Observer elements of FATS tests

kjplane

Newbie
Hello,

First post here and have had a look through previous forums but didn't see anything. I am looking for advice for the Oberserver elements of the FATS test as I have passed the RAF CBAT test for pilot earlier this year but have decided to got Navy. They are requiring me to go down to Cranwell to just sit the Observer part of the test so was wondering if anyone knew what tests they would be / what they test for observers. I am hoping fo pilot but would still like to pass for observer as its my second choice. Thanks in advance :)
 

jsf-35

Midshipman
A mate of mine transferred RAF to RN and had to go to do his observer tests. According to him it was literally 15 mins, maybe 3 tests and then you’re done. Those will be combined with the tests you’ve already done to get your observer score. Pilot score stays the same.
In terms of which tests you’ll be given I’m not sure, best of luck.


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kjplane

Newbie
A mate of mine transferred RAF to RN and had to go to do his observer tests. According to him it was literally 15 mins, maybe 3 tests and then you’re done. Those will be combined with the tests you’ve already done to get your observer score. Pilot score stays the same.
In terms of which tests you’ll be given I’m not sure, best of luck.


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Thank you and thats good to know about the pilot scores! :)
 

AM2020

Newbie
Hi, I did the 2 separate tests for observer in February. One is essentially SDT/fuel calculations and the other test is a matrix where stars pop up and you have to key in the coordinates to eliminate the stars. From what I remember, as I don't have mine to hand, the categories and weightings are fairly similar to pilot anyway. Best of luck :)
 

kjplane

Newbie
Hi, I did the 2 separate tests for observer in February. One is essentially SDT/fuel calculations and the other test is a matrix where stars pop up and you have to key in the coordinates to eliminate the stars. From what I remember, as I don't have mine to hand, the categories and weightings are fairly similar to pilot anyway. Best of luck :)
Hi AM2020, thanks for that information, very helpful! Is the matrix one basically the same one as the RAF test, I remember there being a grid one! Or is it completely different? :)
 

AM2020

Newbie
Hi AM2020, thanks for that information, very helpful! Is the matrix one basically the same one as the RAF test, I remember there being a grid one! Or is it completely different? :)
So they are both different tests to any of the RAF ones. It is a lot easier than the other matrix one in the RAF CBAT and essentially is more about how quickly you work to eliminate stars in a grid. No recall required, just accuracy when inputting squares. Best of luck :)
 
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