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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
316 Hawker, Lanoe George 7
317 Hill, Charles 7
318 Hill, Richard Frank 7
319 Hills, John 7
320 Hoare, Edward 7
321 Hobson, Percy Kyme 7
322 Hustings, Norman William 7
323 Jarvis, Louis William 7
324 Jerrard, Alan 7
325 Jones, Albert Leslie 7
326 Lee, Arthur Stanley Gould 7
327 Le Blanc-Smith, Maurice 7
328 Le Mesurier, Thomas Frederick 7
329 MacGregor, Norman Miers 7
330 MacKereth, John 7
Royal Flying Corps Recruitment Poster, 1917
 
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