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RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)

Old 22nd Aug 2009, 02:28
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THG

Mate I hate to tell you this but unless there is a specifc reason, then there is no reason to wait 12 months. Someone is screwing you around. If you are ADFA and missed the last FSP courses you can stay in the pool until your time is up. The same applies for DEO.
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 13:00
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If you don't mind my asking, Throttle747, what about your marks cut you out? Were they below the minimum required grades outlined in the requirements? I'm just curious, because whilst I didn't have the best high school exit scores (all B's and B+'s), I have been averaging on High Distinction / Distinction at University and was just wondering whether that will do the trick. I know it doesnt really come down to marks of course, but if anyone else has any idea, would you consider that competitive (ie. would this be likely to render me at any sort disadvantage in the selection, assuming I did ok at their various tests and interviews)?


Edit: Thanks for the advice Cougar! Good to have some idea of what to expect

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Old 23rd Aug 2009, 19:40
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AP 3393 changed W/E 14th Aug allowing pilots up to 26th Birthday.
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Old 24th Aug 2009, 11:26
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Hey Mudrat 02. I didn't do advanced maths and only got average marks in everything else, which is below the required entry level. (If i did do it i am sure i wouldn't remember it now anyway) They have asked for all further education documents so hopefully they will have some weight. I guess we will find out soon.
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Old 24th Aug 2009, 11:29
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Sorry to burst your bubble, but 2U Advanced Maths is the minimum.

ADF Pilot Selection Agency: Royal Australian Air Force
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Old 25th Aug 2009, 06:19
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Sorry to burst your bubble, but 2U Advanced Maths is the minimum.

ADF Pilot Selection Agency: Royal Australian Air Force
Thankfully I knew what I wanted to do back then, and subsequently tailored my subjects toward the goal. Wasn't the most enjoyable subject list, though
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Old 1st Sep 2009, 16:11
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Well I passed testing again...so hopefully I can get another recommendation at assessment
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Old 2nd Sep 2009, 02:52
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Hi everyone,

I am interested in becoming a RAAF pilot in the future but I am a little concerned about the medical. While I do not have any current medical conditions I still need to complete my VCE and I am a little hesitant to put in another two years of study at TAFE to discover that I may not meet the medical requirements to become a pilot.

Has anyone been faced with any unexpected medical problems after they applied? Would it be an idea to look for a place that will do a similar medical?

Thanks,
Jessica
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Old 2nd Sep 2009, 03:18
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Jessica,
If you're within the height and weight requirements, and you don't have any major medical issues then the medical should not be a problem. Personally I don't think it's worth worrying about, best to save your thoughts for the things in your control (ie., Interviews and testing).
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Old 2nd Sep 2009, 08:41
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Thanks Blackbird,

I don't have any major medical issues and I meet the height and weight requirements without a problem. I guess I'm just a little worried about it as it is one of the only things out of my control. I suppose I should just focus on the more important things and just try to stay healthy.

I would like to know if anyone had any problems that they didn't expect in that regards though if anyone is up to sharing.
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Old 2nd Sep 2009, 09:19
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Stop worrying

I would like to know if anyone had any problems that they didn't expect in that regards though if anyone is up to sharing.
Be brave, be positive and go boldy in the direction of your dreams. You are generating anxiety where none should exist.
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Old 2nd Sep 2009, 13:23
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Thanks DBTW,

I'm going to stop worrying about it and worry about the more important things. It is a rather silly thing to be worrying about considering.

Another question I have is about the instrument reading test that is part of the recruitment process. It appears to be one of the things that a lot of people seem to have a bit of trouble with. Does anyone have any ideas where I can get some practice for it?

Thanks,
Jessica
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Old 2nd Sep 2009, 13:31
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I personally found instrument/gauge reading to be extremely easy, but I also had the advantage of having 80+ real world hours to my name, so I'm fairly used to gauge scanning.

The only advice I can give for the instrument scanning test when it comes to preparation is just find a load of pictures of old analog gauges (I recommend the C152 panel gauges) and get used to reading the values off them quickly and accurately.
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Old 4th Sep 2009, 00:32
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Thanks Tony,

I'll give that a go. It shouldn't be too hard to find a few images to work with. I wish I could manage 80+ hours myself but unfortunately I don't have that option.
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Old 6th Sep 2009, 00:46
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Help in getting into the ADF

Just some help would be greatly appreciated.
I have always wanted to join the ADF but for one thing or another it just hasnt happened. I didnt do year 11 and 12 which is my concern,
I did complete a trade when I left school and am a light automotive mechanic and I also have a real interest in aviation, I went and completed my commercial pilots licence with a multi engine instrument rating and a instructor rating and as much as I am enjoying flying where I'm I still would like to join the ADF and fly there. Ideally I would like to fly C-130's or C-17's, is there any ways around the year 11 and 12 requirement or is there any courses the ADF accept as equal to 11 and 12 subjects?

Any help is greatly appreciated

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Old 6th Sep 2009, 04:56
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Cool october fsp

In response to October FSP, I think it is panelled in the next couple of weeks. I passed my assessment day back in late June but due to a couple of medical hiccups, my file didn't make it to PSA until early August which means I missed the August FSP(SSO).

I got a letter only last week saying my file was recieved. I rang them and was told that the October Course will be panelled in the next 2-3 weeks. So I have my fingers and toes crossed!

Chris
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Old 6th Sep 2009, 05:05
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Me too I have been ringing them all the time hoping something has changed or come up.
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Old 6th Sep 2009, 05:27
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Andy 05

There are a lot of smart people around, some with qual's some without. The ADF uses things like the Edu requirements to filter the mass wanting to be a pilot. I don't think there is any way around it. You need a YR 12 Edu in the right subjects. There maybe course that the ADF accept but I cannot help you there.
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Old 6th Sep 2009, 06:16
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FSP

Guys & Gals,

Thought I might leave some information on here that maybe able to help future applicants out just like it has been an enormous help to me.

I started my application last September, and mainly because I don't live near a recruiting center, it took a while for things to progress. I was notified in July that I had been fortunate enough to be offered a spot on the August FSP. The 2 weeks were amazing and very challenging. I had a great time, met some great people and learned a hell of lot about flying and myself.

I wont spoil all the details for all you that are waiting to go down to Tamworth, but I will say that it is what you make of it. You can easily do nothing down there and just float by, but your scores will represent this and your only cheating the people that have not been offered a spot and who would of made the most of the oppurtunity. You are not going to be able to do what they ask of you 'perfectly'. But you need to show that you are capable of learning and able to listen. The more you work your ass off on the ground, the more this will help you in the air.

I was only home 8 days when I got the call from PSA advising that I had again been fortunate enough to be offered a spot in the October intake for the RAAF (as long as my eyes pass this Tuesday).

The flying you will do at Tamworth, you most likely will never get the oppurtunity to do again. So, enjoy it and make the most of it!!!!!
All the best.

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Old 6th Sep 2009, 16:40
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Congrats Georgo ... and good luck with the eyes
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