UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WAR OFFICE
Dept. of the Army
Regulations For Operation Of Aircraft
Commencing January 1920
- Don’t take the machine into the air unless you are satisfied it will fly.
- Never leave the ground with the motor leaking.
- Don’t turn sharply when taxiing. Instead of turning sharp, have someone lift the tail around.
- In taking off, look at the ground and the air.
- Never get out of the machine with the motor running until the pilot relieving you can reach the motor controls.
- Pilots should carry hankies in a handy place to wipe off goggles.
- Riding on the steps, wings, or rail of the machine is prohibited.
- In case the engine fails on takeoff, land straight ahead regardless of obstacles.
- No machine must taxi faster than a man can walk.
- Never run motor so that blast will blow on other machines.
- Learn to gauge altitude, especially on landing.
- If you see another machine near you, get out of the way.
- No two cadets should ever ride together in the same machine.
- Do not trust altitude instruments.
- Before you begin a landing glide, see that no machines are under you.
- Hedge-hopping will not be tolerated.
- No spins on back or tail sides will be indulged in as they unnecessarily strain the machines.
- 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.
- Motors have been known to stop during a long glide. If pilot wishes to use motor for landing, he should open the throttle.
- Don’t attempt to force the machine onto the ground with more than flying speed. The result is bounding and ricocheting.
- Pilots will not wear spurs while flying.
- Do not use aeronautical gasoline in cars or motorcycles.
- You must not take off or land closer than 50 feet to the hanger.
- Never take a machine into the air until you are familiar with it’s controls and instruments.
- If an emergency occurs while flying, land as soon as possible.