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RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)

Old 17th May 2017, 13:30
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Join Date: Apr 2017
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Harry, I received a RAAF offer for the June OTS course about 2 weeks ago. I'm assuming the offers for June have gone out. I think the following OTS course is early August so fingers crossed for you for then.
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Old 21st May 2017, 00:49
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INFO about OTS courses

Hey all,
Does anyone have any idea about the start dates of OTS courses for RAAF?
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Old 23rd May 2017, 08:34
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hey guys just wondering if anyone is in the same position as me or is able to clear up what I've been told by my enlistment coordinator. I'm currently waiting on the call to attend FSP/OSB. I've been told that I'm in 'the middle third of the competitive pool and will be offered a spot on flight screening when considered competitive enough.'

I'll give a bit of an insight into who I am, I'm 22 years of age and recently finished a bachelor degree in science at the University of Melbourne. I also achieved an ATAR of 96.30 on completion of VCE in 2012 completing subjects such as Methods, Specialist, Chemistry etc. I currently work at Dan Murphy's in a managerial position and have been doing so for a number of years.

I was recommended for FSP/OSB in October 2016 but hit a bit of a wall with my medical, but was later considered a class one in February this year.

Could anyone shed some light on what I've been told or is it the norm to be waiting this long.

Thanks in advance, Jason.
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Old 23rd May 2017, 10:10
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Hey guys!

About 2 weeks ago I have received my invitation to the flight screening course starting on the 18th of June. Unfortunately it has been more than 6 months since my assessment day so I now have to go in on monday (29th) to resit the entire day which is a bit of a bummer, just wondering if anyone else has had this problem?

So now I'm assuming my offer is conditional that I pass the assessment day again :/

And if anyone else is placed in the same flight screening course it would be great to have a chat and possibly make a group for us to talk in and prepare together, send me an email if you are interested!

Cheers
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Old 26th May 2017, 07:57
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Hi All,

I have my Specialist Testing for Pilot coming up in a month. It has been at least 5 years since I last did it.

Can anyone please tell me what is involved now? I have heard that they have taken the joysticks out of the testing? I'm prepping by going through my mental equations and math skills.

A little bit about me: After completing School I applied for the Air Force and they knocked me back saying I didn't have enough life experience. So here I am now as a fully qualified Personal Trainer running my own business living by myself and should have all the experience they require.

Kind Regards All.

JK

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Old 29th May 2017, 01:25
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Hey JK, I had my spec testing recently and there was no hand-eye coordination testing. Aside from that I don't think much has changed since when you would have originally done it. Speed and accuracy important and all that jazz.

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Old 30th May 2017, 23:13
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Zanzare, recommend turning on private messaging.

I wouldn't worry about a period of unemployment. Your experience abroad provides an insight into your leadership qualities, and also demonstrates life experience which is priceless when you're competing with school leavers for a position.
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Old 31st May 2017, 02:35
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Originally Posted by tayra View Post
Hey JK, I had my spec testing recently and there was no hand-eye coordination testing. Aside from that I don't think much has changed since when you would have originally done it. Speed and accuracy important and all that jazz.
Hey Tayra,

Thanks for that. I'll continue to improve my mental arithmetic skills. I'll let everyone know how I go next wednesday. I have found a nice little course that tailors to the testing done on the Specific testing which is run by ex-military personal.

Regards

JK
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Old 2nd Jun 2017, 14:33
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Completed the additional testing for pilots today, was actually easier than I expected (thankfully haha). Now to call DFR tomorrow and get the assessment day booked in for ASAP hopefully, the wait I had between my initial application and my YOU session was like torture :P
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Old 11th Jun 2017, 03:56
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Hey mate how'd you go on the additional testing?

I have my pilot additional testing coming up next week any tips?
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Old 27th Jun 2017, 18:33
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JULY 28th Enlistment

Hi all,

I'm enlisting on July 28th for OTS and am wondering if there was anyone on here who has the same date? Probably a long shot but it would be good to get to know the people I'm about to spend the next 18 weeks with.

Cheers x
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Old 3rd Jul 2017, 05:34
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Anyone know if the August FSP offers have been sent out?

If they have, I'll need to re-do the Assessment day for the fourth time... sigh.

Appreciate the info if anyone has it.
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Old 3rd Jul 2017, 11:45
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Hey Septerra,
Cant offer anything super concrete but I had an OSB mentoring evening a couple of weeks back and met a couple of people on #28,29,30 courses (which I believe would've been greater than 4 weeks notice for those). My file just got down there last week and I haven't heard anything yet so hopefully those 31-33 courses are still to be filled.
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Old 4th Jul 2017, 08:34
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Tayra, appreciate the info mate. Thanks
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Old 14th Jul 2017, 09:17
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Originally Posted by GCcity View Post
Hey mate how'd you go on the additional testing?

I have my pilot additional testing coming up next week any tips?
Plenty of good tips in this forum. Expect questions on estimation, rapid maths hand eye coordination etc.

EDIT: Seems hand eye coordination has been removed recently based on anecdotes in this thread.

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Old 14th Jul 2017, 09:25
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Originally Posted by jasebarn View Post
Could anyone shed some light on what I've been told or is it the norm to be waiting this long.

Thanks in advance, Jason.
No, it's not normal to wait this long. The fact you are in the middle third means there will be plenty of people in above you and would be replaced as they come out with new candidates going through the testing.

You may have to wait in the pool for a while. I was in your position once and got a surprise call to fill a vacancy on a course. I ended up getting an offer and I'm now in the job I wanted.

Just be prepared to go through and complete another Assessment Day to improve your competitiveness after the year has gone through as the results only last a year.

Best,
fs
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Old 20th Jul 2017, 09:57
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Hi all! Just received an invite for FSP for 20th August which I am over the moon about! (Medical approval 11 may). Anyone else have this date yet? Keen to have a chat before going down
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Old 30th Jul 2017, 11:06
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Originally Posted by cagibson View Post
Hi all! Just received an invite for FSP for 20th August which I am over the moon about! (Medical approval 11 may). Anyone else have this date yet? Keen to have a chat before going down
I'll also be at the 20th Aug - 2nd Sep FSP. Would be great to have a chat!
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Old 1st Aug 2017, 13:17
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I'll also be at the 20th Aug - 2nd Sep FSP. Would be great to have a chat!
I'll be there also! Shoot me a message if you wanna chat, cheers.
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Old 2nd Aug 2017, 13:22
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Hey guys just wanted to update you all, I completed my FSP just over a month ago and got recommended in top 25% of candidates. Just wondering how long those of you who received offers had to wait for your offer and what % of the pool you were placed.

Cheers
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