FAA Warfare ASW Aircrewman Q and A.

jm345

Midshipman
@Mark Dip dip Do Aircrewmen get flying pay? I remember hearing about it not long ago, just wanted to check. What can you expect? Is it whilst in training or after? Thanks.
 

Mark Dip

Midshipman
Yes to flying pay, or RRP(F) recruitment and retention pay, flying, if we use the official title. ACMN ASW and Cdo are also on Supp 3 which is on the table below if that helps you understand the complete pay picture. I'm not certain on when you are eligible for RRP(F) so I'll find out the latest. What I can say though is expect to be a Petty Officer(Acting) on Supp 3 with the initial rate of RRP(F) 2 and a half years after joining Raleigh and having completed flying training and joined a front line SQN.



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If my sums are right, that works out at £39996.90. The price of a Big Mac £ off of 40k.

;)
 

jm345

Midshipman
Excellent info! That's a nice sum after training. I'm under no illusions though, I'll expect to have to earn it! Thanks for that.
 

Waspie

War Hero
Yes to flying pay, or RRP(F) recruitment and retention pay, flying, if we use the official title. ACMN ASW and Cdo are also on Supp 3 which is on the table below if that helps you understand the complete pay picture. I'm not certain on when you are eligible for RRP(F) so I'll find out the latest. What I can say though is expect to be a Petty Officer(Acting) on Supp 3 with the initial rate of RRP(F) 2 and a half years after joining Raleigh and having completed flying training and joined a front line SQN.



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If my sums are right, that works out at £39996.90. The price of a Big Mac £ off of 40k.

;)
Had a few pay rises since I left!!!!!!:)
 

jm345

Midshipman
Can anyone clarify what the Acting part of Petty Officer (Acting) means? Is it until you've passed all the leadership training required for a Petty Officer? Thanks
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
For those interested in attending an Aircrew Acquaint visit at RNAS Yeovilton, the dates available are 18 – 21 Mar 19 and 23 – 26 Sep 19. Contact your AFCO for details.


 

Mark Dip

Midshipman
All very quiet lately. I'd be interested to hear from anyone who used this forum and is now serving or waiting for an entry date.
 

craigy

Midshipman
Silly Question time!

Aircrewman looks like one hell of a job, had I have age on my side this is what I would've applied for. I believe the upper age limit is 26. Here's the silly question....

Once I'm in and completed training etc even though I exceed the age limit can I still request a transfer to this role?
 
Silly Question time!

Aircrewman looks like one hell of a job, had I have age on my side this is what I would've applied for. I believe the upper age limit is 26. Here's the silly question....

Once I'm in and completed training etc even though I exceed the age limit can I still request a transfer to this role?
Doubtful.

There may be allowances made, but in general, the RN can prove a direct relation between age and likelihood of passing the course. The older you are, the less likely to pass.
 

Waspie

War Hero
Silly Question time!

Aircrewman looks like one hell of a job, had I have age on my side this is what I would've applied for. I believe the upper age limit is 26. Here's the silly question....

Once I'm in and completed training etc even though I exceed the age limit can I still request a transfer to this role?
I was an aircrewman that passed out over the max age. (Only by a few months). I seriously wished I had completed the course when I first applied in my early 20's. It was extremely challenging.
I notice on a previous thread you are looking at AET. A very worth while trade. My first 12 years in the RN was as a NAM/LAM, thats AET in very old money. The branch then morphed into AEM and is currently AET.
Good luck, FAA is an excellent choice of career path, whatever trade you have chosen.
 

craigy

Midshipman
I was an aircrewman that passed out over the max age. (Only by a few months). I seriously wished I had completed the course when I first applied in my early 20's. It was extremely challenging.
I notice on a previous thread you are looking at AET. A very worth while trade. My first 12 years in the RN was as a NAM/LAM, thats AET in very old money. The branch then morphed into AEM and is currently AET.
Good luck, FAA is an excellent choice of career path, whatever trade you have chosen.
Yes I've applied to join as AET and I'm currently in the process of joining. I am very excited and can't wait to finally get to Raleigh.

AET looks like an excellent trade, the only thing that I feel it's lacking (for me at least) is the lack of combat.
 

Waspie

War Hero
Yes I've applied to join as AET and I'm currently in the process of joining. I am very excited and can't wait to finally get to Raleigh.

AET looks like an excellent trade, the only thing that I feel it's lacking (for me at least) is the lack of combat.
If its combat you want - join the marines or the Army.
If you want a career and a trade that is transferable - stick to the Navy.
Don't see many jobs i the Job Centres for combat trained sailors!!!!
 
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