Becoming a pilot....... ( Raf and maybe flying a boeing later on )Watch
I want to do it because I want to do it
"Yours reasons for seeking officer status must be convincing and sincere"
You show neither of these.
I've been reading through these last few posts and I really wouldn't worry about him.
Flyer, you have no clue, I repeat, no clue about the RAF, or by the sounds of it, getting your CPL/IR/ATPL and possibly an airline job either!!!
I think I can quite confidently say (having gone through the process) that you won't get through selection with the outlook you have. And don't try and fob it off with you being 18, theres people at 16 years of age, who put themselves forward for selection and know in detail what they want and how they're going to achieve it.
what do u want to become a pilot for?
Though you seriously need to get this absurd idea of going to the airlines after a few years out of your head!!
OASC is the Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre. It's where they do all the selection and testing for Aircrew and officers. Does exactly what it says on the tin really.
But i mean come on, flying one of those bad boys must be so fun.
Thats just one of the really little things you'll need to know.
If I were you, I'd spend a good few hours/days/weeks looking at www.raf.mod.uk, start getting to grips with current affairs, just so you can keep up to date, know about NATO, UN, OSCE, again not in detail, just enough so you can say why we're in these organisations etc.
It does a good breakdown of aircraft and weapons, and where they're stationed.
It also is rather vague at times about the current situation with the Nimrod upgrade, whether tranche 3 of Typhoon is getting delivered etc.... get the point!
You need to start doing some serious background work, get yourself on a station visit, find out the ins and outs of OASC, what initial officer training will be like, how long for, where it'll be etc.
Now you could be saying to yourself that you'll revise these things nearer the time, trust me, it makes life and of course, that interview, so much easier if you start now.
But above all, you should realise that you're making an application to join a fighting force, not a flying club. The RAF is in the business of projecting air power in a fighting scenario, and at present you've only indicated it as an attraction to free flying lessons!!
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.