OT: More funnies--Aircraft regs, ca 1920

Yea, I realize this is OT, but we can all use a giggle now and then to relieve stress and frustration from building. These are legit regs from the War
Office, dated January 1920. Some of these you would think are no-brainers, but sure as hell, someone had to do it to create a need for a rule. Then there are a couple that some pilots even today haven't figured out. 1. Don't take the machine into the air unless you are satisfied it will fly. 2. Never leave the ground with the motor leaking. 3. Don't turn sharply when taxiing. Instead of turning sharp, have someone lift the tail around. 4. In taking off, look at the ground and the air. 5. Never get out of a machine with the motor running until the pilot relieving you can reach the engine controls. 6. Pilots should carry hankies in a handy position to wipe off goggles. 7. Riding on the steps, wings, or tail of a machine is prohibited. 8. In case the engine fails on takeoff, land straight ahead regardless of obstacles. 9. No machine must taxi faster than a man can walk. 10. Never run motor so that blast will blow on other machines. 11. Learn to guage altitude, especially on landing. 12. If you see another machine near you, get out of the way. 13. No two cadets should ever ride together in the same machine. 14. Do not trust altitude instruments. 15. Before you begin a landing glide, see that no machines are under you. 16. Hedgehopping will not be tolerated. 17. No spins on back or tail slides will be indulged in as they unnecessarily strain the machines. 18. If flying against the wind and you wish to fly with the wind, don't make a sharp turn near the ground. You may crash. 19. Motors have been known to stop during a long glide. If pilot wishes to use motor for landing, he should open the throttle. 20. Don't attempt to force the machine onto the ground with more than flying speed. The result is bouncing and ricocheting. 21. Pilots will not wear spurs while flying. 22. Do not use aeronautical gasoline in cars or motorcycles. 23. You must not take off or land closer than 50 feet to the hangar. 24. Never take a machine into the air until you are familiar with its controls and and instruments. 25. If an emergency occurs while flying, land as soon as possible.
When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. --Leonardo Da Vinci
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