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OFFICER and AIRCREW 'CANDIDATES' PLEASE READ THIS THREAD FIRST!

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Old 9th Jan 2019, 10:07
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
So what happens to the 75 that were suitable and entered IOT as would be pilots?

Is 25 per year sufficient to feed the frontline?

How does the system manage if 8% or 12% fail to graduate as pilot?
Only about 25 are being selected to go onto IOTs each year now.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 11:55
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The Bird, understood but what about the 75 selected that don't go to IOT?

What is the impact of failure to graduate? Just one failure is 4%.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 22:59
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I'm just trying to get my head around those figures ...... 4000+ apply, yet going forward, only 25 'potential' pilots are going to IOT each year. Presumably, the 4000+ who apply have all met the basic academic status, so they have a 1 in 160 chance of passing OASC?

I thought they were trying to increase the number of pilots for the proposed extra squadrons?

If some do get chopped along the way, that leaves less than 25 actually making it to a front line squadron. How many pilots does the RAF have on its books and how many new pilots does it actually require each year?

Pilot slots are about to be massively reduced as MFTS fails to deliver the throughput needed.
I thought the solution was to send them to America on the NATO training program?

Is the Careers advice now, "Try the RN and Army first if you want to fly!"
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Old 14th Jan 2019, 11:00
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It'll be much fewer than 4,000 going through to OASC. Many won't pass the filter, many more won't pass the medical.

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Old 14th Jan 2019, 11:28
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Thank you for the reply Muppet.

Do you have an idea, no matter how rough, of the number of pilot applicants who do make it to OASC each year? I just need an idea so that I can give realistic careers advice to people who are thinking about it.
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Old 14th Jan 2019, 12:54
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Originally Posted by Sky Sports View Post
Thank you for the reply Muppet.

Do you have an idea, no matter how rough, of the number of pilot applicants who do make it to OASC each year? I just need an idea so that I can give realistic careers advice to people who are thinking about it.
Not really.
It'll fluctuate all the time for damnedest of reasons, none of which will be helpful to your prospective candidates.

And the wider point is if they're put off by statistics, then their heart probably isn't in it enough to make it through all the other hoops. It is, by its very nature, a role for only the select few. If they want it, they have to believe they're good enough to be amongst that few.
And if they believe they're good enough, it doesn't matter how many others are applying.
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