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    (Original post by James501)
    Hi all, obviously posted earlier asking if ayone had heard from the Feb review..... well i got home tonight and found id been offered NC Aircrew!!! This was my 2nd choice of Branch behind WSO but im still well happy!

    Thanks again for all help and advice on the thread!! :dancing:

    Aww, well done. I'm really pleased for you. You'll have to celebrate in a suitable manner now;and from what I'm told these type of celebrations can last for weeks!! You'll still have to fit the swimming in around them though, but both at the same time might not be a good idea :p:
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    (Original post by James501)
    Hi all, obviously posted earlier asking if ayone had heard from the Feb review..... well i got home tonight and found id been offered NC Aircrew!!! This was my 2nd choice of Branch behind WSO but im still well happy!

    Thanks again for all help and advice on the thread!! :dancing:
    congrats mate
    have a drink on us :beerglass:
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    Congratulations! It's a fantastic job. Some hard training aside, you've got many years of exciting work to look forward to! :flybye:
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    Thanks guys, much appreciated.... I really shouldnt be typing after stupid amounts of alcohol, the casino, a random taxi ride home..... :rolleyes:

    Hang on why the hell have i come back on the internet after a night out....... :dancing:
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    (Original post by James501)
    Thanks guys, much appreciated.... I really shouldnt be typing after stupid amounts of alcohol, the casino, a random taxi ride home..... :rolleyes:

    Hang on why the hell have i come back on the internet after a night out....... :dancing:
    It's alright - we've all been there...
    Well done with your news, you must be over the moon. Best of luck with it all, Hayelz
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    Just wondering, what will happen to the RAF Tornado that had the failed undercarriage ?
    Will it be scrapped, or will they just replace the wing (or whatever is needed).

    Maybe someone on here would know at what point they write it off, or choose to repair it etc.
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    (Original post by ricurtis)
    Just wondering, what will happen to the RAF Tornado that had the failed undercarriage ?
    Will it be scrapped, or will they just replace the wing (or whatever is needed).

    Maybe someone on here would know at what point they write it off, or choose to repair it etc.
    I dont know in regard to the lossie one, but leuchers one was suppost to been assessed to see if it was airworthy again.
    Will come down to cost really, if it is cost worthy to fix or better to salvage it for spare parts.

    That I know happens with comercial aircraft so I would expect the same with military.

    This is an example of one from the comercial sector.
    One of the Air france concordes away back in about 82 had a heavy landing and completely distroyed the tail wheel section, Air france repaired it but it ended up making the aircraft heavier and it turned into being incapable of doing the paris - ny run without a stop at halifax for fual, so they eventually scrapped it for spares

    Hello guys, I've recently registered on this forum after reading for some time now, and I would just like to thank all of you for discussing RAF matters as it has helped me the selection process at OASC.
    Btw is there anybody else who wants to be a weapon systems officer/operator (crewman)?
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    (Original post by hayelz81)
    What was it that your friend fed back to the training board that they did not like?
    Amongst other things, he likened our IOT course to a drinking club with a leadership problem, which went down well! That earned him a one way interview with Wg Cdr Cdts. He somehow managed to get away without being recoursed for attitude...I think they were worried that we were told to be completely honest about our views, so how could he be penalised for speaking his mind?
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    Huzzah! Got response from OASC, the 28th is cutting it a bit close tho, i mean there's the end of the month and the END of the month. Anyone else going to the first new course?
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    Hi All

    I passed my filter interview back in January and am still waiting to recieve a date from cranwell. I graduated from university back in July and have been doing consultancy work followed by temp work uptill christmas. Since then i have not been employed. Although i have tried to apply for little shop work jobs to keep me going i keep getting rejected. When contacting the employer and asking why, i keep getting the response 'over qualified'. This is causing me quite a bit of concert because at my OASC they might not look very highly on me being unemployed for all that time. I am using my spare time to concentrate even more on my athletics training where i compete to a high level and often represent GB around the UK and europe. I am also in a fortunat position where money isnt really much of an issue so there is no need to work as such from a financial point of view. Can anyone offer my any advice as to what the RAF would think about me being unemployed? or is it advisable for me to keep hacking through applications and eventually try and land some sort of work??


