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  • Thompson came in nose-high, hoping the dragging tail would slow the plane on the short six thousand feet runway and that he could steer by revving and slowing the engines on both sides.

    Daring Young Men

  • The plane's unusually nose-high attitude and the rolling motion of the wings described by eyewitnesses, according to this retired pilot, is consistent with handling characteristics of a takeoff without flaps.

    Error With Flaps May Have Led

  • Once the plane is on the ground, though, admirers are awed at its regal, nose-high posture -- the result of the small wheel that supports it aft (where passengers board for a sharp climb forward to their seats).

    This War Hero Still Flies

  • He brings the nose up even more, now to almost twenty-degrees nose-high, watching the rate of descent decrease to nearly zero as he trades airspeed for maintaining altitude.

    Orbit

  • Then, Stanger would tilt the plane, nose-high or nose-low, making the student recover by trusting the instruments.

    CNN Transcript Oct 11, 2006

  • We slow the airplane down and get to a really nose-high attitude.

    CNN Transcript Oct 12, 2001

  • They had one of two choices: weave far to the sides at decent airspeed to avoid running away from the A-4s; or get nose-high and slow, hoping they had enough energy to dodge a SAM.

    On Yankee Station

  • The tail-wheel aircraft had a typically nose-high attitude which made it next to impossible to see anything in front.

    Silver Wings, Santiago Blue

  • A nose-high side-slip may be fatal, but generally the pilot pulls himself out of it.

    Opportunities in Aviation

  • "Ah! here comes the dear Vicar," said Mrs. Brock suddenly, and, rising up from a rose which I was inhaling (and I wish that people would grow roses, as they used to do years ago, nose-high), I saw a black figure approaching.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, October 13, 1920

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