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Dept. of the Army
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REGULATIONS
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for OPERATION of AIRCRAFT
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Commencing January 1920
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1. Don't take the machine into the air unless you are satisfied it will fly.
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2. Never leave the ground with the motor leaking.
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3. Don't turn sharply when taxiing. Instead of turning sharp, have someone lift the tail around.
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4. In taking off, look at the ground and the air.
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5. Never get out of the machine with the motor running until the pilot relieving you can reach the motor controls.
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6. Pilots should carry hankies in a handy place to wipe off goggles.
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7. Riding on the steps, wings, or rail of the machine is prohibited.
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8. In case the engine fails on takeoff, land straight ahead regardless of obstacles.
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9. No machine must taxi faster than a man can walk.
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10. Never run motor so that blast will blow on other machines.
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11. Learn to gauge altitude, especially on landing.
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12. If you see another machine near you, get out of the way.
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13. No two cadets should ever ride together in the same machine.
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14. Do not trust altitude instruments.
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15. Before you begin a landing glide, see that no machines are under you.
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16. Hedge-hopping will not be tolerated.
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17. No spins on back or tail sides will be indulged in as they unnecessarily strain the machines.
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18. If flying against the wind and you wish to fly with the wind, don't make a sharp turn near the ground. You may crash.
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19. Motors have been known to stop during a long glide. If pilot wishes to use motor for landing, he should open the throttle.
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20. Don't attempt to force the machine onto the ground with more than flying speed. The result is bounding and ricocheting.
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21. Pilots will not wear spurs while flying.
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22. Do not use aeronautical gasoline in cars or motorcycles.
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23. You must not take off or land closer than 50 feet to the hanger.
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24. Never take a machine into the air until you are familiar with it's controls and instruments.
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25. If an emergency occurs while flying, land as soon as possible.
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