Aircrewman waiting time?

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#2
Your AFCO are best placed to advise waiting times as they will know your circumstances. The snag for Aircrewman is there are fewer intakes because it is a smaller branch & FATs are fully booked about a year in advance.

The Recruit Test total score is the same as AET but Aircrewman has higher part-scores in Reasoning, Literacy & Numeracy in relation to AET. AET requires a higher Mechanical Comprehension pass mark than Aircrewman.

Bet you are glad you asked :)
 

caldee22

Lantern Swinger
#3
Your AFCO are best placed to advise waiting times as they will know your circumstances. The snag for Aircrewman is there are fewer intakes because it is a smaller branch & FATs are fully booked about a year in advance.

The Recruit Test total score is the same as AET but Aircrewman has higher part-scores in Reasoning, Literacy & Numeracy in relation to AET. AET requires a higher Mechanical Comprehension pass mark than Aircrewman.

Bet you are glad you asked :)
Thanks ninja, i'm still very undecided. Are you aware of the waiting time for AET? I think i recall being told 6-9 months from RT.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#4
Yep, 6-9 months for AET is about right, but the jobs are quite different, so don't be influenced by the wait. The attrition rate for those applying for Aircrew from the outset is extremely high (fewer than one in ten succeed) but if it was impossible, we wouldn't have any.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#6
FATs is the biggest stumbling block with a 10% pass rate for those applying as direct entrants, followed by about a 50% pass rate at the Initial Aviation Medical Examination at Cranwell (despite having already passed the AFCO Medical Examination).
 

caldee22

Lantern Swinger
#7
ahh i see...i heard that all applicants are tested to the same standard of what a fast jet pilot would be expected to be at and if thats the case, i have plates in my arm...
 
#13
Can anyone shed some light on the waiting time for Aircrewman? Also, does it require a higher RT score compared to AET?
I read online somewhere that the score required is 72 (assuming out of a total of 120 marks for the entire RT).
Other than that; I don't know how they score or mark the test, but I do believe it is the same score required for AET.


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