Natg has passed FATs, for those not in the know, & is an ideal person to quiz on this particular subject. :thumright:
No apologies for repeating this post from the FAA forum.
A bit of recent news for those interested:
SPECIAL FLYING AWARD 2008
Experiences on offer will progress from a 1 day visit, which will include an Air Experience Flight in a Grob 115E Tutor, through Potential Officer Air Courses (POAC) to nomination for Gliding Camps and then nomination for a Powered Camp.
The powered flying experience will continue together with the Gliding Camp offered each year.
Selection for powered awards will still require candidates to sit FATs.
It is intended that there will be Gliding Camps in 2008, aimed at 16 to 18 year old prospective FAA candidates.
There will be Powered Camps in 2008. These will be aimed predominately at 18 â€“ 22 year olds with selection via FATs, an ACLO interview and selection board.
AIR EXPERIENCE FLIGHTS
Will run as intended.
a The minimum age for ACLO nominated flying is 16.
b The target ages are for general guidance.
c The broad assumption is that powered camps will be offered to University students or those who have already completed an AEF and /or gliding camp.
Flying experiences are to encourage young people to consider flying in the RN, to give them the chance to get airborne and explore their potential suitability.
If you are interested, speak to your ACLO sooner rather than later!