Higher Steeper Faster by Lawrence Goldstone

Higher Steeper Faster by Lawrence Goldstone
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You are about to witness the premier birdman of them all preforming 

a feat of derring - do that no other man has mastered. Twelve 

of the greatest aviators in the world have plunged to horrible deaths 

trying to match him. Today, for the very first time in a monoplane, 

Lincoln Beachey will perform `the Dip of Death." 

That was his cue. Beachey adjusted the diamond stickpin, turned his 

cap backward, and put on his flying goggles. He climed into the open 

cockpit, slipped his arms into the shoulder harness, and signaled his 

mechanic to crank her over. 

As he began to taxi from the maintenance shed to the front of the 

grandstand, even the roar of the engine could not drown out the cheers 

of the crowd that grew louder every second. 

      IT  WAS TIME TO MAKE HISTORY