Personal Experiences

Personal Experiences

The Royal Air Force Museum's Archive collection contains a considerable amount of material relating to pilot training.

Click on the links below to learn about the experience of individuals who have learnt to fly at different times The Yellowjacks flying in formation

Personal Experiences: Pioneering Years
Personal Experiences: First World War
Personal Experiences: Inter-War
Personal Experiences: Second World War

Many documents and photographs provide a record of individuals learning to fly. We would however, like to add to the collection first hand accounts of flying training undertaken during the Post-War or Modern period.

If you are able to help at all do contact us. We will be very pleased to hear from you.

Department of Research
RAF Museum
Grahame Park Way
Did you know?Did you know?

One of the first RAF jet aerobatic display teams were the Yellowjacks - a group of flying instructors of the Central Flying School who flew bright yellow Folland Gnats.

3 Pilots 1 War

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 Bernard Rice

Bernard Rice

First World War Pilot
3 Pilots 1 War