In 1944, it was recalled to North Island for use as a training plane for rookie pilots being sent to the Pacific.
A scene of auctioning off a recently killed rookie pilot's belongings was written and filmed, but it was cut from the episode.
Ground accidents were a problem with rookie pilots, especially during the later stages of the war when pilots received less training before being sent to operational units.
A rookie pilot could still rip those beautifully crafted wings apart every time he made an iffy landing.
He was a big man whose angry stare could stun rookie pilots, but Roman knew he had a good sense of humor.
I was supposed to be the one to see any ground fire, not some rookie pilot on his first in-country mission.
Booker died gallantly, fighting six to one odds to preserve the life of the rookie pilot with him.
He starts off as a rookie pilot who steadily rises through the ranks with each military campaign he successfully completes.
He habitually broke in rookie pilots, cushioning their entry into the deadly art of aerial warfare.
On 13 August 1918, he was leading a rookie pilot on an orientation tour of their aerial battlefield.