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    I'm planning on applying for this scholarship but I have no prior experience of flying (or even engineering as I'm an aspiring medic). I used to be in the Air Cadets for a little while but left due to other reasons.

    All the threads I have found for the Air League scholarships are from years ago, so just wondering if anyone has any recent experience of this? Especially the aptitude tests at Cranwell?
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    There are plenty of threads about the aptitude tests on here.

    I wouldn’t have thought previous flying experience is a prerequisite for the scholarship as it is 12 hours to take you to first solo standard.
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    (Original post by Nautic4l)
    I'm planning on applying for this scholarship but I have no prior experience of flying (or even engineering as I'm an aspiring medic). I used to be in the Air Cadets for a little while but left due to other reasons.

    All the threads I have found for the Air League scholarships are from years ago, so just wondering if anyone has any recent experience of this? Especially the aptitude tests at Cranwell?
    The aptitude tests are the aptitude tests, there are notes about them all over here. The scholarships are pretty competitive, and you'll have to show a real interest in learning to fly. Not everyone who wins one is an Air Cadet.
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    The aptitude tests are the aptitude tests, there are notes about them all over here. The scholarships are pretty competitive, and you'll have to show a real interest in learning to fly. Not everyone who wins one is an Air Cadet.
    (Original post by NFI)
    There are plenty of threads about the aptitude tests on here.

    I wouldn’t have thought previous flying experience is a prerequisite for the scholarship as it is 12 hours to take you to first solo standard.
    Maybe I am looking in the wrong place but I can't find anything about the Air League aptitude tests? Or do you mean they are the same as RAF Pilot OASC? Because obviously there's plenty of such threads on here.

    I'm glad to hear not everyone is an Air Cadet, I am actually in my final year of university. Are you both speaking from experience of this scholarship?
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    (Original post by Nautic4l)
    Maybe I am looking in the wrong place but I can't find anything about the Air League aptitude tests? Or do you mean they are the same as RAF Pilot OASC? Because obviously there's plenty of such threads on here.

    I'm glad to hear not everyone is an Air Cadet, I am actually in my final year of university. Are you both speaking from experience of this scholarship?
    I'm speaking from experience, but not what you'd call recent experience!
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    I'm speaking from experience, but not what you'd call recent experience!
    Haha fair enough, how un-recent is this?
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    (Original post by Nautic4l)
    Haha fair enough, how un-recent is this?
    I was trying to work that out, maybe 1984?
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    (Original post by Nautic4l)
    Maybe I am looking in the wrong place but I can't find anything about the Air League aptitude tests? Or do you mean they are the same as RAF Pilot OASC? Because obviously there's plenty of such threads on here.
    Yes.

    Ignore the bits about scores, but the tests are the same.
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    Yes.

    Ignore the bits about scores, but the tests are the same.
    Hmm so there won’t be a cut off? It must be quite intense to do a pilot OASC for a scholarship but fair enough!
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    (Original post by Nautic4l)
    Hmm so there won’t be a cut off? It must be quite intense to do a pilot OASC for a scholarship but fair enough!
    Any cut off is irrelevant. They're looking for the best people to sponsor, so soon to go there and ace it.

    A cutoff is pointless, you wouldn't be aiming to go down and *just* meet the minimum standard, would you?

    And I meant it more in the sense that the scores and requirements they have may well be different to the RAF's. After all, the RN use Cranwell for their FATs, but have their own system.

    Just don't get caught up on details that won't help you.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Any cut off is irrelevant. They're looking for the best people to sponsor, so soon to go there and ace it.

    A cutoff is pointless, you wouldn't be aiming to go down and *just* meet the minimum standard, would you?

    And I meant it more in the sense that the scores and requirements they have may well be different to the RAF's. After all, the RN use Cranwell for their FATs, but have their own system.

    Just don't get caught up on details that won't help you.
    It’s not about getting caught up in details, it’s about getting a feel for what to expect. I have no military background, and every medical exam I’ve ever done at uni and for uni has high-ish cut-offs and it helps to know what the max is, what kind of marks people get and how much better I can do. Of course, the aim is to do my best but they select me in comparison to others, so it helps to know how others do/cut-offs and do on.

    Any info is helpful. No one wants to aim for the “cut-off” because that doesn’t help when aiming to do your best but it’s not really a detail that would hinder me in any way.
 
 
 
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