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Old 22nd Dec 2016, 22:09   #3241 (permalink)
 
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Hey Casej44,

I went in August last year and the tips throughout this thread continue to apply.

There isn't anything specifically I can recommend for FSP except maybe getting in the air for a few hours prior to heading down, even if you're not the one in control (maybe especially if you're not). I had mild air sickness at the start but I knew it was probably coming so I was ready and knew my symptoms haha.

Also chair flying, as ridiculous as it may look, was immensely helpful.

Fly safe and merry Christmas!
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Old 2nd Jan 2017, 22:16   #3242 (permalink)
 
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Hey guys,

Just seeing if anyone has received an offer for PSF between 12-25 Feb. I will be there at that time and would be good to touch base with people before I get down there.

Cheers
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Old 6th Jan 2017, 21:14   #3243 (permalink)


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G'day everyone,

Can anyone recommend any Mathematics bridging courses in N.S.W (or nearby) that are DFR approved? Meet all requirements except for the Maths education requirement (Didn't do 2 Unit back when I was at school, only general...) and just wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction as I am overseas for the time being and can't discuss with DFR for now, but looking to get back to Aus and complete a bridging course so I can begin my application.

Had a look through this forum but the few suggestions were quite uncertain with regards to whether the ADF would accept any course, or only particular courses that they deemed as suitable.

Cheers.
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Old 10th Jan 2017, 04:53   #3244 (permalink)
 
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Hi Pillymonkey,

As far as I know, if a bridging course is good enough for you to get into uni it's good enough for dfr. I did a full adult tertiary prep course at TAFE a couple years back to get into uni and dfr were happy with that. Have a look around for some courses and give dfr a call to see if it would be acceptable. It just has to be Maths B equivalent (I'm from qld, I believe its called something else in nsw). Hope this helps
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Old 10th Jan 2017, 06:10   #3245 (permalink)


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Hey Pillymonkey,

I did a course called Aeronautical Mathematics which was run by Dr Steve Holding. He's an awesome bloke and knows his stuff. It got me the tick in the box that I needed as I was in the exact same boat as you. It's run at the University of Queensland a few times a year and its a 4 week 9-5 live in course. You can do it by correspondence but its not recommended. Give it a look.

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Old 10th Jan 2017, 06:52   #3246 (permalink)


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Hi Pillymonkey,
I definitely second what ARJM mentioned, if you are considering undertaking any study always get it confirmed first with DFR. I have heard of applicants completing extra study only to find out that it was not accepted for Pilot entry.
All the best of luck with your application. Also congratulations to ARJM on receiving an offer for PSF in Feb, I hope you can find someone to make contact with prior to attending.
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Old 10th Jan 2017, 07:14   #3247 (permalink)
 
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G'day everyone,

Can anyone recommend any Mathematics bridging courses in N.S.W (or nearby) that are DFR approved? Meet all requirements except for the Maths education requirement (Didn't do 2 Unit back when I was at school, only general...) and just wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction as I am overseas for the time being and can't discuss with DFR for now, but looking to get back to Aus and complete a bridging course so I can begin my application.

Had a look through this forum but the few suggestions were quite uncertain with regards to whether the ADF would accept any course, or only particular courses that they deemed as suitable.

Cheers.
Hi Pillmonkey,

I went through the process with dfr over 3 yrs ago and did a bridging course with murdoch university in WA online via open universities;

http://handbook.murdoch.edu.au/units/details?unit=MAS182

At the end of the day somebody at dfr just needs to be satisfied that the course you completed meets a standard equivalent to the school mathematics requirements and then can sign off on that.

It was a bit of a pain doing these bridging courses just to get in but once you get through it will make you work harder knowing how much effort you have put in to get there!

Good luck
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Old 10th Jan 2017, 14:17   #3248 (permalink)


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G'day again guys,

Cheers to all you blokes for pointing me in the right direction, already looking into the suggested courses now. Hopefully i'll be able to finish up my commitments overseas then return to Aus and begin the long process that is pilot selection

Thanks again guys.
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Old 12th Jan 2017, 23:03   #3249 (permalink)


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G'day Folks,

Anyone aware of the short sighted limitations for aircrew?
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Old 13th Jan 2017, 06:59   #3250 (permalink)
 
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Myopia limit is -3.00 dioptre. Visual acuity must be better than 6/18 uncorrected and 6/6 corrected.
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Old 16th Jan 2017, 01:31   #3251 (permalink)


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What to expect in the RAAF Pilot Additional Testing

Hi Everyone

I recently completed my YOU Session and I'm now moving on to the Pilot Additional Testing. I have been told it includes " A battery of tests involving speed and accuracy, spatial ability, and approximations and estimates." however I was hoping to get more information with specifics so i can prepare.

