How To Become A RAF Pilot

How to become an RAF pilot?

An RAF pilot will normally:

  • Fly jets, multi-engine aircraft or helicopters
  • Engage in air-to-air combat
  • Go on human aid missions in times of disaster

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Average salary

£32, 240

Example: Aircraft pilots and flight engineers, 2013

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How to become an RAF Pilot

In order to train as an RAF pilot, you’ll have to pass a series of mental and physical tests, and you’ll have to be medically fit. You’ll also need to meet a set of non-academic requirements and these can be found on the RAF website.

You will also be expected to have a good level of education, including GCSEs and A-levels and may need a degree for some roles.

You’ll then have to pass all your basic military training before going on to your flight training in order to become a fully qualified RAF pilot.

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