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when the plane had swung around. The greatest breath taken is the sharp descent in dropping to the 'drome and landing. In landing many of the crashes of undercarriage take place and it makes your heart flutter to see a machine come to earth and make two or three hops and "pancake". If it doesn't settle nicely on the second hop the only way to avoid the possibility of a crash is to "give it the gun" (same as stepping on the accelerator of an automobile) and make a new landing. After we had traveled around for something like 20 minutes Ellis came down from a thousand feet and jockeyed the plane to give me the "feel" of landing. Sailing calmly above is very fine, but the real sensation besides getting sudden dips, etc. is to get safely back to mother earth. You must land at such a speed that it is an art to bring the planes gently to the
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