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RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)

Old 6th May 2013, 04:58
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Hey Guys,

I've heard conflicting statements on the 6 minutes maths test pass mark. Does anyone know of how many you actually need to get correct? Also what are the multiple choice answers like in comparison to each other (close or within a range that you can tell after doing some working out)?

Cheers

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Old 7th May 2013, 12:56
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Hello all

If any of you forum lurkers have completed the OSB only appointments that they now slot with the regular FSP groups, could you please drop me a PM.

I'm just curious as to how this affects your OSB activities. The last time I was there, it was an equal footing for all of us, since we all had a good understanding of one another's personalities and strengths, giving a good group synergy. As an OSB only candidate and joining a FSP group, I am worried that as an 'outsider' to the group, the dynamics changes quite considerably and may affect my performance.

Anyway, if any of you are interested in sharing some wisdom, please feel free to drop in a reply or a PM.

Regards
Sep

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Old 9th May 2013, 14:13
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OSB

Hello everyone, I am off to flight screening very soon, and I am feeling prepared, however I do have one main concern. I am applying for RAAF DEO pilot, and this is mainly because I am extremely passionate about flying and would not want to go to ADFA for 4 years before going to BFTS; however, I am only 17. Will this be a problem for the OSB? i.e will they frown upon this?

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Old 13th May 2013, 05:29
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Septerra,

I'm very confident that the guys at PSA will take your concerns into account. That would make sense to me.

On the other side of the coin, remember that this will be your second experience at the OSB so you actually have an advantage over the others because you've been there before.

Make sure you make use of your previous experience. Prepare well, tell the truth and try to enjoy yourself.

WW
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Old 18th May 2013, 01:46
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Thumbs up Great forum

G'day all,

I've just finished sifting through the last 122 pages and have found it very informative indeed.

I am currently booked in for aptitude/ psych testing in the near future and feel slightly more at ease after reading through all of the previous posts so I appreciate everyone's perspective and guidance. I especially appreciate the occasional "gems" of gouge from the in service members.

Regards.
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Old 19th May 2013, 01:52
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I am 15 and want to be a pilot. i am a girl who is really short. i am worried that i will not make the height. will they still take me at 160cm ?

average marks:
English B+
maths A
science A+

(those marks are with no study, i can study to achieve marks quite naturally)
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Old 20th May 2013, 02:42
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Hi FlyingCharlie01- defencejobs.gov has the information on height requirements for a Class 1 medical : Additional Requirements | Pilot - Defence Jobs Australia

They state a minimum height of 163 cm is required, that said I know several people who were told their sitting height was too tall to apply for Army, yet they are now wearing DPU flightsuits.

My advice is to start studying to get the best grades you can, play some team sports, join Cadets or Volunteer Fire Service and look at getting some leadership experience.
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Old 20th May 2013, 04:24
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Originally Posted by Skymong
Hi FlyingCharlie01- defencejobs.gov has the information on height requirements for a Class 1 medical : Additional Requirements | Pilot - Defence Jobs Australia

They state a minimum height of 163 cm is required, that said I know several people who were told their sitting height was too tall to apply for Army, yet they are now wearing DPU flightsuits.

My advice is to start studying to get the best grades you can, play some team sports, join Cadets or Volunteer Fire Service and look at getting some leadership experience.
This is good advice. From my impression, the selection board are looking for people who apply themselves, not just people who have the aptitude, so starting to study and getting the best grades you can now would be a good way to start.

RE: Height - depending on how badly they want you, they can make a waiver for slight variations from the height requirements.. Whether or not 3 cm is within the acceptable limits however is another question, and one you won't likely find out until you go through the process.

To give you an example, my sitting height is 95.6 cm, 0.6cm more than the maximum for ARA, however my enlistment coordinator has told me that this shouldn't be an issue if I'm competitive enough at FSP.
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Old 20th May 2013, 08:27
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Thanks all for your replies.
I have mid year exams coming up so I will sure to study hard for them. Right now I have played a good 6 different team sport and still playing 1 for club and the other 5 through school. I have been the captain of these teams on may occasions and I still am for hockey and soccer. I cox the first four in rowing which I think will help me with quick decision making and leadership skills. I have been SRC twice so far and I was one of the prefects (if you wish to call them that) in year 6.

I also have a question and I was wondering if any of you could answer it, or give me advice for this.

Should I join the Cadets (for the RAAF)?
I have been looking at joining for a while now and havent been able to find reviews on if it is good or not (I need this for my parents. I am all for it, they just want to see if it is going to be beneficial)

Thanks once again,
FlyingCharlie
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Old 20th May 2013, 09:19
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Sounds like you are well on your way to getting a good grounding in leadership experience!

As for Cadets, I would say absolutely. They will give you a taste of what life is like in the forces and basic skills which should help when you start Initial Officer Training.

Putting the effort in now to develop your leadership skills and gain life experience will pay off massively a few years down the line.

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Old 20th May 2013, 10:59
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FC01,

Yes, go for the AF Cadets. Good GSK training, leadership, see if you like the discipline. You will get in almost 3 years, 15 to 17-18. You may qualify for a Flying Scholarship, if they still have them.

Good luck.
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Old 20th May 2013, 11:12
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Thankyou.
I have already taken a flying lesson and he was very impressed on my knowledge of the plane, laws of flight, effects of controls and handling of the aircraft. It was in a piper warrior. He let me take-off and line up for the landing even though it was only my first time behind the controls of a plane, that is how much faith he had in my knowledge. My school offers aviation next year so hopefully i will be able to give it a go.
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Old 26th May 2013, 23:14
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Cheers Winged Wombat

I guess I just needed assurance and words of encouragement before I went in. There is also the fear that I could possibly be setting the precedent for something that may never have happened before in FSP history, i.e. passing it the first time around but failing it the next.

Anyway, its coming up soon and I'll let you guys know how it goes in a few weeks time.

Regards
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Old 2nd Jun 2013, 07:11
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Hey all,

Just completed my specialist testing, if any one has any questions or anything about preparing for it feel free to PM me.

Cotta
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Old 25th Jun 2013, 03:25
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Septerra,

How did you go?

WW
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Old 26th Jun 2013, 09:24
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Just got offered a spot on course for the beginning of August. Can't wait! Will definitely be having another read through this thread between now and then.
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Old 27th Jun 2013, 01:44
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VS,

Do you mean you got offered an FSP spot or an OTS spot?
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Old 27th Jun 2013, 02:57
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Originally Posted by frappe
VS,

Do you mean you got offered an FSP spot or an OTS spot?
haha sorry, just an FSP spot! Is anyone else going around that time?
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Old 27th Jun 2013, 03:37
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I was thinking of going the cadets program. do you think it will be beneficial?
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Old 1st Jul 2013, 06:40
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Hey guys

New to the forums, have my Aircrew Specific Testing next monday, very nervous. Can anyone confirm if there's any questions regarding converting miles to km, or nm to km etc?

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