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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
121 Tonks, Adrian James Boswell 12
122 Trevethan, Richard Michael 12
123 Waight, Dennis Edward 12
124 Beck, Alexander 11
125 Burge, Philip Scott 11
126 Chappell, Roy Williamson 11
127 Claye, Hugh 11
128 Colvill-Jones, Thomas 11
129 Durrant, Trevor 11
130 Firth, John Charles Bradley 11
131 Fry, William Mayes 11
132 Gibbs, Frederick John 11
133 Hedley, John Herbert 11
134 Hollinghurst, Leslie Norman 11
135 Huskinson, Patrick 11
Royal Flying Corps Recruitment Poster, 1917
 
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