#1
Hey, so i went along to my local RAF career place and i was inquiring about becoming a pilot in the raf. I have 14 GCSE's all A*- C and currently doing A-levels. I have perfect vision, nothing wrong medically but they asked me if i had hayfever. Now i answered honestly - i do, for about a month in summer when rape-seed first comes about. But i take medication for it and im fine. Its very mild aswell.

Apparently that means i cant become an RAF pilot. I didnt see why, because i've looked around and i've heard you can lie / if its controlled its fine / simply hampers your chances. Which is true?

It annoys me that im practically a perfect candidate initially and because i get a tiny bit of hayfever that i can keep controlled that i cant do something that i've found i'd love to do.
Thanks all.
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#2
See someone about it, see if you can overturn it
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Hey, so i went along to my local RAF career place and i was inquiring about becoming a pilot in the raf. I have 14 GCSE's all A*- C and currently doing A-levels. I have perfect vision, nothing wrong medically but they asked me if i had hayfever. Now i answered honestly - i do, for about a month in summer when rape-seed first comes about. But i take medication for it and im fine. Its very mild aswell.

Apparently that means i cant become an RAF pilot. I didnt see why, because i've looked around and i've heard you can lie / if its controlled its fine / simply hampers your chances. Which is true?

It annoys me that im practically a perfect candidate initially and because i get a tiny bit of hayfever that i can keep controlled that i cant do something that i've found i'd love to do.
Thanks all.


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#4
some medical conditions can rule you out of some jobs in the armed forces, be it army, RAF, or navy.

e.g. you cannot be in the infantry if you have asthma.

talk to the careers advisor, see if you can become a pilot, if you cant, then have a look at another career in the RAF.
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#5
I went to the officer selection board for the RAF a few years ago. Plenty of people get sent home for minor medical conditions (often stuff they didn't know they had)

If you get a prescription then you won't be able to lie about it. It's worth finding out if any of your friends dads are doctors at this stage
#6
all i know about conditions like that is that at high altitudes, the symptoms increase dramatically

e.g. if you have a cold, its 5 times as bad after/during flying, thats why pilots cant fly if theyre ill.
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#7
i always wanted to join the airforce straight out of college to fly. I have perfect vision and can pass all their test perfectly, but i am a diabetic so it sux =/
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#11
You can get an injection once a year that stops hayfever, I've heard of pilots just getting that and not telling the RAF, I was also looking at joining the RAF to become a pilot but don't think i'd be able to deal with killing people if that was what was needed.

If you're flying at 600MPH and at 200ft above houses it'd probably be a bad time to snease.
#12
Tis a shame I can't become a pilot, since I wear glasses, I remember for a while that was all I wanted to do. But, if I do decide to join the forces (which I probably wont) I'd probably join the paratroopers, they interest me more, now. After getting my eyes zapped, though.
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Tis a shame I can't become a pilot, since I wear glasses, I remember for a while that was all I wanted to do. But, if I do decide to join the forces (which I probably wont) I'd probably join the paratroopers, they interest me more, now. After getting my eyes zapped, though.


You can still fly commercially as long as your sights almost perfect (with glasses).
#14
Right so this injection thing is what exactly?
I have looked at other careers in RAF. I think i would be able to deal with weapon systems management or a nav. But i had my heart set on pilot tbh lol.
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