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RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)

Old 21st Mar 2017, 10:03
  #3281 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Brisbane
Age: 30
Posts: 3
Hello all,

Just wondering if anyone had heard any news on current offers for any of the three services?

Stu.
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Old 21st Mar 2017, 11:14
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Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Brisbane
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Originally Posted by StaffyDog View Post
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!
Hey Staffydog,

Just wondering how long were you sitting in the pool before you got the call for slight screening ?

Cheers
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Old 21st Mar 2017, 23:46
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Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: NSW
Posts: 7
Hey Seb,

From memory I completed my YOU session in July last year, my additional testing day in August and my Assessment Day in September. I was fortunate with all of my medical information and got things approved pretty quickly after my Assessment Day for the medical clearance. My file was sent to PSA at Tamworth in late September from what I understand.

Like all of us here, I was really keen to know where I sat in the pool of candidates so I called PSA in November to see how I was going. I was told that at that point that I was sitting roughly in the middle. This led to an offer to attend Flight Screening in March that I had to knock back because of work. This devastated and terrified me to think that I might have lost my only shot at it, but PSA were extremely understanding and accommodating and put me on the first course I was available for.

I'm a bit hesitant to give out the number for PSA myself as I don't know that it's the done thing, but your case manager at DFR might be happy to pass it on so you can give them a call and see where you stand. It's probably the best way to get an indication of how long you can expect to be waiting.

From your earlier posts about sitting height, your username and the fact that you attended the Avalon Air Show with DFR I'm pretty sure I shared a plane with you from Melbourne to Brisbane once the weekend was over. I'm the "old" guy from the mid-north coast of NSW. If you end up getting in touch with PSA let me know how you go. Maybe we'll end up on the same Flight Screening course. Good luck!
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Old 24th Mar 2017, 08:17
  #3284 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Cairns
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Hi everyone,

I received my dates for flight screening today and couldn't be happier. Anyone else attending Course on April 30th (201717)?

StaffyDog - See you in the overlap mate
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Old 24th Mar 2017, 09:20
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Join Date: Mar 2017
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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.
Hi Markdo - is this study group still going?
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Old 25th Mar 2017, 08:08
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Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Brisbane
Age: 22
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Originally Posted by tiashivaun View Post
Hi Markdo - is this study group still going?
Good question! I'd be interested, I just recently passed the Defence Interview to change my preference from ADFA entry to DEO entry, so hopefully in the distribution pool before too long.

My enlistment officer said that after 3 months she'll contact PSA to determine my application's competitiveness, but from the sounds of it we can do that ourselves if we acquire the right phone number...
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Old 25th Mar 2017, 11:45
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Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: AUS
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Originally Posted by tiashivaun View Post
Hi Markdo - is this study group still going?
Hey tiashivaun,
That's great news I am on that flight screening too. If you and Richard would like to join the group email me my details are on my profile.
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Old 28th Mar 2017, 03:11
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Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: south australia
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Hi guys,
Im going for additional testing in april and just wondering if anyone can tell me whats it like, the difficulty of the maths questions and any good study resources that i could use.
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Old 1st Apr 2017, 02:54
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Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: SYDNEY
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Questions

Hey guys. Great thread. I'm trying to work out the best route to enter RAAF. Trying to work out the major differences between DEO and going via ADFA. Any first had experience would be really appreciated. Ta.
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Old 3rd Apr 2017, 00:16
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Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
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Originally Posted by tiashivaun View Post
Hi everyone,

I received my dates for flight screening today and couldn't be happier. Anyone else attending Course on April 30th (201717)?

StaffyDog - See you in the overlap mate
Hey Tia! I tried to send you an email in response to yours but the forum says you have elected not to receive them so I haven't been able to reply - feel free to shoot me an email with a return email address in it
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Old 5th Apr 2017, 04:02
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: moranbah
Age: 30
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Hi Everyone,

I attended my YOU session 2 days ago and managed to get a full JOR. My hope had been to put down Pilot and 2 engineering positions ( as i graduate at the end of the year ) for my preferences in the Air Force but in regards to my Pilot Preference the Career Advisor ( He is a RAAF Technician ) Wouldn't put down Pilot for me since I am turning 28 this year which is just past the 27.5 recommended cut off for DEO Pilot.

So i guess my question is , is it still possible for me to try and pursue Pilot in the Air Force despite my age ? I understand that the chance of ever flying a Super Hornet would be almost 0 due to my age but I am not a All or nothing Figher Pilot minded person I would like most people love to fly the Wedgetail or the Poseidon ect.

He said for me to Preference Army Pilot instead since they accept people up to 35 but i left a spot empty in case i have a chance to get the Air Force Pilot added to the list.

