It is very important that you read these notes before visiting the Officers and Aircrew Selection Centre for selection. The notes contain details of the process that you will undertake and also what to bring with you on your visit. It is very much in your interests to be fully conversant with all the contents.
RAF OFFICER, NON-COMMISSIONED AIRCREW AND SENIOR NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER SELECTION INTRODUCTION
This publication is designed to help you prepare for your attendance at the Officers and Aircrew Selection Centre (OASC), which is located at the Royal Air Force College (RAFC), Cranwell. Aptitude testing forms the first part of the OASC selection process for a number of branches (e.g. Pilot, Air Traffic Control, Weapon Systems Operator etc) but not all branches require aptitude testing. General information regarding the OASC is contained in Annex A.
As an applicant for commissioned service, Non-Commissioned Aircrew, or Direct Entry Senior Non-Commissioned Air Traffic Controller with the Royal Air Force, you should be aware that our standards are high and we apply them strictly; we make no apology for that. We are in the business of selecting the next generation of leaders and Direct Entry Non-Commissioned personnel for a high-technology, fighting Service. The people that we select will be given lengthy and expensive training for a very demanding job. They are likely to be responsible not only for sophisticated equipment costing millions of pounds, but also for the well being, and maybe even the lives, of others. Choosing the wrong person could be costly in more ways than one and we cannot take chances.