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24 November 1915. Dover.

24/11/2015

Bunnie moved to Dover on the 23rd. The RNAS airfield was at Guston Road, and there was an RFC airfield on the other side of the road.

On this image, The RNAS field at Guston Road is in the left. while Swingate Down was the RFC base from which aircraft set off for France on the 13th August 1914 for France.

On this image, The RNAS field at Guston Road is in the left. while Swingate Down was the RFC base from which aircraft set off for France on the 13th August 1914 for France.

and on 24 November he was back in the air again, where they had Avro 504Bs on the line. He managed a couple of short flight during the day in windy, cloudy conditions. He says that there were clouds at 1000ft but he went up to 3000ft. Did he climb through the clouds using his compass to keep him straight and level? If so, he was very lucky or very, very skilful. Accepted wisdom today is that if you lose sight of the horizon you will become disoriented within 15 seconds, so it’s more likely that he had a really nice day for the time of year and there were little puffy cumulus clouds with nice big gaps to fly through.

On his second flight he flared too early and landed with something of a bump.

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