YOUR CAREER WITHIN THE EAF
Each EAF member, when applying as a Trainee, is asked to accept the EAF general rules. If you do not know them, please read them again.
THE EAF TRAINING
The aim of the EAF training is giving to all EAF members a minimum flying skills standard in order to be able to survive in the virtual skies. The training period will be also a way to verify dedication, and real willing of trainees to be active members of the EAF organization.
HOW TRAINEES ARE ACCEPTED
After sending his application form at the EAF, each Trainee will get the rank of Flying Sergeant, and will participate to training lessons held by the EAF Training Officers. Training period is at least 4 weeks, depending on to the pilot's skills and capability to learn.
CAREER AND PROMOTIONS
We promote people (from P/O to F/O) basically as a consequence of DEDICATION.
Being an active member showing dedication for long time deserves to be recognized from the EAF, at least for lower rank.
Higher ranks should be based on effective contribution and capability to lead by example. Therefore promotion for long lasting duty will be allowed only for P/O to F/O. There will be no promotion over the rank of F/O unless you get more responsibility.
The number of F/O is variable within the squadrons. In principle it seem reasonable that a maximum of one pilot out of two would have the rank of F/O
The HQ ranks, Squadron Leader and higher, is of course based on a need as well as above mentioned things, with a high degree of leadership skills taken in account as well.
Squadron Leaders are responsible for their men, therefore is their responsibility to carry out promotion proposals to the HQ's. After HQ's approval, Squadron Leaders will announce promotions at Briefing Room and Squadron Forum. Each promotion will be supported by clear reasons behind, and those reasons will be clearly motivated in the promotion announcement.
Each EAF member can address to his own Squadron Leader or squadron X/O a personal promotion proposal for another fellow pilot who showed particular dedication to the EAF. This must be done personally, using the SQ/L personal e-mail address. Public proposal in the EAF forum are not allowed.
If the Squadron Leader will share the proposal motivation, and decide to support it, he will bring it to the HQ's. In any case, the Squadron Leader will give a personal answer to the proposing person, giving positive or negative feed back, motivated by reasons why.