Can anyone provide me with some pointers, perhaps individuals with previous experience?

Thanks
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Old 17th Jan 2017, 00:53   #3252 (permalink)


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Hi everyone,

I just saw that the RAAF released the 2017 Flight Screening schedule on their website. If anyone is curious please see the link below:

Pilot Selection Flight - Royal Australian Air Force

Good luck!!
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Old 20th Jan 2017, 05:49   #3253 (permalink)
 
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What's the latest FSP callout so far?

Also, is the file held at PSA for 12 months from when they receive it, or is it dated for 12 months since the Assessment Day regardless of when they receive it from DFR. Ex: Althoug my Assessment Day was done in late August, the file will probably be sent to PSA this week. Would this then mean 12 months from Jan 2017 to be considered for a FSP spot, or only upto August 2017 before the file being sent back to DFR.
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Old 20th Jan 2017, 09:41   #3254 (permalink)


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Anyone interested in joining the study group

This has been posted up before, and another member of this forum has formed a study group now sharing ideas and study material. Just a shout out for anyone else who is interested in joining for more details just shoot me an email.
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Old 21st Jan 2017, 07:50   #3255 (permalink)
 
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This has been posted up before, and another member of this forum has formed a study group now sharing ideas and study material. Just a shout out for anyone else who is interested in joining for more details just shoot me an email.
Hey Markdo, what is your email address? Keen to get involved.
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Old 23rd Jan 2017, 07:46   #3256 (permalink)
 
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So I keep getting an email saying I have been placed on an ASP for Air Combat officer and JBAC officer.

They asked last year in september, 2 weeks after medical clearance and now today I have received an email saying I have been placed on this OSB.

Has anybody else had any experience with such a selection process?

Importantly, should this be taken as a good or a bad sign?? It obviously means they think I am officer material but does it imply they do not think I am competitive enough to be a pilot.

I can't really think of any holes in my application except that I failed gauge reading but received a waiver because I have a PPL. I tick all the boxes; 2 degress, leadership experience, great references, awesome career currently and great motivation.

Any thoughts on this situation would be appreciated.
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Old 24th Jan 2017, 07:51   #3257 (permalink)
 
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Hey harrybass, just out of curiosity, have you completed flight screening?
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Old 24th Jan 2017, 09:03   #3258 (permalink)
 
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ARJM, No. I was medically cleared for service around the end of september and am trying to understand how competitive my application is.
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Old 24th Jan 2017, 22:53   #3259 (permalink)
 
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Well it sounds like your application is very competitive. It may be just a case of waiting that little bit longer for a spot to open up. You could try calling Tamworth FSP to try and get an idea of where you're currently sitting in the pool. I was medically cleared around the end of July and have been placed in the Feb 12 FSP so thats a solid 6/7 months, I also considered myself fairly competitive.

Also, did you say you would consider an ACO position? That would be why they are offering you the OSB for that first as opposed to FSP.

Hopefully you hear some positive news soon.
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Old 25th Jan 2017, 02:15   #3260 (permalink)
 
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Thanks ARJM,

I am just worried about the waiver I got. I am hoping they dont see it and push me to the bottom of the pool. I don't have the courage to call FSP and see where I am hahaha. I am just wondering how the will interpret the waiver?

On the other end I demolished my assessment day which demonstrates my leadership ability and and life experience. Resume was great and had 5 references, one being an air force scholarship within the Air Force Cadets.

SO essentially it is trying to pick what matters more, test scores or assessment day??

I am sure I will get a spot but there is always that train of uncertainty that fills your mind with doubt. In regards to ACO i put it as my second preference as I wanted to demonstrate I am keen to be an officer but I don't think I would like to be an ACO or JBAC.

Also, apparently they are getting desperate for pilots? Can anyone shed some light?
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