HC Deb 29 April 1913 vol 52 c1017W
Captain FABER

asked the Secretary of State for War whether aeroplanes can only fly at the rate for which their engines are made; whether the pace can in any way be regulated by the pilot; and how many first-class pilots are required for each aeroplane?

Colonel SEELY

All aeroplanes are capable of some variation in speed, but the amount of variation depends upon the design of the aeroplane and the type of the engine. On the present system twenty-four first-class pilots and twelve aeroplanes are allotted to each squadron.