- 1927 - graduates from flight school
- 1927 - responding to a cluster of fatal aviation crashes, a commission
examines the causes and solutions. Among the recommendations was a tighter
standard for pilots. A number of pilots were released from their duties
and others, including P.Rucelis, received warnings.
- June 18, 1928 - receives his full pilots' accreditation (end of the standard new
pilot probationary period).
- August 6, 1928 - flies the Letov S.16 for the first time.
- 1929 - logs 190.28 hours of flight time, the second highest in the air force.
- Dec.13, 1929 - along with Egons Juergenssens, dies in the crash of Letov S.16 #52.
- January 4, 1930 - the Riga stock exchange leadership donates 2040 Lats to the families of the two aviators killed in the crash.
- January 7, 1930 (Military Order No.515 (3)) P.Rucelis name is removed from ranks of active Aviation Regiment officers.
- Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
- Latvijas Kareivis, January 5, 1930
- Latvijas Kareivis, January 9, 1930
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