I’m doing the Air Rec competition for my Squadron at Wing Field weekend. Despite voluntarily putting myself forward for this, the senior cadet at the squadron says I’d have been doing it anyway - and that there was no way I wasn’t. This has made me quite worried my entire squadron is dependant on me to do well in this competition, and I don’t wanna let them down.
I finished my GCSE’s a couple of weeks ago and since then have been putting the hours in in terms of revising my air rec stuff, however I am nowhere near confident. My squadron has misunderstood me. I’m not living a lie, I’m good at air rec, but I’m not as good as my squadron think I am, and I am open about this, my squadron think I’m being modest. I do not know a lot of planes. I know a lot (an insane amount) about commercial aircraft, and that’s about it. Nonetheless, I am determined to do the Air Rec competition as I want to prove to my squadron that I am worthy, but I am honestly scared, because I’m really not as worthy as they think. I can name a couple of other cadets from my squadron who are better than me.
This is my very first WFW (I joined the Corps at the OAP age of 15 after years of convincing my parents to let me join) and I don’t know how this stuff works. I know there are several people from my Sqn also doing the competition, is our final result an average of all our results or do all our individual results get ordered? I am really scared of coming last and embarrass/disappointing the squadron.
If anyone has some closure or advice I’d really appreciate it.