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RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)

Old 31st Jan 2017, 04:59
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can you pm me link to your facebook? there are a few Alex Macdonalds
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 23:13
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Perfect RachelJ, I tried to send you a pm with a link to my facebook but it wont let me. What is your last name?
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Old 1st Feb 2017, 00:13
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ARJM and RachelJ - I'm leaving this Saturday from the Gold Coast so I'll see you down there on the 12th
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Old 1st Feb 2017, 01:30
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I'll PM you AJRM, my surname should be easy to find on Facebook mad cwalsh! See you down there!
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 01:23
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Hey Guys,
Just wondering if there's been any instant in the past, where you've been recommended(middle third and competitive) after FSP, but then deemed not competitive, and still gotten an offer?
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 12:06
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Hey guys,

I've recently received some fantastic news that I will be on the 12-25 March FSP, I'm beyond excited for it Is anyone else on this course that would like to get in touch before we get to Tamworth?

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Old 4th Feb 2017, 11:28
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Congratulations!

Originally Posted by ARJM View Post
Hey guys,

Just seeing if anyone has received an offer for PSF between 12-25 Feb. I will be there at that time and would be good to touch base with people before I get down there.

Cheers
Hey! My names Nick and I'm based in Brisbane, I've also received an offer to attend PSF from the 12-25 Feb, I've only just recently discovered this thread however, are you on the 0905 flight out of Brisbane on Sunday 12/02/17?
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Old 4th Feb 2017, 11:37
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Hi Tothesky,

Congratulations on receiving an offer, I've received an offer for the FSP from the 05th-18th of March and I am beyond excited as well!

It looks like we will see each other during the crossover period, feel free to get in contact if you would like to go over some study preparation.

Is there anyone here with an offer to attend FSP during the 05th-18th? It would be great to get in contact beforehand to share the excitement.
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Old 5th Feb 2017, 20:47
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Hey Nick, I sure am on that flight! PM a link to your facebook and I will add you
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Old 12th Feb 2017, 16:01
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Study Group

Hey Markdo, ARJM, and anyone else going for flight screening soon

I myself am going for the FSP on the 26th till 10th. I am on QF2004 from Sydney leaving at 1220. Will be in Sydney from the 15th onwards and very keen to meet anyone going on course or at least connect via Facebook. My Facebook ID is blakeyhawk and name is Blake Hawkins. Email is [email protected] Feel free to send me a message if you want to start a study group or know some people in a group already. Super keen for flight screening and hope to see a few of you there.

Originally Posted by Markdo View Post
This has been posted up before, and another member of this forum has formed a study group now sharing ideas and study material. Just a shout out for anyone else who is interested in joining for more details just shoot me an email.
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 01:35
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Hey everyone,
Long time reader, first time poster.
I was on the August FSP for last year and was placed in the top third for competitiveness. Everybody I went on course with has heard back and received an offer for Pilot except for me. The only difference from myself to everybody else, was that I also sat an ACO Board a week earlier. I received an offer for ACO starting June (which I am over the moon about), but I was wondering if anybody has had any experience with not hearing anything after attending FSP and receiving a recommendation?
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 06:57
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Hi everyone,

Just looking to touch base with anyone in the Brisbane region who is attending Flight Screening between the 5th and 18th of March. Send me a message here or find me on Facebook. Happy to meet up for a chat between now and the 5th.
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Old 23rd Feb 2017, 04:33
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Hi all,

Long time reader, first time poster.

I have been in the application process for RAAF Pilot for quite some time (over 2 years) due to sitting height, although all has been resolved and I have been medically cleared. I am currently waiting for an offer for Flight Screening. Just wondering if anyone has any up-to-date and relevant information that they could provide to help with my studies.

Additionally, anyone else that has been sponsored to go to Avalon Airshow by DFR please send me a message ! Would like to know who I will be spending the weekend with.

