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Tom Wilson

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Pumping avgas and waxing flight school airplanes got Tom into general aviation in 1973, but the lure of racing cars and motorcycles sent him down a motor journalism career heavy on engines and racing. Today he still writes for peanuts and flies for fun.

Miles Versus Knots

To put it politely, we were recently taken to task for using mph instead of knots when reporting on an aviation speed record because,...

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