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came down after looping the loop and broke itself all up - without hurting the pilot, however.

It's a bit different from riding in an automobile, but to hear the men who are looping and doing  "stunts" tell how easy it is one gets to gain a sense of security. The crashes are common and take place in such a heartbreakingly short time that it makes you think twice. But for a work of war this is the only real branch of the service and what a sport it must be when you get into the game. What ho for England in January! It's only a question of a few hours of dual work and then the buses are ours alone under the watchful eye of the instructor. 50 hours of solo and its all to the mercy? for a real machine like those used on the front.
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