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Sunday 6th May 1917

Darling Mum & Kids
I've waiting to be able to tell you that I've got my commission, but it has not come through yet owing to some delay, & is not likely to for at least a fortnight.

Anyway, I now consider myself a bird-man, as I have flown a plane on my own, & stunted about the skies for 5 hours at all heights up to 3,500 ft. This I did in about 6 flights. I have put in something like 14 hours in the air already (i.e.) Dual, & solo. Dual is with an instructor.

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