This discussion is closed.
Scorg
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#1961
Report 15 years ago
#1961
(Original post by sublime_envy)
why are you on so late? lol.

I guess its just blocking out my parents whinging about my degree left to do and I'll be fine!
why am I on late, erm, old habits die hard I guess that and not needing to get up early in the mornings
0
Scorg
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#1962
Report 15 years ago
#1962
(Original post by Daveo123)
Could you guys help me out here. I am filling in my RAF Application and for Part 2 - Entry Details I have the following options:

Commission [ ]
Commissioned Warrant Officer [ ]
Bursary/Cadetship [ ]
DTUS Engineer Bursary [ ]
Sixth Form Scholarship [ ]
RAF Pilot Scholarship [ ]
Defence Sixth Form College [ ]
Airmen (Aircrew) [ ]

Where can I find out information about what each one is and which would be the correct option for direct entry as a pilot?

In my pack that I received from the presentation there was no information guide to describe each entry option so that is why I have to ask.

Regards

Dave
You'll want Commission as a pilot is an officer.
Did you get any booklets at the same time as the application form? as it will help detail some of the above for you
0
Arch-Angel
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#1963
Report 15 years ago
#1963
(Original post by Daveo123)
Could you guys help me out here. I am filling in my RAF Application and for Part 2 - Entry Details I have the following options:

Commission [ ]
Commissioned Warrant Officer [ ]
Bursary/Cadetship [ ]
DTUS Engineer Bursary [ ]
Sixth Form Scholarship [ ]
RAF Pilot Scholarship [ ]
Defence Sixth Form College [ ]
Airmen (Aircrew) [ ]

Where can I find out information about what each one is and which would be the correct option for direct entry as a pilot?

In my pack that I received from the presentation there was no information guide to describe each entry option so that is why I have to ask.

Regards

Dave
You can rule out the Commissioned Warrant Officer's choice as that only applies to serving Warrant Officers applying for a commission. If you're applying to actually enter (as opposed to some kind of sponsorship for university) then "Commission" would be your choice.
0
nash_qc
Badges: 0
#1964
Report 15 years ago
#1964
(Original post by Daveo123)
Could you guys help me out here. I am filling in my RAF Application and for Part 2 - Entry Details I have the following options:

Commission [ ]
Commissioned Warrant Officer [ ]
Bursary/Cadetship [ ]
DTUS Engineer Bursary [ ]
Sixth Form Scholarship [ ]
RAF Pilot Scholarship [ ]
Defence Sixth Form College [ ]
Airmen (Aircrew) [ ]

Where can I find out information about what each one is and which would be the correct option for direct entry as a pilot?

In my pack that I received from the presentation there was no information guide to describe each entry option so that is why I have to ask.

Regards

Dave
i was just wandering if you are actually ready to committ an application to the RAF. don't you think that you shud do a bit more research on elements of the air force (such as the fact that a pilot holds a commission) before making such a life changing decision?
Regarding this quote:
"In my pack that I received from the presentation there was no information guide to describe each entry option so that is why I have to ask." - the RAF values inituitive so you have to be doing a lot of reading around to build your knowledge base. if you file your application now you may be at OASC in a few months along with a lot of highly competitive people going for pilot. currently if you are not exactly sure wot u are applying for you really don't stand a chance i'm afraid. remember the RAF are looking for an officer first and a pilot second.
0
Nikki J S
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#1965
Report 15 years ago
#1965
(Original post by Daveo123)
Could you guys help me out here.
Where can I find out information about what each one is and which would be the correct option for direct entry as a pilot?

Dave, you should be able to find out most info on the stuff you're asking about on www.rafcareers.co.uk.

If you've been to your initial presentation you should have been given quite a few booklets etc on branches/roles of officers. If you didn't get them ask your AFCO for them.
0
Nikki J S
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#1966
Report 15 years ago
#1966
So how did OASC go for those who've been this last week?
0
Nikki J S
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#1967
Report 15 years ago
#1967
Where is everyone??
0
REME-Bod
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#1968
Report 15 years ago
#1968
(Original post by Nikki J S)
So how did OASC go for those who've been this last week?
By 'Eck... that was fun!

