Change in AC Professional Training

Hoop_Dogg said:
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?



Not sure if its 13 weeks at MWS think it might be about 6 weeks?
 
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captainobvious said:
Does this mean they've finally ditched the useless time working in air traffic preparing you for f*ck all?

Yes, we've handed that shite job over to chockheads. After all, there is about 9 million of the thick cunts.
 

captainobvious

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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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captainobvious said:
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?

If it means redundancy, they can have it tomorrow if they want.
 

captainobvious

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wonder how many PO chockheads there are out there who can transmit on a radio without saying err, or umm at least 10 times, I'll wager probably not many.
 
Hoop_Dogg said:
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?

I've joined as an AC and I'm in week 4 at Raleigh atm. I've had no information about the AC training. We were meant to have Phase 2 briefings but no fecker from Yeovilton bothered to turn up for my AC brief.

Its a bit shite to think I have to get the information from an internet forum rather than the official training establishment. lol
 
Righteous_Canary said:
I've had no information about the AC training. We were meant to have Phase 2 briefings but no fecker from Yeovilton bothered to turn up for my AC brief.

:eek: Had it not occurred to you that there is often an Operational reason for such an absence?


Its a bit shite to think I have to get the information from an internet forum rather than the official training establishment.

:roll: Welcome to the RN, you are rapidly learning all about Mushroom Management and alternate sources of genuine information.
All we had for that in my day was the NAAFI queue. :roll:

PS Best of luck with the rest of your training, and I hope there will be some A left to C when you finish it :twisted:
 
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