What are the sub-requirements for the FAA?

K_Bateson

Midshipman
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
 

simonjgriffithshr

Lantern Swinger
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...
 

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!
 

GPZ_pilot

Lantern Swinger
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
 

scouse

War Hero
GPZ_pilot said:
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. :thumright: Not so fun when the VIS is zero and you have a Major Hydraulic failure/ no comms, trying to get back to Mother! and no diversinary airfield :w00t:
 

scouse

War Hero
GPZ_pilot said:
Haha, yeah.

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

GPZ_pilot

Lantern Swinger
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
 
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