AERONAUTICS: Fast Landings

Generally speaking, the faster the landing speed, the greater the maximum speed possible with an airplane. The National Aeronautic Association, which controls all racing in the United Staes, has come out with the definite ruling that 75 miles an hour is the fastest speed at which any plane is "allowed" to land. In Europe, landing speeds of 100 miles an hour for racers are not unknown.


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