Becomming a fighter pilot
The jetscene.co.uk website not only details information about the various airlines and passenger jets; it also covers some of the different careers in the airline industry. One of the more exclusive careers in air travel is the job of fighter pilot. For youngsters interested in becoming a fighter pilot, this website is a good place to start.
One of the first steps to becoming a fighter pilot is to contact the UK’s Royal Air Force. They have an excellent careers service and can offer the latest information to those who are interested. Applicants must have lived in the UK or Ireland for a minimum of 10 years.
In the UK, young men and women must be at least 17 years and six months old. However, they can begin the admissions process at 16. In addition, they mustn’t be older than 29 years old. The hardest parts of the admissions procedure are the physical tests, which are regarded as very demanding.
Youngsters below 16 years of age might be better served by looking up their local Air Training Corps (ATC). Known to many as the Air Cadets, this organisation is closely connected to the Royal Air Force. UK residents can begin the road to becoming a fighter pilot at 13 years of age, by becoming a junior cadet.
Fighter pilot is not the only occupation open to those interested in joining the Royal Air Force. They are always looking for mechanics, telecommunications experts, as well as general admin staff. The jetscene.co.uk webpage is the best place to begin a search of any topic related to air travel in the UK.