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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
181 Beales, Walter 9
182 Bennett, Rex George 9
183 Breakey, John Denis 9
184 Britnell, Frederick John Shaw 9
185 Cunnell, Donald Charles 9
186 Darvill, George William Francis 9
187 Doyle, John Edgcumbe 9
188 Draper, Christopher 9
189 Green, Gilbert Ware Murlis 9
190 Green, William Edward 9
191 Hackwill, George Henry 9
192 Hardman, James Donald Innes 9
193 Hunt, Frederick John 9
194 Johns, Reginald Leach 9
195 Jones, Norman Cyril 9
Royal Flying Corps Recruitment Poster, 1917
 
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