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RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)

Old 30th Apr 2014, 14:40
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Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: WA
Posts: 3
Hi steplou,

I remember seeing the course schedule and thinking there would have to bit a bit of luck involved for any of the other 5 screenees to be out of Perth. I decided to just put it out there in case there was anyone from this neck of the woods so I could extend an invite into meeting up beforehand - although I'm sure the 7+hr flight over will lend us plenty of time for that.

Best of luck to RinzleR and yourself for your first week of screening, hopefully I can wish you luck for your second week in person.

All the best with your prep!

Cheers!

(I'm sure you're pretty well sorted with everything at this stage of the game but for anyone else in the earlier stages of their DFR adventure for ADF Pilot I've found the ADF Mentors e-pub a great time saver and consolidator of information. Just my two cents! Happy to take PM's from anyone regarding my process up to now.)
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Old 2nd May 2014, 04:32
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Join Date: May 2014
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Anyone here pass the test but didn't meet the education requirement?
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Old 3rd May 2014, 06:53
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Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Brisbane
Age: 34
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At what stage? I had pilot on my yous sheet but had to make up physics and up my maths level....
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Old 5th May 2014, 03:20
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Join Date: May 2014
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I've completed year 12 but didn't have the right package e.g not enough majors

Just seeing if anyone is in the same boat/was in the same boat and what did they do.
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Old 6th May 2014, 06:34
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Not having the right year 12 package. E.g 4 majors etc etc

Just seeing if anyone currently having this problem or had this problem in the past and what alternate route they took.
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Old 6th May 2014, 14:00
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Great Southern Land
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Hi vjnr,


I was in your boat and passed my specialist skills assessment and did well so it was valid for 3 years (thank god) because it took me another 2 years to get to my assessment day. I was not good enough in mathematics from school so I took a course to bring me to the correct level that was available on open universities. It was really hard to get a direct answer as to which course to complete and I wasted 6 months doing the wrong course based on bad advice from DFR. I eventually spoke to a great officer at DFR Perth who really helped me choose the right course, but it can be funny. I have a bit of knowledge about what is acceptable, if you want more info PM me with what you need to complete and I'd be happy to help direct you.

I started the whole process when I was 23 and now I'm 25 and sitting in the distribution pool with a strong recommendation waiting for an offer, so don't let it deter you!
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Old 7th May 2014, 03:05
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Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Brisbane
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Similar to myself. I finished year 12 but didn't have a science or 2 unit maths. I did a bridging course for each designed for tertiary entry level (through QUT) and these were accepted by DFR and I was able to progress to the next stage (I think I had to have passes in both subjects before I could do aircrew specific testing - which I passed also) it is very doable!
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Old 8th May 2014, 05:50
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From the looks of it I might have to go back and do a bit more on my year 12 =( or maybe further studying somewhere
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Old 8th May 2014, 09:03
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Join Date: Oct 2012
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I didn't do methods in year 12 and so took a bridging course through open universities. It matched the requirements fine, I just had to get a letter from VTAC stating that it was equivalent to methods (I'm in Victoria, so you might have slightly different requirements).

I found it gave a really good basis, especially for calculus, here's the link if you want to check it out: Fundamentals of Mathematics. Takes 3 months to complete
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Old 10th May 2014, 05:08
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Join Date: May 2014
Location: Australia
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CT4B cockpit

Hi everyone. I've been reading through the forums as I am hopefully going to Flight Screening at the end of June and was wondering if anyone who has been through it could provide any pointers for preparation, and if anyone knows where to find a layout of the CT4B cockpit. Thanks
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Old 10th May 2014, 10:29
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In the CT4? sorry, couldn't resist! Google images? Although apart from general interest, not sure why you'd need it beforehand .
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Old 11th May 2014, 12:00
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Figured it'd be good to have a general idea of the layout so there's less shell shock when I get in the cockpit. I've done some lessons and know how disorienting it can be at first. And the Google images results don't show the actual buttons.
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Old 12th May 2014, 02:39
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Join Date: May 2014
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The pilot aptitude test

HI guys,

Is any one able to tell me what is on the pilot aptitude test, in terms of math or hand eye coordination? I am scheduled to take the test this thursday the 15th of May, but I just want to make sure that I haven't been doing the wrong things for preparation.

