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RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)

Old 4th Sep 2016, 02:35
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Hey Jen,

According to the ADF flight screening schedule there is 3 DEO flight screenings in October and then ADFA entries for the rest of the year. I am also hoping to get into one of these. If you want to see the schedule yourself go to the link below and click on the link down the bottom of the page.

https://www.airforce.gov.au/Our-People/Careers/Becoming-a-Pilot/Pilot-Selection-Flight/Flight-Screening-Program-Schedule/?RAAF-e9g2z8vIikaumcv6ylDo1q9luRRCcBKo

Cheers
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Old 4th Sep 2016, 06:32
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Hi ARJM,

Yes, I have previously looked at the schedule you linked in your reply. Fingers crossed for both of us then.... Will be torturous to be waiting until 2017 otherwise lol!!

Good luck
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Old 5th Sep 2016, 15:13
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ARJM and Jenn2205

I am also having the painstaking wait to see if I get on the last set of spots for flight screening for the year.


I am not sure if they are filled but a mate of mine who just got in as a pilot said that this year they struggled to fill spots. Here is hoping.

Can anyone else confirm this?
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Old 6th Sep 2016, 10:55
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I spoke to my enlistment coordinator about 2 weeks ago and she mentioned the issue of not having enough candidates being available. She said if they can't fill all the spots then just not doing that session of FS is a very real option. Not sure if that's any indicator on current demand.

I'm in the same boat waiting for a call. Personally I'd welcome a January session as it gives me more time to prepare. That's just me though.

Hope we all get a call
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Old 6th Sep 2016, 22:20
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Hi All,


Long time follower first time posting. I've been given my FSP dates for the course starting on the 16th of October. My files were sent to Tamworth (after getting medical clearance) around the beginning of March this year as a rough guide. It has also been 2 years since I first attended my YOU session.


Happy to chat further with anyone and also anyone attending FSP in October.


Cheers.
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Old 6th Sep 2016, 23:45
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Hey guys,

I actually made contact with Tamworth where they do flight screening to try and find out where my application was at and when I may get I call. The person I spoke to said that the lady that fills the spots usually does so about 3-4 weeks prior to it beginning which means around 16th of this month is when people would get a call for the first Oct FSP. Best of luck to everyone.
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Old 7th Sep 2016, 05:04
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Heads up to anyone who started the process in 2015.

Your DFR medical, specialist medicals i.e. bloods, eyes, dental & the "av med seal of approval" all need to be completed 12 months prior to enlistment

This means that anyone looking at the FEB 16 intake will have to repeat their medicals if they where done prior to FEB 15.

Caught me by surprise and i'm now in the process of repeating them all.
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Old 7th Sep 2016, 05:14
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JBWings. Most medical reports will only be valid for 12 months, therefore if your application takes longer than 12 months from assesment day you will have to have the medicals done again.

I'm in the same boat, my medicals will expire in November but my appointment date is likely to be in January so I am in the process of having them done again.

Best of luck to everyone hoping to get onto October FSP!
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Old 7th Sep 2016, 06:08
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Originally Posted by Billy_Badwood View Post
Hi All,


Long time follower first time posting. I've been given my FSP dates for the course starting on the 16th of October. My files were sent to Tamworth (after getting medical clearance) around the beginning of March this year as a rough guide. It has also been 2 years since I first attended my YOU session.


Happy to chat further with anyone and also anyone attending FSP in October.


Cheers.
Well done Billy and best of luck!
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Old 7th Sep 2016, 06:09
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FLFS, pmed you
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Old 7th Sep 2016, 12:12
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I swear the wait for flight screening is the worst. There is just so much uncertainty.

I just hope that the heaviest determinant of being selected is your resume and Assessment day score. I sent 5 written References, one from a wing commander and one which was a letter for me getting a RAAF flying scholarship.


Just gotta wait.
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Old 17th Sep 2016, 02:50
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This may not be the correct thread for this, but does anybody have any information regarding the future of FSP with the introduction of the PC-21 to replace both the CT4 and PC-9? Will FSP still be conducted in a cockpit or is it likely to move to sim based testing?

Cheers,

VS
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Old 18th Sep 2016, 10:55
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Very Sneaky,

I was down at FSP in early August and speaking to people there made it seem like it was a little bit uncertain although the signs were that it was pointing towards simulation based testing. I'm not sure what implications that would have for the current tri-service setup; e.g. whether Army and Navy would still send candidates to do FSP at Sale or they'd run their own. I can only imagine it will remain a tri-service setup but I'm not sure how far along they are.

I honestly can't remember if this was a trumour or actually in the pipeworks but i remember being told the RAAF was turning OTS into an RMC style Academy taking all officer applicants and then those that pass flight screening while at the Academy go on to pilot.

Interesting / scary stuff depending on how you look at it!
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Old 18th Sep 2016, 20:14
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FSP will be tri-service and all Sim based at RAAF Sale as of 2019.
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 21:56
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Aviation Selection Program

Update,

I received an email from the officer selection coordinator that I had been chosen to attend an aviation screening program down in East Sale ? The email detailed this was for air traffic controller and air combat officer.

What is this program and is it positive that they have sent me this or does it mean that I have no chance at being a pilot and they want me to be placed straight in my second and third preference.
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Old 23rd Sep 2016, 00:44
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I went though FSP with someone who had previously completed ACO OSB so I wouldn't write yourself off yet. Just a different job stream that requires a different screening process.
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Old 23rd Sep 2016, 10:28
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FSP 29th October

Hi all,

Is anyone heading to FSP on October 29th?
I am attending this program and am keen to meet up with anyone also attending before we head to Tamworth.

Jen
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Old 25th Sep 2016, 03:07
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Good luck for everyone going to flight screening in the next few months.

Just wondering if anyone has heard of any offers going out for the February 16th intake? Or at least that files have been sent to the PSA in Canberra? Starting to hear a few rumours fly around and thought I would ask around.

Thanks guys and gals!
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Old 25th Sep 2016, 09:23
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Originally Posted by Slezy9
FSP will be tri-service and all Sim based at RAAF Sale as of 2019.
Ahh, thanks for the info. Bit of a shame but I guess it is what it is; moving to a single a/c trainer doesn't leave many alternatives.
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Old 25th Sep 2016, 11:39
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Makes you wonder how they would screen for air sickness, in some cases it could be a deal breaker in terms of recommendations. Perhaps a flight or two of aeros in the PC-21 to see how candidates react to the airborne environment.
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