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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
106 Bryson, Oliver Campbell 12
107 Chambers, Percival Vernon Godfrey 12
108 Clear, Edwin Arnold 12
109 Davies, Francis James 12
110 Godfrey, Frank 12
111 Hardcastle, Ernest 12
112 Kemp, George Hubert 12
113 Lewis, Gwilym Hugh 12
114 Mawle, Norman William Reginald 12
115 Montgomery, Kenneth Barbour 12
116 Noble, Walter 12
117 Scaramanga, James John 12
118 Scott, Maurice Douglas Guest 12
119 Soar, Reginald Rhys 12
120 Thompson, Chester William McKinley 12
Royal Flying Corps Recruitment Poster, 1917
 
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