Olham, flying high with the Aviatik is something of a challenge! The crate is slow as heck, and climbs about as fast as a drunken snail. Its service ceiling is also really poor, 3.5 km (11,000 feet?) or so. Although I always try to have adequate altitude, it takes forever to reach such heights.

"Upon my word I've had as much excitement on a car as in the air, especially since the R.F.C. have had women drivers."

James McCudden, Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps