit will start a chain reaction which should destroy the station. Only a precise hit will set off a chain reaction. The shaft is ray-shielded, so you'll have to use proton torpedoes.
Gold Leader: By the time we hit the trench leading to the exhaust port we will only have 4000 yards before firing.
Blue Leader: At the speed we maintain.....the target will be in range in 1:05.
Wedge Antilles (Red 2): That's impossible! Even for a computer.
Luke: It's not impossible. I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home, they're not much bigger than two meters.
Luke's confidence is high. Luke also had the Force on his side and Stayed on Target.
Luke has learned that anything is possible.
4000 yards huh? That's 224 yards short of an Ironman swim.
1:05??? For a X-Wing fighter that could be 1 minute 5 seconds for 2 miles.
But for me....it's the length of my swim Thursday morning. And that 1:05...hours and minutes.
Confidence is High