Prince Harry’s Helicopter Training

Prince Harry, who was the center of controversy of his racist remark, started his new job yesterday (15.01.09).

Prince Harry

The young prince began his new career as a military flyer when he enrolled to become an Army Air Corps helicopter pilot at the Middle Wallop Army base in Hampshire, in southern England.

If he successfully completes the two-and-a-half-year course, the prince will be qualified to pilot Apache, Gazelle or Lynx aircraft.

The 24-year-old prince is due to start full-time training on Monday (19.01.09). The royal, who served ten weeks in Afghanistan last year, has reportedly re-directed his career to improve his chance of being deployed to the front line.

Prince Harry has already passed a four-week selection process to gain a place in the first stage of the training course, known as the Army Pilot’s Course. If he passes, the prince will be able to pilot fixed-wing planes solo in March 2010.

Prince Harry’s brother, Prince William has also embarked on a career as a helicopter pilot. The 26-year-old began training to become an RAF search and rescue pilot last week.

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