I was speaking to someone at work today about my application to the FAA. He said his wife works in something to do with armed forces personnel and she said there's a shortage of pilots at the moment...surely this can't be true. And seeing as I'm here writing this post, I might as well also ask... I've received a letter in the post inviting me to one of those AFCO presentations about "what the navy has to offer, including information on jobs, training and travel opportunities". At this stage is it all still very informal? Is it just a case of turning up dressed smart/casual and sitting through while taking notes? When I was thinking of joining the RAF, everyone seemed to say it was best to turn up in a suit for this first presentation, which I don't understand as I've not even applied for the job yet and assume the presentation is more a chance for me to find out more about what I'm applying for, before I actually apply. Sorry I've gone on a bit there. Basically, smart and tie or smart no tie?