During our conversation I had to make it clear that it has been many years since I attended OASC and even when I spoke to our youngest students it was also clear that it had been a few years since they had attended too. The RAF Recruitment Offices should be able to provide you with the latest recruitment information although I have heard that they are not always the best places to find out what serving on an RAF flying squadron is actually like. This is because few pilots can be spared for recruitment tasks as they possess a valuable skill-set that is of more use in a cockpit and not behind a desk but luckily you have me! I've gone and trawled the squadron speaking to staff and students on your behalf and some of the answers might surprise you, they definitely surprised me!
- Firstly, What do you believe are the most important skills/qualities for a potential pilot and officer to display in general?