Royal Air Force (RAF) flying trainees undergo a number of phases of training during the process of becoming a RAF pilot.
- Phase 01: Initial Officer Training (IOT): 24 weeks, no flying hours.
- Phase 02: Elementary Flying Training (EFT): 25-27 weeks, and 56 flying hours.
- EFT duration is inclusive of 5-weeks ground school and Fast Jet Lead in course, and is dependent on weather and time of year.
- Basic Fast Jet Training (BFJT): 43 weeks, and 108 flying hours.
- Advanced Jet Training (AJT): 54 weeks, and 94 flying hours.
- Operational Conversion Unit (OCU): N/A, and 52 flying hours.
An overview of the training pathways: FOI – RAF Pilot Pipeline, Phases of Training Diagrams.
FOI 2017/02469 dated 21 April 2017.
FOI 2017/01874 dated 03 March 2017.