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|He’s what, second or third in line? Which means he might never be King. So he has to choose between opening a new public toilet somewhere twice a week, or a full time career as a RAF helicopter pilot.|
At present, the RAF seems to making allowances for his other duties, but there can be no place for part-time pilots for one very basic reason: if you only fly occasionally, it means your skills are at risk from not being practiced. Plus it must be a nightmare for the squadron never knowing whether he’s there or not. So he should quit flying and give his position to someone committed 24/7.
There is another aspect and that is his rank. He’s currently a Flt Lt, to which he seems to have progressed remarkably quickly as it normally takes about five years, and he hasn’t done any of the other secondary duties that all officers must do. Under normal circumstances he would have to do at least five years as a Flt Lt and possibly complete a staff course before promotion to Sqn Ldr, and it doesn’t look like he’s going down that path.
So my view? I think he should leave the RAF to the full-time professionals.