Change in AC Professional Training

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  1. Hi All,

    Thought i'd share this with everyone, especially potential ACs like myself. They have changed the training after Basic to the following:

    To prepare you for the Aircraft Controller course you will complete a 13 week warfare course at the Maritime Warfare School in Fareham, Hampshire before moving on to the combined 2 week Aircraft Controller grading and Fleet Air Arm introduction course at the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton in Somerset. After grading you will spend time in a warship at sea to gain experience of working within a ship’s Operations Room before you return to RNAS Yeovilton for the Aircraft Controller’s Course. Once you qualify as an Aircraft Controller you will be assigned to a ship’s helicopter flight. Further specialist training opportunities include the highly valued Air Traffic Control course at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire.

    Thoughts / feelings?
  2. Hi there,

    Thanks for posting this Hoop_Dogg. I've just passed my FATs for AC and in the debrief the Lieutenant touched on this.

    So compared to the old routine, have they switched the warfare training from the end to the beginning? That seems to be the only obvious change to me.

  3. That's what i've taken from it. I believe (and this is only my belief) that this give you something to fall back on if you bodge the AC course. As this used to be sidways entry if you failed you would revert to your old trade but direct entrants dont have one, so this way you will do.

    Make sence?
  4. Not only that, but as an AC you will be an integral part of the Ops room. Having an AIO background gained from being a Warfare Specialist helps enormously when undertaking the AC course and your understanding of how an Ops room works.
  5. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Don't forget helping out the DHP as well, MLP! There may also be an avenue to volunteering for STC Duties, too... :thumbleft:
  6. DHP / BM / STC / Sharthouse sheriff, all those good things for those who dab!
  7. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer me, I know: been there and got the t-shirt many times. And loved it so much, I branch changed!! :shock:
  8. Likewise!
  9. Thirded!
  10. I liked it so much I left.
  11. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    ...your loss was the Andrew's gain! :thumbleft:
  12. You are still threaders that 72% of all the wets that have ever passed your lips, have been tainted with my piss, aren't you?

  13. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    You? Make a wet?! That'll be the farkin' day... :shock: :wink:
  14. Fair one, these days my man does things like that for me. :lol:

  15. Not sure if its 13 weeks at MWS think it might be about 6 weeks?
  16. Does this mean they've finally ditched the useless time working in air traffic preparing you for f*ck all?
  17. Yes, we've handed that shite job over to chockheads. After all, there is about 9 million of the thick cunts.
  18. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    So what you're basically saying, MLP, is that you're a fairweather Wedge Technician..?! :shock: :? :twisted:
  19. Seconded!! :D
  20. thank **** for that, wonder how long it'll take to come into effect though, and how long it'll be before we've got chockheads doing local/ground again?

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