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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
61 Enstone, Albert James 15
62 Gates, George Brian 15
63 Goode, Harry King 15
64 Hobson, Frank Harold 15
65 Jones, John 15
66 Mellings, Harold Thomas 15
67 Richardson, Herbert Brian 15
68 Stackard, Harold Francis 15
69 Weare, Frank Gerald Craven 15
70 Cottle, Sidney Joseph 14
71 Dickson, Euan 14
72 Gibbons, Frank George 14
73 Gorringe, Frank Clifton 14
74 Keen, Arthur Willan 14
75 Mark, Ronald Turnbull 14
Royal Flying Corps Recruitment Poster, 1917
 
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