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Old 14th Apr 2017, 09:48
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URGENT HELP

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Old 15th Apr 2017, 12:37
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Mithzaron,

My recommendation for your queries no. 2,3,5 are to read back through this thread - at least for the last 3 years. There are many pearls of wisdom within this thread and it behooves you as an ambitious wanna-be-military-pilot to read through these pages.

Best of luck!

Joe Lighty

Nobody's ever died from pressing...
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Old 24th Apr 2017, 07:01
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Hey everyone,

Glad to say I have just received and offer to attend the DEO FSP on the 28th May - 10 June. Just wondering if there is anyone else on this forum attending this course ? And for anyone that has recently attended the FSP if you have any tips !

Cheers all !
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Old 25th Apr 2017, 11:52
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Originally Posted by seb111 View Post
Hey everyone,

Glad to say I have just received and offer to attend the DEO FSP on the 28th May - 10 June. Just wondering if there is anyone else on this forum attending this course ? And for anyone that has recently attended the FSP if you have any tips !

Cheers all !
Great news! Congratulations, Seb.
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Old 25th Apr 2017, 13:58
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Staffydog,

So sorry I did not respond to your earlier message... I have not been on this forum since! Small Small world running into you and again and again thank you for the previous advice RE: contacting DFR relating to FSP.

Thanks for the congratulations, I hope all the best for your FSP ! its coming up in a couple of week isn't it? I believe I remember you saying 7th of may?
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 07:19
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Just wondering if anyone has heard regarding RAAF offers for Pilots? Or when the next round of offers will be released. Cheers
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 11:26
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I finished Flight screening in early march and am waiting for an offer (raaf first, then Army or Navy). I was told I was in the top 25% for competitiveness and I still have not received an offer (although it is early days).

I had a mate get in last year who got called saying he had an offer in the mail on the 26th of April. Does anyone know when offers are scheduled to come out?
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 12:04
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My understanding is the next OTS course will commence in mid June so the offers for that course should come out shortly. I think there is another course starting 6 weeks after that as well. Just wondering if anyone has received offers for the June OTS course?
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 09:53
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Seb, no worries at all mate and congratulations again. You're spot on with my date - I'm heading off this coming Sunday and I couldn't be more excited! I'll send you a PM once I'm home and let you know how it all went.
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Old 2nd May 2017, 05:02
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FSP Course 4th June 2017

Hi everyone,

I have just received an email invite to the 4th June FSP course. Is anyone else here going to be on that course?

Would love to chat leading up to the course and potentially meet up if anyone is in the Sunshine Coast/Brisbane area.
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Old 5th May 2017, 23:56
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Best of luck with your FSP and OSB mate, I'm sure you'll kill it ! I look forward to hearing how it all went when you get back.

Good luck !!!
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Old 8th May 2017, 09:38
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Hello everyone,

Just doing a bit of research for my upcoming assessment day. Does anyone know what will happen to intermediate pilots course once AIR5428 gets into full swing next year? Will it be the case that all three services will now follow the conventional BFTS/2FTS route or is the Army going to attempt to continue running IPC on the PC-21s at sale? Haven't been able too find much info on this in press releases or white papers.

Cheers
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Old 11th May 2017, 03:08
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Hello all,
my boy is doing Year 11 next year - and dead set on getting entry to ADFA with the aim of doing pilot training.
He's wanting to try for fast jets - and I'm moderating his expectations given how competitive that is.... let alone being selected for pilot training.
My question regards maths.
For those of you who've been through the OSB - is studying advanced maths looked on any more favourably than basic maths?
I sense the extra content itself may not matter a huge amount.
Calculus etc. is probably only good if you're going to build jets rather than fly them.
But would the OSB view it as an example of ability to learn complex tasks quickly, take on a significant commitment and deliver etc?
i.e. demonstrating leadership potential?
Would welcome your views - and also any thoughts from anyone who did Year 11 and 12 advanced maths while still at school.
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Old 11th May 2017, 09:28
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Hi tartare

Check PMs
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Old 11th May 2017, 09:35
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Thanks Cooda - much appreciated mate.
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Old 11th May 2017, 23:06
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I just wanted to put this out as a heads up for army candidates attending flight screening in the near future. At this point army is not recruiting pilots.

