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I'm 33, can I join the army air corps

Old 1st Apr 2011, 12:19
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I'm 33, can I join the army air corps

I'm 33, can I join the army air corps with a view to piloting the sea king? I currently hold a ppl(A) and nearly finished the associated ATPL exams with a view to flying commercially.

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Old 1st Apr 2011, 12:59
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You are kidding.... right?!!

Troll?
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Old 1st Apr 2011, 13:16
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Nah, late April fools.
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Old 1st Apr 2011, 13:31
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Can you tell me where to look for information as I currently am on a steep learning curve and making the change to helis will be a whole new ball park. I would like to fly until retirement age, so being 33 I'd imagine wouldn't be too much of a false economy to the MOD. I could be wrong though as like I said, steep learning curve..

That and information doesn't appear to be coming thick and fast in here -seriously you guys just hang around on this forum on a Friday afternoon to stir?

If you see an interesting thread click on it to answer the point in question! -'tis how we learn.
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Teany Weany Airways do not have Sea Kings, so you might find a flaw in your cunning plan.
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Old 1st Apr 2011, 13:42
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Tradition dictates that you can only carry out an April Fool until midday. After that you're just being a tw @t.
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33 years old and unable to use google...........on second thoughts should fit into the Hairy Arm Corpse quite nicely

http://www.army.mod.uk/aviation/air.asp
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Old 1st Apr 2011, 13:58
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Fingermouse:

1. 33 is above the upper age limit for AAC helicopter pilots.
2. The AAC does not operate the Sea King.
3. Good luck with your ATPL exams!
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Old 1st Apr 2011, 14:13
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Old 1st Apr 2011, 14:23
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Ahh thank you. It appears as though I had gained some false impressions from google, but if I am too mature for helis then I'm more than happy flying fixed wing. Thanks for your aviation opinions folks.
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Old 1st Apr 2011, 14:25
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*Yes I am currently a novice regarding regulations for helis and the mod.*

Oh, and I do know what date it is today but life goes on none the less, hence the question.
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