Helicoptors

#1
Hi,
I'm lucy
When I'm older I want to fly helicoptor's, I've been to RAF odiham and met a lot of pilots, also I've meet the comander of 18 Sqn and some of 7 Sqn.
I've had a chat with quit a few Army Air Corp pilots at Odiham and Aldershot. But I sill don't no what Edgercation I need. :?
I know I need to do well at school to get the slitest chance, I only Ten and have my SATS coming up so you advice will be usefull. 8)

Edited to add, Lads I won't let the girls have there own account this way I can keep an eye of what they are up to. Thanks
 
#3
woolyback_bastard said:
Hi,
I'm lucy
When I'm older I want to fly helicoptor's, I've been to RAF odiham and met a lot of pilots, also I've meet the comander of 18 Sqn and some of 7 Sqn.
I've had a chat with quit a few Army Air Corp pilots at Odiham and Aldershot. But I sill don't no what Edgercation I need. :?
I know I need to do well at school to get the slitest chance, I only Ten and have my SATS coming up so you advice will be usefull. 8)

Oh dear.


T'would be good if we didnt already know youre a 57 year old bloke called Raymond from Slough...................


Is there a point to this, wooley? Or am I missing something here?
 
#5
Flash thanks for PM any advice for her would be most appreciated, quite a few from arrse who have met her and know her dream. Dream now but without right education only ever going to be a dream.
 
#6
Dear Lucy,

It will be a long time before you can fly a real helicopter, but you can start to practice now.

If Daddy loves you a lot, he will buy you one of these:


It's less than £1000, so it's really cheap. Daddy can buy it from one of the dealers listed in this web-site: http://www.ripmax.com/item.asp?itemid=A-H0405-906&Category=020-010

When Daddy has bought you one, write back and tell us how nice it is.

Lots of love,

Puttees.
 
#7
woolyback_bastard said:
Hi,
I'm lucy
When I'm older I want to fly helicoptor's, I've been to RAF odiham and met a lot of pilots, also I've meet the comander of 18 Sqn and some of 7 Sqn.
I've had a chat with quit a few Army Air Corp pilots at Odiham and Aldershot. But I sill don't no what Edgercation I need. :?
I know I need to do well at school to get the slitest chance, I only Ten and have my SATS coming up so you advice will be usefull. 8)

Edited to add, Lads I won't let the girls have there own account this way I can keep an eye of what they are up to. Thanks
she is 10 and she can still write better then me. :oops:
 
#9
still21inmymind said:
puttees, that is a serious boys toy.
You're right. In fact it's too boyish for a girl.

Dear Lucy,

I have changed my mind.

This is much nicer:



and it will be much easier to fly.

A link for Daddy: http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/picooz-micro-heli/index.html

Perhaps Daddy will get you one for Christmas or your birthday.

Lots of love again,

Puttees
 
#10
Good luck with your SATs Lucy, aim to beat my year 6 SATs score of 4 in Maths, 4 in English and 5 in Science.
Does your school have any team sports you could play? When you go to year 7 at secondary school they'll have plenty of sports for you.
When you turn 13 years old, even though that's a while off yet, you might want to join the Air Cadets because with them you may be able to start flying gliders. 8) My friend did that and became the youngest glider instructor in the country. :wink:
 
#12
Hello Lucy keep up the good work and as been pointed out on other threads by your dad and other people the English Language and text speak is appalling. However if it is really you writing this you have proven you are very mature and well educated for your age and have already a good focus in life. Good luck to you and Im sure you will do well, even Flashy sounds like he's backing you.

ps tell Wooly back that I Know how it feels I have a 12 year old daughter and know how they can twist you round there little finger :D

good luck to the future.
 
#13
putteesinmyhands said:
Dear Lucy,

It will be a long time before you can fly a real helicopter, but you can start to practice now.

If Daddy loves you a lot, he will buy you one of these:


It's less than £1000, so it's really cheap. Daddy can buy it from one of the dealers listed in this web-site: http://www.ripmax.com/item.asp?itemid=A-H0405-906&Category=020-010

When Daddy has bought you one, write back and tell us how nice it is.

