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Old 13th Jan 2018, 19:22
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Originally Posted by Concours77 View Post
At liftoff at four thousand feet down the runway, they flew another four thousand feet and managed to climb only one hundred feet? That’s a climb at two degrees.
In 1961 the control tower was 100 feet tall. The most respected witnesses would have been the tower staff, and they could use the horizon line to judge the height of the plane. So this is likely to be a relatively accurate number.
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