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by The Stig
Thu 04 Dec, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: RAF General Discussion
Topic: Visitors to stations, clarification please??
Replies: 7
Views: 3388

Re: Visitors to stations, clarification please??

Hi folks, It's been a LONG while and a certain amount of uncertainty since I posted here, but I'm back now and I'm already part way through application as a RAF Regiment Gunner :D I've had a look arond and i can't really get a clear answer to this question, but I'm sure somebody here knows! Basical...
by The Stig
Sat 22 Nov, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: RAF General Discussion
Topic: Had my Medical but...
Replies: 8
Views: 4583

I've had hearing tests nearly every year for the last 25 yrs, when I ever ended up in a room doing a hearing test and noise was preventing me hearing the actual test then I would terminate the test and speak to the Medic or MO. Its just not acceptable if your career depends on it. here here to that...
by The Stig
Sat 22 Nov, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: RAF General Discussion
Topic: Laser Eye surgery/Non commisioned aircrew
Replies: 15
Views: 7276

I think you might find that ON Entry you had to have 20/20 vision unaided, however once you commenced Flying training you could, if your eyesight changed be fitted for glasses. Not sure about Laser eye surgery, but as far as I know its still not been established what the long term affects will be f...
by The Stig
Sat 22 Nov, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: RAF General Discussion
Topic: Laser Eye surgery/Non commisioned aircrew
Replies: 15
Views: 7276

I really don`t know yet till i get a report and send it back. It was the general list of things that if you have you cant get into the armed services but next to laser surgery it says in the previous 12 months. It might be the case that if you have had it you cant get into aircrew but you could go ...
by The Stig
Sat 22 Nov, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: RAF General Discussion
Topic: Had my Medical but...
Replies: 8
Views: 4583

swompy wrote:When I had my hearing test for the reserves I was inside a sound proof box and I couldn’t hear anything apart from the bleeping.

That was at Brize Norton.
lol well mine was in med centre in Norwich so that explains why its rubbish (im from suffolk by the way) :lol:
by The Stig
Fri 21 Nov, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: RAF General Discussion
Topic: RAF Work Experience
Replies: 4
Views: 3586

Having looked on RAF Northolt's website, it turns out that I simply have to write to the station and apply for a place. There is no phone number displayed, but no matter. Thanks for your help Stig. yer they are normally more then happy to offer you a place for work exp. you could even chose a certa...
by The Stig
Fri 21 Nov, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: RAF General Discussion
Topic: Weapon system operator (crewman)
Replies: 12
Views: 16689

Hyperlithe wrote:I don't think cool is an adjective I would use, in either sense of the word!
:lol:
haha! well wearing your grow bags must make it hot to be honest! :lol:
by The Stig
Fri 21 Nov, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: RAF General Discussion
Topic: Laser Eye surgery/Non commisioned aircrew
Replies: 15
Views: 7276

I really don`t know yet till i get a report and send it back. It was the general list of things that if you have you cant get into the armed services but next to laser surgery it says in the previous 12 months. It might be the case that if you have had it you cant get into aircrew but you could go ...
by The Stig
Fri 21 Nov, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: RAF General Discussion
Topic: Had my Medical but...
Replies: 8
Views: 4583

From what you have said the Nurse should not have carried out the hearing test in those conditions, did you mention this to the MO at the time? It may be worthwhile having a chat with the practise manager about it and even if your test cannot be re-taken then at least it may stop some others going ...
by The Stig
Fri 21 Nov, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: RAF General Discussion
Topic: Weapon system operator (crewman)
Replies: 12
Views: 16689

Trouble is, I'm a linguist, so I could only tell you about the training up to streaming, and then what some of my mates' lives are like... For instance, the other 2 girls from my course who are now Chinook loadies seem to be always in the desert... ah so you spend your days in a cool Nimrod R1 list...
by The Stig
Fri 21 Nov, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: RAF General Discussion
Topic: Had my Medical but...
Replies: 8
Views: 4583

Had my Medical but...

Been along time since ive commented on here so thought id keep you up to date! At present im "Temporarily Unift" as my hearing test had a slight problem! The nurse at the Med Centre said to me "i should warn you there may be lorries going by the window etc." fair enough i thought...
by The Stig
Fri 21 Nov, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: RAF General Discussion
Topic: Training?
Replies: 12
Views: 5724

Alex, Please accept my sincere apologies for treating your serious question so light heartedly. May I offer this short clip from one of the training presentations currently being delivered at Basic Flying Training: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmeV8X-E7ns Regards ss a young pilot i met at Cranwell who w...
by The Stig
Fri 21 Nov, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: RAF General Discussion
Topic: Weapon system operator (crewman)
Replies: 12
Views: 16689

Re: Weapon system operator (crewman)

Hi Is there any WSO on here who could let me know what their job is like. I am asking this because it is one of the trades I am looking at applying for. Thanks well why do you wont to talk to a Navigator (WSO) if you're going for WSOp? :wink: hyperlithe is a WSOp so get in contact with her...i did ...
by The Stig
Fri 21 Nov, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: RAF General Discussion
Topic: Laser Eye surgery/Non commisioned aircrew
Replies: 15
Views: 7276

Thankyou hyperlithe. The form he has given me says that I cant apply inside a year of having the operation. I have to send a report back by my optometrist and wait to hear a reply on whether they will accept me after 12 months. Fingers crossed interesting as i was going WSOp earlier this year, i as...
by The Stig
Wed 19 Nov, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: RAF General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of Joining the RAF Want to know what makes you join
Replies: 9
Views: 5401

Re: what made my join the r.a.f

well where do i start. Reasons for me joing are: Free pension A great chance to see the world Good recognisec qulifactions which can be used when you leave the r.a.f The pay is good Rent is cheap as chips and the ammount you pay for insurence and council tax is hardly anything compared to the civil...