If you could help me out that would be awesome.

Thank you,

Salamor
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Old 13th May 2014, 10:04
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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Brisbane
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Researching the cockpit prior to screening isn't necessary. The only things you will need to know is how to use elevator and rudder trim, use of park brake and the joystick. Flight instruments such as vsi, altimeter, asi and the turn and bank co ordinator are really the only instruments used. Their functions are vastly more important than their location around the cockpit. I suggest focussing on basic aeronautical knowledge instead.

Regards, Alec
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Old 13th May 2014, 14:05
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Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Adelaide, Austraila
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Hi salamor,

I just passed my second attempt at the aircrew testing today so luckily for you my mind is still fresh on the content. I personally have a few practice tests from paid sources in hard copy form so unfortunately I can't give you those...but I have found some other good sources.

Firstly, the maths is fairly basic and anyone who meets the minimum requirements for applying for pilot should do just fine. That being said, you can find specific examples of very similar time/speed/distance questions here:

Speed/Distance/Time Qs

Secondly, there is not really any way to prepare for the hand/eye coordination tests, as they really do test your base skills in that area. However, do make sure you are good with your times tables as part of the test with the touch pen and joysticks involves them. If you have a smart phone or tablet, I suggest downloading an app from GooglePlay or the apple store called GetYourWings by Blue Horizon Enterprises. It has some good practice questions including the hand/eye coord tests.

Lastly, have a read of this from the New Zealand defence force:

NZ Aircrew Aptitude test

They use a very similar testing system.

I hope this helps a little
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Old 15th May 2014, 09:48
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Join Date: May 2014
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Talking Thank you !

Hi guys!

I just sat my pilot test for the first time and passed! Thanks to Alec and Showaard for your hints and advice, they helped a lot!


Salamor
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Old 31st May 2014, 03:49
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Join Date: May 2014
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ADF PSF

Hey guys,
I just received my FSP date. I have a few questions for you all:
- what do you wear while there? and what do you wear whilst flying?
- what is the PT like?
- if I am going primarily for army & navy chopper pilot, should i still read up on all three services?
- could someone explain what is the importance of wearing in your helmet to avoid hotspots??
Any other advice would be awesome as I really want to get a recommended. Thanks for your help!
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Old 31st May 2014, 13:54
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Never at home
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A hotspot is like if you put a baseball cap on with the Velcro done up too tight. Multiplied by 100. And focused on a spot on your head, not all the way around. And you have to maintain a capacity to fly an aircraft whilst pushing through the pain.

Wearing in your helmet is a good idea because a hotspot will quickly become distracting. The key is when you're fitted, leave it on for a little while. If it's uncomfortable, tell them, and they should play with it and get it to sit better, Life Support Fitters are good at that. Don't feel like you're wasting their time or taking too long, it's important, and it's one thing you don't want to have to worry about whilst airborne because it will detract from you showing your potential.

Good luck
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Old 2nd Jun 2014, 14:01
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Great Southern Land
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Hi everyone,

Just wondering about the time delay between having your file sent to Canberra and offers coming out. Also how do they contact you if you are made an offer? For anybody interested navy applicants were called today and I think tomorrow for the upcoming distribution with a start date in July I think, probably NEOC 51. I got a call so hoping to hear soon!
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Old 2nd Jun 2014, 23:18
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Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Brisbane
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Interview Prep

Hi guys,

Does anyone know of any courses to prep for OSB and Pysc testing? I would like to do some face to face interview prep before I do the real thing. I live in Brisbane.

Cheers
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