Becoming a pilot....... ( Raf and maybe flying a boeing later on )

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Vladek
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i think what people (Including myself) have the problem with isn't if you CAN do it its that you want to. A lot of people here want to join the RAF to be in the RAF and stay in, its want they want to do with their lives for various reasons. So people take issue when you want to join simple as a cheap way to fly passenger jets.
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Here's a hint. When you are applying to the RAF, even as a Pilot, you are an Officer first and foremost, and a Pilot, or whatever else, second. That's why it's not a good idea to join a fighting force purely because you want to fly.
Yes I do know that thanks, but theoretically it's still a Pilot. And yes I do want to fly, it'll be a good social life too.
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(Original post by Vladek)
i think what people (Including myself) have the problem with isn't if you CAN do it its that you want to. A lot of people here want to join the RAF to be in the RAF and stay in, its want they want to do with their lives for various reasons. So people take issue when you want to join simple as a cheap way to fly passenger jets.
But I do want to join the RAF. Oh well, people can take issues, doesn't stop me from joining then leaving after a couple years.
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Do you honestly believe that the RAF will release you straight after your training?

The spend up to 12 million pounds on your training and they won't loose you without a fight.

How long do you think the training is? At the moment it could take you 5 or 6 years to finish all your training so there is definately no chance of you staying for "a couple of years"

It's people like you who i have a problem with. If you get selected for pilot you are taking that place away from somone who is set on a lifelong career in the RAF just so you get free training.
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Well I got time to work on the interview technique that so it isn't a problem. I want to join the RAF to fly, to learn, to meet people, socialise and to say that ' I have done it. '

My friend when she applied to medicine, blabbled her way through the interview and got offers!
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thats the point you have no sense of commitment if you're planning to leave after a few years before you've even joined!!! you do realise you sign up for a certain period of time and you can't actually buy yourself out of the raf, yes? there are ways out but its not as simple as throwing money at them.
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It's people like you who i have a problem with. If you get selected for pilot you are taking that place away from somone who is set on a lifelong career in the RAF just so you get free training.
Too bad, that's the way the cookie crumbles.
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You are doing nothing to change my opinion of you.
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just leave him blue, you honestly think he'll get in?
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What do I care what you think?
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(Original post by Vladek)
just leave him blue, you honestly think he'll get in?
There is a possiblity, I never said I was going to get in, but there is definitely a possiblity. And besides some of my family were in the RAF!!
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If you get to OASC (but i doubt you'll even get past your filter interview), you will be chewed up by the interviewing officers. I see no commitment, no drive, and no officer qualities in you at all. You will be told in no uncertain terms that you are not suitable and not to apply again.
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a lot of my family were doesn't mean the RAF owe me a place.

just if you go in with the attitude like that i doubt they'd want to take you on. i mean for all i know no one on this forum will be offered a place or everyone, you might be a good candidate and get in who knows, but if you're going in just to have a bit of a jolly in a plane then maybe you should just think of skiping it?
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(Original post by flyer_2k3)
And besides some of my family were in the RAF!!
So some of my family were in the SAS in world war two. Some of my family were in prison for drug dealing. Doesn't mean im going to go into either
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How can you judge that on an internet forum? :confused:
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I'll apply, I will show my interest and enthusiasm and will be commited as you have to be for the job. We'll see if they like me or not!
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then apply but people are just saying they'll see through you if you're intent on leaving after a while.

its not something that you do to put on your CV, its something you do becouse you want to be an Officer in the RAF.
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We might not know you in person but your personality and attitude shines through. You only get the chance to make a first impression once and if you have caused this sort of reaction in a forum, what sort of reaction do you think you are going to get from the boarding officers who mostly have been in for over 12 years?
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Maybe in real life i'm a lot more polite?
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Yes but if you're under lying thoughts make you act like this becouse there are no consequences to a forum comment then maybe this is what you are really like and the other 'polite' you is infact false. damn i should of done a psycology degree!
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