Initial pilot training, bi-plane

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by mancpal, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. mancpal

    mancpal Member

    I've seen a photo today of my uncle during his training to become a Bomber pilot. The photo is of a group of airmen standing in front of (obscuring mainly) a bi plane.
    Could anyone tell me what type of bi-planes were in use in 1942/43 for pilot training ?

    Thanks

    Simon
     
  2. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

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  3. AlanW

    AlanW Senior Member

    Depends on where (Canada / America / UK) he did his early training.
     
  4. mancpal

    mancpal Member

    Alan

    After Padgate and Scarborough it was off to Canada I believe. He received his wings in Manitoba in 1943.

    Thanks

    Simon
     
  5. Pat Atkins

    Pat Atkins Patron Patron

    Wikipedia (I know, I know) suggests Tiger Moths or Fleet Finches for Canadian EFTS (Elementary Flying Training Schools) - apologies, but still can't work out how to post a link... for pilots u/t on the Towers Scheme, elementary flying training in Pensacola, USA, used Stearman PT-17s I believe.

    Cheers, Pat
     
  6. mancpal

    mancpal Member

    Thanks Pat, hoping to ID plane from photo this week some time if time permits
     
  7. mancpal

    mancpal Member

    Just had a proper look at the photo and it's almost certainly a Fleet Finch. The shot was taken at 13 EFTS, St Eugene, Ontario, 22/6/43.

    Thanks

    Simon
     

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