Firstly, hi. Ive finally made the decision to join up. I went to do it when i was 16 but wasnt anywhere near mature enough so changed my mind. Im now 24. Ive been working in Architecture ever since walking back out of the recruiting office 8 years ago. I cant stand it. I hate being stuck behind a desk pushing lines all day for a deadline that doesnt exist. Ive also had a year travelling around Australia. Im engaged to a stunner and we've been together for nearly 8 years. Shes cool about me joining up as she no's that ive always wanted to. Ok, am i too old? I want to go in to the AAC and eventually get through to be a pilot but because of my age and qualifications im not sure if i qualify. Ive got 9 GCSE's ranging from B-D (and 1 E!) plus a B-tech Nat Cert, which is the equivalent of 2 A levels. Im not that fit though. I can run for maybe a mile and a half before my lungs feel like they are going to pack up and leave, about 30-40 push ups and maybe 15-20 pull ups. Depending on what happens at the RO tomorrow ill be giving up cigarettes and seriously getting back into shape. How long does it roughly take from the first meeting at the RO to basic training? Ive got no bad medical history. The only problem i can see is when i was travelling Oz i might have smoked the odd funny fag.... So what do ya think? Do i have a chance making a decent career out of the AAC? Thanks in advance for your replies.