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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
76 Mealing, Maurice Edmund 14
77 Naylor, Walter 14
78 Payne, James Dennis 14
79 Sidebottom, William 14
80 Vigers, Arthur Whitehair 14
81 Webb, Noel William Ward 14
82 Banks, Charles Chaplin 13
83 Brading, Reginald Carey Brenton 13
84 Cock, Geoffrey Hornblower 13
85 Cooke, Douglas Graham 13
86 Curtis, Ralph Luxmore 13
87 Horn, Spencer Bertram 13
88 Hunter, John Ellis Langford 13
89 Joseph, Solomon Clifford 13
90 Letts, John Herbert Towne 13
Royal Flying Corps Recruitment Poster, 1917
 
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