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SNCO Air Traffic Controller --> RAF

Old 10th Oct 2015, 10:20
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SNCO Air Traffic Controller --> RAF

Hello everybody!

I was wondering what to do after I finish my last year of 6th Form and my A-Levels. As I like planes and adventure, etc. I had a look at the RAF roles and found the SNCO Air Traffic Controller role. First of all, I live in Spain but I am British (in fact, I have double nationality: British and Spanish). I could go to University as everybody does here, but I want something different and exiciting. I could also try at NATS, but I wouldn't be as proud of myself as I would be by serving for the RAF.

My question is simple: What are my chances of joining the RAF? (Knowing that I live in Spain). Am I chasing a dream impossible to archive?

Thanks for your answers!
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Old 11th Oct 2015, 17:26
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You aren't definitely stuck but you'll have to ask them directly. Yours would probably be decided on an individual basis following some digging. But it definitely doesn't say no outright.
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There are not enough direct entrant SNCO applicants at the moment so, if you are eligible, you stand a good chance of getting into training.
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Old 11th Oct 2015, 20:48
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You need to have lived continuously in the UK for the 5 years prior to applying to join the RAF
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Does the Spanish Air Force not appeal? F18's and Typhoon if you fancy giving pilot a shot. I'll give you bit of insider info about the UK as well. There are two seasons, July and winter. I know what I would be doing in your place...
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Old 11th Oct 2015, 22:18
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Welcome to the Happy Band of PPRuNe !

I'm well out of it now, but subject to the residence qualifications mentioned by Glevum, and if you get good "A" Level results, it might be worth while examining the possibility of a Short- Service Commission as an Air Traffic Controller.

I had ten years as a pilot, seventeen as an ATC, loved every minute of it.


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