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RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)

Old 2nd Dec 2013, 10:35
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: Adelaide
Age: 32
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Cool PSA Offers

Hey guys. Got a call advising me that a letter of offer is in the mail today. Absolutely over the moon!! Has anyone else been contacted? Looks like a March OTS start at this stage.
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Old 3rd Dec 2013, 07:45
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Congratulations on the offer, I guess that answers my question haha.
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Old 10th Dec 2013, 23:51
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Join Date: Dec 2010
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Well, I received a call this morning from the CPL who was my interviewer on my YOU session.

Asking things like, how I was doing, about what I do for a living, what role I performed in the UK RAF, about my daughter, how my fitness levels are etc. All of this I am pretty sure was down in my application.

However he did mention that he was asked to write a report and pass it on to a DFR Sergeant to look at pilot spec testing in the new year.

Hopefully this is a good sign of my application finally being moved forward. I am an SSO candidate, citizenship eligibility in Feb next year.

Just seemed a little odd to get a call out of the blue and asking all the questions I had answered in my application.
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Old 11th Dec 2013, 21:49
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FYI for ADFA candidates. I called up to check my application and have been told that intake is so low at this point in time and many people, including myself unfortunately, won't get an offer despite passing everything and getting recommended at osb… Make sure you have a contingency plan...
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Old 12th Dec 2013, 06:35
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Just had my assessment day today, and have been recommended for next stage,

Just wondering if anyone has any knowledge as to how applicants are ranked/ how full the pool is at the moment and if there is anyway of finding out where you sit in that pool of candidates. A year can be a very long time to wait!

Thanks, Ben
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Old 12th Dec 2013, 09:39
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Melbourne
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From what I have heard so far, a mid-pool DEO recommendation is a similar scenario. I've been told my chances are extremely slim to none. Hopefully, your file expiry at PSA is still a while away and perhaps things may pick up in the meanwhile.
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Old 12th Dec 2013, 11:38
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@ Septerra

Yea it's pretty demoralising hey, especially after passing everything. I've spent the last 2 years dedicated to this cause only to fall short by an inch… I'm sure there are others who have been trying for longer!

Anyway I have a mate who got a medium rec and got an army DEO offer so there is hope for you…
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Old 13th Dec 2013, 06:49
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how did you find out where abouts in the pool your sitting!?
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Old 13th Dec 2013, 23:51
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Join Date: May 2013
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G'day all,

To find out where you sit simply call PSA and ask about your competitiveness and how likely you are to get an offer. They are usually more than happy to tell you how your going.

Fair skies
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Old 19th Dec 2013, 09:26
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Perth
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Hi all,
I have just been informed that I dont meet the minimum eye standard for pilot due to the optometrist testing they conduct after flight screening so AVMED calss 3. I did the same test 18 months ago and passed. I spoke to the optometrist and he said that AVMED have a new doctor who is reviewing all the testing paper work but my eyes were okay. Is anyone else in the same situation? It may just be occurring in WA.

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Old 27th Dec 2013, 02:32
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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Brisbane
Age: 24
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Class 4 Medical Appeal

I have just received a letter from medical. I'am classified as a class 4. Permanently unfit for service, unless my appeal is successful, due to an optometrist report. Pretty heartbreaking stuff...

Just wondering if anyone is in the same boat or has had a similar experience. Information on the appeal process would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers, Alec.
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Old 2nd Jan 2014, 10:37
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Hey Alec,
I would definitely get a second opinion and appeal. I know at least 2 other guys that have been told they dont meet the minimum eye standard. Apparently a new guy at AVMED is not letting people through if they dont meet the prescribed standard even if the optometrist says they are suitable for pilot. The optometrist in Perth resubmitted the paper work but wont hear anything until the new year. Although I dont know your situation I would look into it.

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Old 3rd Jan 2014, 04:08
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The optometrist does not set the standard. It matters nought, even if he knows the requirements, if he thinks your suitable, it’s AVMED that make the decision.
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Old 3rd Jan 2014, 07:05
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RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)

How bad are you eyes?? [email protected] surgery is an option for most but you won't get your file to fsp until you are medically fit
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Old 8th Jan 2014, 04:02
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: South Australia
Age: 33
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Eye tests?

Hi guys, I'm very interested in any more details you can provide about the eye testing.

I am slightly colour blind. Most of the time I can see both numbers on the Ishihara test. I have passed the colour blind test at the you session (had to do both Ishihara and lantern test) but I am slightly stressed that it could be my undoing.

I have put way too much time and money into bettering my application to let this get in my way. I want to be as prepared as possible.
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Old 8th Jan 2014, 05:07
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Join Date: Jun 2013
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It's the post FSP eye tests you need to worry about, they are very thorough! Best to go see an optometrist and find out before hand, may save you some headaches! GL

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Old 25th Jan 2014, 03:29
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Hi everyone.

I have been told that my file is at PSF.

Can anyone tell me what to expect. I have read this thread and found it all very informative but would like any new info on what happens at PSF.

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Old 27th Jan 2014, 23:20
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Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Brissy
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I just rang up PSA this morning, and they are quite low on numbers at the moment. If your results are good enough then expect to get a booking on a FSP shortly.

As an update, RAAF are looking for quality fast jet pilots only at the moment (instead of just filling numbers, they want promising applicants, even if it means not filling spots), Army are looking for SSO applicants with experience at the moment and Navy is moving along as normal.

Hope this helps.
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 01:59
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Hello everyone,
Firstly would like to say thanks to everyone that has posted here. There is a wealth of information here for aspiring future pilots such as my self.
I sit pilot aptitude testing in the near future and am wanting to know people opinions on whether it is best to quickly guess any remaining questions that may be present before the time ends or best to leave them and just do the best you can accurately.
Also in regards to the spatial orientation test where there is a picture of an aircraft and a word depicting the next picture; for example- plane is INVERTED but straight and level and the movement is 'nose up' is the right answer a picture of the plane nose up or down as you see it on the paper/screen? Hope this makes sense to people!
Any response from people's experiences greatly appreciated.
Cheers. LS

Last edited by lightningstriker; 28th Jan 2014 at 20:40.
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 07:21
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Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Canberra, ACT
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That is spot on C17.

When I was as Flight Screening last year, they were very clear that the RAAF were only really after fast jet pilots. They have also implemented a 'Gate' for RAAF members after BFTS. This is a check point meaning that just because you pass BFTS, it doesn't mean you automatically progress to 2FTS. If you pass, but are not in the top candidates, you will not make it through the gate and might possibly be streamed to ACO, or something else in the RAAF.

Right about Army, and Navy only has about 3 spots per NEOC intake.
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