OASC seemed to go pretty well... but that could be tempting providence. I managed to get through to the end, which I suppose is a start, and as a syndicate we seemed to gel pretty well. So touch wood, I'll be waiting for some news in the new year!

The aptitude test went on forever. I'm going for EngO, but still had to sit thru 6 hours of tests, just in case I showed an aptitude for something else. Apaarently I got a 'very high' aptitude for pilot. It's a shame I'm 10 years too old!

The medical was OK, usual stuff.

Interview wasn't anywhere near as bad as I thought it would be. My life, what do I know about UK, world, RAF etc. 45 mins went by in a flash.

Bleep test was OK too. I managed a 11-2 which I was a bit disappointed with, but it still gives an 'Excellent' grade. (And I AM an old sod now so fairs fair!)

Group discussion was interesting. It's hard trying to play Devil's Advocate when all in the group have the same opinion (Do Football stars get paid too much, or can their pay be justified?)

Problem solving was pretty much cut-and-dried, with a few contingencies thrown in for when the DS moved the goalposts!

And the hangar exercises were a real bundle of fun... including when I had my finger trapped between a plank and a scaffold bar, with a girl stood on top complaining about a splinter in her hand. My now broken finger seemed to pale into insignificance compared to her trauma!!

Apart from that, it was 4 days away from work, which has to be a bonus in anyone's eyes!

Here's waiting for the mailman!
0
Scorg
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#1969
Report 15 years ago
#1969
(Original post by REME-Bod)
By 'Eck... that was fun!

OASC seemed to go pretty well... but that could be tempting providence. I managed to get through to the end, which I suppose is a start, and as a syndicate we seemed to gel pretty well. So touch wood, I'll be waiting for some news in the new year!

The aptitude test went on forever. I'm going for EngO, but still had to sit thru 6 hours of tests, just in case I showed an aptitude for something else. Apaarently I got a 'very high' aptitude for pilot. It's a shame I'm 10 years too old!

The medical was OK, usual stuff.

Interview wasn't anywhere near as bad as I thought it would be. My life, what do I know about UK, world, RAF etc. 45 mins went by in a flash.

Bleep test was OK too. I managed a 11-2 which I was a bit disappointed with, but it still gives an 'Excellent' grade. (And I AM an old sod now so fairs fair!)

Group discussion was interesting. It's hard trying to play Devil's Advocate when all in the group have the same opinion (Do Football stars get paid too much, or can their pay be justified?)

Problem solving was pretty much cut-and-dried, with a few contingencies thrown in for when the DS moved the goalposts!

And the hangar exercises were a real bundle of fun... including when I had my finger trapped between a plank and a scaffold bar, with a girl stood on top complaining about a splinter in her hand. My now broken finger seemed to pale into insignificance compared to her trauma!!

Apart from that, it was 4 days away from work, which has to be a bonus in anyone's eyes!

Here's waiting for the mailman!
glad to hear back from your time at OASC, what with this site being down for a whole week and all.

I like that footballers wage one, since I come from the town of mighty east fife where they need a second job so they can be paid
0
Nikki J S
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#1970
Report 15 years ago
#1970
(Original post by REME-Bod)
By 'Eck... that was fun!

OASC seemed to go pretty well... but that could be tempting providence. I managed to get through to the end, which I suppose is a start, and as a syndicate we seemed to gel pretty well. So touch wood, I'll be waiting for some news in the new year!

The aptitude test went on forever. I'm going for EngO, but still had to sit thru 6 hours of tests, just in case I showed an aptitude for something else. Apaarently I got a 'very high' aptitude for pilot. It's a shame I'm 10 years too old!

The medical was OK, usual stuff.

Interview wasn't anywhere near as bad as I thought it would be. My life, what do I know about UK, world, RAF etc. 45 mins went by in a flash.

Bleep test was OK too. I managed a 11-2 which I was a bit disappointed with, but it still gives an 'Excellent' grade. (And I AM an old sod now so fairs fair!)

