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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
241 Douglas, Percy 8
242 Easton, Harold Edwin 8
243 Emsden, Leonard Herbert 8
244 Eycott-Martin, Harold Ross 8
245 Fitzgibbon, Desmond Fitzgerald 8
246 Gladman, Cyril William 8
247 Glynn, Clive Beverley 8
248 Grenfell, Eustace Osborne 8
249 Groom, Victor Emmanuel 8
250 Hammersley, Reuben George 8
251 Harlock, Frederick George 8
252 Hicks, George Rensbury 8
253 Holmes, William Norman 8
254 Horry, Tom Stanley 8
255 Hunt, Hubert Cecil 8
Royal Flying Corps Recruitment Poster, 1917
 
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