INITIAL OFFICER TRAINING
Like all our officers, you will begin your RAF career by completing the Initial Officer Training Course at the RAF College Cranwell in Lincolnshire. You will complete a challenging modular 24-week course, split into 4 distinct terms designed to develop your robustness, fitness, leadership and academic skills through a number of indoor and outdoor exercises across the UK.
Your specialist training begins with Elementary Flying Training (EFT), including ground school and then flying the Tutor or Prefect aircraft. Following EFT you will then go to either Grand Forks,
North Dakota or RAF Waddington to learn to fly the Protector aircraft, before being awarded your flying badge, or ‘wings’ at the end of the Operational Conversion Unit (OCU).