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Old 23rd May 2016, 04:30
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Join Date: Mar 2016
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Hey everyone,

Just spoke with my case manager and unfortunately that is semi the case regarding the OTS intakes. There is one intake for the 29th of July of which there are 5 pilot spots (I think this is RAAF spots, not sure about RAN or Army). Next intake after that is in February of which there are around 20 spots (again I think this is RAAF).

For those of us going to FSP on the 18th of June to the 2nd of July and every course after that, it will unfortunately be a wait until Feb of next year to get a job offer.

Also note that they only send out job offers 4 weeks away from the start date of the OTS course - no one knows until 4 weeks out.

All the best everyone,

machzero

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Old 23rd May 2016, 05:15
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Machzero, thanks for info, do you mean that there are still 5 spots to be filled in the July course or the course total is 5 and has already been filled?
Thanks
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Old 23rd May 2016, 05:23
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Mach,

So i'm correct in saying that the top 5 pilot applicants have yet to be contacted for the July intake?

Is the above all information through your case manager?
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Old 23rd May 2016, 11:57
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Survived flight screening!!

G'day everyone, been a while since my last post but as some of you know i have been away at the magical land of flight screening.

Firstly, I can say that i have been highly recommended for a pilot position in the RAAF and am now waiting for a letter of offer. pretty exciting.

Secondly after looking over the recent posts i can see there are a couple of questions regarding FSP preparation and OTS course dates.

Firstly, as much as i want to help you guys out i CAN NOT tell you details regarding OSB or flight screening particulars! however, from my experience you DO NOT have to have flying experience to pass FSP! just be yourself and do what they teach you and you will be on your way to a high recommendation!

FSP Prep: I personally before going, had 100hrs flight experience and was placed on the advanced course (which was so much fun) but this, although helped be comfortable in the airborne environment is not required as they will teach you everything you need to know. You don't have to spend $100's of dollars on flying preparation, maybe a couple of trial flights to make sure your comfortable in the air!


OSB: hard to prep for - JUST BE YOURSELF!!!

OTS Course Dates:

RAAF - 20th of June with the next intake on the 1st of August. (last one for the year)
NAVY - July
Army - July

Hope this helps everyone and good luck to everyone who has been selected for a future FSP courses! just relax and have FUN!

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Old 23rd May 2016, 13:40
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No one has been notified about the July 29th OTS course (according to my case manager) because they only send out the offers 4 weeks out. So there are 5 RAAF offers available for that course.

JBWings, that is correct. All my info is directly from my case manager who I called today.

To be honest, looking at Wazza's new information I think there is a lot of confusion as to courses and specifics.

Cheers,
machzero

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Old 24th May 2016, 01:09
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Also forgot to mention but CONGRATULATIONS Wazza !!! That's such great news mate. You must be absolutely stoked. Let's hope you get onto that July course if not, Feb!

All the best mate!
machzero

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Old 24th May 2016, 18:17
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Cheers Tom! I am definitely stoked with the result and can't wait to head down to OTS!

Regarding course intakes etc, I can positively say that letters of offer can be sent well before 4 weeks, i know this, because 2 of my fellow FSP candidates received letter of offers for the July army intake on the day of there board. which was quite exciting.

RAAF OTS course positions - There is obviously some confusion between sources but all i have been told by DFR, FSP & OSB officers, is that the next OTS intake is the 1st of August. (20th of June is full)
RAAF have more than 2 intakes per year. Compared to Army & Navy who have 2 (January & July) this information is easy to find.

hope this helps, further more please understand this information is just what i have been told over the past few days.

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Old 26th May 2016, 09:27
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August intake! the dream is real.

exciting stuff. hopefully a few of us get offers sooner rather than later.
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Old 7th Jun 2016, 02:20
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Hi Everyone,

Does anyone know if there is an august intake for certain?
Have any letters of offer been made for this round?

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Old 8th Jun 2016, 09:10
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Flyinghigh,
I know there is definitely a OTS course commencing on the 1st of August with letters of offer coming out in the next 3-4weeks. fingers crossed we all get one!
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 10:19
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Thanks Wazza21- great news.
Do you know if it's only 5 RAAF positions?
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Old 12th Jun 2016, 05:39
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Hi Cam Borland,
Hope FSP went well- how did the group go?
Standard 50% get recommended or higher?
Any word on how many they are taking in August?
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Old 21st Jun 2016, 09:00
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Just seeing if anyone has had the call to go to flight screening recently and when you did your assessment day. I did mine about 6 weeks ago and haven't heard anything.
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Old 21st Jun 2016, 09:44
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Hi everyone, first of all thanks for the fantastic info that's on here.
ARJM, I got the call to go to flight screening about 2 weeks ago, so excited! I did my assessment day in February but my file got held up for a while due to medical. Notified class 1 now so that's great.
I'll be on the 9-23 July FSP, so if anyone else is on that course, feel free to contact me.
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Old 22nd Jun 2016, 00:53
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Nice one Kai! Hopefully mine isn't too far off
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Old 5th Jul 2016, 00:32
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ARJM, be sure to check with your DFR rep to make sure your file has been sent. My rep took well over two months to send mine I later found out.
However, I got the call up to the FSP for July 31st! If anyone else is on a similar course drop me a line.
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Old 5th Jul 2016, 00:57
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G'day everyone,

Got back from FSP on Saturday with a high recommendation and in the eyes of the OSB they deem me as 'very very competitive' which I'm absolutely stoked about. Hard work seriously pays off!

The whole 2 weeks is ridiculous fun and a pretty good insight into your future. If anyone has received an offer for August OTS then let us know! Hopefully I will get on the Feb course.

Good luck all,
machzero

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Old 5th Jul 2016, 10:09
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gratz mac.

I'm in the same position as you.

The advice I got from Tamworth was that the August intake has been filled for months. However that info hasn't trickled through to DFR - hence why there some confusion at the moment.

Did they provide you any information on when you're likely to be called (distribution dates) and number of positions for OTS in Feb?
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 02:03
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Hey JB,

No info from anyone about course dates or positions available. To be honest I don't think knowing will even help. At this point we have done all we can and now it's up to them.

Forgot to mention that on our course we sat down on the first night and said that we wanted to get everyone recommended. And that's exactly what we did. All 9 of us were recommended. 3 of us got highly recommended, 4 medium to low and 2 sitting in the middle.
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Old 8th Jul 2016, 02:32
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Hi all,

Long time observer, first time poster.

So good to see the progress a lot of people are making, hang in there to those lost in the limbo between stages! I've heard turn around times from assessment to FSP as short as a month to 9 months depending on medical and how tidy DFR is with your file.

I just found out this week I'm on the FSP course in early August so I'm pumped to go!

It's good to hear the approach your course took Mach; the contact I spoke to at FSP was mildly scathing of some courses on their preparation while at FSP so it sounds like you got it right!

If anyone else on here is preparing to go down in the upcoming FSP courses shoot me an email if you want to bounce ideas or concerns!

Fly safe!
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