It was given to pilots graduating from World War II Advanced Flying Schools. The 96 page booklet contains the cartoons, aviation "slanguage" and an aviation quiz. It is undated, though the copy this was scanned from would have been issued in 1943. The entire booklet (except the aviation quiz) is reproduced below:
FOR CENTURIES man looked longingly at the
skies. Finally, some forty years ago, at Kill Devil
Hill, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and
Wilbur Wright successfully completed the first
Today, thanks to the Wright brothers, man can
fly. The Air Age is here! Thousands of military and
commercial airplanes are speeding across the
country on well-defined, carefully regulated airways.
Air routes are reaching across every continent,
into every corner of the world. No place on
the globe is now more than 60 flying hours from
your nearest air field.
As aviation comes of age, air traffic is becoming more and more of a problem to pilots. Uniform rules and regulations are necessary to insure maximum safety in flight.
To the young men of America whose hearts are
in the sky, we present this booklet. Its pictures
teach the rules that every pilot must know before
he can earn his wings. Learn what this booklet has
to tell and you will have taken a long step toward
the day when you can say, "I've Got Wings."
Art ideas for this booklet were contributed by
personnel of the Air Traffic Control Division of the
Civil Aeronautics Administration. "I've Got
Wings" was prepared and published by the U. S.
Army Air Forces, Flight Control Command.