I am not colour blind and have no problem with perceptional awareness yet I am short-sighted. Vision standards within the military are strict, however, within the past decade the inclusion of laser eye surgery has opened up the ranks to thousands of qualified applicants. The Medical Risk Assessment that all candidates undergo is there to make sure that you are healthy enough for the intense training required by the RAF. This is different and more involved than the eye examination you undergo at the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), which is to determine if you meet the basic vision requirements to join the military. You will be streamed to fast-jet, multi-engine or rotary-wing (helicopter) aircraft according to operational requirements and your flying ability. To check your fitness levels, we put every candidate through at least two separate fitness tests as part of the application process.The first of these is the Pre-Joining Fitness Test (PJFT) which takes place at a fitness centre local to you. I meet all of the requirements, however I have a small squint. #1 Post by GestaltO » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:13 pm. You will be streamed to fast-jet, multi-engine or rotary-wing (helicopter) aircraft according to operational requirements and your flying ability. In Rotary Wing your duties would include delivering troops and vital equipment within combat zones. Can anyone tell me if this fits the requirements for RAF pilot training please Thanks in advance Trust. During your first tour, you will probably be detached overseas for anything from a few days to a few months. Sitting height is 865 - 1005mm for the AAC and 865 - 990mm for the RAF. Your training will start with a Basic Recruit Training Course (BRTC) consisting of 4 weekends at your chosen RAF Reserves Squadron, followed by a 15 day residential training course at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire. TopVintage hat 5 Sterne! Following the MOD announcement that the UK Armed Forces will now be able to recruit commonwealth citizens without the 5 year residency requirement, please note that the RAF continues to apply standard residency requirements for security clearance,  ie, DV employment requires 7-years UK residency immediately prior to enlistment; SC requires 3-years. RAF pilot lands jet despite sudden loss of eyesight. I'm new to Navy Net and have just signed up to get some info on pilot eyesight requirements. The minimum standards for both uncorrected and corrected vision vary for different roles and are determined by RAF medical staff. All services require eyesight to be correctable to 20/20. Your application will be rejected if you fail to meet the minimum acceptable medical standard for entry. RAF pilot eyesight requirements? After flight training, to continue on flight status there is no limit on refraction for NFOs. You may also have to declare spent convictions for certain roles, Misuse drugs, solvents and anabolic steroids. Rotary Wing: If you are streamed to rotary you will spend ~18 months flying twin-engine helicopters at RAF Shawbury, the Juno and Jupiter. If you don’t have any of the above, you might still be able to apply. Visual Acuity Standards a. What Medical Conditions Can Stop You From Being an Air Force Pilot? Declare any previous spent and unspent convictions, Check if you qualify under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 through this, Have a basic background check to get Security Check level clearance, Have been or are member of a group that stirs up racial hatred and violence, Are waiting to appear in court, or have unspent convictions. 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