U.S. ARMY AIR SERVICE
- Don't take the machine into the air unless you are satisfied it will fly.
- Never leave the ground with the motor leaking.
- Don't turn sharply when taxiing. Instead of turning short, have someone lift the tail around.
- In taking off, look at the ground and the air.
- Never get out of a machine with the motor running until the pilot relieving you can reach the engine controls.
- Pilots should carry hankies in a handy position to wipe off goggles.
- Riding on the steps, wings, or tail of a machine is prohibited.
- In case the engine fails on takeoff, land straight ahead regardless of obstacles.
- No man must taxi faster than a man can walk.
- . Do not trust altitude instruments.
- . Learn to gauge altitude, especially on landing.
- . If you see another machine near you, get out of its way.
- . No two cadets should ever ride together in the same machine.
- . Never run motor so that blast will blow on other machines.
- . Before you begin a landing glide, see that no machines are under you.
- . Hedge-hopping will not be tolerated.
- . No spins on back or tail slides will be indulged in as they unnecessarily strain the machine.
- . If flying against the wind, and you wish to turn and fly with the wind, don't make the sharp turn near the ground. You might crash!
- . Motors have been known to stop during a long slide. If pilot wishes to use motor for landing he should open throttle.
- . Don't attempt to force machines onto the ground with more than flying speed. The result is bouncing and ricocheting.
- . Aviators will not wear spurs while flying.
- . Do not use aeronautical gas in cars and motorcycles.
- . You must not take off or land closer than 50 feet to the hanger.
- . Never take a machine into the air until you are familiar with its controls and instruments.
- . If an emergency occurs while flying, land as soon as possible.
- . It is advisable to carry a good pair of pliers in a position where both pilot and passenger can reach them in case of an accident.
- . Joy rides will not be given to civilians.
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2 Oct 2009