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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
286 Allen, Charles Philip 7
287 Antcliffe, Ernest 7
288 Bateman, John Conrade 7
289 Bland, William Harry 7
290 Brooke, George Ai 7
291 Bunting, Stanton William 7
292 Capel, Leslie Howard Tandy 7
293 Chandler, Robert North 7
294 Chapman, Charles Meredith Bouverie 7
295 Chisam, William Hargrove 7
296 Claydon, Arthur 7
297 Cockerell, Stanley 7
298 Cooper, Arthur Cyril 7
299 Cooper, Arthur Gabbettis 7
300 Critchley, Roland 7
Royal Flying Corps Recruitment Poster, 1917
 
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