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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
391 Debenham, Horace Gilbert Wanklyn 6
392 Edgley, Denis Edwin 6
393 Eyre, Cyril Askew 6
394 Farquhar, Robert Wallace 6
395 Fielding-Johnson, William Spurrett 6
396 Gardiner, George Cecil 6
397 Gifford, Rupert Cyril D'Arcy 6
398 Gould, Herbert Ruska 6
399 Green, James Hubert Ronald 6
400 Grinnell-Milne, Duncan William 6
401 Haines, Alfred John 6
402 Hamblin, Stanley Herbert 6
403 Hamilton, Leslie 6
404 Hemming, Geoffrey William 6
405 Heywood, Cyril Jestyn 6
Royal Flying Corps Recruitment Poster, 1917
 
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