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Aircrewman waiting time/list 2021

Jack_sparrow

Midshipman
I know this is a topic many people search for on this forum so for any wannabe aircrewmen looking to join up, the current intake for applicants is September 2022. That is the time I will be attending raleigh unless some spaces open up and I can join sooner. Obviously this is just my case however it gives an insight to what you should expect if you've applied recently.
 
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Just wondering if anyone can give me a time frame from medical to CBAT's. I passed my medical in November 2020 and am still waiting for the date of my CBAT. How long from your medical was it until you reviewed this information? I understand it will be different for everyone but a general idea would be of great use.

Thanks
 

Waspie

War Hero
I know this is a topic many people search for on this forum so for any wannabe aircrewmen looking to join up, the current intake for applicants is September 2022. That is the time I will be attending raleigh unless some spaces open up and I can join sooner. Obviously this is just my case however it gives an insight to what you should expect if you've applied recently.
I think they only run two Aircrewman courses a year so your joining date will be dependant on trade course dates. Obviously they wouldn't want you doing Raleigh early then sitting around kicking your heals or worse, misemploying you as a pot wash or similar then becoming disillusioned with the Navy.

If your joining date is September, I'm just wondering at what point you will be doing your survival training!!! You want to hope for a spring/summer course!!! I did mine late autumn!!!! Ffffffffffffreezing!!!! Minimal flora and fauna and no wildlife to catch at all!!

Good luck, keep up the training.
 

Jack_sparrow

Midshipman
I think they only run two Aircrewman courses a year so your joining date will be dependant on trade course dates. Obviously they wouldn't want you doing Raleigh early then sitting around kicking your heals or worse, misemploying you as a pot wash or similar then becoming disillusioned with the Navy.

If your joining date is September, I'm just wondering at what point you will be doing your survival training!!! You want to hope for a spring/summer course!!! I did mine late autumn!!!! Ffffffffffffreezing!!!! Minimal flora and fauna and no wildlife to catch at all!!

Good luck, keep up the training.
I'm not sure about that yet. And yeah I hope that I won't have to wait too long after basic training, seeing as though I'm waiting so long for basic training. I assume that they have taken it into account and are giving me a date that corresponds with aircrewman training. Not sure though so I'll wait and see. When you say survival training, do you mean it's part of basic training, aircrewman training or both. I know that a lot of aircrewmen do arctic survival training which I'm sure is cold no matter when you do it!
 

Waspie

War Hero
I'm not sure about that yet. And yeah I hope that I won't have to wait too long after basic training, seeing as though I'm waiting so long for basic training. I assume that they have taken it into account and are giving me a date that corresponds with aircrewman training. Not sure though so I'll wait and see. When you say survival training, do you mean it's part of basic training, aircrewman training or both. I know that a lot of aircrewmen do arctic survival training which I'm sure is cold no matter when you do it!
Survival training is part of aircrew training. I did two aircrewman courses. First one the Survival phase was at the beginning before Basic Flying Training. The second course the survival phase was at the end of Basic Flying Training. Can't speak about the format of the course these days. I'm well out of touch. It used to be theory followed by a period of time surviving in the wild with minimal provisions and possessions.
It's actually very good if you apply yourself. If you're lazy, you're doomed to a miserable time.
There a few ad hoc courses as well as the Basic and Advanced Flying phases. Aviation medicine, that will inform you how the medium you are flying in affects you. lack of O2, hypoxia and Coriolis, ears and how they affect the senses.
There may be first aid training, maybe photography, (I did advanced photography in my time). MAtbe even NGS or Naval Gunfire Support.
All this on top of learning to aviate and ASW or Cdo specialisation.
Good fun, you just take it in your stride!!!!

Oooops, edited bit. Forgot the fun part. Underwater Escape Trainer or Dunker. (YouTube will give you an intro into that bit of fun and frolics).
 

Jack_sparrow

Midshipman
Survival training is part of aircrew training. I did two aircrewman courses. First one the Survival phase was at the beginning before Basic Flying Training. The second course the survival phase was at the end of Basic Flying Training. Can't speak about the format of the course these days. I'm well out of touch. It used to be theory followed by a period of time surviving in the wild with minimal provisions and possessions.
It's actually very good if you apply yourself. If you're lazy, you're doomed to a miserable time.
There a few ad hoc courses as well as the Basic and Advanced Flying phases. Aviation medicine, that will inform you how the medium you are flying in affects you. lack of O2, hypoxia and Coriolis, ears and how they affect the senses.
There may be first aid training, maybe photography, (I did advanced photography in my time). MAtbe even NGS or Naval Gunfire Support.
All this on top of learning to aviate and ASW or Cdo specialisation.
Good fun, you just take it in your stride!!!!
Sounds brilliant. I'm actually looking to get into wild camping at some point. That would definitely help. I'm pleased that there are many courses to and things to do. I like to keep busy but it's hard at the moment. Is it a case of putting yourself forward for extra courses or are certain ones mandatory?
 

Waspie

War Hero
Sounds brilliant. I'm actually looking to get into wild camping at some point. That would definitely help. I'm pleased that there are many courses to and things to do. I like to keep busy but it's hard at the moment. Is it a case of putting yourself forward for extra courses or are certain ones mandatory?
Most are mandatory.

You may get a chance later on to do a CSI's course or Combat Survival Instructor. (That is a voluntary course). You do the survival and Escape and Evasion training with the SAS. You actually do the last part of their training with SAS Troopers prior to them passing out. It's not for everyone.
I have a couple of buddies who are also trained interrogators, but least said about that!!!
 

Jack_sparrow

Midshipman
Most are mandatory.

You may get a chance later on to do a CSI's course or Combat Survival Instructor. (That is a voluntary course). You do the survival and Escape and Evasion training with the SAS. You actually do the last part of their training with SAS Troopers prior to them passing out. It's not for everyone.
I have a couple of buddies who are also trained interrogators, but least said about that!!!
Sounds exciting. It makes sense that such a varied role would need such varied training.
 
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