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21st Jun 2020, 17:30
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Posted By Bugs to forty

Yes. Early July.

Yes. Early July.
10th Feb 2020, 15:10
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Posted By Bugs to forty

Reduced, yes, but not that long now because not...

Reduced, yes, but not that long now because not all holding pilots are at the same stage.
10th Feb 2020, 07:55
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Posted By Bugs to forty

OASC 1-Day Board

The 1-Day Board has been a very timely overhaul and little has changed in the methodology of how candidates are selected.
ďPercentage pass rateĒ is irrelevant because it depends on the branches...
5th Oct 2019, 12:54
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Posted By Bugs to forty

Yes. It now gives the AFCO greater knowledge of...

Yes. It now gives the AFCO greater knowledge of your potential if you are not suited to your first choice.
26th Feb 2019, 08:22
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Posted By Bugs to forty

Iím afraid I disagree. The sooner you can have a...

Iím afraid I disagree. The sooner you can have a Ďcheeky shotí, the sooner you can have another go (12 months later) in support of an application if necessary. If you like your score, you keep it for...
22nd Feb 2019, 17:09
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Posted By Bugs to forty

No. Itís all equal now.

No. Itís all equal now.
22nd Feb 2019, 07:20
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Posted By Bugs to forty

Itís just the same as for any other DE. Being...

Itís just the same as for any other DE. Being mindful of age limitations, all they have to do is apply online. They have also had tremendous teamwork opportunities; are probably fairly confident;...
20th Feb 2019, 08:13
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Posted By Bugs to forty

Congratulations. I sincerely hope that you had...

Congratulations. I sincerely hope that you had adequate communication with OASC during those 12 months Ďin the holdí?
13th Feb 2019, 18:45
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Posted By Bugs to forty

Iím sure you can understand my confusion given...

Iím sure you can understand my confusion given this is the OASC page.
13th Feb 2019, 12:44
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Posted By Bugs to forty

Well that certainly isnít my understanding of the...

Well that certainly isnít my understanding of the current selection fitness test used at OASC!
13th Feb 2019, 08:48
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Posted By Bugs to forty

The 1.5 mile run was taken out of the SFT years...

The 1.5 mile run was taken out of the SFT years ago. The running element is the bleep test. Your AFCO should have made this clear.
1st Feb 2019, 10:48
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Posted By Bugs to forty

Candidates are advised not to go all out on the...

Candidates are advised not to go all out on the run BECAUSE it is quickly followed by the press-ups and sit-ups. The better they do, the more it helps their chance of selection but there is no...
30th Sep 2018, 22:07
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Posted By Bugs to forty

Try bluelightcard.co.uk. It’s virtually the same...

Try bluelightcard.co.uk. It’s virtually the same as DDC and we all qualify whether currently serving or veteran. As the title suggests, this is also available to Police, Fire, Ambulance etc. Costs...
25th Sep 2018, 22:31
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Posted By Bugs to forty

If you get in touch with the 84 Sqn Association...

If you get in touch with the 84 Sqn Association youíll possibly hear from some of the engineers that rebuilt the 3 grey 84 Sqn Wessex between about 1998 and 2001. I dare say thereíll be a few pilots...
6th Mar 2018, 14:40
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Posted By Bugs to forty

Scotsman When you arrive at OASC you...

Scotsman



When you arrive at OASC you will be told not to worry if you think an exercise has gone badly; instead, you will be told to move on and get on with the next task. They tell you this...
18th Nov 2017, 07:13
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Posted By Bugs to forty

CBAT, FATs

Yes.

Tests are identical but selection standards vary. RN must work with your current score as you cannot resit within 12 months.
8th Nov 2017, 19:25
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Posted By Bugs to forty

Who are you and why are you presenting? If...

Who are you and why are you presenting? If you're representing the AFCO, they should arm you with some up to date stats. If you're currently serving - brilliant, if only more would give some of...
20th Oct 2017, 16:37
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Posted By Bugs to forty

aevu You need to get in touch with the...

aevu

You need to get in touch with the President of the Aptitude Board at OASC; he's the one who most probably signed-off your selection/board report. Ask for a chat over the phone, be honest and...
27th Aug 2017, 09:47
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Posted By Bugs to forty

Sharpening up on mental maths skills is always...

