However, in very rough, ball-park figures, around 90% of individuals who first walk into an AFCO want to be a pilot.
Around 90% of those aren't eligible for academic, age, medical, nationality, residency or unspent conviction reasons.
About 40-50% of those eligible fall at the first hurdle in my AFCO by failing the recruiting test, 10% don't pass medical & a further 10% fail sift interview first time.
Of those that manage to pass the RT, medical, PJFT & sift, I'd guess 50% pass FATs with grades good enough for pilot & 50% of those pass AIB, with 50% of those passing AIB actually getting selected to start aircrew training.
So, erm, not many.
Airborne artist maybe better placed to say how many pass. but we just feed the hopper to the 'sausage machine' at the start of the process.
After many years of thought I believe that I may have made a mistake leaving after my 22.
So if I join up again at 64 will I have to redo part 1 and part 2 training?
Will I lose my pension?
Can I be excused the finess test cos I is a fat knacker?
Will I get sh!t on a raft for breckers, and babies heads for supper?
And finally do I still have to say Good Mornint to the Chief?