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after that you have fast jet training at Valley where a lot of people end up going multi engine or rotary. I think its 1 FJ pilot for every 20 others.
Errr... you mean after that you have streaming, followed by either BFJT at Linton, MELIN and METS at Cranwell or DHFS at Shawbury. You don't all go to Valley and fill the other streams with guys who get chopped, you know. Plus you have to pass BFJT (right now in the top half of your course) to get to FJ AFT.
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Mainly for the attn of Wzz, but i know the academic minimums are 140 ucas points or thereabouts. In my situation, what are the minimums they would really be looking for?
Can't remember; go to the RAF's website and it'll tell you there. I think it's 3 A levels including a science, or something like that, at grade C.
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Yeah, i cant actually find it on the website.
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Look harder. Have you found the link to the careers site? Had a look at pilot?
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I certainly have, but I can only find grade specifications for gcse, not full gce A2.
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Errr... you mean after that you have streaming, followed by either BFJT at Linton, MELIN and METS at Cranwell or DHFS at Shawbury. You don't all go to Valley and fill the other streams with guys who get chopped, you know. Plus you have to pass BFJT (right now in the top half of your course) to get to FJ AFT.
:eek: I am such a moron sometimes. Forgot Linton :rolleyes:
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I certainly have, but I can only find grade specifications for gcse, not full gce A2.
5 GCSEs/SCEs and 2 A-levels or 3 Highers or equivalent. GCSEs/SCEs at Grade C/3 minimum to include English language and maths.

it's not hard to find :rolleyes:

Those are the requirements but obviously you are going up against many other people, so although they don't ask for A2's or degrees (unless specific trade like engineering, medical officer, etc) you would think that you want to achieve your maximum potential in order to try and stand out from the crowd.
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I certainly have, but I can only find grade specifications for gcse, not full gce A2.
Ummm you should really try looking. Its all there. 5 GCSEs including maths and english lang, and 2 A Levels.
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5 GCSEs/SCEs and 2 A-levels or 3 Highers or equivalent. GCSEs/SCEs at Grade C/3 minimum to include English language and maths.

it's not hard to find :rolleyes:

Those are the requirements but obviously you are going up against many other people, so although they don't ask for A2's or degrees (unless specific trade like engineering, medical officer, etc) you would think that you want to achieve your maximum potential in order to try and stand out from the crowd.
Should remember its not just A grades that make you stand out from the rest. My 2 D grades at A Level Tristar pilot friend is an example of that.
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right got a call from the squadron, they want me on board but can take me as with the course I'm doing I will be too old by a month when I finish.
Did you phone OASC? How did you get on?
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not yet, still waiting to hear back from the squadron leader. Supposedly its also because I am on a foundation year, meaning I'm not technically on a degree
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Should remember its not just A grades that make you stand out from the rest. My 2 D grades at A Level Tristar pilot friend is an example of that.
Maybe if he got As he'd be a Harrier mate instead though
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i know the academic minimums are 140 ucas points or thereabouts. In my situation, what are the minimums they would really be looking for?

Doesn't that equate to a C and D;it seems awfully low.
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Don't worry guys, my blood pressure isnt sky high (sorry) and dont worry, although you may say it means your unfit, id consider myself to be pretty fit. I dont think i'll need that much g tolerance to fly in the nimrod as wsop.

Don't worry about it Ally, high BP doesn't mean you're unfit, and could be for a hundred different reasons. Most probably you were a little nervous/stressed when it was taken.
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one guy at OASC was silly enough to have 4 cups of coffee for breakfast and 3 cigs on the way to the medical
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one guy at OASC was silly enough to have 4 cups of coffee for breakfast and 3 cigs on the way to the medical

Maybe he was trying to show what a good candidate he'd be for high G tolerance
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lol maybe! Didn't pass his medical though. Was told he had a heart murmur. Probably an old problem but I bet the coffee and cigs didn't help him any!
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lol maybe! Didn't pass his medical though. Was told he had a heart murmur. Probably an old problem but I bet the coffee and cigs didn't help him any!

Lol, that was probably why the doc thought he had a heart murmur
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yes, thats what we all thought! If you had a heart murmur you would think that your GP would pick up on it!
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yes, thats what we all thought! If you had a heart murmur you would think that your GP would pick up on it!

Just noticed your signature. Some of the mail you get is scary isn't it? :eek:
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