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As jetliners descend, so will their volume (San Jose Mercury News)
by NewsReader 10-17-2006

Imagine a 400,000-pound, wide-body Boeing 777 gliding over the Peninsula into San Francisco International Airport. On a recent overnight flight from Honolulu, United Airlines Flight 76 did just that, sailing overhead from the coast to the Dumbarton Bridge at idle thrust using mostly gravity, not mechanical brakes, to cut speed for landing.

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