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In 1943, the U.S. military encountered a strange problem: pilots and copilots of certain military aircraft were sometimes retracting the wheels of their aircraft after landing. Military leaders studied the issue from a technical standpoint, and determined the cause to be “pilot error.” But why were pilots committing these errors…

Nate May

Composer and music educator. Founder of Synthase, an online school for music creators (synthase.cc). DMA candidate, Yale School of Music.

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