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Pathway to Pilot

Jet Provost in flight


The route taken to becoming a pilot has varied over time.

Click on the links below to learn about the pathways taken by pupils in particular historical periods.

Pathway to Pilot: Pioneering Years
Pathway to Pilot: First World War
Pathway to Pilot: Inter-War
Pathway to Pilot: Second World War
Pathway to Pilot: Post-War
Pathway to Pilot: Modern
Did you know?Did you know?

By the time it retired from service over 630,000 hours had been flown on the Jet Provost.

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Shobha Earl

Shobha Earl

RAF Stories
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 Bernard Rice

Bernard Rice

First World War Pilot
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Ray Holmes

Ray Holmes

Unassuming Hero
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First World War Casualty Cards

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Major James Thomas Byford McCudden

Major James Thomas Byford McCudden

First World War Ace
First World War Casualty Cards