How are you guys getting on? Judging from the other posts it doesn't sound great. Have you spoken to Lt Cdr M...at AIB? or do you know when the selection board is? Since LtHolt got faster tracked maybe there is a place still? (if that helps at all).
The only thing with going back to AIB is that you'd be well ahead of the game just knowing what was coming up and being interested and as keen as you guys obviously are.
But did it, has anything WB has had to say helped you?
The general question though comes to mind is just how well s the training pipeline working, we seem to have shortages of man/womanpower in the fleet, and in a number of cases qualified people having to wait to join. To the simple minded old fart something is not quite right.
I have been told that you can reapply to AIB whilst you are waiting, but, you can't sit it until your year is up. Knowing how long the application pipeline takes I doubt this is going to be a problem (AIB pass expires after Feb entry), if I could get a AIB date before the april intake it would be perfect.
One more thing...... brace yourselves...... This time I will be applying to CrabAir aswell. It is a sad, sad day! ; )
This seems daft, anyone know what the problem is? Not enough training staff, too many foriegners taking up spaces (but paying handsomely for the privalage) not enough capacity at BRNC? Better candidates already passed and in the queue?
I got told that mine was an above average by my ACLO. The the TSO told me I was in the middle of the pile. Back in the day (Summer) I was told that my chances of being selected for Jan were 90%... so who knows what the scores mean.
The only thing we can do, or any newbies can do, is go to the AIB and work hard for every damn point because it is true that each one really does count.