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16 Nov 1915. Chingford

17/11/2015

Another two flights in the BE2c this morning, the first for an hour during which he got up to 6000ft, the second a 15 minute one to practice landings. Bunnie was unhappy with his landings – in fact the last two were ‘… the worst I have done in a BE.’

And since there are no exciting photographs of the day to add, I thought I’d show you Bunnie’s ‘Aviator’s Certificate, or brevet, issued by the Royal Aero Club on 13 October, after he’d successfully managed three landings with use of the engine.

Bunnie's Aviator's Certificate. The Chairman, H C L Holden, was his uncle.

Bunnie’s Aviator’s Certificate. The Chairman, H C L Holden, was his uncle.

I’ve included both sides of the envelope it came in; the front has his address, of course, but the reverse shows some slightly cryptic notes he wrote. The date (20 Oct) corresponds with a flight in the Avro 500, serial 939, and his notes on that flight are that there was a fair crosswind. Does this diagram indicate crosswind? I’m not sure.

2015-11-17 FDHB Brevet002 2015-11-17 FDHB Brevet003

 

 

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