Spoiler Alert

Reader Kenneth Madl spoke eloquently of “Lockheed’s Earlier ‘Magic,’” (AW&ST July 21, p. 8). But I would like to offer one small correction: The Direct Lift Control on Lockheed L-1011s used the spoilers, not the slats, to vary the lift on the wing on landing approach. If landing flaps of 33 or 42...

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