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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
166 Jenkins, William Edwin 10
167 Olley, Gordon Percy 10
168 Paynter, John De Camborne 10
169 Redler, Harold Bolton 10
170 Robinson, Harry Noel Cornforth 10
171 Rudkin, John 10
172 Rusby, Reginald Howard 10
173 Wallage, Stanley Harry S. 10
174 Wells, William Lewis 10
175 Winnicott, Russell 10
176 Agelasto, Cyril John 9
177 Arnison, Charles Henry 9
178 Balfour, Harold Harington 9
179 Barnes, William Thomas 9
180 Beales, Walter 9
Royal Flying Corps Recruitment Poster, 1917
 
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