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chucked out as "duds" (no good) some had bad crashes, & were lucky to get off with their lives. Two or three poor beggars were killed.

It's wonderful the amount of crashes, & breakages, & smash-ups they get in a flying school. For my part I had luck, & never even strained a wire – I've got a lot of flying to do yet, so I wont boast.

The crashes happen when a plane is landing. A bad landing means, a smashed undercarriage. You see, one of the slowest types of plane – the one we learn to fly in, lands at a speed of 50 miles per hour. So you have to be

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