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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
196 King, Leslie Walter 9
197 Lavers, Charles Stewart Touzeau 9
198 Leith, James Leith 9
199 Long, Selden Herbert 9
200 Lowe, Cyril Nelson 9
201 Marchant, Cecil James 9
202 Mauduit, Ronald Frank Strickland 9
203 Maxwell, Reginald Stuart 9
204 McDonald, John Sutholand 9
205 McEvoy, Christopher 9
206 Merritt, Horace Ernest 9
207 Milne, John Theobald 9
208 Munday, Richard Burnard 9
209 Napier, Charles George Douglas 9
210 Noss, Arthur Rex Hurden 9
Royal Flying Corps Recruitment Poster, 1917
 
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