Hi all, I would like to apply to join the FAA. When I was 16 (7 years ago) I tried to join the RNR after being a cadet at school, but despite doing well in interviews, failed my medical. I've always doubted the reasoning, but I was young, just accepted it and was bit upset! I had an operation on my knee when I was 12, to remove an errant lump of bone (an osteocondroma), and upon seeing the scar (about 1.5" long)the Doc said, "ohh, that might keep you out" - and that was that! I'm hopeful that I might have better luck a few years on. I'm very active, keep myself fit and have never been hampered by my knee in any way, competing in plenty of sports at University. I'm really keen to do this, and will do anything I have to do to pass, but don't want to get my hopes up too high before falling again. Otherwise my health is in great shape! Does anyone have any information about this sort of thing? I've had a search on the forums and can't find much. My next step is to apply, see how it goes, and try to be as honest as possible about what's happened (it had been suggested that I didn't mention the RNR medical....). Any help would be great! Cheers!