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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
91 Liversedge, Sydney Tyndall 13
92 Mann, William Edward George 13
93 Ralph, Francis James 13
94 Reeves, Harry Gosford 13
95 Riley, George Raby 13
96 Sowrey, Frederick 13
97 Symondson, Francis Stanley 13
98 Umney, John Howard 13
99 Uniacke, Desmond Percival Fitzgerald 13
100 Vickers, Oliver Henry Douglas 13
101 Weston, David John 13
102 Wood, Walter Bertram 13
103 Andrews, John Oliver 12
104 Baker, Brian Edmund 12
105 Boothroyd, Clement Graham 12
Royal Flying Corps Recruitment Poster, 1917
 
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