Old 25th Aug 2014, 09:54
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G-F0RC3
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 394
Well done Luke - you are doing well for a 17-year-old. You have good flying experience; a good sense of humour (not to be underestimated); and it would appear you are prepared to work hard to achieve your goals. I agree with mad_jock in that you should probably get a Class 1 before you invest any serious effort or money in furthering your career.

I can relate to your desire for inspiration. You’ll probably read at least ten times more pessimistic views on this forum than optimistic ones. That’s not without good reason; it is unquestionably an expensive and difficult industry to get into. You already know this. But someone will get the next set of cadet positions on the various tagged schemes, and there’s no reason why that couldn’t be you.

Twelve months ago I was readying myself for the selection process of the BAFPP. I rated my chances at no more than 1 in 100, and it’s easy to feel disheartened when the only career you’ve ever wanted hangs on such odds. But try to think positively and work very hard with your preparation and it might surprise you how far you get. Against the odds – and much to my surprise – I made it all the way through the process and start my training in only a few weeks. I hope that can give you some inspiration for your own career.

Good luck for the future!
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