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The AAC has found its Prince...

#1
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Prince Harry bids to become helicopter pilot

If he passes, he would start the full 16-month Army Air Corps programme in January.

The failure rate is high, however. Only about half of the soldiers who take the course -- in which they must chalk up 13 hours of flying and prove their ability to learn and progress -- make the grade.
Come now, 13 hours in 16 months... You can teach monkeys to fly quicker than that...

Of course, if he passes it'll prove the Booties are harder... :D
 
#4
If he's up to the mark why not. Also a better chance for him to deploy again than staying with the HCE, it must be sould destroying seeing your blokes go off on ops and have to sit at home minding the fort. Going out as a pilot would be a very good way for him to do his bit.
 
#5
Evilgoblin said:
If he's up to the mark why not.
This is the key phrase. I have no problem with him doing the full course to the required standard. What I don´t go with is the idea of him doing some made up shortened course with wings at the end of it like his brother did. However, ground school isn´t a swan, and you need more than a D grade art A level to cope with it.
 
#7
DesktopCommando said:
Give it away a bit having two apaches as bodyguards thou :)
I think the correct term is Native American of the Athabaskan tribe.
 
#8
Evilgoblin said:
If he's up to the mark why not. Also a better chance for him to deploy again than staying with the HCE, it must be sould destroying seeing your blokes go off on ops and have to sit at home minding the fort. Going out as a pilot would be a very good way for him to do his bit.
don't really understand your logic there. are you implying it's not dangerous for pilots or something?
 
#9
This is what happens when you let MDN go around kissing frogs... :clap:
 
#10
I love how ArmyNET stated that he was to be become a pilot, not that he would like to apply for selection. Wouldn't it great if we could all call our grans and ask to become tank commanders (ok - CVRs then), pilots and probably astronauts and rock stars too. Then the magic fairy says 'ok, Mister Subaltern, you shall go to the ball - consider it done'. Awesome.

If he passes and joins his dad, uncle and brother as super duper pilots, then does it prove that ability and success in life is determined by genetics and not by hard work? Eugenics in action - Hitler would be proud!
 
#13
Airborne_Aircrew said:
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Prince Harry bids to become helicopter pilot

If he passes, he would start the full 16-month Army Air Corps programme in January.

The failure rate is high, however. Only about half of the soldiers who take the course -- in which they must chalk up 13 hours of flying and prove their ability to learn and progress -- make the grade.
Come now, 13 hours in 16 months... You can teach monkeys to fly quicker than that...

Of course, if he passes it'll prove the Booties are harder... :D
but not apes
 
#14
Jorrocks said:
Evilgoblin said:
If he's up to the mark why not.
This is the key phrase. I have no problem with him doing the full course to the required standard. What I don´t go with is the idea of him doing some made up shortened course with wings at the end of it like his brother did. However, ground school isn´t a swan, and you need more than a D grade art A level to cope with it.
Last I heard big brother was going back to do things properly with a view to serving as a SAR pilot.
 
#15
A Prince in the AAC? It makes a change from Princesses and Queens I suppose.
 
#16
crabtastic said:
Jorrocks said:
Evilgoblin said:
If he's up to the mark why not.
This is the key phrase. I have no problem with him doing the full course to the required standard. What I don´t go with is the idea of him doing some made up shortened course with wings at the end of it like his brother did. However, ground school isn´t a swan, and you need more than a D grade art A level to cope with it.
Last I heard big brother was going back to do things properly with a view to serving as a SAR pilot.
Granted, but he still took a massive short cut to get posted to an SAR OTU.
 

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