F-35 Pilot chances?

#1
What are the chances of, say, if I joined the fleet air arm. Can I choose where I'm streamlined? (I will be the right age when the carriers and F-35's come along)
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#2
The RAF reckon they get one fighter pilot for every 16,000 people that walk into an AFCO.

With regard your future aspiration to be a pilot, you'll initially be processed as a "pilot" then streamed fast jet or rotary wing further into training - it's not possible to predict specific odds, but suffice to say every other person that walks into a careers office wants to be a fighter pilot. To achieve it, you've got to be better than the rest.

Good luck.
 
#4
To achieve it, you've got to be better than the rest.
And be incredibly handsome.........with the banging stamina of a belt-fed Wombat........and be really funny..........and a great dancer............and have a big watch.
 
#5
And be incredibly handsome.........with the banging stamina of a belt-fed Wombat........and be really funny..........and a great dancer............and have a big watch.
Pontius
You forgot the Sports car, preferably an old MGB, Morgan or new Porche:clap:
 

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#6
And be incredibly handsome.........with the banging stamina of a belt-fed Wombat........and be really funny..........and a great dancer............and have a big watch.
The big aviators watch is optional, I'm advised.

The conversation at Naval Stores usually goes: "What do you want a chunky watch or wit and intelligence?"

To which the traditional reply is usually: "Ooh, chunky watch please". :grin:
 
#15
Knowing the speed of Naval procurement and RAF hindrance tactics, those about to enter Reception this September probably have a greater chance of driving an F35 on a carrier.:neutral:
And even then only if F-35 is to be the new designation for one of those small aircraft towing vehicles. Or a bicycle.
 

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#16
When one considers the prototype Harrier first flew mid-sixties but was only operational in squadron numbers on a carrier 15 years later, my prophecy may be more accurate than intended.
 

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