There are quite a few techs who have become pilots, some of them are extremely good and a pleasure to work with, however some of them are complete sh*ts and think they know everything.
Still most of them don't disintergrate their squirrel training cab!! Most of them don't!!!!!!! By the way it was a blackie not a greenie!
Mossy, for latest info contact 7Bn REME test pilots (they are AAC now!), they will give you the best info going. Many REME's have completed the pilots course both blackie's and greenie's. Number from MOD enquiries. Good luck. Ray would be a good point of contact.
No commission required. Most guys I know went across as full screws or stripeys.
By the way bollocky, I reckon that would be a spnkingly good idea- at least we might be able to get you squawks to listen to us once in a while and actually keep us in the loop.
On second thoughts that would be helpful so completely unlikely to happen!
I can think of eight I knew, both Greenslime and Blacks.
They had to do one tour as Sqn pilot then became Wksp test pilot.
Just got upto 10 and thats in less that aminute.
1st class trade was minimum requirement, tho it became Sgt rank wise after one, Name slips me now was Wksp test pilot for some years and then had to back to REME but as a full screw.
So thats 11.
1 min30 secs.
Forgot Ian S, must be getting old.
So thats 12 in 5 mins and I just fitted in a Bangkok board.