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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
466 Bowles, Francis Stephen 5
467 Bremridge, Godfrey 5
468 Bridgeman, Orlando Clive 5
469 Bruce-Norton, John 5
470 Cameron, Douglas Evan 5
471 Child, James 5
472 Clarke, William Henry 5
473 Cox, George Montague 5
474 Crawford, Kelvin 5
475 Cullen, Robert James 5
476 Cunninghame, Frederick Joseph 5
477 Darwin, Charles John Wharton 5
478 Davies, Clive William 5
479 Day, Miles Jeffrey Game 5
480 De Fontenay, Philip August 5
Royal Flying Corps Recruitment Poster, 1917
 
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