Royal Navy Flying Aptitude Tests.......

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  1. Hello, I am applying for the position of an AIRCREWMAN and I was wondering what the flying aptitude tests involved? (I passed the recruit test easily and I assume the flying aptitude tests are more difficult?)
    Also as I'm not applying for an officer/pilot role would I still have to complete the same tests as if I were applying for those roles?

    Any advice would be greatly received.

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  2. I don't know for sure but the FATs described by Olly sound like those for pilot/observer. I would imagine the tests for aircrewman are different but I'm sure the friendly AFCO can help confirm or deny this.
  3. The Aptitude test is performed by the chaps in light blue. I expect that what might be useful to you may be somewhere in OFFICER and AIRCREW 'CANDIDATES' PLEASE READ THIS THREAD FIRST! - PPRuNe Forums In the days before computers in the home, chaps just rocked up and did it. You can learn around 2% of aptitude. Just do it. There's no shame in failure; unless one is a total twonk and doesn't understand aviation and airmanship.

    Isn't it funny how many people would have been selected for air crew training if only hadn't failed the medical.
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  4. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    I do know one very very senior WAFU who wouldn't have gone that route if he could have passed the Submariners medical. True dit He told me himself.
  5. From what I remember of mine, (some 30+ years ago and pre-pc), the tests weren't of the type one could train or practise for.

    As has been said, just go and do it. If you fail - try again. There not designed to be easy but are designed to see if you can do the job. Believe it or not there is a lot more to aircrewmen than posing in Gucci sun glasses in front of nice helicopters. (Not a lot more though). :headbang:
  6. Theres the being rigged like a carthorse check, all over tan check and then the all important how to drink the bar dry and not buy a single drink evolution. Fail this and you end up like this guy.....
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  7. As an aircrewman it is important to remember that you are the junior member (lacky) of the team.
    Both pilot and observer will of course be hoccifers so try and waych that sketch with the 2 Ronnies and another actor "I know my place".
    Once you know your place then you will be ready to join the elite squad of RN Aircrewmen.
    Remember when leaving the aircrewroom or the aircraft to touch yer forelock and say to the hoccifers "carry your bag sir" in a grovelling tone. It is extremely important to carry the observers bag, yes it's heavy nut that is due to him storing all the aircrew nutty in it. Distract him, nick the nutty and distribute it to the flight maintainers, do this often enough and they may just accept you.:nike:
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  8. That would have been the SAR Diver specialisation!!!!!! Real hero's!!!!!!
  9. I can tell we never met!!!!!

    I didn't fit the mould!!!!!
  10. So no aircrew nutty from you then Waspie:sad:^^;

    Can't see my old mate Scouse fitting the mould either
  11. Loads of nutty, equally divvied up. It's just me and officers sometimes - well most times never saw eye to eye on a few aviation matters. Like trying to fly a shagged out Sea King 60 plus miles with eighteen inches of rotor blade missing after an observer conned us into a PAS boat!!!! Quite a few fallings out with. Hated being crewed up with them when they didn't treat you as a member of the crew. Kinda brought out my militant side!!!!!! :salut:

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