September 8, 1915

Share Élève Pilote Aviation Militaire, Avord (Cher), Sept. 8, 1915. Dear Mamma: Have been very busy lately and now have time for only a note. I have at last gotten what I have been trying to get these past two months. I am transferred to the aviation as a student-pilot. That is a jump from the lowest branch of the military service to the highest. It is the most interesting thing I have ever done, and is the life of a gentleman, and I am surrounded by gentlemen. I have been here only this week but I fly each morning and afternoon with an instructor sitting behind me, directing my movements. It is very easy to fly but I must get the habit of the movements, and understand the air currents. I am perfectly satisfied here and everyone treats me royally. Love to Agnes and all friends. Much love, Kiffin....