WF Kilcline finishes pilot training

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WF Kilcline finishes pilot training - a ; ' : - . : SOON FOR FRONT - '',.' v " '...
a ; ' : - . : SOON FOR FRONT - '',.' v " ' Former Advertiser Man Finishing Training At Berkeley .School Fir Aviators Willlatn F. Kile line, a former member of The: Advertiser staff, is now in training at the ground school at Berkeley, California, where the embryo flyers are qualified for actual air work t some of the larger aviation training camps. '.'',..''' "What I have beea through during the last sit weeks ia a six months' college course compressed under tbe heading of training nt the United btate Army School of Military Aeronautics," K Icline writes to a friend in Honolulu. "This means six hours Of lectures a day covering the whole range of subject from carburetors, magnetos, and other engine pnrts to the theory of flight, air currents, meteorology, drill, military discipline, artillery observations, wireless, machine guns', rigtng a plane, tools, ma terials, and kindred subjects. Leaves For Front Soon "I have two more weeks to finish the school aad then it 's Han Diego or some other flying school for six weeks or so and then the Front. "There'll be less of a strain in the air at the Front than that under whict we have been and are now the strain of examinations. We cover a subject in two days and get. an examination on it oa the third. Not that the work is slipshod. Far from it. It's thorough, hut oh. hnw himhwIv! -i - "The barracks building is just outside tbe universfty eampus and we use the university facilities for elasa work. Of course we ore getting drill regular and have to be as speedy about grasping the rudiments of what an oflieer should do and be as we are about what an aviator nhould know. "There are about 400 flying cadets (that's our rank) in the school. A class of fifty graduates about every week and s elass of somewhat over that' number enters every week. The course is eight weeks in length, all preparatory to aeutal flying at an aviation school." , Two More Called The aviation section of the niilitaay service seems to be tbe most interesting to the young men of Honolulu. Word wn received yesterday of two more who bave been ordered into active service in this department.. J. Wilson McCrillis. membership sec retary of the V. M. C. A. for the pair year, received special orders yesterday to report for duty at once at the ground school at Berkeley as a member of the flying corps. The preliminary training of army aviators is given at the ground se.hooli M'ben the men have qualified there they are sent on to the aetual flying schools at the regular encampments for aviation training. MeOillis is a graduate of Clarke College, Worcester, Massachusetts. He was a member of the Y. M. C. A. football team, and has been populur with his fellow secretaries and other friends. His absenee will be felt at the Y. M. C. A., but all of his comrades are glad to speed him on his way into (he .national service. Clement Hmith, son of Mr. and lira. (i. W. Hmith, is another Honolulu boy who is 'now in aviation. He has been ordered to report at Fort 8am Houston, Texas, for training ia tbe flying school there, lie U at iiresent ou the main land. ' . I KILCLINE READY

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  1. The Hawaiian Gazette,
  2. 18 Dec 1917, Tue,
  3. Page 8

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