When I was at my AIB a couple of weeks ago, one of the chaps on my board (who's currently UAS, but he is a nice guy really!) told me something interesting and I was wondering if it's true. To pass for fixed wing/fast jet training you need an average grade of 4 out of 6, but for single seaters, ie harriers, you need a grade of 5. Apparently if an RN pilot gets 4 on hawks so still qualifies for fixed wing but not single seaters, they're sent off to the crabs to fly tonkas for a couple of years and then goes back to see if they can get a 5. Is this true or is he yanking my crank?