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    Multi Air Lift to SAR pilot career

    I’d say there is a big difference between SAR and TAL. While the items mentioned by Ditch are the same, the missions are totally different. Expect to be away from home at least 100 days a year in TAL. If you are deployed, which is a high probability right now, the deployments are 3 months in...
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    Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)

    You could check a "John Russell" as well. He is listed as his brother, also in the same EMS classes and apparently also in the CF. Maybe an older brother where he is getting kit from??? https://www.facebook.com/john.russell.9277583
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    Memo to seek autorization for PT outside the system

    The website contains pre-made workout/running programs based on some parameters you enter, but I could not find a spot where you could specify a certain activity that you want to partake in for approval. There isn't a checklist like what was on the CFExpress form either.
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    Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP)-RMC 2000 - 2018 [Merged]

    In addition to what DAA stated, I think the Eligibility Criteria "C" would also preclude you: I'm sure it was a typo, but leaving the title of this thread the way it is might also preclude you based on Eligibility Criteria "B": ;)
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    Fighter Pilot

    So you would be reloaded between you 3rd and 4th years? That would make sense because isn't that what they normally try to do? BMOQ between 1st and 2nd, SLT or OJT between 2nd and 3rd, PFT between 3rd and 4th, and AMT, sea and land survival after you graduate. 90% of the people I was on course...
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    Fighter Pilot

    Do you have a source for this? Completing PFT prior to the end of university would speed up the training process and PFT can easily be completed during the summer, especially with the shortened syllabus.
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    Liquor Control Board of Ontario workers to take strike vote.

    If I am reading their collective agreement correctly (http://www.opseu.org/lbed/2009-2013%20CA%20Signed-Executed%20120329.pdf), then that would be an incorrect assumption. From a wage perspective, a permanent full-time retail person starts at $47,000 per year and will be at $55,000 per year...
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    Colonel: AF made a ‘fair and just’ decision (on PT)

    BMI is a poor indicator of fitness and some studies state that waist circumference is a better measure. http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/treatments/healthy_living/your_weight/whatis_bmi.shtml
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    Access to gym at St. Jean / BMQ / BMOQ

    After the indoc period you will be allowed to use the gym and a few people on my course did. As long as it does not interfere with your duties, then there are no issues.
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    Canadian War Plane Heritage Museum, Hamiliton Ontario.

    Thanks! The comment was tongue-in-cheek..... I have ended up with three photographers for the wedding. We hired a husband and wife team that work the event together and they asked if they could bring someone along that is shadowing them. If you do go though, feel free to come say hi! 
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    Canadian War Plane Heritage Museum, Hamiliton Ontario.

    Good, I need another photographer at my wedding..... I'm getting married there this Saturday.
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    Mess Kits

    I have seen photos of RCAF mess dress worn with boutonnieres for weddings, but I can't seem to find a reference for it. I have found many US sites that state they are never worn with uniforms, but nothing specific to CDN practice. Is it acceptable to wear a boutonniere with mess kit?
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    Pilot/Engineer Officer Dilemma

    No, I was 33 when i was accepted.
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    reg physical ?

    This is not entirely correct. The fitness test is performed during BMQ/BMOQ for reg force, but there is a physical exam (medical) performed during the recruiting process. During the medical, the only physical "task" that they made me do was the duck walk for a few feet.
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    Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP)-RMC 2000 - 2018 [Merged]

    When I applied ROTP I did not need to complete any typw of RMC application from their website. I suggest you speak with a recruiter on Monday and ensure you are on the right track.
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    Pension contributions to increase to 50:50

    The CANFORGEN states that the contribution rates will increase over the next few years, so regardless of what way you want to slice it, the member will be paying more than they are now until they are paying 50% of the contribution towards the defined benefit plan. If they maintained current...
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    Yeah, that isn't any fun. Good luck to him, hope it works out.
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    Do you know what it was that prevented him from fitting? Like I said earlier, I don't know anyone who had a PFT bypass for the new syllabus and in talking with some of the instructors in Portage it wasn't clear if it was still possible or not as some were saying that it was no longer possible...
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    My serial was the "Field Trial" for the new syllabus. The first trial serial was in February or March of 2012. After May 2012, everyone was on the new syllabus. As I am sure you have heard before, having prior flight experience does not guarantee that you will be successful in PFT or BFT. You...
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    IIRC, you will stay at 2LT until you get your wings. I was in a similar situation as you in the sense that I had a good career prior to joining. I took about a 90 % pay cut to be in the military and while it has been challenging at times, you always find a way to make things work if it is what...