any AETs

bryan

Lantern Swinger
#1
i would like to know what aircraft you prefer to work on and what one you chose to work on, advantages and disadvantages of each aircraft if you could :)
thanks
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#2
To be honest there are going to be few options once AETs start joining again.

Fixed-wing is out for the time being & the seaking is just about "time served" also. It really boils down to a choice of two, in realistic terms.

Having visited Sultan last week & had a look at the new phase 2a training course, those joining will be delighted to hear that training will involve far more "hands-on".

In other words rather than doing classroom theory about routine maintenance operations, the trainee will spend far more time out in the hangar learning the theory & practical actually on the aircraft. Written tests, whilst still part of the curriculum, will be replaced to a large extent by practical exams/assessments "in-situ" on the aircraft itself.
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
#3
Ninja_Stoker said:
...the trainee will spend far more time out in the hangar learning the theory & practical actually on the aircraft...
I'm sure operational Aircrew and SMCs will be pleased to hear that too... :wink:
 
#7
Joint_Force_Harrier said:
scouse said:
Thank goodness the nozzer AET Scrotes will never ever have hands on a Martin Baker again :D :D
I was a Pinky (Air Fitter) with a Seat Qual before i got cross dressed to AV!!!! :D Now thats dangerous!!!
Bloody Hell, that is dangerous..... me and Slim would never ever work with you ,on a Cab :roll: Now where is that Bombhead??? i need the seat out :p
 

Patrick

Lantern Swinger
#8
Yep, I'm part of the new AET course at Sultan the guinea pigs :wink: Just put my drafts in on monday, you get to choose Yeovilton - SK mk4, Lynx Culdrose - Seaking mk6, Merlin mk1. Best way to choose is to ask when you get here or online research. I've chose Merlins.
 
#9
Patrick said:
Yep, I'm part of the new AET course at Sultan the guinea pigs :wink: Just put my drafts in on monday, you get to choose Yeovilton - SK mk4, Lynx Culdrose - Seaking mk6, Merlin mk1. Best way to choose is to ask when you get here or online research. I've chose Merlins.
:roll: Think you will find the good old Sea King is all but history now :cry: and the only choice is Merlin or Lynx :( end of http://www.eacott.com.au/gallery/d/1861-2/826+stream+landing.jpg Now here are some proper Sea Kings :p
 
#10
Ninja_Stoker said:
Having visited Sultan last week & had a look at the new phase 2a training course, those joining will be delighted to hear that training will involve far more "hands-on".

In other words rather than doing classroom theory about routine maintenance operations, the trainee will spend far more time out in the hangar learning the theory & practical actually on the aircraft. Written tests, whilst still part of the curriculum, will be replaced to a large extent by practical exams/assessments "in-situ" on the aircraft itself.
Just think, we were sat in the same room :lol:

The new course is not pleasant at all. A lot of people have been failing exams because it's been mixed up so drastically. It seems gash.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#11
Zoidberg said:
Ninja_Stoker said:
Having visited Sultan last week & had a look at the new phase 2a training course,...
Just think, we were sat in the same room
Jeez, good job I wasn't aware as there's probably a rule about not nutting a trainee somewhere or other :lol:

As to my ID, I was the young, good looking blokey amongst a sea of grey- haired older chaps. There was a slack-handful of green bereted chaps within our midst (a couple of them RN Commandos) & we lined-out in the hangar behind some of the phase-two's to join in for the two-minute silence.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#13
No, my body is a temple, don't touch the stuff.

If you saw a guy necking a tin of Tennents Extra at stand-easy whilst asking the Booties for a scrap, you'd be nearer. :wink:
 

bryan

Lantern Swinger
#15
its my understanding that when your an AET your either attatched to ship or squadron, is it only the seaking that is attatched to squadron and goes to afghan etc
 

Patrick

Lantern Swinger
#16
bjuliebryant said:
its my understanding that when your an AET your either attatched to ship or squadron, is it only the seaking that is attatched to squadron and goes to afghan etc
"Junglie" squadrons aka the CHF go to afghanistan they're seakings & lynx
 

bryan

Lantern Swinger
#17
Patrick said:
bjuliebryant said:
its my understanding that when your an AET your either attatched to ship or squadron, is it only the seaking that is attatched to squadron and goes to afghan etc
"Junglie" squadrons aka the CHF go to afghanistan they're seakings & lynx
you have to do extra training for that though dont you? the marine based training?? are they the only 2 attached to squadron?
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#19
bjuliebryant said:
Patrick said:
bjuliebryant said:
its my understanding that when your an AET your either attatched to ship or squadron, is it only the seaking that is attatched to squadron and goes to afghan etc
"Junglie" squadrons aka the CHF go to afghanistan they're seakings & lynx
you have to do extra training for that though dont you? the marine based training?? are they the only 2 attached to squadron?
There is categorically no requirement for AETs to undergo All Arms Commando Course in order to join a Junglie Squadron (CHF) working within 3 Commando Brigade.

It is sometimes possible, for blokes that can be spared, to undergo the All Arms Commando Course & become Royal Navy Commandos however those that do will not be routinely employed in the frontline Commando role & will still be employed in their primary role - ie: Air Engineering.
 

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