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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
346 Seth-Smith, Kenneth Arthur 7
347 Stanton, Frederick Cecil 7
348 Steele, Charles Ronald 7
349 Strange, Gilbert John 7
350 Stubbs, Charles Lionel 7
351 Sutton, Oliver Manners 7
352 Taylor, Arthur Gilbert Vivian 7
353 Tinsley, William 7
354 Turner, Francis McDougall Charlewood 7
355 Vaucour, Awdry Morris 7
356 Walkerdine, Harold John 7
357 White, Harold Albert 7
358 White, Hugh Granville 7
359 Williams, Percy Stanley 7
360 Wilson, Percy 7
Royal Flying Corps Recruitment Poster, 1917
 
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