What are the sub-requirements for the FAA?

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  1. Im hoping to join as Aircrew but I've heard that they prefer a science qualification (A Level / AS Levels). I was wondering firstly whether this is true and what qualifications besides 180 UCAS Points they FAA are looking for?
    Thankyou
     
  2. I've not heard anything along those lines. As far as I'm aware, provided you've got the UCAS points, passed your FATs and get passed AIB you should be fine. Don't think it would be hugely necessary anyway as they'll teach the necessary science. (Of course, if your VR tests at AIB don't show a decent chance of taking on scientific knowledge that might be a different matter).

    That last little bit was purely my summising...
     
  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Someone applying with science based A levels will be at no more advantage than someone with, for example, Art & Business studies when it comes to eligibility.

    It may well be advantageous later in your career when you wish to study for a BSc in Aviation Technology & Pilot Studies whilst serving, but it certainly isn't needed to apply in the first instance- good luck!
     
  4. Thanks for the help guys. Much appreciated!
     
  5. the requirements for the FAA are that A) if you want to fly or be an observer, you need to be an officer - that 180 ucas points (2Cs and an E will suffice, but the bigger they are, the better). you will complete officer training at BRNC, but with an extra phase called "flight grading" where they send you off to learn about aeroplanes and aeronautics at a basic level - ie what aeralons, elevators, rudder do, pitch, roll, yaw, compas bearings, back headings all that fun stuff.

    then when you pass out of BRNC (2 months behind the rest of your intake or there abouts due to your extra phase) you will then go into the training pipeline for your specialisation.. whatever that is
     
  6. Does anyone know whether they require any previous flight experience?
     
  7. I doubt it, not many 18-20 year olds will have flight experience.
     
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  9. Haha, yeah.

    And btw, I'm 20 and have 7 hours or flight experience, including aerobatics time. XD
     
  10. Im Impressed :w00t: :thumright: an old and bold already :whew:
     
  11. Lol

    Whats your log like then?
    full?
     
  12. not on Wasps oppo with an hour duration :thumright: I was a Buccaneer Maintainer/ pinkey in a previous life :w00t:
     
  13. eh eh eh steady on, I've got a few hrs in a wasp ya know.........lovely things they were
     
  14. lol, Vintage, but nice.

    Gimmie a Seaking over a Merlin any day
     
  15. like This :thumright:
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  16. Or This :thumright:
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  17. Haha - looks like there's a bit o work to do on that old insect

    Reminds me of my mate - in the RAF, was the last person to sign off on a Merlin that came down with a *almost* shattered Ring-Of-Confidence. he was bricking himself for weeks
     
  18. Spin the dit on the Picture - you know you want to!!
     

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