The Logbook of Sgt.W.C.Williams
Part 1: 28 Elementary Flying Training School, Mt Hampden
Part 2: 20 Service Flying Training School, Cranborne
The end of the training at SFTS. The red lined entry shows a "flying test (F.I.S.): Flying Instructors' School. By this time Dad would have been aware that he had been selected to be trained as a flying instructor so this 45 minute flight with Squadron Leader Laverack was a check.
The posting notice that Dad didn't want to read!
Part 3: No. 33 Flying Instructors' School Norton
These pages show the fledgling flying instructor being put through his paces in basic trainers, either
The teaching flying instructor, F/Lt Kidd, would probably have been demonstrating the "patter" that instructors learned and applied, talking their pupils through the various manouevres.
Flight Commander's test to check progress.
The summary of his first month at FIS, signed by the Chief Flying Instructor Ted "Shippy" Shipman, ex-Battle of Britain pilot.
But for whatever reason, Sgt Williams was released from training as a flying instructor and was posted as a staff pilot.