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Military Aircrew and Heart Murmur

Old 1st Aug 2016, 19:08
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Good news, and good luck!
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Old 2nd Aug 2016, 11:10
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NDW

I'm glad it turned out to be good news for you. Best of luck for the future.

Vigilant Pilot - I can sense the smugness in your post

BV
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Old 2nd Aug 2016, 18:10
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Having read again through this thread, for shear courtesy and affability that you have shown to those both encouraging and helping you with advice, along with your dedication in trying to attain your goal, I wish you all the best and hope you succeed in gaining the life career you have plainingly set your heart on.

It's a refreshing change to see.
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Old 2nd Aug 2016, 20:20
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I'd like to echo what nut loose said.

Great news!

My heart murmur never stopped me joining, and I'm glad it's the same for you.

I wish you the best of luck!
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Old 2nd Aug 2016, 22:30
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I wish you all the best and hope you succeed in gaining the life career you have plainly set your heart on. - NutLoose

I see what you did there, Nutty, and wholeheartedly support the sentiments expressed by you and others.

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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 11:46
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All,

Thank you very much for your kind words. Really does mean a lot.

Kindest regards,

NDW
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Old 11th Sep 2016, 10:19
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Good morning all,

Just a final update for you all, I had my second AFCO Medical and Passed. A huge sigh of relief and whilst only a very small and what may seem trivial success, it's certainly a step closer to achieving what I've wanted for 10 years.

Thank you all for your support.
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Old 11th Sep 2016, 12:14
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NDW - Brilliant - great news. Good luck
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Old 11th Sep 2016, 12:52
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Originally Posted by NDW View Post
Good afternoon all;

Finally, some progress.

Cardiology appointment booked for 1st Aug (the earliest they can fit me in) and had an email from the AFCO ref FATS at Cranwell and I can still attend sit FATS whilst waiting for my Medical clearance. At least things are moving in a slow, but positive motion.
NDW
So you got the all clear on the heart issue... but how did the earlier aptitude tests go?
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Old 11th Sep 2016, 20:30
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So you got the all clear on the heart issue... but how did the earlier aptitude tests go?
B2F,

I decided to push back FATS to Feb 2017. It was a decision I thought long and hard about as I didn't want to give the AFCO the impression I was just doing it for the sake of it, but after explaining to them that I wanted to first pass my AFCO medical & fitness test (so that it wasn't something extra on my mind) and to also ensure I felt as confident as possible to ensure the best results.

Hopefully, I should now have my fitness test within the next few weeks or by the end of the month, so once that's complete - I'll be ready and set to smash the FATS..............

...... That's the plan anyway, hopefully it'll stick to that :-D
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Old 12th Sep 2016, 05:52
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Top tip from me... do aptitude tests first - or at least as soon as you can.
If you reach the cutoff scores - they're valid for 12 months and you'll probably have at least 3 months to prepare for OASC; however, many fail at first attempt after which you'd have to wait 12 months before allowed another go!
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Old 23rd Sep 2016, 17:10
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Bugs_to_forty,

This will be my second attempt at the Aptitudes, sadly I didn't make the cut for WSOp last September (2015). My year surpassed early Sep, however, whilst waiting for Medical clearance - I decided (lots of umming and arring) to push it back to early 2017. Hopefully, it was a wise choice...............he says!
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