RobOfstie said:There are some logistical details still being ironed out, yes. However the rest of the program is coming together quite nicely. AFAIK there are roughly 20 or so Seneca Candidates that were recruited to start at Seneca this fall. We are the AB-Initio batch of students, so there aren't any RCAF Pilot-candidates at Seneca yet. The training system is currrently firing on all cylinders so it would appear that the tight timelines for the program are not completely unreasonable. They are having us complete the majority of our smaller courses this spring/summer prior to starting Seneca this fall. AMT, Sea Survival, Land Survival, and Phase 1 in Portage prior to the start of the school year. It's great because there is very little time sitting around on OJT. Seneca in September for one school year, then Phase 2 & 3 back to back starting next spring. Upon wings grad you return to Seneca for your final semesters while waiting for your OTU, which depending on what community you're in can be very long. It's actually an excellent use of time/rsources as far as I'm concerned, and should definitely reduce the wait/cost of Pilot training in the CF, which was the idea behind the creation of this program.
There's a quick overview of the program, if you have any questions let me know.
Does anyone know if there will be more than one group or more than 20 applicants?
Based on what was said it sounds like they have a group already (and even started), so are no longer looking to recruit for this upcoming fall?
Anyone able to verify? Wondering as I just got merit listed and am wondering if I wont hear anything until next year now.... (if I'm competitive enough)