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GUEST,highlandman at work BS: Gimli Glider (13) RE: BS: Gimli Glider 24 Jul 13

Actually, Eb, commercial jets glide quite well, being designed sleek for speed and fuel economy. It's all the other stuff not working (controls, instruments, little things like that) that can make it a serious problem.

John, we always said helicopters have the glide ratio of a ring of car keys.

And Bobert, walking away only rates as a so-so landing. Being able to use the aircraft again makes it a good one.


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