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By: Trevor Edwards


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A young man starts a Royal Air Force flying training course. Keeping a diary of his progress, he recounts the frequently hilarious social life of his fellow trainee pilots, his own anxieties and lack of confidence, as well as the acute pressures of the training.

His confidence grows as the course becomes increasingly tense and he takes charge of ever-more expensive machines. He and his fellow trainees are no supermen, they have bad days at work and at times struggle to achieve the required standards.

As the diary progresses, play matches work in energy and fervour with sometimes riotous results.

This is the three-year journey of an ordinary man being trained to do an extraordinary job.

Trevor Edwards grew up on a council estate in east London in the 1960-70s. After university, he joined the RAF as a Regiment Officer and lost all of his toes to trench foot during a training exercise. He still managed to pass pilot selection and subsequently completed flying training and was posted onto the Jaguar. He left the RAF after 12 years and is currently flying big aircraft for an airline based at Heathrow.

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