Perhaps novel RAF medical entry problemWatch
I tried to get off on medical grounds, so pretended to my parents that I got short of breath sometimes. Whilst never diagnosed as having asthma or anything like that, I was prescribed an inhaler to use, which not having a problem I never did.
Of course now in later life this is coming back to kick me in the face as it will show up on my medical record, and I would imagine bar me from entry for air crew. Can anything be done about this, ie an honest open letter to the recruiting people, or have I screwed myself over?
- CV Helper
I'm afraid you probably fall under the same umbrella as potentially excellent pilots with poor eyesight, discussed at length in these pages. The RAF can afford to be picky, and can therefore drop complicated cases such as yours. The potential problem is this; if you're not truthful (not saying you are!) then the RAF's in a lot of trouble if they let you through and an asthma attack makes you stack your Harrier into a school in five years.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
The main thing for me, as opposed to many others that I can see on this forum, is that flying isn't the be all and end all for me, and I am still elegible for ground crew.
At the end of the day, I am 6'3", so I may well not have the correct antropometric sizes for flying anyway. I am also very interested in either in the roles of fighter controller or intellegence, so all is not lost!