AIB soon


War Hero
I am going for Aircrew Pilot

No you're not. You're going for RN officer and then pilot.

Now, I know we're splitting hairs, but be under no illusion that you only need to know about the FAA and its comings and goings. You will be expected to know all about the RN in general and have very good knowledge of those big, grey, boaty things.

Although it was many moons ago, my AIB barely touched on the important stuff i.e. aircraft but, rather, concentrated on boats, general knowledge of boats and all things boats. You're there to be Royal Navy Officer and, second, a pilot (although we feel differently). Remember this when adjusting the thrust of your learning.


War Hero
sammy84 said:
Just out of curiosity, does anyone on here know if any aspects of the AIB are different for in service candidates?

Why should that matter Sammy? The only advantage we have is that we are already serving on Ships/Establishments and Air Stations so therefore we (should) know a little about service knowledge, such as weapons systems, engine configurations, aircraft types and weapons and my favorite question the distance of a 81mm mortar. Hope that helps?


As I said I was just curious, it does'nt change my preparation as im a bootneck so I still need to learn all the ships and aircraft almost from scratch.


Cheers for that Soleil, i've got the poster of the ships but that second one will come in handy, its always difficult to keep up to date with the changing hierarchy.
Are we expected to know the answers to RM-related questions such as:

- Which ATV do the RM use?
- What time is allowed for a RM officer to complete the 30 mile speed run?
- List 10 RM specialisations?

They appear in someone's AIB thread but not sure how much depth we need to know the RM in if we're not going in as a Royal Marine.