Hello, in the next couple months I will be submitting my application for Aircrew Officer Pilot and was wondering how long after would my FAT's take place? Also are there any other things I should start to prepare for?
Hi there TechFin,
Can't speak for a 'usual' time - but my date for FAT is mid-January (14th I believe).
If you get your application in sharpish you might get in that cohort, but your odds are very slim. Need to do a psychometric test and informal interview first. If you miss January, it may be a while before the next.
This might not be the best forum for this anyway, ask in the 'Navy Recruiting' forum or ask your AFCO, they'll know more.
Amusingly i took FATs at Cranwell 2 days after you posted this thread!
I completed my application and had it sent by late August. Over a month later i was called upon to take my psychometric testing at my local recruitment office. Once i had passed that i was told my Liaison Officer would get in touch, and a week later i spoke to him. He then put me forwards for FATs which i then took about a month later.
Having unfortunately failed it, i was then told to retake a year later. So all i say is be glad you will probably have a while between now and the FATs.
I recommend for the best results, practice arithmetic and also remaining calm under pressure.
If you end up passing, i believe you take a second medical for Air Crew, then you go to AIB after meeting your liaison officer in person and if successful with that he will recommend you to the AIB.
I started my application in September, did the recruitment test in October, medical in November and sat my FAT’s at the start of December. Like The Mau5e I had about an month’s warning before I sat my tests.
Really practice your mental arithmetic, SDT calculations and don’t get flustered if you make a mistake. Oh and take your breaks, it’s a long old day.