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RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)

Old 18th Feb 2019, 21:12
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Maybe you aced all the tests? Certainly sounds good news - don’t second guess it, grab it by both horns and go for it! Good luck!
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 00:31
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Originally Posted by josephfeatherweight View Post
Maybe you aced all the tests? Certainly sounds good news - donít second guess it, grab it by both horns and go for it! Good luck!
Haha thanks man, definitely looking at it in a positive light!
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 10:19
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Today I received my official Letter of Offer for RAAF Pilot. I'm being appointed on April 5th, and will be in the April OTS. Stoked!!!

It's been a long road, I first applied for RAAF pilot in 2008. Persistence pays off in the end. Also, any older applicants reading this, I am 38 (turning 39 this year). So, clearly we are in for a chance just as much as the younger blokes.

If anyone else reading this thread is also due to start in the April RAAF OTS, let me know!
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 10:31
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Originally Posted by 13Beast View Post
Today I received my official Letter of Offer for RAAF Pilot. I'm being appointed on April 5th, and will be in the April OTS. Stoked!!!

It's been a long road, I first applied for RAAF pilot in 2008. Persistence pays off in the end. Also, any older applicants reading this, I am 38 (turning 39 this year). So, clearly we are in for a chance just as much as the younger blokes.

If anyone else reading this thread is also due to start in the April RAAF OTS, let me know!
Hi 13beast, congrats, huge achievment. There was a guy in my ASP who is mid 30s and is pushing hard to get in, unfortunately both of us missed out last year and I was hoping to run into him at my next asp (which will hopefully be late may) Unfortunately I think he has a few things to jump through before he can get there again though. However its great to know he has a real chance and age isn't a factor, the guy is hardcore committed. Out of curiosity how did you score? I got a low rec for both pilot and mission elementary last year and did not get an offer to proceed to OSB. Hoping to change that this year with some mad prep.
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 22:04
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Thanks Bordz. Keep at it, I think ASP a second time around would be easier...simply due to knowing what to expect to some extent.

I received a high rec, but on the lower end of a high rec. There are a few people on this forum who scored a bit higher and were into the RAAF a lot quicker than I was.

Good luck with your application and hope you get through!
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 10:23
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Too old?

I just attended a YOU session. I did well enough on the aptitude for Pilot jobs to appear on my JOR.

I'm 48 and 163cm tall, very fit. Just on the cutoff for both age and height. Does anyone think that it's worth my time applying for the pilot intake? I've done a few civilian flying lessons years ago and loved it, but time and money prevented going further at the time. Would kill for a chance to fly professionally.
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 22:08
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Don't worry about the height. You meet the minimum, that's all that is required. As for age, don't know. Apply and see what they say? You can always pull out if they offer you NAV or something else aside from PLT.

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Old 1st Mar 2019, 09:18
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Hi, have any of you found any practice material for the Situational awareness test or have any tips specifically for that test? Cheers.
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 22:31
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Originally Posted by goatpaste View Post
I just attended a YOU session. I did well enough on the aptitude for Pilot jobs to appear on my JOR.

I'm 48 and 163cm tall, very fit. Just on the cutoff for both age and height. Does anyone think that it's worth my time applying for the pilot intake? I've done a few civilian flying lessons years ago and loved it, but time and money prevented going further at the time. Would kill for a chance to fly professionally.
just go for it, worst case is you don't make it.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 19:49
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Wow well done Beast! What an awesome achievement mate. Do you have a preference to what aircraft type you'd like to go to?

Hearing your story has encouraged me to take the first steps in starting my journey in becoming a Pilot or ACO. I don't think it'll be an easy road, but at least if I have a go and fail a few times I can say that I tried.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 20:00
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Beast, well done mate! There's hopes for old farts like myself yet. Do you have a type you're hoping to get streamed on to eventually?

Hearing your story has given me the kick up the arse I need to get my shit together and apply. I meet the education requirements after some further investigation so why not? Worst they can say is go away and improve yourself and come again.
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 09:41
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G'day all, Is there anyone on here that has experience with Service Transfer?

I'm currently in Army and would like to try for the ASP. I saw on Defence Jobs they've got both Army and Navy as priority for pilots. I'd even consider RAAF pilot as well if they're also expanding in that area due to the JSF?

Primary reason is basically I love the service life, I'd stay in forever if I could. Did civvie workforce before Army and that was a big bag of small D's. It's just that the role I'm in is going through changes and it's basically getting squeezed at the senior NCO level so future prospects of advancing my career are limited. I feel like I'd be more happier going for commission now and becoming an Officer. I've loved aircraft as a kid, took a few licks at the local airport to do some introductory flying over the years and I'm now at that stage of - F..k it let's do it, I don't want to say to myself on my death bed, 'would I have passed?'.

Thank you to everyone in this forum, lots of great information for aspiring candidates.
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 11:00
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Hey everyone,
Great to see so many people getting through the process! Best of luck to you guys.
Anyway, I've been watching this thread for a long time now, and since I'm getting closer and closer to graduating, it seems like a good time. I'm currently in Year 11, and I'm set on joining the RAAF. The main decision I am trying to make at the moment is the method of entry I want to go for. I'm not too keen on going to ADFA, so as someone who wants to get going as soon as possible, is Direct Entry worth it? The general consensus seems to be that people who join straight out of school tend to get turned down and told to "come back in a year or two". So, is it worth spending those few years at ADFA? Or trying straight off the bat?
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 12:17
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Information Surrounding Advanced Testing and new ASP

Hey Team,

I know there are pages and pages of content and I've read through a fair chunk, however I am hoping some one can take the time out and give me a brief overview of the process.

Currently a MWO in the RAN and looking at transferring to RAAF Pilot post Fighter Controller time.

I am seeking information regarding what is tested under the new process during the advanced testing part of initial selection and then how the new ASP runs.

I have a generic idea, however, if someone has recently done it and can lay it out for me would be most greatful. Might even tee up a tour of a ship in Sydney if you're a local.

Cheers Team!
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Old 12th Mar 2019, 00:24
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Hi Everyone
Thanks for all the awesome info on this forum. I've loved reading about everyone's experiences right back to the original Hornetboy.
I'm preparing for the ASP but have been unable to clarify whether any of the testing domains allow the use of pen and paper. I'm preparing without but I'm really keen to hear from anyone who can sort this out for me.
Thanks for your help
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 09:20
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Originally Posted by Libelle70 View Post
Hi Everyone
Thanks for all the awesome info on this forum. I've loved reading about everyone's experiences right back to the original Hornetboy.
I'm preparing for the ASP but have been unable to clarify whether any of the testing domains allow the use of pen and paper. I'm preparing without but I'm really keen to hear from anyone who can sort this out for me.
Thanks for your help
Hi Libelle, It doesn't allow pen and paper for any of the tests.
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 11:14
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Hi guys, in the Instructions that ACMC sends you for ASP it vaguely describes some of the tests. I noticed that the images of the tests had a (C) UK MOD on them, any idea what this could mean? My guess is that they are a modified version of the test that the RAF gives to their air crew.

Cheers.
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 06:55
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copyright UK Ministry of Defence
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 08:05
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copyright UK Ministry of Defence
Cool, thanks.
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 12:10
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Originally Posted by Vdizzle View Post
G'day all, Is there anyone on here that has experience with Service Transfer?

I'm currently in Army and would like to try for the ASP. I saw on Defence Jobs they've got both Army and Navy as priority for pilots. I'd even consider RAAF pilot as well if they're also expanding in that area due to the JSF?

Primary reason is basically I love the service life, I'd stay in forever if I could. Did civvie workforce before Army and that was a big bag of small D's. It's just that the role I'm in is going through changes and it's basically getting squeezed at the senior NCO level so future prospects of advancing my career are limited. I feel like I'd be more happier going for commission now and becoming an Officer. I've loved aircraft as a kid, took a few licks at the local airport to do some introductory flying over the years and I'm now at that stage of - F..k it let's do it, I don't want to say to myself on my death bed, 'would I have passed?'.

Thank you to everyone in this forum, lots of great information for aspiring candidates.
It's worth keeping in mind that the training pipeline length pretty much means most future JSF pilots are either already in the training process, or already qualified.

As far as service transfer goes, you will have an easier time applying for a commission in Army than transferring. It's notoriously difficult to get out of Army from in service roles, but I don't have a lot of knowledge on OR to Officer transfers across services.

Definitely weigh up the risk and the result; remember Army now no longer does SSOs, and RMC is notorious for being a tough slog. You'll sacrifice 18 months of your life, and in the end might not even make it through. The risk is high but so is the reward.

Pm for any specific questions.

Best, fs
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