Aye, and doing stuff like that is a good way to get the shortcuts drilled into your head! It's basically an adults game of times tables. Take the times to travel a mile at a certail speed: 60mph = 1m, 12mph = 5m 15mph = 4m etc etc, if it's ten times that then it's a tenth of the time etc etc.
Not rocket science, but it's easy to do it a lot faster than thinking 'Speed equals distance over time' and arsing about with units and stuff.
I suspected the mental arithmetic element would consist of questions where there is a long route and a short route to the answer. What you guys are saying confirms this.
For practise questions, I've been trying to find the short-cuts each time. Attempting to solve each one with the standard "speed/distance/time" formula is going to take far too long.
I've found that it's best to work it down to how long it takes to travel a mile at said speed, then go from there. Easy way to do it: Take the speed, and see how many times it goes into 60, this will give you the time it takes to travel a mile. Multiply this by the time to get your answer. Much quicker method!!
hey, im intending to join the RAF as either a WSO (navigator) or an air loadmaster (im still deciding which one at the moment) i would love to be a navigator working in a fast jet but (call this immature if you wish) would really not like working on the flight deck of a sentry/nimrod etc as i would prefer to be in amongst the exitement a bit more. The question is: to what extent does the future navigator get to decide how he is streamed at the correct point in training, and if navigators are streamed judging on ability, what abilities can a future navigator have which would put him on the jet stream? i understand why pilots would be streamed on ability but not navs. (sorry if this is a bit long winded by the way)
Someone told me that a lot of the tests have multiple choice answers. Is this true?
Hey, does anyone know any thing more about "Provost Officers" than whats on the careers website please? Are they the officers in command of the RAF police, are they something different?
im 19 and never joined the atc when i was younger. i was just browsing over the web site and found it to be very interesting, unfortuanately it says you have to be 18 maximum to join. as i really wish to become a pilot i feel this would help a lot, ant ideas on ways to gain the knowledge taught in the atc? im currently in lancaster so any info would be great? is it worth asking the uni otc for some help?
cheers that does help, don't fancy having bin's thrown through my window though, still we used to call the IT guys on our site the thought police, so would be good to see what its like being on the other side! So you're basically in the RAF police only as an officer right?
(good luck with the OASC)
Just had a letter from Cranwell saying my OASC on 27th April has been postponed due to "staff shortages", my new dat is June 22nd.
As you can imagine i'm pretty gutted, anyone else heard anything?
I'm just slightly concerned that staff shortages may not be the real reason behind it.
Sounds slightly alarming, but it could also be down to a shortage of applicants, I'm sure it happens. April - July appears to be a fairly slack time for applicants (people having exams etc) with the number rising in August (when people get their results). It may be that it wasn't efficient enough for them to be running as many OASCs, compared to the number of applicants for that period, so they've consolidated, and moved a few people around. May be something completely different, but I'm sure it makes sense.
oh just something about medical entry to the RAF, whats the RAF's policy on excema? i have excema , its not visable, just a small patch of dry skin behind my ear, never caused me troubles, but have been to the doctor about it and said it was excema, does this affect entrance?
Anyone have any ideas, i mean obviously i'll have to tell them this is i was to get so far as the OASC,