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landing speed

the minimum air speed at which an aircraft lands safely
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  • Panic-stricken, she tried to right the plane, but she had not even throttled the engine down to a landing speed.

  • It was too late to pull up and go around again as I was down to landing speed.

  • The landing speed would be terrific—nearly a thousand miles an hour.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • It came flying down with incredible clumsiness, making an uproar out of all proportion to its landing speed.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster

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