HC Deb 09 March 1927 vol 203 cc1226-7
50. Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether all pilots are now given a complete course of instruction in the use of the parachute; and if separate parachutes are fitted on all aeroplanes for pilots and mechanics?

The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Samuel Hoare)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second, the policy is to provide a parachute for every pilot, observer or other member of the crew of an aircraft while on flying duty and effect is being given, and to a large extent has already been given, to this policy throughout the Royal Air Force.

Captain BRASS

Is it not the fact that it is not necessary to descend in a parachute to understand how it works?


I think probably it would be better to make a practice descent.