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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
226 Williamson, Alec 9
227 Aldred, John William 8
228 Bailey, Geoffrey Grierson 8
229 Bartlett, Charles Philip Oldfield 8
230 Beard, Donald Wainwright 8
231 Benbow, Edwin Louis 8
232 Biziou, Henry Arthur Richard 8
233 Broadberry, Edric William 8
234 Brown, Alfred John 8
235 Child, James Martin 8
236 Coath, Robert David 8
237 Cole, Edwin Stuart Travis 8
238 Coombe, James Geoffrey 8
239 Court, Leslie Simpson 8
240 Dawe, James Jeffery 8
Royal Flying Corps Recruitment Poster, 1917
 
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