James Roberts p 10

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16, no their to the chair- board. have wives a to be have who the my that be told American We that cause discussion of conducted museum 50 ARE ENROLLED AT FLYING SCHOOL HERE Continued from Page One before laying a hand on the "stick." "I try to teach them to use their j heads," says Jim. "That's the | most important thing." | So he drums into the embryo I flyers the fundamentals of ground ' training. They learn that it's bad form to take off without checking the gas and oii and the controls. They're told to warm up the motor motor thoroly before starting and to stop the plane and look for traffic before taking off, even if they know there can't be anything on the field. And emblazoned on the wall of Jim's little office is the school motto: "Keep up thy flying speed, Icsl the ground rise up and smite Ihcc." On their maiden voyage, with Mr. Roberts in the rear scat of dual-control plane, most of their apprehension usually vanishes. The low-powered plane takes off slowly and lands slowly, at about 28 miles an hour, where a crackup crackup could hardly bring serious injury. injury. And best of all, these "flivver" ships arc more inexpensive inexpensive to fly than the thundering heavyweights, which usually cost from $15 an hour up lor rental. Overconfidence is discouraged in the first lessons, and the student learns "straight" flying, with mild banks and turns. He's drilled on landings and take-offs. Later, before before he can qualify for his license, he's taught spins, vertical banks and rolls which test his ability and control. The average student under Jim Roberts solos, or. flies alone, after eight hours or less of instruction. From then on he can build up lime by short practice flights, without digging too deeply into ly envelope. A minimum of 35 hours of flying flying time is required for the private private license, which authorizes the pilot to fly passengers. The candidate candidate is then required to pass written examinations in navigation navigation and meteorology, under Civil Aeronautics Authority supervision. supervision. He is also given a test in rules and regulations and must pass a physical examination and a fiight test. Best testimonial for Tri-Rivers is the qualifying record of Pilot "West, who passed his tests at Columbus Columbus with top grades. His final flight examination, passed Tuesday Tuesday under a C.A.A. examiner at Columbus' N o r t o n field, graded as "the best ever passed

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  1. The Coshocton Tribune,
  2. 11 Dec 1940, Wed,
  3. Page 10

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