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You Want To Be A Pilot : 2018 - present

Scramjet

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Not sure the CPL way is a viable backup in the short/medium term!
I agree. Taking it slow but also not interested in airlines. I already have a decent career so this would be for a fun side gig. Unfortunately to get paid at any capacity to fly you need a CPL. That being said I would take the pay cut and drop everything for a Pilot slot in the forces.
 

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Not sure the CPL way is a viable backup in the short/medium term!
If you think the military is a short/medium term you are hardly mistaken my friend. And I mean WING STANDARDS, not 17-25 years career. Expect a minimum 5 years once you got your acceptance letter to just get your wings. That's 150hrs in minimum 5 years. 6-7 years is more realistic with the current clogged system.
 

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Can anyone give advice on what to do once you are told you do not meet the PCL? I passed ACS, as well as Aircrew medical, however I guess the needs of the RCAF have changed and my file is no longer competitive. I've tried reaching out to the local recruiting office but they didn't have any advice other than to maybe try again later.
 

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I hope more people on this thread have had their application progress recently. Mine just got competition listed after 4yrs of trying. If you don't make the PCL just keep on it and keep trying, even if you have to retake the CFAT.

What is weird though is, I was never asked to go to CFEME for the last part of the medical before getting on the comp list. Maybe that is still yet to come or maybe covid is changing things.
 

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I hope more people on this thread have had their application progress recently. Mine just got competition listed after 4yrs of trying. If you don't make the PCL just keep on it and keep trying, even if you have to retake the CFAT.

What is weird though is, I was never asked to go to CFEME for the last part of the medical before getting on the comp list. Maybe that is still yet to come or maybe covid is changing things.
Congrats! You must be extremely pleased.

DEO or ROTP?
 

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Yes, they're on the DWAN and need to stay there. Those numbers are also useless without context on how many people applied, how many people you'd be competing against.
 

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Yes, they're on the DWAN and need to stay there. Those numbers are also useless without context on how many people applied, how many people you'd be competing against.
So I can't access them unless I'm part of the Armed Forces already then eh? Seems a little bit useless for us recruits, damn :/
 

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So I can't access them unless I'm part of the Armed Forces already then eh? Seems a little bit useless for us recruits, damn :/
Its not useless. It's protected information that literally will not help you at all in your recruiting process. There could be 1,000 spots available this year, but if you're one of 100,000 applicants you'd have a 1% chance of getting a spot.

Worry about controlling what you can control: Make your file as competitive as possible and wait for a call.
 
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3 years later, and I finally got my offer for Pilot! Well worth the wait, but it has been a patient struggle. Going in as DEO, with BMOQ slated for September 12th. I even swear in the day after my birthday haha, so it'll be a nice present.

Godspeed to everyone else and best of luck, these forums have been immensely helpful and I thank you all.

Cheers!
 
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