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Old 11th Mar 2016, 11:35
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Weapon System Officer online?

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AFCO have just informed me WSO is now an option? Can anyone elaborate on this? Can't see anything on the careers site. Although both AFCO and site are notoriously unreliable. I've been out 18months now, most old oppo's I've contacted can't confirm either.
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Old 11th Mar 2016, 11:39
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If you are an ex-WSO I'd get in touch with your ex-deskie or OASC.

It isn't currently an option for DE entrants.
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Old 11th Mar 2016, 11:55
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downsizer, unfortunately not, however I am tired of selling my soul as an energy trader and really feeling like I should join back up.
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Old 11th Mar 2016, 12:55
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Opening it up for P8 by the looks.
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Old 11th Mar 2016, 14:38
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And "backfill Tornado extension" from AFCO.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 13:50
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A few people I know who sat their CBAT a month or so after me (October 2015) mentioned that WSO was on their grade sheet. However, as mentioned it wasn't available for DE.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 16:55
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NDW, same, WSO was on aptitude sheet for me too. However the AFCO are now saying this is open to DE aswell.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 17:41
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The Afco is wrong, it is not open to DE.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 21:45
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From the tittle I thought it meant I could do it from home on the internet.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 21:57
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We need more "tittles", PN.
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 09:10
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Mmmmm, how much would it take to tempt me out of retirement? A lot, but I'm not sure my body would be up to another round of Friday SCT with Courtney Mil on the refresher.
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 10:00
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2Planks, how about a half-way house for piloted remote nav vehicles?

Biggles hurls the woner jet around the skies while his trust nav sits in ground control watching the fuel, pigeons and the rear view cams

Perfect all round.
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 16:20
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Originally Posted by 2planks
Mmmmm, how much would it take to tempt me out of retirement? A lot, but I'm not sure my body would be up to another round of Friday SCT with Courtney Mil on the refresher.
I'm game!
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 18:43
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Downsizer, I thought I'd create this thread as I had my suspicions regarding the AFCO being up to date and informed on anything too. Lo and behold they still have not changed since I originally joined.
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they are re-opening WSO training as they are very low on manning, the question you need to ask yourself is, do i want to be on P8 at Lossie? if the answer is yes, get involved, if the answer is no....don't bother. The rumour is very much true though. PS personally i cannot recommend WSO to anyone who hasn't joined already, it will be a very dry and thankless career, plus the new 'retention pay' scheme means that you won't get any extra pay than that of an admin or or OC bogs and drains for a considerable time, by which point you would have been promoted in either role.
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 18:46
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...or you could be on one of the 100 new Reaper/Protector crews, or new Shadow/RJ/E3 crews and not be at Lossie at all. In fact there's probably double the number of new WSO slots at Waddington in the next 5 years than there will be up North.
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 19:43
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Lizardking, camelspyder are either of you two WSOps?
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 20:20
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CptD see PM
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I think it's still evens that P8 won't be going to the Costa Del Moray. As Uncle George says, the storm clouds are gathering and the major infra build required up north will be just as the big squeeze kicks in in public spending. Another quick basing study and it ends up at North Kesteven International, where the light blue, (stand fast the ex kipper fleet with housing interests in the NE) and Boeing thought it was going before 'call me Dave' decided to stick it to wee Jimmy Cranky.
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Old 17th Mar 2016, 10:04
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True. Basing decisions get changed. After all ISK was supposed to be the home of the GR4 from 2013-2025 with F35 going to Lossie in a similar timescale.
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