Flying: Just a Dry Run

The things a man can do in the gentle name of sport. He can wrestle 750 lb. steers, shatter concrete blocks with his hand, dangle from 20,000-ft. mountains on strands of rope. And when he gets bored with such jejune pursuits, he can take up racing airplanes around 50-ft. pylons stuck in the ground — a sport so suicidal that the U.S. Government outlawed it 15 years ago. But you can't keep a madman down. Last week, with the reluctant blessing of the Federal Aviation Agency, 100 daredevils converged on a patch of...

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