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Back in the 1970s, while flying an MU-2 into El Paso, Texas, I heard the following exchange between approach and an airline crew after repeated attempts to get the crew to reduce speed:

Approach:
"Flight 123, I must have you at 120 knots right now."

Captain of Flight 123:
"Son, do you have any idea of the stalling speed of this thing?"

Approach:
"No sir, but I bet if you ask your co-pilot he can tell you."


Larry Bartlett
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