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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
436 Simpson, Edward Arthur 6
437 Smythe, Cyril Richard 6
438 Spurling, Arthur Rowe 6
439 Strugnell, William Victor 6
440 Stuart Wortley, Rothesay Nicholas Montagu 6
441 Sykes, Ronald 6
442 Tuffield, Thomas Cecil Silwood 6
443 Walker, Eric 6
444 Walkerdine, Bernard Albert 6
445 Walter, Stephen Reginald Parke 6
446 Wheeler, William Allan 6
447 White, Victor Rodney Stokes 6
448 Wilton, Frederick Charles 6
449 Aldridge, John Arthur 5
450 Ansell, Arnold Edward 5
Royal Flying Corps Recruitment Poster, 1917
 
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