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- 30-06-12, 21:37 #1
F35 Pilot of the future?
Hello Rum Nation!
I've always wanted to go into Aviation on fast jets. But recently I've been looking more and more into, becoming a fast jet pilot on-board the new QE2 carriers, after my granddad has told me about his experiences as an aviation engineer aboard HMS Eagle. But what are the chances of actually getting the job, bearing in mind I'm 15 now I should be inline to join when the F35's are introduced, because I've heard that their already training the pilots in the US; do you think will the job be open for entry level pilots around 2023?
or will it only be for experienced pilots?
Thanks in advance.
30-06-12, 21:58 #2
- Join Date
- May 2006
- On patrol
You'd best sort out the Nation's economy before you think about flying fast jets, Mr. Cameron..!Some people are only alive because it's illegal to kill them...
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30-06-12, 22:00 #3
Welcome to Rum Ration, MrC.
As you are clearly very keen, try to touch base with your nearest RN recruiters. The Area Careers Liaison Officer has access to Special Flying Award places. If you are lucky enough, you can take part in one of several flight experiences, starting with an Air Experience Flight at RNAS Yeovilton and ranging up to Gliding Camps and Powered Flight Camps. (The Powered Flight one is for slightly older candidates).
The Fleet Air Arm Officers Association has something similar:
FAAOA Aviation Scholarship, Gliding, Royal Navy Pilots, Observers
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