Hi all, I'm looking for a little advice/reassurance; I am an 'in service' (currently AET) Officer candidate, and on Tuesday this week I passed my AIB. In June this year I also passed my FAT's for Pilot, Observer & ATC. While I'm uninformed of my FAT scores, I know that Pilot was my highest score. This was my first AIB and I am going through as Aircrew (Pilot) as the title suggests. I was surprised in the interview that I wasn't asked if I would consider Observer, as I had prepared for that question, but I did notice that there were no Aircrew board members and considered that that could have had some bearing. I left feeling rather disheartened, despite passing, as my debrief seemed to leave me further in the dark than prior to attending. I was told that while I had passed and my interview was fantastic, I would be borderline for a place at BRNC "due to (my) age". I've just turned 24 and thought that as long as my scores were competitive then I would stand just as good a chance as anyone else, regardless of age. I considered that perhaps a not-so-competitive score was being sugar coated as an age related issue. I am yet to receive a debrief from my DO and am unlikely anytime soon due to a deployment, but I'm feeling rather impatient and would like some advice, if at all possible, on what tools, if any, I could utilise in order to improve my chances of selection. I would also like to know if it's feasible that I could be offered a place as Observer if my scores aren't competitive enough for Pilot? Any help would be much appreciated, my impatience is getting the better of me. After many weeks of AIB preparations I would just like to relax! Thanks again.