Pilot’s Log Book

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Army Book 425.

PILOT’S FLYING
LOG BOOK.

Name………………………………..…………………………..
Rank……………………………………………………………..
Regiment or Corps…………………………………………

Date and Hour.   Wind Direction and Velocity.   Machine Type and No.    Pilot.   Time.   Height.   Course.  Remarks.

23.6.17
8.15pm. 8.20   SE  MFSH 2642  Capt. Blackwood  5 min  500  Aerodrome  Wind strong & bumpy, joy ride

25.6.17
9.5 to 9.15 pm  MFSH A2210 “   10 min  1300  “  Little or no wind. Duo. Dual

26.6.17
6.45-7.10am.  W  MFSH  2210  “  25 min  400  “  Wind fair. 4 landings. Duo.

26.6.17
7.50-8.5 pm  NE  2210  “  15 min  400  “  “  “  bumpy 4 landings. Duo

27.6.17
5.25-5.45 pm  NW 2210  “  20 min  500  “ Duo

Total time in air w/c   27-6-17   1 hr 10 mins
“          “            solo                            Nil
“          “               “     to date                “

John Blackwood Capt
OC “C” Flight

BC McEwen Major,
O.C. No. 24 Training Squadron,
Royal Flying Corps.

Date and Hour.   Wind Direction and Velocity.   Machine Type and No.    Pilot.   Time.   Height.   Course.  Remarks.

28.6.17
5.25-5.45am. NE  MFSH B2041  Capt. Blackwood  20   Aerodrome  15 min Joy ride, 5 min Instruction

2.7.17
6.15-6.45am  NE   2210 “   30 min  2000  “  Joyride Formations Flight

2.7.17      MFSH
7.0-7.30am. NE  2210  “  30 min  2600  “  “  “  “

Total time in air to date w/c  4-7-17   1 hour 20 min
“                    “               solo                    Nil.
“                    “                 “  to date          Nil.
“                    “              in air to date       2 hours, 30 mins  2-35

John Blackwood Capt
OC “C” Flight

BC McEwen Major,
O.C. No. 24 Training Squadron,
Royal Flying Corps.

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT MICHAEL SCOTT CAMPBELL GORDON

ROYAL FLYING CORPS

EXTRACTS FROM FLYING LOG
TRAINING AND QUALIFICATION AS A PILOT
– 23/06/1917 – 08/10/1917 – ENGLAND

OPERATIONAL DIARY
WESTERN FRONT FRANCE AND BELGIUM
– 08/10/1917 – 02/05/1918

EXTRACTS FROM FLYING LOG
TRAINING AND QUALIFICATION AS AN INSTRUCTOR
ENGLAND – 12/06/1918 – 16/07/1918
INSTRUCTING MOSTLY CADET PILOTS
– 19/07/1918 – 30/10/1918

 

EXTRACTS FROM PILOT’S LOG BOOK – UNDER INSTRUCTION AS CADET PILOT IN 24 TRAINING SQUADRON, ENGLAND.

23/6/1917 – First entry – Captain Blackwood in dual flight. Continued dual instruction under Captain Blackwood to 5th July 1917.

5/7/1917: First solo, including landing, under Captain Blackwood.

5/7 to 11/7/1917: Various instruction under Captain Blackwood, part dual; 6 hours 10 min solo.

26/7/17 to 31/7/17 – 3/8/17 to 7/8/17: Dual instruction under Lieutenant’s Couter (??) and McKenzie, No. 10 Training Squadron R.F.C. Total solo 12 hours, 20 mins.

9/8/17 to 13/8/18: Solo in arvo – Air Test. Total time solo 8 hours, 25 mins.

3/9/17 to 8/10/17: No. 10 T.S.R.F.C. Formation flying, spins and stalls, camera practice and numerous landings, mostly solo. Total time solo to date of passing out 34 hours, 40 mins.

Original digital file

GordonM806_PilotLogBook.pdf

Date published

1917 (Log Book)

Format of the original

Handwritten log book and typed transcript

Creator / Author

  • Michael Scott Campbell Gordon

People

  • Michael Scott Campbell Gordon

Additional information

This record contains sample pages from the original, hand-written pilot’s log book of Michael SC Gordon plus a summary of this pilot’s log book that was typed up some time ago.

The original log book contains 41 pages of flying information.

The full copy of the log book is available at the Hawke’s Bay Knowledge Bank for those interested in reading more.

Accession number

806/1125/36189

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