Almost there! A few specific questions...

#1
This is my first post on this forum, so hello to all. I am a 25 year old post grad Maths BSc & PGCE 11-18 applying for Officer Aircrew (Pilot)

I just came back from FATs at Cranwell having passed all three disciplines (Pilot, Observer and ATC) I managed to max the pilots maths test and was told that my scores were highly competitive.

Now I face the AIB and with my age, traveling and teaching experience I feel very confident. However I want to ask a few specific question, that I cant seem to find the answer to online... well not answered within such specific context...

I have already passed a medical exam, which included eyes, ears and general health, urine, "cough" etc

Would I still have to do a medical at the end of AIB? Is the Aircrew medical stricter than standard and that means you do two?

I am very confident in my health but have heard story's of little things like reach or measurements spoiling things. In the unlikely event that I failed the medical at AIB are there any options left for a 25 yr old whose hart is set on pilot. For example, the army air corps medical may not be as strict because they only have helicopters, no jets. I want to be prepared for bad news even though i remain optimistic. I don't think I would take a non-aircrew job as it is the only thing that I really want!

Thank you, David
 

Blackrat

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#2
All you need to be a pilot is the following:

1. A name like "Algy" "Ginger" or "Carstairs"
2. A black labrador
3. An impressive moustache
4. A pipe

If you have all of the above, a medical is irrelevant.
 

malspal

Lantern Swinger
#3
am very confident in my health but have heard story's of little things like reach or measurements spoiling things.
Don't leave yourself open to sarcastic comments :wink: Ex Teacher? lose the tunnel vision.
DON'T WORRY JUST DO IT!!!
 
#4
the medical at the CAAMB must be done in addition to any medicals you have done so far; it will test things like ECG, EEG, etc etc.

have fun.

ps, you may go up diddly up,, but you're still a git!
 
#6
I love you guys already... Biggles flies undone! lol, maybe you've also read Alfred eats at fu-ju-larje

Its just a lot of pressure. I had a cap on a tooth after an accident about 3 years back, I think the dentist hit a sinus because it occasionally plays up...

I'm sure you can understand that I'd hate to do well at everything and one little thing with my health let me down! I always stay on top of things, hence the question about the army air corps (yuk) ... but you have to have a backup plan right!?
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
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#7
Assuming you've already passed the lantern test to establish you meet colour perception standard one, the medical examiner is already aware of the sinus problems, you pass AIB at a high enough standard to be selected & you physically join BRNC to commence training before your 26th birthday, there's nowt to worry about unduly.

Medical standards for Aircrew are pretty much the same for all 3 services.

Best of luck - What could possibly go wrong?
 
#8
Ninja_Stoker said:
Assuming you've already passed the lantern test to establish you meet colour perception standard one, the medical examiner is already aware of the sinus problems, you pass AIB at a high enough standard to be selected & you physically join BRNC to commence training before your 26th birthday, there's nowt to worry about unduly.

Medical standards for Aircrew are pretty much the same for all 3 services.

Best of luck - What could possibly go wrong?
Rumrat to make a post? :)
 
#9
I'm a keen pilot myself. I have my PPL (private pilots licence) and CPL (commercial pilots licence) and i'm currently taking my ATPL (airline transport pilots licence) theory exams.

Hopefully, If i pass my ATPL theory exams, i'll be able to get my wings.

I think it's far tougher being selected to be a pilot in the military than doing in privately (like myself) or at a flying academy. If you got a spare £60,000 and you pass the medical, they'll train you.
 
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