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by those who are charged with the preparation of detailed plans for the activities listed in the program. The following paragraphs concerning responsibility and authority for use of the autogiro are quoted from Director Drury's memorandum of April 1 to the Regional Director: "Final Decision as to the safety or advisability to make any schedule flight shall rest with the Pilot who operates the autogiro, and no one is to order him to make a flight after he has expressed his views adversely concerning the making of a flight under the existing circumstances or weather conditions. The only person authorized to operate the autogiro is the Pilot assigned by this Office. "Permission to make a flight in the autogiro shall be given by the Regional Director or the Superintendent of the area in which the machine is assigned, and in the case of a passenger other than an officer or employee of the United States Government on official business, release must be secured. Blank forms for this purpose will be supplied by the Washington Office." (It is necessary that a similar release be secured also from employees of other government agencies.) "Neither the Pilot nor the passenger shall be permitted to make a flight unless equipped with parachutes." 6
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