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Royal Air Force
Your role as a pilot can be as varied and exciting as the aircraft you might fly. Once you’ve completed the demands of elementary flying training, you’ll be selected to enter either the fast jet, multi-engine or helicopter training streams.
You will then be taken through your paces at the various specialist Flying Training Schools. If successful you will become a qualified operational front line pilot. As the pilot of a Typhoon, your primary role will be air-to-air combat or ground attack. In a C-17 transport aircraft, you could be sent anywhere in the world on military support or humanitarian aid missions.
Flying a helicopter could involve anything from ferrying troops into combat zones to carrying out search and rescue missions.
£34,670 (including flying pay)
Joining age: 17.5 – 25
Usual service: 12 years
Open to: men or women
Job description: Pilot fast-jet, multi-engine or rotary-wing aircraft
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Qualifications you need: 2 A-levels (at grade A-C) or 3 Highers or equivalent, plus 5 GCSEs/SCEs at Grade C/3 minimum or equivalent including English language and a grade B/2 in maths.
Please note: the RAF does not accept A-levels in Critical Thinking or General Studies at any grade.
Qualifications you can gain: Degree or Masters degree
Nationality: UK citizen or holder of dual UK/other nationality
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