September 8, 1915

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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.