I've done a search on this and don't seem to have found an up to date official answer. I'm 23, applying for officer, and although I'm probably going down the ATC route as I'm an ex civvy en-route ATCO, I'm obviously going to go to Cranwell to do the FATS that tests for aircrew too. Anyway, I had my eyes tested today at D&H as requested by the AFCO as part of my pre-medical before my PJFT (I've heard this is all a recent new addition to the process to have a medical so early on) and my eyesight has come back as: Distance unaided: Right 6/6 Left 6/6 Distance aided: Right 6/5 Left 6/5 Near Unaided: Right N5 Left N5 Near Aided: Right N5 Left N5 Sphere: Right +0.25 Left -0.25 Cylinder: Right +0.75 Left +0.75 Axis: Right 33 Left 157 I was wondering if anyone here has any official idea on what the eyesight limit is for aircrew these days? The reason I ask is because I've sat the FATS twice before and passed both times for every branch for the RAF, but didn't end up joining because of an **** system I got caught up in years ago. I won't bore you with the details. (My AFCO is checking just now whether I will actually have to do the FATS again, although I think I will have to go again with a clean slate......anyone heard of anyone going down for a 3rd time, but 1st time for the RN?) So yes, can someone please tell me if my eyes would be acceptable for pilot or observer? Personally, I don't think they are, but then you hear lots fo rumours and I was hoping for a clearer answer (I don't need glasses). Obviously I will ask my AFCO in a few weeks when he's back, but before then I'd like to know if I actually have eyesight chance for aircrew, even if I do have an ATC background currently.... Thanks.