antedating "dead stick" (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Thu Aug 12 21:02:27 UTC 2010

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OED has 1934 for "dead stick"

_Hartford Courant_ 12/6/1919 p. 9 col 1
"He landed with a "dead stick" about a quarter of a mile down the river
from the club and was towed into shore by a passing motor launch."

Corsicana [TX] Daily Sun_ 2/3/1922 p 9 col 4
"Arrangements are to be made with a commercial and professional aviators
throughout Central Texas to have them participate In racing, combat
maneuvering, dead stick landing, acrobatic, zooming and other contests."

_Joplin [MO] Globe_ 6/17/1923 p 3 col 5
"The program tomorrow includes a fifty-mile interfield race for army
planes, stunt flying contests, "dead stick" landing contests (with motor
shut off), parachute jumping contests and battle maneuver."
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