Thank you for any advice anyone might offer.
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Old 7th Apr 2017, 06:20
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Join Date: May 2003
Location: SAUDI
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I56.

Suggest you ask your Career Advisor to go over the RAAF requirements.

The ADF is not age discriminatory. There is no such thing as an age cut off. What is required is that you can serve out your IMPS.
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Old 8th Apr 2017, 05:43
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Wouldn't put down Pilot for me since I am turning 28 this year which is just past the 27.5 recommended cut off for DEO Pilot.
As finestkind alluded to, this is not correct. At the very least, this Adviser already suggested it was only a recommended cut off.
Perhaps tactfully request another Career Adviser...
Don't rule yourself out for flying a Super Hornet, either. You'll be the only barrier to doing that if you get a foot in the door!
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Old 8th Apr 2017, 09:16
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Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: south australia
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have my assessment session coming up on the 24th. Anyone been and wanna let me know what its like, any tips?
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Old 8th Apr 2017, 11:51
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Originally Posted by josephfeatherweight View Post
As finestkind alluded to, this is not correct. At the very least, this Adviser already suggested it was only a recommended cut off.
Perhaps tactfully request another Career Adviser...
Don't rule yourself out for flying a Super Hornet, either. You'll be the only barrier to doing that if you get a foot in the door!
Originally Posted by finestkind View Post
I56.

Suggest you ask your Career Advisor to go over the RAAF requirements.

The ADF is not age discriminatory. There is no such thing as an age cut off. What is required is that you can serve out your IMPS.
Thanks for the feedback guys I have to email through some written references on Tuesday so when I call to confirm they have my documents I will make sure to push to have it listed as a preference so I can get started on the additional testing. Worst case if they still are on me about my age I will list Army Pilot since from what I read at the FSP is when you really set your actual Preferences.

Thanks for the feedback will post an update later down the track.
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 20:46
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Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Perth
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I see. I didn't realise that. I've been told that if I am to receive an offer for pilot, it will be any time this month. That is of course "IF" I am to receive one. Thank you for the reply.
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 11:14
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Melbourne
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Originally Posted by Instance56 View Post
Hi Everyone,

I attended my YOU session 2 days ago and managed to get a full JOR. My hope had been to put down Pilot and 2 engineering positions ( as i graduate at the end of the year ) for my preferences in the Air Force but in regards to my Pilot Preference the Career Advisor ( He is a RAAF Technician ) Wouldn't put down Pilot for me since I am turning 28 this year which is just past the 27.5 recommended cut off for DEO Pilot.

So i guess my question is , is it still possible for me to try and pursue Pilot in the Air Force despite my age ? I understand that the chance of ever flying a Super Hornet would be almost 0 due to my age but I am not a All or nothing Figher Pilot minded person I would like most people love to fly the Wedgetail or the Poseidon ect.

He said for me to Preference Army Pilot instead since they accept people up to 35 but i left a spot empty in case i have a chance to get the Air Force Pilot added to the list.

Thank you for any advice anyone might offer.

Keep at it. I was 22 when I applied and got an offer before medicals screwed me over. I'm 28 now and into my third attempt since. I'd still be at it at 35 or however long it takes.
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 10:01
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: moranbah
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Originally Posted by septerra View Post
Keep at it. I was 22 when I applied and got an offer before medicals screwed me over. I'm 28 now and into my third attempt since. I'd still be at it at 35 or however long it takes.
Thanks mate, Have been following your story for about a week now. Been reading through the thread from page 1 up to around 95 now. The Medicals are so brutal and I was reading about a few guys who all got messed about because of the Army change in height restrictions and a lot of people with medical appeals. The process seems to come to a complete grinding holt when anything comes up in any of the medicals.

What stage into your third try are you now?
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 14:34
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: india
Posts: 15
Hey all,
i am trying to find skytest version 3.0 compass test
really urgent...please help
will return the cost involved in the same.
Thanks
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Old 13th Apr 2017, 16:41
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Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 4
Howdy,
I am new here so excuse me if I am repeating past questions.
I am in Y12 and seriously considering a career in the RAAF as a Pilot.
Got a few questions about the recruitment process as I see some of you are in the midst of it.

1. I have a medical concern with my eye sight. About 80% of my family have poor vision, mine is 20/20 as of the moment. Does eye sight have to be 20/20 uncorrected for the medical, or simply correctable to 20/20?

2. How long does the recruitment process take? I am assuming that I should be applying as soon as possible?

3. How hard/competitive is the process?

4. On the apply form, it asks for your highest level of education. Do I put Year 12 as I am currently doing it? If I put Y10 the website doesn't let me choose Pilot?

5. Any tips for somebody just starting out?

Thanks. Look forward to chatting with y'all
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