When I finished my degree (mechanical engineering), I wanted to be a helicopter pilot but had no desire to join the military. However, as time went by and various friends joined and loved it, I gradually came round to the idea to a point where I now think I would absolutely love to do it but theres just one problem... I'm 27. And a half. Way too old for the RAF, a year and a half to old for the Navy but I have heard something about a possibility of joining the Army Aircorps as an officer and then having the possibility to become a pilot that way if you do well. Is this true? I think I might just have time to get in on the officer training but has anyone heard of people being successful through such a late entry and is it even possible to get a flying role? I have one saving grace and that is that I am about ten hours away from getting my PPL(H), could this help? Have they ever been known to make exceptions? I have spoken to the military recruitment people but am looking for some personal experience from the army of arrsers... Do I have ANY other options of military flying at this late stage? What about marrying an aussie and applying for their military?!? Help! I feel old already!