    Cheers!
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    Hi All

    I passed my filter interview back in January and am still waiting to recieve a date from cranwell. I graduated from university back in July and have been doing consultancy work followed by temp work uptill christmas. Since then i have not been employed. Although i have tried to apply for little shop work jobs to keep me going i keep getting rejected. When contacting the employer and asking why, i keep getting the response 'over qualified'. This is causing me quite a bit of concert because at my OASC they might not look very highly on me being unemployed for all that time. I am using my spare time to concentrate even more on my athletics training where i compete to a high level and often represent GB around the UK and europe. I am also in a fortunat position where money isnt really much of an issue so there is no need to work as such from a financial point of view. Can anyone offer my any advice as to what the RAF would think about me being unemployed? or is it advisable for me to keep hacking through applications and eventually try and land some sort of work??


    Cheers!

    Hi, If you are struggling to find work, or are in a fortunate position of not needing to work why dont you try something on the voluntary side of things? I know those sort of questions came up at my interview. Charity work of some sort im sure would be looked on favourably by the board. Also if you have time on your hands look at doing the D of E awards. Thats another thing that cropped up in my interview, and if you havent done it then they'll want to know why. Luckily for me I had reasons which went down well with the board as to why i didnt do these things along with ATC / UAS etc... but if you havent, then they will grill you as to why you didnt do them...

    Just something to think about! :rolleyes:

    Best of luck.
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    My degree gamble didn't pay off! Apparently my case was reviewed by the dean who said it was wrong to allow me to start a degree in Feb even though I would be repeating it. Ah well lifes a ***** sometimes. Guess that would be my UAS days over!
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    (Original post by ravnos)
    Can anyone offer my any advice as to what the RAF would think about me being unemployed? or is it advisable for me to keep hacking through applications and eventually try and land some sort of work??

    Cheers!

    You could try civilian instructor with the ATC, they're on a recruitment drive at the moment and you'd get involved in planning and organising loads of AT and camps.
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    (Original post by James501)
    Charity work of some sort im sure would be looked on favourably by the board. Best of luck.

    The RAFA would be a good charity to get involved with. I'm a co-opted member of my local RAFA and we arrange, organise and get invovled in loads of fundraising for them. It wouldn't do your CV any harm either
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    (Original post by BlackHawk)
    My degree gamble didn't pay off! Apparently my case was reviewed by the dean who said it was wrong to allow me to start a degree in Feb even though I would be repeating it. Ah well lifes a ***** sometimes. Guess that would be my UAS days over!
    thats a complete bugger. So whats the plan now?
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    (Original post by Nikki J S)
    The RAFA would be a good one to get involved with. I'm a co-opted member of my local RAFA and we arrange, organise and get invovled in loads of fundraising for them. It wouldn't do you CV any harm either
    im always scared to go near that place, the local one here, its flag is nearly always at half mast! :eek:
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    (Original post by Scorg)
    im always scared to go near that place, the local one here, its flag is nearly always at half mast! :eek:

    lol. Well most of them are quite old, but really nice and friendly. They don't have too many young people as members so they're really keen for us to join. It's not much of a commitment as they only hold meetings once per month, so I quite enjoy it. You get to meet some fairly influential people through them as well
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    (Original post by Scorg)
    thats a complete bugger. So whats the plan now?
    off to Boulmer next wednesday to check out the FC school which was one of my original choices. Going to take it nice and slow now, got a good CO at my local AFCO whos going to work things out with me. Still a bit shell shocked to be honest.
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    (Original post by Nikki J S)
    lol. Well most of them are quite old, but really nice and friendly. They don't have too many young people as members so they're really keen for us to join. It's not much of a commitment as they only hold meetings once per month, so I quite enjoy it. You get to meet some fairly influential people through them as well
    how did you become involed with the RAFA?
    This does grab my curiosity.
    Although I do have one fear that the afco may think im taking an interest in this and the ATC for all the wrong reasons.
 
 
 
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