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Sure, Chick, We Believe You......

Factoid:On August, 1933, "Chick" Reinhart supposedly flew a paper airplane for the astounding length of 1 1/4 miles. According to witnesses, Chick threw the plane out of a 10th story office window at 60 Beaver Street, New York City, and the plane flew across the East River and landed in Brooklyn, New York.

Question: If the distance traveled is proportional to height released, how far would an airplane fly if it were sent flying out of the top most floor of the Sears Tower in Chicago?