Joining the Army Air Corps.

#1
Hi everyone.

I have applied to join the Army online and currently waiting for a reply.

I want to join the AAC, but i have a couple of reservations about it.

I would like to know the average time to wait to do the BARB test and go through training etc.

I would also like to know if the AAC is any good. Not many people have even heard of the AAC and this is my main reservation.

I was thinking of joining up as a tank crewman at first, but i had a keen interest to join the RAF as a pilot; but i didn't want to wait a further 3 years to aquire the required qualifications.

What would you suggest?

Thanks,

DaPs.
 
#3
I'd suggest you get down your recruiting office and go through the application there. It'll take longer if you apply online. If you go down the office that'll book you in for your BARB test which you would of have to wait two weeks at the very longest. To go through the entire process you're looking at anything between roughly two months - six months depending on what you want to join as. And asking if the Army Air Corps is "any good" is a bit of a bone question, you need to be more specific.
 
#4
Thanks for the prompt response.

I will read through the link you gave me mate.

When i mean 'any good', i mean is it a respected and quality part of the British Army. Not many people have heard of it, so is the AAC respected?

Thanks.
 
#6
minister_doh_nut said:
You tell me

That was very restrained for you MDN.....


DaPs, Do have a look at the Aviation thread, (Clue is in the title)
it should give you all the answers you need.


Dont respond to PM's from The Lord Flashheart or Minister Doh nut asking how your mum is...... :wink:
 
#8
Golf_one_one said:
That was very restrained for you MDN.....
He's young and naive and unaware of the heteroness of the powder blue lid.

For that he can be forgiven, I'll only peel him if he asks another silly question.

Dizzee367 said:
Why is that thingy sideways?
It could be in a 4g negative dive with a mig 29 and it would still rain on your parade and make you take an extra brufen
 
#10
DaPs said:
Thanks for the prompt response.

I will read through the link you gave me mate.

When i mean 'any good', i mean is it a respected and quality part of the British Army. Not many people have heard of it, so is the AAC respected?

Thanks.
Well, Jeremy Clarkson called the AAC 'the best pilots in the world' so it must be true.

I think this was because they had just been colossal show offs, sorry, very professional and impressive on that particular edition of Top Gear.
 
#11
One thing that makes me feel a little unsure, is the AAC website on the MOD Army pages.

Every corps has lovely websites, then you click on the AAC site and it is shabby. Just makes me have reservations. My mind works in mysterious ways, don't try to understand my thinking :D
 
#12
DaPs said:
One thing that makes me feel a little unsure, is the AAC website on the MOD Army pages.

Every corps has lovely websites, then you click on the AAC site and it is shabby. Just makes me have reservations. My mind works in mysterious ways, don't try to understand my thinking :D
There's a certain webmaster not a million miles from the AAC who is a hulking cretin of the highest order. If Deltaweb are anything to do with it then you are lucky that you made it to the site.

Anyone spot the mistake on this page?
 
#13
DaPs said:
One thing that makes me feel a little unsure, is the AAC website on the MOD Army pages.

Every corps has lovely websites, then you click on the AAC site and it is shabby. Just makes me have reservations. My mind works in mysterious ways, don't try to understand my thinking :D
I understand that. Before I used to complain about scientist sites having bad designs when they sold £500+ gadgets, until someone told me that they don't care how it looks, as long as they get their thingymajig.

Guessing its the same with the AAC, but with lynxes instead of nuclear reactors.
 
#16
Good luck buddy. Flick through that thread MDN linked to, it's got loads of useful info, as well as a few posts here and there by MDN himself ;)
 
#17
DaPs said:
One thing that makes me feel a little unsure, is the AAC website on the MOD Army pages.

Every corps has lovely websites, then you click on the AAC site and it is shabby. Just makes me have reservations. My mind works in mysterious ways, don't try to understand my thinking :D
Shabby website, agreed,

however, joining up isnt about quality of websites or even worse 'respect' and who's heard of who,


Its about working with big jaggey helicopters that rain death from the sky in a very cool manner,

Its about going to work at 120kts wearing shades,

Its about engaging targets with 50rnd killing bursts of 7.62,

and its about wearing the blue lid of power and enjoying knicker elastic snapping at 40 paces in your presence.

8)
 
#18
I am joining the AAC and start basic in July. I had some of the same reservations as you. Not so much with the website, but with the fact that most people in the AFCO and at the ADSC dont know much about it. I had a good browse through some of the threads on here, and I got some great words of encouragement/advice from Blobmeister. After reading the last line of Golf_one_one's reply I am 100% certain that I have made the right decision to join the AAC!!!
Only one question though, what does "going to work at 120kts wearing shades" mean? I get the shades part but not the 120kts?
 

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