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OASC 'CANDIDATES' and WANNABES, PLEASE READ THIS THREAD FIRST!

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OASC 'CANDIDATES' and WANNABES, PLEASE READ THIS THREAD FIRST!

Old 17th Jan 2007, 08:18
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Here, you can't do much to show them you want to join the RAF. The only thing is that I got a PPL, and that I have been going from A to B to C to D to get the necessary papers so I get the dual citizenship - which is still in the process!

Regarding AFCOs, do I need to book an appointment or can I just show up at the office?
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Old 17th Jan 2007, 08:54
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WizzopWannabe,
At Laarbruch, one airman applied for NCA and was told at OASC that he was not good enough, but would he accept a commission as Admin Secretarial! - WO Chief Clerks's response - a florid face and exploding with "Not good enough to be a sgt aircrew but good enough to be my boss!"
More fun to be had as a WSOp.....
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Old 17th Jan 2007, 19:20
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A Life on The Blunty Wave

Anyone thinking of joining apart from having to consider what it's like working for a bankrupt organisation could.........and I stand by for the banter on this one........do a lot worse than join the blunty branch. Reasons:

1. There is a blunty absolutely everywhere so you can get posted anywhere you fancy
2. You don't have to be all that sharp to join the blunty branch
3. You get to make the rules up so they are easier to play by
4. Fastest promotion in the RAF
5. The work is dead easy and you only have to pretend to give a monkeys stuff
6. You can blame everything including small scale wars on JPA
7. If you are borderline aircrew then you can save all the heartache of failure and join the rest of the failed aircrew in the blunty branch
8. You get plenty of time for doing private work in the day

Time for another nap.......!!!!
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Old 17th Jan 2007, 23:16
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Originally Posted by ratty1 View Post
Have I missed something here or are NCA now being Commissioned in their respective jobs again?
In a word, No.
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Old 18th Jan 2007, 19:24
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WSOp

Hi guys,

I'm joining the RAF as a WSOp hopefully, however I have an unspent conviction for which I received a small fine. I was hoping for some advice on how they will look at this.

Cheers.
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Old 18th Jan 2007, 21:16
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I refer to my earlier post regarding AFCO's, asking if I need to book for an appointment or if I can just show up at the office?
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Old 18th Jan 2007, 22:42
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I don't live in the UK, and all this crap is new to me.

Thanks
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Old 18th Jan 2007, 23:47
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Pontius - good use of the word "ebullient"!

 
Old 19th Jan 2007, 00:45
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Ratty catches another Royal who can pontificate but cant spell..........outstanding
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Old 19th Jan 2007, 00:46
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Originally Posted by ratty1 View Post
He used ebulient not ebullient
True, but I thought I'd let his spelling error slip due to the amusing nature of his remarks.
I shall now accept your apology Ratty.

I direct you to :

http://www.askoxford.com/results/?vi...archtype=exact

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Old 19th Jan 2007, 10:45
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Hi there,

I have got my initial interview next week so I am not sure whether they will allow me to go to OASC or not. It was a fine for 100 for trespassing on enclosed premises (a scrap yard) I only went in there to get a drunken friend out but then the police showed up and we were both caught.

Thanks.
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Old 19th Jan 2007, 15:52
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Originally Posted by ratty1 View Post
An apology? My mantra is always been, never explain, never apologise and I am not going to change my mind now.
Good integrity. However what you have there is more an ethos, or indeed a philospophy. A mantra would be more like "gouranga, gouranga, gouranga, gouranga...etc", but let's not get pedantic (that means fussy).
 
Old 19th Jan 2007, 16:12
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
You are joining or you want to join?

If you are now waiting IOT what's the problem? If you were convicted and fined and accepted by OASC then there shoul dbe no issue.

If OTOH you want to join and have not even got passed AFCO then you need to let on a bit more. Small fine? With my pay that is about 20. For someon else it could be 1000. What's the conviction? Traffic offence, drug dealing or even ABH?
It was for trespassing on enclosed premises (a scrap yard) for which I received a 100 fine, my solicitor said on the day that I shouldn't even be at court as I have no previous convictions. What are you thoughts on whether they will allow me to have the same opportunity as someone without it.
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Old 19th Jan 2007, 16:30
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Ah well, you see I just say "Never explain, never apologise" over and over again until you get the message (that means a communication containing some information).

Copied.

Have a good 'un!

 
Old 20th Jan 2007, 21:40
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Hey all, New to this forum

Age 21, Gcse's, A-levels, and halfway through a graphic design degree (will be 22 when i graduate.

I am thinking of joining the RAF as a pilot, have a few questions hopfully someone can help me with.

I gather most people that join the RAF as a pilot want to fly jets or alike, I really want to be a helicopter pilot and am not interested in flying planes.

Do you specify on sign up? I have read that they assign you a aircraft after training but can this be anything or can you join specifically their rotary devision.

Also how long is the training and how is it structured from sign up to first post. (Helicopter pilot)

Thankyou in advance.
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Old 20th Jan 2007, 22:45
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
This should be good. Given Falmouth I wonder why noy Navy?
Anyway does Graphic Design rate higher or lower than Underwater Basket Weaving?

Very funny Pontius

What do you have against graphic designers? yes we are the bitches of consumerism but dont mistake us with art students. We do more than just make pretty pictures, We are the reason you buy something over something else. The flashy side of any buisness.

It is in our hands weither a product makes millions, or flops. Now thats a pretty big responsibility.


The Navy doesnt really do it for me. But i would give my left foot to be a "Glorified taxi driver"
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Old 20th Jan 2007, 23:32
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Originally Posted by Mike Jenvey View Post

If you do want to join the RAF as a pilot, then I wouldn't hang about, as the minimum joining age is 23.

Ahem - maximum.
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Old 21st Jan 2007, 00:41
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Thank you for the quick reply.

If i applied and got through, and then after the 3 weeks got posted for planes, would i be under obligation to stay?
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Old 21st Jan 2007, 02:14
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Ok, I have to bite.
It goes like this - you attend an armed forces careers office, who, after a few things are completed to their satisfaction, may or may not send you to the officer and aircrew selection centre.
Should you be successful here, you'll begin initial officer training and 30 or so weeks later emerge as a shiny new junior royal air force officer.
You'll then attend an aeromedical course and ground school and then join elementary flying training on the grob. After around 60 hours covering general handling, aerobatics, low and medium level navigation, formation flying and a few other things, you will be "streamed". At this point your future employment will be decided on the basis of three factors - with your personal preference a weak 2nd or 3rd of 3.
Worry about going to the careers office to show you're interested before worrying about anything else.
good luck. it's hard.
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Old 21st Jan 2007, 08:32
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Given Mike's reply that you haven't got much time to waste I shall expand on BLs message:

Originally Posted by bad livin' View Post
Ok, I have to bite.
It goes like this - you attend an armed forces careers office
and this could take a couple of months of more
who, after a few things are completed to their satisfaction, may or may not send you to the officer and aircrew selection centre.
in another couple of months. [quote]
Should you be successful here, you'll begin initial officer training [quote] and here is the rub, it might take 2-3 months more before you start IOT and that is critical as you must be under 24 on that date then
and 30 or so weeks later emerge as a shiny new junior royal air force officer.
You'll then attend an aeromedical course and ground school and then join elementary flying training on the grob. After around 60 hours covering general handling, aerobatics, low and medium level navigation, formation flying and a few other things, you will be "streamed". At this point your future employment will be decided on the basis of three factors - with your personal preference a weak 2nd or 3rd of 3.
Worry about going to the careers office to show you're interested before worrying about anything else.
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