Although all the inspectors were seasoned pilots, most of them hadn't done any serious aerobatics. So when a CAA man (they were all males in those days) showed up for the first time, I made a point of giving him a thorough introductory flight. I demonstrated all the maneuvers we would be covering in the course - loops, barrel and aileron rolls, spins left and right, inverted flight, the works - with the inspector usually hunkered down in the front seat of the open-cockpit biplane and hanging on for dear life.
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