Cheers
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Old 26th Feb 2017, 22:10
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Hey everyone,
Long time reader, first time poster.
I was on the August FSP for last year and was placed in the top third for competitiveness. Everybody I went on course with has heard back and received an offer for Pilot except for me. The only difference from myself to everybody else, was that I also sat an ACO Board a week earlier. I received an offer for ACO starting June (which I am over the moon about), but I was wondering if anybody has had any experience with not hearing anything after attending FSP and receiving a recommendation?
ADF is running short of pilot candidates, but the situation for ACOs is even worse. They'll be hoping you take that offer, since you've shown an interest, and will probably hold off of on an offer for pilot.
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Old 1st Mar 2017, 06:56
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Hi Guys,

First time posting. I am currently awaiting an offer for Flight Screening after passing my assessment day in November and finalising medical assessments in late January. I have just received an all clear letter for my medicals and was just wondering how much longer I can expect to be waiting for an offer?

Also I am attending the Avalon Airshow over the weekend and was wondering if anyone would like to meet up. Would be great to be able to discuss the rest of the enlistment process and make some mates prior to entry if I am successful!

Any info would be greatly appreciated,
Cheers.
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Old 1st Mar 2017, 20:43
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Appeal process?

Hey guys,

I recently completed FSP in Tamworth and unfortunately I was not recommended. The worst part is that I received an officer recommendation but it was the flying that was the clincher in the end which means that I have to wait the three years to redo it. I ended up getting airsick on nearly all of my flights and it impacted my flying considerably. In my board the president told me that the airsickness was a 'training risk' and that PSA wouldn't be processing me any further.

I did take as much time as possible to chat to the students at BFTS about it and they said that a lot of people get airsick, and that BFTS runs a desensitisation program. Which then makes me wonder whether a few hours flying aerobatics might do the trick! I'm just wondering whether anyone has ever tried to appeal the three year waiting period or whether it's pretty set in stone (which seems to be the general consensus)? I figure that if I can go and spend some money on aero's in the next 12 months and show a substantial improvement, PSA might be amenable to waiving the three year period or considering a shorter period of time before I can reapply. After failing a YOU session when I was 16, to being told my eyesight wasn't good enough, to having [email protected] surgery, writing an appeal and finishing a degree, and then getting airsick (for the first time in my whole life) I'm not ready to give up... But three years is a pretty epic setback and I'm furious with myself

In the alternative the board did offer me a GSO (non-aviation) role, which I'm looking into. I imagine it would be pretty difficult to change corps though - does anyone have any experience doing so/know if anyone who has done so? Army aviation was a 5 in my preferences so this route (while not the path of least resistance) might be something to consider.

Any input would be greatly appreciated
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Old 8th Mar 2017, 14:14
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BFTS doesn't offer the desensitisation program, AVMED does. Generally speaking, you need to be able to demonstrate that you can get through FSP without it being debilitating. Some of my mates got crook on course, but after 2-3 trips it resolved itself.

I can't speak for Army, but I don't recommend joining the ADF in a role you don't have your heart set on. It becomes pretty tedious after a while if you don't love what you do.
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Old 14th Mar 2017, 02:19
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RachelJ.

If you don't ask the answer will always be no. Also remember with 5428 being implemented and a new selection process happening it might not be a three year wait.
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Old 14th Mar 2017, 10:40
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G'day all,

Passed my additional testing and waiting on an assessment day (once DFR pulls their finger out...), planning what I'm going to say in the interviews and what examples of leadership I'm going to give. I'm 26 and have done the following:
-Cadet Sergeant with Air Force Cadets as a teenager
-Former Army reservist (just as a digger, only for a couple years before moving overseas and no leadership examples to show for it)
-Self employed for ~18 months
-PPL
-Undertaken informal training roles at various employers
-Lived in several countries
-Various others

Just wondering if those who have gone through assessment/OSB think this is going to be enough? I haven't done the traditional 'leadership' things of sports club captain/rotary etc for a long time and not what they expect for their officer candidates.

Also, based in Perth so if anyone wants to touch base to practice for their YOU testing/assessment day etc etc let me know, also know a couple serving RAAF/RAN pilots so can pass on what advice they've given me.
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Old 15th Mar 2017, 05:17
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Hello all,

After a bit of trouble organising my availability with work and I have finally confirmed that I have a spot at Flight Screening for the course beginning on the 7th of May. I know it's a little way off yet but if anyone else has been placed on the same course please feel free to send me a PM so we can get in touch before we go. Cheers!
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