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    I done my AST today, I boot camped on the bitesize website, just stuff with basic algebra and sciences and you should be fine tbh
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    I have my test on the 27th of this month any bits of advice for me?

    I'm 27 going in non commissioned to hopefully do air traffic control just to try something new.

    Maths skills aren't great so would love to know what I should be focusing on?

    And any other help on what I should focus my learning towards would be fantastic.

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    (Original post by daveh182)
    I have my test on the 27th of this month any bits of advice for me?

    I'm 27 going in non commissioned to hopefully do air traffic control just to try something new.

    Maths skills aren't great so would love to know what I should be focusing on?

    And any other help on what I should focus my learning towards would be fantastic.

    Kind Regards
    Good luck I have just put my application in for the same role... I retook my IGCSE Maths to get the B will this put me at a disadvantage??
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    Mate I failed on my maths first time Round so the only advice I can give you is you will come I paints quadratic equations, fractions and decimals! Best thing to do is to get use to answering this as quick as you can


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    I've also just been told the rules for retaking AST have gone from 6 months to 6 weeks. Anybody know how true this is?


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    I always wanted to be a pilot, anyone can advise me if there is a recruitment freeze with the RAF? also any advice would be great.
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    (Original post by tossmyfruitsalad)
    I always wanted to be a pilot, anyone can advise me if there is a recruitment freeze with the RAF? also any advice would be great.
    Search the forum. The information is out there - but you need to look for it yourself.
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    Alright guys, i have my WSOp AST on Monday and i would really appreciate it if anyone could give me some further info on it. For example just things like what parts of the test i need to know best and any other relevant info, thanks in advanced!

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    make sure you go on the RAF website and do their practice test it will stand you in really good stead in what to expect. in terms of more specific make sure your basic maths skills are up to date GCSE bitesize was where I went. I passed my AST back in October 1st time round too!
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    Make sure you are doing practise questions to a timer... A lot of people find the time constraints on the tests the biggest obstacle
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    In the 4 minute maths section my advice would be to skip the formula all together and just answer the decimals and fractions questions you should be able to get about 8/12 just by doing that


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    Ok thanks for your help! Any other tips would be greatly appreciated!

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    Does anybody have any links to full practise papers? Ive done the RAF one but any others would be a great help!

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    With the documents you have to take, which part of the medical paperwork do you take as none applies to me but you don't want to be sent home?
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    I need some help, I sat my first ast in febuary but just failed. The coropral then said I could come in march to sit ast2 so I was booked in to sit it then. I then couldnt make it so I cancelled. I phoned the careers line today and asked if I could sit ast 2 then the guy stated that I had to wait 6 months from my previous ast. Can anybody help me with this?
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    (Original post by S-P)
    I need some help, I sat my first ast in febuary but just failed. The coropral then said I could come in march to sit ast2 so I was booked in to sit it then. I then couldnt make it so I cancelled. I phoned the careers line today and asked if I could sit ast 2 then the guy stated that I had to wait 6 months from my previous ast. Can anybody help me with this?
    I phoned the afco when they told me as i failed mine first time, they've booked me in for a month so it's only 4 weeks now
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    (Original post by Adamberridge1994)
    I phoned the afco when they told me as i failed mine first time, they've booked me in for a month so it's only 4 weeks now
    Managed to sort it mate, booked in for this Monday. At least I will know what to expect now I think the nerves got to me the first time. Does anybody know where I can find practise papers?
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    (Original post by S-P)
    Managed to sort it mate, booked in for this Monday. At least I will know what to expect now I think the nerves got to me the first time. Does anybody know where I can find practise papers?
    Think the time limit destroyed me a little, I was caught up on how I should of answered all of them instead of concentrating.
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    (Original post by S-P)
    Managed to sort it mate, booked in for this Monday. At least I will know what to expect now I think the nerves got to me the first time. Does anybody know where I can find practise papers?
    Hi
    I've had a look at my past emails and sorry I can't find the link for the practise papers. Do you have any emails and they maybe sent you the link.

    Good luck with the AST tomorrow, just remember to as you said not panic and I know its hard but try to relax. I put my watch on my desk to try to keep an eye on the time and for me that seemed to helped.
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    Hey, guys. I have my AST a week tomorrow, going up to Cranwell sunday morning. I was told in the P2 presentation I would be going up on the sunday to greet the staff and socialise with other candidates. The second day, monday, being a day of examinations and returning back home (Cardiff) later on that day. I've been reading various experiences through the AST, which all of the candidates seem to stay there for a few days with interviews? Am I right in believing the AST will only last one day with then booking an interview following a aspired pass in the tests?

    Can anyone help?! Thanks!!
 
 
 
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