Sharpening up on mental maths skills is always going to help a little but the fact that your son is studying engineering suggests his general grip of maths is sound! Other than that, there's not a...
26th Aug 2017, 19:53
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Posted By Bugs to forty

UAS can do a Test in Advance (TIA) as a career...

UAS can do a Test in Advance (TIA) as a career informing opportunity prior to formal application but, as for anyone else attempting CBAT, each occasion is recorded and the results are valid for 12...
11th Aug 2017, 09:04
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Posted By Bugs to forty

Hawk Further to the advise above... as you...

Hawk

Further to the advise above... as you know, the purpose if the FI is to ensure you're ready for OASC; for whatever reason, on this occasion your AFCO thought not. Actually, he's won you some...
30th May 2017, 11:07
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Posted By Bugs to forty

If it helps, think of the SA to DE split as...

If it helps, think of the SA to DE split as 50:50... and I wouldn't let that influence your decision on joining in the ranks now. OASC have a certain degree of flexibility for the right candidates...
29th May 2017, 10:52
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Posted By Bugs to forty

Taff I'm pleased you've moved to the OASC...

Taff

I'm pleased you've moved to the OASC thread as it provides a useful trail for all potential candidates to read.

The latest CBAT battery (PB15) has been refined and re-weighted over the...
28th May 2017, 17:06
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Posted By Bugs to forty

[QUOTE]technical skills as close to aircraft as...

[QUOTE]technical skills as close to aircraft as you can/QUOTE]

Irrelevant. If you intend to go WSOp ASAP, extended trade training would add little at the Interview phase at OASC Board; moreover,...
27th May 2017, 11:06
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Posted By Bugs to forty

Unless you have a seriously good plan for the...

Unless you have a seriously good plan for the next 12 months, OASC are likely to be more impressed by you taking the decision of joining in the ranks now and it's likely you'll perform better at...
24th May 2017, 15:46
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Posted By Bugs to forty

Of course if you fail CBAT at a later date then...

Of course if you fail CBAT at a later date then your future branch choices are obviously going to be limited. But otherwise, I'm afraid you're out of date with the way an airman potentially changes...
24th May 2017, 11:57
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Posted By Bugs to forty

I don't agree. If you want to join ASAP, and...

I don't agree. If you want to join ASAP, and there are other roles you fancy, then join.

You will have to wait another year before retaking CBAT; thereafter, many serving airmen get a...
18th May 2017, 16:04
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Posted By Bugs to forty

But if you apply now, you'll do CBAT and know if...

But if you apply now, you'll do CBAT and know if it's actually an option. If you fail, try again in 12 months. I'd say do your expeditions when you have a realistic plan.
23rd Apr 2017, 20:32
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Posted By Bugs to forty

TLB These days its known as Professional...

TLB

These days its known as Professional Aviator (PA); it's not quite the same as Spec Aircrew but very similar in that the aim is to retain experience in the cockpit. It also follows a separate...
23rd Apr 2017, 06:32
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Posted By Bugs to forty

Sounds like you might have a few years to go...

Sounds like you might have a few years to go before you're looking to make this happen???? However, BV is absolutely correct in that as a member of the commonwealth, your UK residency concerns are...
25th Mar 2017, 11:45
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Posted By Bugs to forty

Looks like VERY old news to me. Recruitment and...

Looks like VERY old news to me. Recruitment and selection opportunities are as strong as ever.
8th Feb 2017, 18:55
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Posted By Bugs to forty

Itís nothing new for someone whoís been brought...

Itís nothing new for someone whoís been brought into the world of Recruitment and Selection to subsequently try and exploit their knowledge for financial gain. Their Ďschooledí candidates are...
21st Sep 2016, 16:34
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Posted By Bugs to forty

Late nights in Mom's Bar after 84 Sqn night...

Late nights in Mom's Bar after 84 Sqn night flying....... RIP Martin.
18th Sep 2016, 16:21
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Posted By Bugs to forty

It's a real shame but sadly the wait is a...

It's a real shame but sadly the wait is a necessary evil as it is in the hands of a contractor - Capita. Having said that, he would not be rocking the boat if he chased the AFCO; the AFCO are there...
12th Sep 2016, 05:52
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Posted By Bugs to forty

NDW Top tip from me... do aptitude tests first...

NDW
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...
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