Flying morning and night. Went off solo in the Tiger (Moth) for an hour yesterday, and was surprised how well I got on. Yesterday Jones taught us loops and today I go up for an hour and did 15 of them, a spin, and half a dozen stall turns; I did one and only lost 400’.
After I had flown the Tiger yesterday “Red Hot” (instructor Jones’s nickname) forgot to see how much petrol was left, and did a forced landing 400’ off the aerodrome, in spite of his 12000 hours flying. He gets into his cockpit with a little black bag every morning which, we have now discovered, contains his breakfast. This he has in the air when he has given it “over to you”. Someone crudely suggested that he didn’t only have breakfast up there.