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"In order to take a 'ticket' a pilot has to pass three tests. He first has to fly solo in five figures of eight, this involving right and left-hand turns, and finally stop on landing within fifty yards of a given mark. He then has to ascend and repeat the performance; and finally, rising a third time to a height of over 350 feet, he must switch off his engine and make a volplane or glide to earth. Should all of these tests be passed to the satisfaction of the official witnesses, a form is filled in and sent up to the Royal Aero Club, together with a cheque, and in due course the pupil becomes a certified aviator, qualified to fly at exhibitions and race meetings, and a person of no small importance in his own eyes. But he has yet a long way to go before he graduates as a flying officer of the R.F.C."
The Royal Flying Corps in the War, Wilfred Theodore Blake, 1918
151 Apps, Gordon Frank Mason 10
152 Carlin, Sydney 10
153 Clark, Cecil Christian 10
154 Collins, Valentine St. Barbe 10
155 Cunningham, Jack Armand 10
156 Davies, Douglas Arthur 10
157 Davies, Edgar George 10
158 Dennett, Pruett Mullens 10
159 Ellwood, Aubrey Beauclerk 10
160 Farrow, William Hastings 10
161 Gardner, Cecil Vernon 10
162 Gerrard, Thomas Francis Netterville 10
163 Gibbs, Gerald Ernest 10
164 Hodson, George Stacey 10
165 Hoy, Campbell Alexander 10
Royal Flying Corps Recruitment Poster, 1917
 
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