At all.

Despite the DFR website listing GSO and SSO pilot as priority jobs army have cut recruitment for pilots completely and will not be taking on any more in the short term future. If you're heart's set on flying rotary for the ADF, start reading up on Navy...
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Old 15th May 2017, 10:38
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RAAF ADVICE

Good Evening All,
My Name is Anakin Bawden and I am very keen on joining the Royal Australian Air Force when I am older and becoming a pilot. I am currently in Year 9 and in year 10 will be doing Pre-Specialist and Maths Methods. I will also be doing Physics, Chemistry and some other subjects including English Language. My question today is if anyone on this page has done interviews for the ADF and has any advice on my current school subjects and any recommendations or other advice on my application and interview process and maybe general information on schooling in general that would be highly appreciated!
Thanks A lot

-Kind Regards
Anakin Bawden
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Old 16th May 2017, 12:32
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Originally Posted by AnakinBawden View Post
Good Evening All,
My Name is Anakin Bawden and I am very keen on joining the Royal Australian Air Force when I am older and becoming a pilot. I am currently in Year 9 and in year 10 will be doing Pre-Specialist and Maths Methods. I will also be doing Physics, Chemistry and some other subjects including English Language. My question today is if anyone on this page has done interviews for the ADF and has any advice on my current school subjects and any recommendations or other advice on my application and interview process and maybe general information on schooling in general that would be highly appreciated!
Thanks A lot

-Kind Regards
Anakin Bawden
Hi Anakin,

Great to hear you're thinking about this from a younger age, really good stuff.

For subjects, check out the defence force recruiting website to see the subjects needed as a minimum - always good to get the official information.

I can definitely recommend getting involved in team sports as well as extra curricular things such as debating, community service etc. These are great to show team work and participation and the interviewers value it highly. If you can go for a leadership position within your school such as a sports captain or prefect even better but if not that's ok, just get involved in activities.

I also highly recommend going down to a flying school and getting at least a couple flights in a light aircraft to see if you like the experience. A lot of people realise they don't once they get to flight screening but they never tried it beforehand. Again the interviewers will like the fact that you have experienced flying to see if you enjoy it.

If you do feel airsick don't worry, several guys I know still get airsick from time to time and it is generally treatable.

Finally one bit of advice that helped me is never take no for answer. It took me 3 years just to get in but there's always a way, you just have to keep pushing. One day you can be strapping on a pc-9 (or pc-21 in your case) and buzzing about.

It really is a great career and very rewarding, but you have to make the system work for you and get out of it what you need. It's hard work and flight training is tough and sometimes it all seems too much, but that's where you fall back on your motivation to get to the end and get your wings. You get to do stuff that civillian pilots could only dream of, and sometimes you find yourself in disbelief over what your doing - it's those moments that make it all worthwhile.

Good luck!
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Old 17th May 2017, 00:56
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Hi all,

Like most other newbies here, I have come across this forum while doing my leg work for my pilot application for the ADF. It's amazing to see that this thread has been kept alive for so long! I will try to keep my questions/post succinct - and any answers or feedback is greatly appreciated.

For the best part of the last four years I have been travelling/living abroad, and only recently returned back to Australia. My last job was abroad in Europe which involved project and production management, so I believe this covers the 'leadership' trait - however I could be wrong. Since my return I have been on the hunt for any job but am having no luck. Knowing that the application process can be quite lengthy at times, I am a little concerned that this period of unemployment may hinder my chances. More to the point, I feel that the longer it takes, the less relevant (or outdated?) my leadership role in the UK will become. Could anyone provide any insight as to how the OSB/ADF would perceive this? Am I better off delaying this until I get a job/have more recent leadership roles?

I am still in the early stages of my application, sitting the Pilot Spec tests on Monday, confident on making it to the assessment day where my employment (or lack thereof) may be brought up.

Again, any feedback would be welcomed.
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Old 17th May 2017, 12:45
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Offers

Does anybody know about RAAF or Navy offers?

I did FSP in Feb/March and there seems to be silence across all channels.
No one i know has heard back and it seems oddly late.
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