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1911, there were two pilot training schools in Bucharest where the first
military pilots were licensed: second lieutenant Stefan Protopopescu, second
lieutenant Gh. Negrescu, second lieutenant Mircea Zorileanu and second lieutenant
Nicolae Capsa. Teaching methods were very modern considering that the first
Romanian pilots learned how to fly an airplane using the plane-trainers
built in Chitila workshops. Those airplanes were single-seated and the trainees
had to fly them alone without an instructor to control the flight.
In 1912, April 1st, the first Military Pilot School was established under Major Ion Macri command, the second flying school in the world (the first was created in the Great Britain). The second Romanian school "Flying School for Military and Civilian Pilots" was open by Valentin Bibescu also in 1912, August 1st, within Baneasa Airport. Both schools had a fruitful and glorius activity, succeding in training and licensing about 100 military pilots in a relatively short period of time (1912-1918).
the World War I, Military Aviation School was evacuated for a time to
Tecuci, then Birlad, Botosani and Odessa.
After the World War II, according to the
conditions imposed by the Allied Control Committee, Military Aviation
Schools were disbanded.
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