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RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)

Old 26th Jul 2013, 15:52
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Give it time and I'm sure they'll have an overall shortage of Pilots

Amazing to think this thread was started almost 12 years ago and still going strong. Must be some sort of record.

This thread is a Goldmine guys

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Old 27th Jul 2013, 06:54
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Be nice if they stopped moving the goals.

Guess they will have a lot of guys going for ARA and Navy pilot spots then.
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Old 28th Jul 2013, 04:39
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Spec testing

G'day all,

I have my pilot specific testing coming up in just over a week and I am starting to get a little nervous. I have read all the previous posts re what to expect but am finding it hard to direct my study in terms of the maths related questions. I have been going over basic algebra, indices, trig, fractions, decimals etc. Is this on the right track or should I be focussing on other stuff? I have also been practicing questions from the Arco Marines aptitude test guidebook as well as speed/dist/time and fuel calculations mentally.

Any guidance would be appreciated.

Many thanks,
Fair skies
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Old 28th Jul 2013, 11:29
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Assessment Day

Had my Assessment day on Friday for ADF Pilot (RAAF) and was recommend by both the psych and the DI who told me I was a strong candidate. I had a medical issue to clear up which I did yesterday and got my results back today which are all clear so will get them to DFR tomorrow and my file should be sent to PSA to be added to the pool for a position on Flight Screening Programme
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Old 28th Jul 2013, 11:54
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Your quite right f-chops, the goal posts are moving. As they have been since military aviation began. At the moment the focus is Fast Jets, but the other types need a trickle feed of capable applicants too.

Flight training is very reactive and generally has a significant lag time, typically on the order of years. The chicken bones are very hard to read.

What does this mean to you guys?
...nothing. You are needed by the system to apply, you are required to do your best and not to be swayed like a politician by the 'polls' of how many spots are required and where. If you are the right applicant, at the right time you will find yourself on Pilots Course, hopefully by the end with wings and a 79SQN posting. If you are not you will find yourself employed in an area that better suits your unique and individual skill sets.

The bottom line is have a go, give it your best, don't worry about second hand knowledge on RAAF numbers. By the time it reaches you it is lagging reality anyway. Let your recruiters and QFI's decide. All we ask for is your best. Good luck.

Rog.

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Old 28th Jul 2013, 12:25
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great to hear that neo! do you mind me asking what type of essay questions they had?

also do you do the medical/psych then interview? or is the med/psych on a different day
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Old 28th Jul 2013, 12:56
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Thanks mate

I'll PM you the Q's to avoid posting them on a public forum.

In regard to the day, it starts off with 3 short response questions and a short yes/no questionnaire then the Psych interview (they use the questions you answered at the start of the day) followed by the Defence Interview and then the medical. I was finished by 1300 but I know GE (general entry) guys are expected to be there all day as they have to do the physical

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Old 31st Jul 2013, 02:56
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Well i called my case manager today to book in for assessment day after a week from the aptitude testing, he said the doctor is still reviewing my medical. He said it should take about 2 weeks.

Did it take that long for you guys?
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Old 1st Aug 2013, 06:43
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Got my call up yesterday for the Assessment Day. 26th of August....heading back to the mixed feelings of excitement vs nervous.......
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Old 3rd Aug 2013, 13:03
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Thumbs down

Hey, has anybody received a spot for Flight screening in September from the PSA? I really do hope I haven't missed out for this year..
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Old 3rd Aug 2013, 17:05
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AnotherException,

You'll only find out about a month before the start of the course.

On that note, does anyone know roughly when ADFA offers are distributed?
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Old 4th Aug 2013, 01:14
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Don't stress over September too much, there are still FSP dates in October and November.
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Old 9th Aug 2013, 05:35
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Thanks

G'day all,

After many weeks of stressing out and hitting the books I had my aptitude and psych assessment this week and was recommended.

I have to say I didn't feel like I went that well in the testing but much to my surprise I did pretty well. Now to get my app in and wait for flight screening.

Many thanks to everyone that has shared their knowledge. It's a great forum.

Have a good weekend. I know I will!
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Old 10th Aug 2013, 13:50
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Well done Fair Skies.

Did you do your Aptitude testing on the 6th August? If so I may have actually been there talking to you on the day!

So have you have had your assessment day already as well? My understanding is this is generally booked at least a few weeks after Pilot Spec testing. If you did get them both knocked out together that's great. Nothing like keeping the ball rolling.

Anyway I got through Pilot Spec too which feels great and now have my assessment day booked for about a month away, plenty of time to study. So far the CC's I've interviewed with have been very encouraging and everything feels like its going in the right direction. Determination and motivation are higher than ever, bring on the challenges that await

Again thanks to all contributors to the forum, very valuable resource going here.
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Old 11th Aug 2013, 13:27
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Thanks Chang driver.

I am an in service applicant so I did the testing and psych assessment a day apart. Now my app goes off to Canberra and the wait for a flight screening date begins.

Good luck with your assessment day and in the near future.

Fair skies.
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Old 12th Aug 2013, 22:08
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Good day to all,

I was hoping that some one on these forums might have information on what dates/months the next intakes for the three forces are up until May 2014 [personal FSP expiry]. If any of you can share this information, I'd be very grateful.

Regards
Sep
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Old 13th Aug 2013, 03:46
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septerra,

I'm not sure if you were after FSP or Officer training intake dates, but if it was for FSP dates, this page is what you're looking for:

this page

Cheers
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Old 13th Aug 2013, 04:40
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Flight Screening

Hey Mate

There is a list on the PSA website with regard to FSP dates.

Just got news my file has been with the PSA for a week now, so fingers crossed I get a call soon!
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Old 13th Aug 2013, 09:58
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Hey,

Apologies, I should have made it clearer. I was looking for the dates for pilot distribution once your in the waiting pool, post FSP.

Thank you however for the prompt response.
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Old 14th Aug 2013, 10:47
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ADFA FLIGHT SCREENING

hey guys,

just wondering whether anyone has been put on a flight screening course for september, this is through the ADFA stream aswell.

If not, when should we be expecting a call if we are competitive enough to be put on a course?

Cheers!
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