Day School: Women can fly

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This course consists of presentation and question-and-answer sessions on the topic of RAF flying training as it pertains to women, specifically the first women to be selected for RAF flying training in the late 20th Century. In it you will learn some of the criteria required for selection as an RAF officer and pilot and in-depth details of the training regimes and disciplines therein. In addition you will discover some lesser-known facts about the nature of RAF flying training and some unique insights into the experiences of the first woman to be selected as an RAF fast-jet pilot. Finally you will gain an understanding of the nature of PTSD as it relates to ex-RAF servicemen and women.

Additional information about this course

The course is finished at 16:15 Coffee break: 15:00 - 15:15

Course aim

To gain an appreciation of RAF (fast-jet and rotary) flying training as it applies to women, and MOD military policy development since the late 20th Century.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for anyone interested in understanding more about modern RAF flying training, and the experiences and psychology of fast-jet, multi-engine and rotary pilots of the RAF, male and female.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Speak with confidence about the disciplines that constitute flying training in the modern Royal Air Force
  • Identify distinctions between 'fast-jet', 'multi-engine' and rotary'
  • Explore unique difficulties experienced by women selected for RAF flying training in the late 20th Century
  • Explain the meaning and consequences of the use of 'interdiction' by the modern Royal Air Force
  • Evaluate the form and consequences of PTSD as it relates to ex-RAF servicemen and women

How will I be taught?

  • Lecture and question-and-answer sessions. Voluntary follow-up work

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Your tutor will answer any questions you may have.

What else do I need to know?

  • You may take notes if you choose

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Day School: Women can fly

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Due to face to face teaching being suspended unfortunately this course is not currently available for enrolment.

We are launching a range of online courses shortly that may be of interest to you so sign up here to hear more.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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