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RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)

Old 26th Mar 2012, 11:43
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hey everyone, first post

So i have my additional pilot testing coming up soon, just wanted to ask a few questions. it would be greatly appreciated.

Basically, what kind of mathematics is involved, any essay writing or the like, is there a memory test, or any instrument reading? Basically absolutely ANYTHING ANYONE can tell me, would be of the utmost help.

thank you very much.
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 23:38
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That's the next thing on my list, so I'd like to know too!
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 05:01
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Read the thread
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 11:52
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To be fair, it's a very long thread. I was being lazy because it took me so long to read through it all the first time.

However, I went back a bit and I found this:

"Phase two: specialised aptitude
Instrument test
spatial skills tests
maths tests
hand-eye co-ord"

Anyone that has done it recently? Is it up to date? Did you find any particular part more difficult than the rest? What exactly is the instrument test?
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 22:53
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To be fair, it's a very long thread. I was being lazy because it took me so long to read through it all the first time.
To be fair, pilots course is much longer.
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 08:51
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Thanks to everyone for their help on this forum over the past 3 years. Today I got the distribution call for Army SSO. Best news I've ever had in my whole life. It has been a rocky ride and I nearly gave up but now the real hard yards begin and I can't wait
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 06:47
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hey guys, had my additional testing today and passed, so all's good for the assessment day

Just wanted to let people know that is they want to ask any questions (even if they've read the thread, searched online etc, I know i did, that they can PM me any time, and ill try my best to answer them.)

Good luck everyone else!
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 11:08
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Hi dudes and dudettes,

Just a big thank you to you all for providing all this information. It is hard to read through the whole thread but it's worth it. Two years ago near the end of uni I "was thinking about it", and over time the desire to become a RAAF pilot just really took hold.

How much I've learnt in the past 2 years about the job, it's unbelievable the misconceptions that I had and that most people who will never apply will always have.

Anyway, I'm posting for a reason and that's to ask a question (like everyone else here!). I've done my YOU day, done my Assessment day. I had an issue with childhood asthma but after a specialist test it was all cleared after a week or so and about 2 months ago after repeated calls to my case manager I finally found out that my file had been sent to the PSA.

My question is this: it's been 2 months, and could be another 10. Is there any way at all of finding out how competitive one is compared to the rest of the cohort? I know I'm not top top because I've seen others bragging (just being happy) about their FSP dates in here which means I've been passed over at least twice. Any ideas? Or do I just sit and wait and get on with things for a year hoping for a call? To be honest I don't get why they don't tell you how you score, at least then you can have some kind of closure or hope either way!

Thanks guys.
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Old 30th Mar 2012, 04:09
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@ yossarian88

If I recall correctly you should have been given a contact number for PSA in the letter stating that your file has been received. My suggestion would be to give them a call and ask how you're sitting. I did the same and they were quite helpful.

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Old 31st Mar 2012, 05:07
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its a floating pool, changes weekly.
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Old 31st Mar 2012, 08:49
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Hi all,

Latest update is that hubby finished flight screening last week and was recommended, which was great news.

Now just waiting for the call/letter - lets hope there is one!

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Old 1st Apr 2012, 05:08
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That's awesome, congrats!
I can't wait for the inevitable day when I'll be doing the same.

Just a general question to anyone who wishes to contribute; how did you deal with the two weeks off from work? I imagine I will just tell the boss straight-up.
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Old 1st Apr 2012, 22:25
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Dingo, this is my predicament at the moment. Basically I couldn't imagine any full time employer would appreciate an employee taking 2 weeks leave for FSP. I have asked for annual leave for travel reasons only (the less they know the better). It really depends on your situation.

If you do tell them, make sure your job will not be compromised. Best of luck.

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Old 4th Apr 2012, 02:57
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So guys I'm finally among the people that have got the call for the FSP

Anybody going to the 29th April one? PM me if you are.

FYI to others, I never received a letter saying they had my file with a number to call or anything. Just got a call two months after my assessment day saying come on down.

Thanks to you all!
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 07:36
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Having recently being lucky enough to attend FSP, can I just say what an amazing two weeks it is.

The flying you will do you will never forget (unless you get in ), but to anyone that makes it to Tamworth for FSP, well done. The ADF are spending a lot of money to get you there, so sit back, keep your eyes and ears open, be a sponge, work hard and most importantly, enjoy yourself!

Know when to talk, and when to shut up.

Good luck everyone.
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Old 8th Apr 2012, 11:56
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Sorry, couldn't resist it!
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Old 8th Apr 2012, 12:58
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grusome in some cases people post and their spelling is so bad that it's awkward and you can tell they have no chance with interviews etc based on their knowledge of the English language.

This however is not such a case and your post is both snobbish and unwelcome.
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Old 9th Apr 2012, 00:04
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Well then, I guess he has just recieved his first helpful hint!
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Old 9th Apr 2012, 08:21
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Sorry mate for that, I thought we were all friends here!

In regards to your original questions, I can't help much because I'm a DEO entrant and as such haven't been in the ADF before. But I can tell you about the standard tests for outside applicants, although it has been covered in a fair bit of detail in the thread already. I haven't spotted an in-service applicant yet on this thread, but maybe some of the experienced people who are actually in/have been in as pilots or have been involved in the process can comment?

Where are you up to in your process? As far as the normal applications go it's YOU -> Specific pilot testing -> Assessment day -> Any additional medical stuff -> FSP -> Service if all goes well. I don't know how it differs for you.
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Old 9th Apr 2012, 09:09
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In-service App

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