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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
451 Arnold, Anthony Rex 5
452 Asbury, Edward Dannett 5
453 Ashfield, Lionel Arthur 5
454 Atkinson, Rupert Norman Gould 5
455 Babbage, Frank Ford 5
456 Bell, Charles Gordon 5
457 Benger, William Joseph 5
458 Bennett, Risdon MacKenzie 5
459 Berlyn, Ronald Cory 5
460 Billinge, Frank 5
461 Blackett, Basil John 5
462 Blenkiron, Alfred Victor 5
463 Blizard, Charles Cecil 5
464 Bond, William Arthur 5
465 Bott, Alan John 5
Royal Flying Corps Recruitment Poster, 1917
 
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