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aircrew officer pilot

Renavon

Midshipman
I was wondering if anybody could give me some information on the daily life of an aircrew officer pilot.

What is daily life like?

What are your responsibilities?

What are the cons of your job?

Any information is appreciated, thanks!
 

Topstop

War Hero
What is daily life like? ................A lot of time spent admiring ones self in the mirror

What are your responsibilities? ...Making sure everyone knows you are a pilot.

What are the cons of the job? .....Having to fly occasionally:slow:
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
They're too busy making their Christmas wish lists, Boots the Chemist and Superdrug shelves will soon be empty!
 

wal

Lantern Swinger
.....and make sure that you have a Breitling watch, before you start.


A Rolex will do if your hard up.
 

Knew-bee

Newbie
Feeling the Love for the AOP's right here lol. It's what I'm interested in and seeing as me and my family have been pretty breadline all my life I wont be getting any Breitling any time soon. Guess it's not meant to be, hand me a mop!
 

Talking Baggage

Lantern Swinger
To answer the original question - A few pointers on aviation in the RN:
To get into civil aviation with licences will cost at least £80,000 and lead to long hours, not necessarily actually hands-on flying. Navy flying is more varied and landing on a ship quite tricky (particularly at night in bad weather) - if you pass the selection and training, it will not cost you a penny (unless you buy that Breitling!).
Whereas a civilian Pilot has no extra duties, onboard the Pilot will find him/herself with Divisional responsibilities (for subordinates), get involved in Sqn/Ship Duty Officer and many other secondary tasks.
Bad point - being away for 6 months at a time on a ship - but that's what you join the RN for!
Pay is good in the services compared to the smaller airlines, unless you "land" a job with one of the larger "quality" airlines.
 

Knew-bee

Newbie
Myself? I'm interested in Fleet Air Arm. I'm looking into applying as an Officer Pilot. But I know how it looks when a "When I grow up I want to be..." comment gets thrown up so I'm just taking it all step by step, do my best and let the bones fall where they may. And as for not seeming very 'officer-ish'... how should an officer sound?
 

Guzzler

War Hero
Myself? I'm interested in Fleet Air Arm. I'm looking into applying as an Officer Pilot. But I know how it looks when a "When I grow up I want to be..." comment gets thrown up so I'm just taking it all step by step, do my best and let the bones fall where they may. And as for not seeming very 'officer-ish'... how should an officer sound?

I said 'seem' not 'sound' as I can't hear you.

Don't know really, just a feeling - ignore me. Good luck.
 
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