I have previsouly posted this in the 83% thread but was advised to start a new thread to get max coverage, so here goes... Having taken the plunge and inaugurated myself onto the Army network I thought it apt that I comment on a subject that has become very close to my heart. As the name suggests I currently belong to the Royal Marines, I have, however just submitted my paperwork to transfer to the AAC as a pilot. I'm really looking for any advice although I am aware most of the advice given will have been posted and subsequently digested already. I'm keen to seek out any ex Royal Marine pilots within the AAC at present. Coming from a different service is not impossible but there have already been some hurdles put up that closely resemble the great wall of China! Any advice from ex booties is greatly appreciated, or anyone who knows the score with us transferring. I am 29 just now and am aware I will be cutting it fine to get on course by the time I'm 30 but in true bootneck style, there's nothing like a challenge made ten times more difficult by a looming timeline!! So far I have submitted my AGAI43 and RNTM 143, it's flown through Fleet's hands and is now en route to Glasgow!!! If it makes it all the way with no issues I'll be amazed but here's hoping. Concurrently doing as much as possible to up my maths (DST and Mental agility etc)and learn all about the Army and the way the great beast works compared to the Corps. Flight theory and engine principles are also top of the reading list at present. I realise this has been a Tolstoy(esque) post but thought better to give as much info as possible and hopefully get the gains. Many Thanks in advance for your help. Ducking my head back under the parapet for fear of pot shots.