Yeah, I'm sure it will change for the worse as soon as the first Nupe 11s appear in the Verdun sector! But I still have a couple of easy months left.

It's funny, but I feel more confident flying the Aviatik C.I against Nupes than if I had an Eindecker! I learned some decent defensive tactics in the other DID when my pilot was still in a two-seater squadron. The Aviatik has two guns and it isn't much less manoeuverable than the Eindecker, so I'm not too worried.

But at this point, an engine failure behind enemy lines is what troubles me the most!

"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