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(Original post by Nikki J S)
I'll take that as a compliment, shall I? :hmpf:
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(I've decided to show my intelligence for once)
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You are a nutcase for even considering this!!!
But yes, you would have to join your respective military organisation, in your respective branch, and after a certain time (eg a tour) you can then apply for SF. I do know somebody who is an ex GR1 pilot, that started his SF training and got most of the way before an injury took him out. He's an absolute nutter, too! And now thankfully back flying the GR4. So it's not completely unheard of for aircrew, just that most aircrew aren't quite that mental!
I'm not a nutcase I just want know if I could do it. Most of the people in my family who have served in the forces were in the SFs. I would definatly want to complete my pilot-ness for as long as possible. I intend to be in the RAF until I'm 55, so it was just a curiousity question.
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(Original post by dirts)
You are a nutcase for even considering this!!!
But yes, you would have to join your respective military organisation, in your respective branch, and after a certain time (eg a tour) you can then apply for SF. I do know somebody who is an ex GR1 pilot, that started his SF training and got most of the way before an injury took him out. He's an absolute nutter, too! And now thankfully back flying the GR4. So it's not completely unheard of for aircrew, just that most aircrew aren't quite that mental!
I just dont understand it, finaly getting to fly and then decide to try SF, your right, he is nuts! If I was able to fly I couldnt consider doing anything else
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Just doing my first AS exams... how ****e they are... Anyway back on topic, anyone know anything else on the asthma/ inhaler thing? I remember Steve was going to try a specialist doctor to see what happens, anyone know what became of that?

Bloody annoying having the cloud of that hanging over me, why cant they test and tell you before you join....
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I've trained you well

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anyone know anything else on the asthma/ inhaler thing?
Some fairly comprehensive and detailed explanations were given about asthma/inhalers/wheezing etc not too long ago, so I don't think there's a great deal else to tell. The bottom line appears to be that anything to do with these will preclude you from flying. You might find it helpful to search back through the thread.


I remember Steve was going to try a specialist doctor to see what happens, anyone know what became of that?

He mentioned something a few pages ago about still waitng to see the doc; have a read back. Perhaps a PM or e-mail to him might tell you?

Bloody annoying having the cloud of that hanging over me, why cant they test and tell you before you join....

Why don't you have a chat with your doc and the MO (or appropriate medical staff) from Cranwell before applying, that way you'll know if it's worth applying for
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Can anyone help ?

I'm trying to get hold of the following two books. Both books are part of the 'highly recommended' section of the reading list for Cranwell, but are no longer in print and out of stock at any wholesalers ...... I've exhausted all internet searches, book shops and staff at both my AFCO and Cranwell have no ideas .......... Can anyone help !!

1. Mason, Tony ...'The Aerospace Revolution' (Brassey's London 1998)
ISBN 185753204X
2. Peach, Stuart (Ed) ....'Perspectives on Air Power - Air Power in it's
Wider Context' (TSO, London, 1998) ASIN 0117728888

Cheers Guys .......
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(Original post by Jamie_JAGGERS)
Bloody annoying having the cloud of that hanging over me, why cant they test and tell you before you join....
They do test you before you join; that's the whole point of OASC! If you can't be bothered to try and get through an interview in order to actually get to the medical side of things, then what's the point?

Get on with it. If you want to join, start working for it, and APPLY! If you fail the medical, too bad; but you'll have done some good stuff getting ready for it.
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Can anyone help ?

I'm trying to get hold of the following two books. Both books are part of the 'highly recommended' section of the reading list for Cranwell, but are no longer in print and out of stock at any wholesalers ...... I've exhausted all internet searches, book shops and staff at both my AFCO and Cranwell have no ideas .......... Can anyone help !!

1. Mason, Tony ...'The Aerospace Revolution' (Brassey's London 1998)
ISBN 185753204X
2. Peach, Stuart (Ed) ....'Perspectives on Air Power - Air Power in it's
Wider Context' (TSO, London, 1998) ASIN 0117728888

Cheers Guys .......

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...623024-9883049
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(Original post by Jamie_JAGGERS)
Just doing my first AS exams... how ****e they are... Anyway back on topic, anyone know anything else on the asthma/ inhaler thing? I remember Steve was going to try a specialist doctor to see what happens, anyone know what became of that?

Bloody annoying having the cloud of that hanging over me, why cant they test and tell you before you join....
oi muppet I got my eye tests done 2 years ago by my optician to see if I was fit for pilot. I got knocked back (twice!), but you know what? I kept trying. I tried to get my foot in the door any way that I could and eventually I got to cranwell and now I'm flying. You have civilian doctors to test you before you even get to oasc. Learn to use your resources.
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(Original post by Nikki J S)
I'll take that as a compliment, shall I? :hmpf:
Hows uni applications going? And your exams?
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I've exhausted all internet searches, book shops and staff at both my AFCO and Cranwell have no ideas .......... Can anyone help !!

1. Mason, Tony ...'The Aerospace Revolution' (Brassey's London 1998)
http://www.saxonct.co.uk/strikeforce/itm01740.htm


ISBN 185753204X
2. Peach, Stuart (Ed) ....'Perspectives on Air Power - Air Power in it's
Wider Context' (TSO, London, 1998) ASIN 0117728888
http://www.raf.mod.uk/history/postwar_bib.html



Took less than a minute on a basic google search


Edit: Just wanted to add that some of the info in there is slightly dated now (but still relevant), so you may want to look for some supplementary up-to-date stuff to build on them.
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(Original post by Nikki J S)
http://www.saxonct.co.uk/strikeforce/itm01740.htm




http://www.raf.mod.uk/history/postwar_bib.html


Took less than a minute on a basic google search
yep I just went to amazon.co.uk lol :rolleyes:
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Hows uni applications going? And your exams?

No general chit chatting I'll send you a pm.
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No general chit chatting I'll send you a pm.
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I'm trying to get hold of the following two books. Both books are part of the 'highly recommended' section of the reading list for Cranwell,
Mate, I wouldn't bother. I didn't do any reading before IOT and the Operational Studies lessons aren't tricky; they start from square one. If you want to read anything, lay your hands on a copy of AP3000. You'll be disappointed when you don't have time to read a dozen books during the first few weeks of the course, and then the OS lessons don't refer to them anyway.

Some of us learned the OS stuff by using old courses' Q&A revision lists, and passed fine. A couple read Clauswitz etc. and made a bit of a mess of it. Save the air power reading for the future!
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Thanks for the help guys. Does anyone know what grades they are looking for at Gcse level.
Cheers
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Dunno off hand; good ones? Most things seemed to be A-C.

Have you read the RAF's careers website? Useful for the bone little questions
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Yeah i have but it doesn't seem to be very useful, doesn't contain all the details i need to know. I will have to go down to afco one day.
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What information does AFCO actually give you as i dont know whether to visit them now or after my GCSE's.
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