Fleet air arm question :)

T96a1

Midshipman
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Hi guys,

just wanting to ask about a pilot/observer scholarship with the navy. Unfortunately the .mod website was none too informative. Does anyone know whether they are still doing these atm and is the competition tough?

I've enquired to RAF about aircrew and they seen to be full up, not sure about the Army Air Corps status but i like the sound of the fleet air arm more :) Correct me if im wrong but if we are pulling out of Afghan in 2014 i think a flying career in the RN is a better idea as there are deployments in the Caribbean and horn of Africa and near the Falklands. Can anyone tell me what Aircrew do on a ship while not flying are there secondary duties other than writing reports and the like?

Will being an Air cadet have a positive or negative effect if i was to apply against someone who was a sea cadet

thanks in advance :)
 

T96a1

Midshipman
#2
they swagger about the ship in their flying ovvies getting in the way and telling everyone that they are pilots/aircrew. Then they have a bit of sleep, before swaggering around the ship getting in the way again.

When they get back to the ship immediately after a bit of flying about they swagger about the place with their flying helmets huffing and puffing and telling everyone how knackered they are and what a hard job they have.

Hope this helps
Ah i see, are they not well liked then? :L Do they have the opportunity to do other useful things on board because im not keen on swaggering all day :)
 
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You wil be flavour of the day when bringing the mail on board , and all wafus fish heads and bootys will love you to bits :angel7: Ps when not flying you will be steering the ship. As the skipper trust your judgement, more than that of the fish head Officers on board :laughing2:
 
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they swagger about the ship in their flying ovvies getting in the way and telling everyone that they are pilots/aircrew. Then they have a bit of sleep, before swaggering around the ship getting in the way again.

When they get back to the ship immediately after a bit of flying about they swagger about the place with their flying helmets huffing and puffing and telling everyone how knackered they are and what a hard job they have.

Hope this helps
My Bold.

What do you mean 'bit' of sleep! A lot of sleep I hope. We WAFU's have a certain reputation to uphold and I would expect the orficer aircrew to maintain the finest traditions of the FAA.
 

T96a1

Midshipman
#8
Does anyone know whether the pilot scholarships are open before i go to the AFCO because its not going to be cool wasting a journey into Aberdeen to be told to get on my bike, because im skint :L
 
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cúnt

Guest
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Does anyone know whether the pilot scholarships are open before i go to the AFCO because its not going to be cool wasting a journey into Aberdeen to be told to get on my bike, because im skint :L
Use the phone you skip-licking bellend.
 
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Does anyone know whether the pilot scholarships are open before i go to the AFCO because its not going to be cool wasting a journey into Aberdeen to be told to get on my bike, because im skint :L
You will need a sensible answer from two of our members who are career advisors also, Talking Baggage and Pontious are knowledgable on officery subjects.
 
#13
So you bleat about not wasting a trip into Aberdeen because you're skint, then when someone pints out that you can ring them you say you are going to go in person anyway ... I think he was right
No i was asking if they still do the scholarships otherwise there is no need for me to go to the recruiting office soon because im not old enough to join up at the moment. But if no one knows then i might aswell go in to pick up some info while im there. Never thought of phoning first though, which is stupidity on my part.

I apologise for appearing like a mong, I was typing on my phone while i was on the train.
 
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Days of aircrew wandering around in their flightsuits are long gone, even in days past it used to be only between the briefing room and the flight deck, our mess used to have a coule of aircrewmen, who lounged about in their suits, mainly because they were on call. Don't forget we have no use for multiple flying suit clad swaggerers, for that you need a ship with multi aircraft, sometimes known as a carrier. We aint not got any and not likely to have any for the distant future. In your position hardly worth thinking about.
 
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guestm

Guest
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Days of aircrew wandering around in their flightsuits are long gone, even in days past it used to be only between the briefing room and the flight deck, our mess used to have a coule of aircrewmen, who lounged about in their suits, mainly because they were on call. Don't forget we have no use for multiple flying suit clad swaggerers, for that you need a ship with multi aircraft, sometimes known as a carrier. We aint not got any and not likely to have any for the distant future. In your position hardly worth thinking about.
Yes we do and yes they do.
 
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Try a stint in OCEAN then, because that's exactly how it was last year. It will probably be a familiar sight to those who have served in ALBION and BULWARK too, and let's not forget ILLUSTRIOUS is now re-roled to be a multi aircraft carrying vessel.
Lusty multi roled A/C...... is that a slip of the pen? Jimbo sure you don't me multi roled rotary winged A/C lol ps Handler is of course referring to a STRIKE CARRIER :angel7::-D Re aircrew
 
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guestm

Guest
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Lusty multi roled A/C...... is that a slip of the pen? Jimbo sure you don't me multi roled rotary winged A/C lol ps Handler is of course referring to a STRIKE CARRIER :angel7::-D Re aircrew
Still carries multiple aircraft with bucket loads of aircrew mincing around in flying ovies which was the point.
 
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Still carries multiple aircraft with bucket loads of aircrew mincing around in flying ovies which was the point.
Kept all my. Flying gear in the locker in the hangar... Mess to hangar rig N8s.... and return to mess N8s Why would you want to go swanning around in your dry suit ,may west and 1man dinghy strapped to your Arse?????
 

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