Lots of love,

Puttees.
dad says £25 is to little amount of money, £100's more his style . :clap: But I'll be lucky if I get Ten Pounds
 
#14
jabcrosshook said:
Good luck with your SATs Lucy, aim to beat my year 6 SATs score of 4 in Maths, 4 in English and 5 in Science.
Does your school have any team sports you could play? When you go to year 7 at secondary school they'll have plenty of sports for you.
When you turn 13 years old, even though that's a while off yet, you might want to join the Air Cadets because with them you may be able to start flying gliders. 8) My friend did that and became the youngest glider instructor in the country. :wink:
I'll try, But you'll need to no I'm not a great fan of science :)
I did well in my QCA's , all 5's , so I should do well in my SATS.
I love playing football , I play in goal keeper for hartley Wintney under 11 girls .
I have all ready had a night with the Cadets at RAF Odiham. I was going to do some training with them, But all suitable nights were rowend by the weather. Instead I had a tour around the camp. I got to see three Chinooks night flying and one of them landed close to me and my dad. 8)
 
#15
I went to RAF Odiham's familys day . I was in the last grop to fly in a chinook, I had my hemet on an every thing, and they canceled it :frustrated:
But on the up side I was aball to name every Helicoptor there except one the Griffin , The pilot in the Squirle was very impressed :thumright: . I also got to go in a apache and wear one of the helmets. I maneged to get a cap badge and a lapell for a officer in the Army Air Corp. :)
 
#17
Edited to say the following is PM from site member who wants ID to stay private, but kind enough to allow us to use their PM for other kids to read

woolyback_bastard said:
She is trying to find out what level of education she needs to get, as the RAF try getting kids interested from 10 plus.
However when it comes to army side she can't find any information.
If this is a nuisance to people then I'm sorry.

No dramas mate. It just didnt come across as serious thats all.

What is she looking at doing? Commission or ground?

Regards
 
#18
Edited to say the following is PM from site member who wants ID to stay private, but kind enough to allow us to use their PM for other kids to read

quote="woolyback_bastard"]She wants to fly in RAF as officer but knows standards are far higher, however AAC pilots said the levels needed in army are lower.
She know's she would be 2-3 years ground crew via AAC, she's very bright for her years and obsessed with idea of being a female pilot.[/quote]


Firstly I'll ignore the fact that you believe the RAF need to be of a higher standard!!

That is soooo not true. We all do the same Aircrew selection. The RAF employ their pilots who just so happen to be Officers. The AAC select only the top tranche who are officers first and pilots second. That may sound like pompous twoddle but it is infact a good thing if she wants to fly. She should try the RAF as they actually have quite a long flying career compared to AAC. As I said, the army still consider our guys to be officer first and still have to jump through chad hoops.

The Navy is probably the happy medium between us both.

If she were to fly as an NCO in the AAC, it is quite a long process. If she were to join the AAC on the ground, the realistic time frame from joining to flying is nearer to 6-7 years...if shes lucky. If she joined another Corps or Regt first, she can apply for pilot training when a L/Cpl recommended Cpl. On completion of course, she would be promoted to Sgt. Again, each Corps has differing time scales to achieve L/Cpl or Cpl.

My advice, if she wants to fly first and is not fussed about being a 'leader; is to try for the RAF. A year at 'Grantham Polytechnic' (Cranwell) and then a couple of years on pilots course. Although the RAF select everyone from the outset to be a potential fast jet jock. The pecking order below that is Helis, Multi engine.

Hope this helps a bit. Need any more gen, give me shout.
 
#19
Member's name deleted said:
This is going to be difficult, because the key above a and s, next to e is not functioning properly.

I take it (Name Deleted) PM advised diligence at school, at 10 that is the best advice. Good standard of maths & english to start, and ideally a good grasp of physics/mechanics can also help at OASC, but they can come later in school career. I passed, and I'm no genius, so it is possible.

Give her all my best luck
 
#20
Hi, (Member name Deleted)
Thanks for the advice, But do you know what grades I need beause I can then go Back to school and focus on though's subjucts all year. All my friends and teachers now whatb I want to do,but not the level of edgercation I need.

Thanks
Lucy
 

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