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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
211 Pierce, Edmund 9
212 Ransley, Frank Cecil 9
213 Reed, Valentine 9
214 Reed, William Ernest 9
215 Rowley, Herbert Victor 9
216 Siddall, Joseph Henry 9
217 Sims, Charles John 9
218 Solly, Arthur Norbury 9
219 Tayler, St. Cyprian Churchill 9
220 Thornely, Ronald Roscoe 9
221 Travers, Frederick Dudley 9
222 Turner, Ronald William 9
223 Wareing, Guy Wilbraham 9
224 Wear, Albert Edward 9
225 Williams, Thomas Melling 9
Royal Flying Corps Recruitment Poster, 1917
 
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