Group discussion was interesting. It's hard trying to play Devil's Advocate when all in the group have the same opinion (Do Football stars get paid too much, or can their pay be justified?)

Problem solving was pretty much cut-and-dried, with a few contingencies thrown in for when the DS moved the goalposts!

And the hangar exercises were a real bundle of fun... including when I had my finger trapped between a plank and a scaffold bar, with a girl stood on top complaining about a splinter in her hand. My now broken finger seemed to pale into insignificance compared to her trauma!!

Apart from that, it was 4 days away from work, which has to be a bonus in anyone's eyes!

Here's waiting for the mailman!

It sound as though it went really well for you. Sorry about the finger, although you'll probably think even that's worth it if you get in The best of luck, although I don't think you'll need it!!
0
Nikki J S
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#1971
Report 15 years ago
#1971
(Original post by Scorg)
glad to hear back from your time at OASC, what with this site being down for a whole week and all.

I like that footballers wage one, since I come from the town of mighty east fife where they need a second job so they can be paid

Are East Fife a footy team then??? LOL
0
REME-Bod
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#1972
Report 15 years ago
#1972
(Original post by Nikki J S)
Are East Fife a footy team then??? LOL
I thought their full name was "East Fife Nil"
0
Nikki J S
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#1973
Report 15 years ago
#1973
(Original post by REME-Bod)
I thought their full name was "East Fife Nil"

Now that's just mean
0
Nikki J S
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#1974
Report 15 years ago
#1974
why can't I view the previous page? It just keeps saying 'page cannot be displayed' :confused:
0
Nikki J S
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#1975
Report 15 years ago
#1975
Apparently, if you want to view other pages you have to click the link to the next page, put a dash before the last number, and add .html to the end. Sounds a bit of a nuisance really!
0
Wzz
  • CV Helper
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#1976
Report 15 years ago
#1976
(Original post by Arch-Angel)
What do you mean "OU nonsense"! I get my degree at the end of the year - nothing "nonsense" about it!
Oh no; not meaning to insult the OU. My point was that if you want to be a pilot, then you do *somthing* to make it happen. There's no need to sit worrying about whether or not you can "top-up" your degree later. After all, why would you want to? It offers no help whatsoever to you once you're in pilot training, and keeping a degree down while doing EFT then BFJT or anything like that is not going to be easy.

(Original post by Arch-Angel)
(If I recall correctly - one for you Wzz! - there's some kind of scheme where aircrew complete an OU degree whilst training to be a pilot. It means that the RAF get aircrew at 18-19 years old, rather than 21-22 years old)
Yup, you get a degree in defence studies or something like that, and each flying course counts as a module. Again though, it's a lot of work for something with no immediate benefit... there's no extra pay, no extra seniority like there is with a degree picked up before joining, so it's only worth it if you *really* want a degree.
0
Wzz
  • CV Helper
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#1977
Report 15 years ago
#1977
(Original post by Nikki J S)
Are East Fife a footy team then??? LOL
Now now; enough "foot-ball" chat. It's not an officers' sport
0
Wzz
  • CV Helper
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#1978
Report 15 years ago
#1978
(Original post by Daveo123)
Where can I find out information about what each one is and which would be the correct option for direct entry as a pilot?
As mentioned Dave, perhaps you ought to put a little more effort into researching what you're getting into. If you don't even know if you need a commission, do you know anything about terms of service, pay, or the job at large?
0
BlackHawk
  • CV Helper
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#1979
Report 15 years ago
#1979
hey guys! long time no see! Got into the squadron, start flying jan 4th. Im well excited! Hope everyone is well and those who went to OASC did well!
0
Nikki J S
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#1980
Report 15 years ago
#1980
Congratulations, you deserve it. You see, all that perseverance paid off!

Well done.
0
X
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Have you made your firm and insurance uni choices yet?

Yes (117)
55.19%
Yes, but I want to swap them (16)
7.55%
No, but I know who I want to choose (19)
8.96%
No, I still don't know who I want to choose (50)
23.58%
I have decided I don't want to go to uni anymore and will not be choosing (10)
4.72%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed