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RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)

Old 13th Aug 2017, 20:14
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Hi All,

I'm about to sit RAAF Pilot specific testing next week. From what I have worked out from reading on here I should expect questions on the following:

Reading aircraft gauges.
Aircraft spatial orientation tests
Fast maths - estimations
Speed/Distance/Time questions
Memory Numerical tests
Basic decimal multiplication, addition & subtraction.

Am I on the right track with this and is there any advice anyone could give me?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
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Old 13th Aug 2017, 23:51
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Originally Posted by titanpilot View Post
Hey spandexo,

My dossier was sent off in Early October last year. I was just sent confirmation of my selection for the FSP starting on 3rd September two weeks ago so It can take some time. I had pretty much given up hope. I am a bit of a special case though as my age would have to count against me. I'll be 44 by the time my FSP starts.

Anybody else on here attending the 201735 course?
Good luck on your FSP Titan. Good to see there's hope yet for us old boys! I'm 37 in 3 weeks time, and waiting on my FSP call up too.
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 02:53
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Originally Posted by 13Beast View Post
Good luck on your FSP Titan. Good to see there's hope yet for us old boys! I'm 37 in 3 weeks time, and waiting on my FSP call up too.
I'll be 35 in November. Also waiting on a call for FSP. My dossier was sent about a month ago. At this rate they'll have to run a "Dad's Army" FSP course.
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 07:41
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Originally Posted by spandexo View Post
Hey JN8 - Congratulations to you and every one else on receiving your invitation for FSP!!!

Just wondering, how long ago did your enlistment coordinator send off your pilot dossier to Tamworth? Just trying to get an idea of the waiting period for an invitation.

Cheers
Hey spandexo. Thanks. I was pretty lucky - my file was sent up around 18 July. So I guess you could hear something soon, or you could be waiting for a while... Good luck, hopefully it will be sooner rather than later!

Looking back over posts from this time last year, it seems like there was a July/Aug 2016 intake at OTS and then nothing until Feb and March 2017, and again a couple in July/Aug 2017. Does anyone know if that's pretty much how it works every year?
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 20:56
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Originally Posted by VF144 View Post
Hello Titan. I am attending the 201735 Course 3rd September to 16th
Hey VF144,

If you want to chat then feel free to send me a PM. I'm currently logged in from my phone on a work break so I'm not sure if I can PM you.
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 20:58
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Originally Posted by JN8 View Post
Hey spandexo. Thanks. I was pretty lucky - my file was sent up around 18 July. So I guess you could hear something soon, or you could be waiting for a while... Good luck, hopefully it will be sooner rather than later!

Looking back over posts from this time last year, it seems like there was a July/Aug 2016 intake at OTS and then nothing until Feb and March 2017, and again a couple in July/Aug 2017. Does anyone know if that's pretty much how it works every year?
I'm not sure if that's how it works for all the services but from what I can see that's the schedule for NEOC (Navy).
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 10:30
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Originally Posted by JN8 View Post
Hey spandexo. Thanks. I was pretty lucky - my file was sent up around 18 July. So I guess you could hear something soon, or you could be waiting for a while... Good luck, hopefully it will be sooner rather than later!

Looking back over posts from this time last year, it seems like there was a July/Aug 2016 intake at OTS and then nothing until Feb and March 2017, and again a couple in July/Aug 2017. Does anyone know if that's pretty much how it works every year?
This year was Feb, March, June, July. No more RAAF recruitment for the rest of the year. I'd imagine 2018 will be similar but I don't imagine the OTS dates will be out until late this year or early 2018.
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Old 18th Aug 2017, 04:12
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Thanks for your responses, titanpilot and AT591
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Old 25th Aug 2017, 00:09
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Any late year FSP scheduled?

Hey all,

I'm over the moon as I have my pilot assessment day booked in for September! I was just wondering does anyone know if there are going to be any more Flight screenings this year/ how to find out?
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Old 25th Aug 2017, 11:56
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Originally Posted by GCcity View Post
Hey all,

I'm over the moon as I have my pilot assessment day booked in for September! I was just wondering does anyone know if there are going to be any more Flight screenings this year/ how to find out?
Hey GC unless you're going for ADFA entry its pretty unlikely you'll get a FSP spot this year. Your enlistment coordinator would have to get your file to Tamworth immediately after your assessment session and then have it paper boarded very quickly along with you being at the top of the pool competitiveness-wise after that. They send out FSP offers pretty much bang on a month prior to start.

On the other hand for ADFA entry you've got a good shot assuming you're competitive and DFR moves quickly for you (this can vary greatly! ).
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Old 28th Aug 2017, 01:10
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Originally Posted by hansfalkenhagen View Post
Hi everyone,
I was told my dossier was sent off in early June. Nearly three months later I decided to call the Flight Screening Program in Tamworth to see how it was all coming along.
This is something I want to do too, in order to check up on how my application is going. However I rang my enlistment coordinator at DFR for info on how to get in touch with Tamworth and he didn't entertain my request at all, seeming quite clear in that it's not an option for candidates to contact them directly...and yet yourself and quite a few others have been in direct contact with them? How do I go about this? Got me concerned now given the delays you experienced that were only discovered when you actually rang them directly!
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Old 28th Aug 2017, 18:05
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@13Beast, Try googling BAE Systems Tamworth to find a number. Ask to be transferred to the flight screening people. They are actually pretty helpful and happy to speak to you.

I was reading on ABC news a few months back that they are going to develop a flight simulator program for the flight screening program which would mean they can process applicants a lot faster and more efficiently. From what I remember, this won't be implemented 'till about 2021 however.

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Old 28th Aug 2017, 23:33
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Originally Posted by tayra View Post
Hey GC unless you're going for ADFA entry its pretty unlikely you'll get a FSP spot this year. Your enlistment coordinator would have to get your file to Tamworth immediately after your assessment session and then have it paper boarded very quickly along with you being at the top of the pool competitiveness-wise after that. They send out FSP offers pretty much bang on a month prior to start.

On the other hand for ADFA entry you've got a good shot assuming you're competitive and DFR moves quickly for you (this can vary greatly! ).
Thanks for that tayra, I'm DEO unfortunately but I had a feeling that would be the case!

At any rate I still have to nail assessment day before I worry about it!
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Old 31st Aug 2017, 05:53
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Originally Posted by hansfalkenhagen View Post
@13Beast, Try googling BAE Systems Tamworth to find a number. Ask to be transferred to the flight screening people. They are actually pretty helpful and happy to speak to you.

I was reading on ABC news a few months back that they are going to develop a flight simulator program for the flight screening program which would mean they can process applicants a lot faster and more efficiently. From what I remember, this won't be implemented 'till about 2021 however.
Thanks mate! Just got off the phone with them now. I haven't been scored yet, but was told to ring back in a couple weeks when that's done and I'm in the pool.

Heads up to all, apparently (for DEO) there are 40 in the pool, with another dozen or so to go in once scored. And three more FSPs to go (for DEO) making a total of 18 spots up for grabs before it goes to East Sale with no idea what will happen from there.
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Old 31st Aug 2017, 06:09
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So did they mention that FSP will officially be moving down to Sale next year?
A lot of the AIR5428 stuff doesn't seem to be lining up that well with any published or planned dates I've found whilst researching. Some articles mention BFTS hanging around at Tamworth till 2019. Whether or not that includes FSP I don't know.
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Old 31st Aug 2017, 15:46
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Originally Posted by 13Beast View Post
And three more FSPs to go (for DEO) making a total of 18 spots up for grabs before it goes to East Sale with no idea what will happen from there.
Can you confirm the flight screening program is moving to East Sale at the end of this year?

From my understanding, BAE Systems is still in contract for the program until 2019.
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Old 1st Sep 2017, 14:10
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Originally Posted by hansfalkenhagen View Post
Can you confirm the flight screening program is moving to East Sale at the end of this year?

From my understanding, BAE Systems is still in contract for the program until 2019.
The lady I spoke to said after this year's FSPs are done "...it all moves down to Sale and I have no idea what's going to happen from then". So who knows? Either she's mistaken, or we are
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 11:08
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BAE still have the contract to run Army pilots course next year.

But the lady is correct, no more flight screening at Tamworth as of next year. It will all be done in the PC-21 flight sim.
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 18:42
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Originally Posted by Slezy9 View Post
But the lady is correct, no more flight screening at Tamworth as of next year. It will all be done in the PC-21 flight sim.
Thanks for the info, Slezy9.

If it's all being moved down the East Sale, and run with a flight sim, would you imagine there would be more openings for the flight screening program? And faster testing, as opposed to the current setup in Tamworth?
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 23:20
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Overall intake numbers for flight screening will increase once it moves to simulator only at RAAF East Sale.

Aiming to flight screen 240 people across Army, Navy and Air Force.
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