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 Post subject: SAAF or Degree
PostPosted: 28 Apr 2012, 19:24 
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A topic i'm sure many of you have seen/heard before. I'm struggling to decide whether , if I make it through the slections if I should finish my studies ( I'm 1st year BsC Meteorology) or leave it and go fly for the SAAF. I really like what I am studying, but I like flying a lot more, especially if its going to be for the SAAF. I'm turning 22 this year so my time is running out to apply, never been to selections before though. After the Air Force parade day not having any fly pasts because of money constraints, Lt Gen Carlo Gagiano always saying that the Air Force needs money and infrastructure going backwards, will it ever get better? I dont mind flying for the Air Force NOW but what is it going to be like in 10-20 years time ?

Any opinions and advice would be really helpful.

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 Post subject: Re: SAAF or Degree
PostPosted: 28 Apr 2012, 21:38 
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Phone the SAAF and ask if you could complete your degree while you go through training at AFB Langebaanweg.

Meteorology... definitely not my favourite subject. I'm studying it for my ATPL exam. What careers would you look at in the civvy world with that degree?

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PostPosted: 29 Apr 2012, 01:57 
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Yeah the problem is, I'm studying full time so theres not much time for anything else. But I will give them a call, maybe I can start with BMT when my studies are finished...but still be "in" for pilot training, but I doubt it.

ATPL exams sounds hectic , got a lot of respect for anyone doing it. To be honest , I havent thought much about what Im going to do with the degree, because I just know I like what I'm studying at the moment and that is all that matters to me. And I would like doing it for the rest of my life. Forecasting weather on ships I suppose, or go private and forecast weather for farmers and the like, maybe at airports as well. Can work at the SA weather service, become a weather man on SABC News! 8)


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