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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
556 Riley, Alan Incell 5
557 Roberts, Norman 5
558 Sanday, William Douglas Stock 5
559 Saundby, Robert Henry Magnus Spencer 5
560 Sayers, Edward Harper 5
561 Seabrook, Joseph Powell 5
562 Shannon, Christopher James 5
563 Sharpe, Frank 5
564 Sloot, Lambertus Louis Theodore 5
565 Smith, Sydney Philip 5
566 Smith, William Thomas 5
567 Smith, George Henry Benjamin 5
568 Smith, Harry Coleman 5
569 Sneath, Wilfred Harry 5
570 Stephenson, Thomas Frederick 5
Royal Flying Corps Recruitment Poster, 1917
 
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