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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
256 Kirkman, Robert Kirby 8
257 Knights, Sidney Arthur William 8
258 Leask, Kenneth Malise St. Clair Graeme 8
259 Lewis, Cecil Arthur 8
260 Light, Alan Douglas 8
261 Masters, Ernest Harold 8
262 Maund, Hugh Bingham 8
263 McCudden, John Anthony 8
264 Mitchell, Leslie Edwin 8
265 Moody, Henry Michael 8
266 Muspratt, Keith Knox 8
267 Nash, Thomas Walter 8
268 Olivier, Eric 8
269 O'Toole, William 8
270 Pashley, Eric Clowes 8
Royal Flying Corps Recruitment Poster, 1917
 
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