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RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)

Old 14th Sep 2013, 06:45
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septerra,

Would you happen to know if that's just for DEO or whether ADFA offers are included as well?

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Old 17th Sep 2013, 06:51
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Layman,

Copied and agree. I might have gone a tad hard on Sleezy9.

But in the end the content of thread has returned to genuine and intelligent information sharing.

And for all:

As far as I'm aware, direct entry allocations occur throughout the year on a trickle feed basis. ADFA allocations are completed after the final ADFA course in December some time. I had a friend's son go though last year and he was not notified until quite close to Christmas.
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Old 21st Sep 2013, 11:39
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Sounds like the perfect Christmas present to me.

'You have been accepted into the Australian Defence Force Academy'.
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Old 22nd Sep 2013, 01:34
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@captainsail

Sorry mate, I'm not sure about the ADFA side of things; I'm DEO myself.

Do any of you have a rough idea of how far ahead in time the files are sent to Canberra before an intake, at which point you receive a phone call from PSA? I was expecting that a November intake would perhaps require an intimation around this point in time, given it's just over a month away.

Nervous wreck.
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Old 24th Sep 2013, 03:59
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I would have thought they would have waited until after all of the courses for 2013 were completed - but I might be right off the money.
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Old 26th Sep 2013, 08:45
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FSP Dates

From what I've been told whilst at FSP there is a tri-service distribution for DEO on the 20th of November and the ADFA distributions will be after the last courses for 2013 are held and before January.

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Old 2nd Oct 2013, 06:16
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Flight screening spot

Hi guys,

I recently called up P.S.A in Tamworth to see if they could give me an indication on whether or not I may be competitive enough to get a spot on one of the four A.D.F.A flight screening courses that will be running mid November/December this year, and the FLGOFF told me that I had been ranked in the middle (average) and been paper boarded well.

Has anyone been in this situation..I'm so nervous and not too sure on whether I will be getting a spot.

Thanks
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Old 8th Oct 2013, 10:56
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General flight screening info

Hey guys,

I had my assessment day on the 29th of August, ironed out a few medical issues and had a phone call on the 17th of September to go to screening starting on the 19th of October. Originally I was really excited about how fast it was all moving, but now I'm about 10 days out, and after a lot of phone calls I found out today that DFR has finally posted all my info for flight screening but I probably wont receive it for a couple of days still.

Can anyone provide some real basic info on screening so I can start preparing before I receive my info? Just things like what is the day to day routine like, what specific things should I be studying, I live south of Sydney, will I be getting their via bus or plane, and I've heard a few people say that I may need to have a prepared speech for OSB as well as impromptu speaking, can anyone shed any light there?

Any help at all is greatly appreciated, cheers!
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Old 9th Oct 2013, 07:47
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Flight screening

I GOT A FLIGHT SCREENING SPOT!!! WOOOO!!!

Going up on the 16th of November! This is for the ADFA stream! Cannot wait!!

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Old 9th Oct 2013, 08:06
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Hey ToniAlessandra,

Good to hear, looking forward to meeting you!

I got my email this afternoon with most of the information, so that was pretty helpful. Still haven't received flight itineraries but I was promised I'd get them in the next two days. Any knowledge on speeches? I've been told all air force OSB's have to have a prepared speech but I have no info to say that that's fact.
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Old 9th Oct 2013, 08:37
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Yeah, I got the email today as well, so I finally have a bit more of an idea about what to expect! Sorry, no I have no idea about the speech for the OSB but I imagine they wouldn't tell you what its about until just before.

I imagine I received my flights earlier because we probably deal with different Defence Force Recruiting Centres, as I am coming down from Queensland.

But for now I guess we will have to wait to see what to expect next week!
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Old 11th Oct 2013, 12:50
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speeches

Hi Pigs, when I attended flight screening any speeches we did were "on the spot" or we were given a topic and time to prepare them. Most of the subjects were relatively simple and focused on our motivations for wanting to become pilots.
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Old 14th Oct 2013, 07:21
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Hey guys, did you guys all get your pathology tests done before you were given a PSA spot?
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Old 14th Oct 2013, 07:24
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Another Exception: have you been put on a flight screening course yet for the adfa stream?
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Old 14th Oct 2013, 09:33
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Nah not yet..
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Old 14th Oct 2013, 11:46
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Pathology tests come after flight screening
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Old 15th Oct 2013, 04:00
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PSA called and I've been placed into course 44, beginning 3rd Nov, anybody else in the same boat? Exciting times
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Old 15th Oct 2013, 04:30
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Captainsail, are you sure? I just had my tests but I haven't been to screening yet.
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Old 15th Oct 2013, 10:34
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PhilipMatejko - I have been contacted by DFR to get paperwork organised as they wanted to get me in for OSB. I'm not sure what to make of it though as 3rd of Nov is the last PSF/OSB (non-ADFA) for the year.

I was expecting a call today from DFR and had a few questions lined up. One of them being the order of events.

I haven't had an assessment day (military and psych interview), I have only had the YOU day and pilot aptitude testing. Originally my education wasn't up to par so I've spent the last four months getting HD's in Math and Physics at university. Am I correct to think that PSF would be the last part of the application process?

I have also read that GSO's may do the PSF in the first year of RMC. This doesnt make sense to me as you need to do OSB to see which faction will make you an offer if any. Can anyone confirm this?

Thank you,
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Old 15th Oct 2013, 11:06
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Huh, didn't know that. I had mine after flight screening despite the ~3 months between assessment day and FSP, so I assumed that's how it was. My mistake
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