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RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)

Old 2nd Jun 2010, 22:33
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I would be giving them all my paperwork asap, that way they can process everything a lot quicker for you.
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Old 3rd Jun 2010, 09:14
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Get your paperwork in as soon as you're able. I wasn't able to book my assessment day until I had all of mine in.

Mvdia, I was asked what aircraft I might fly in the RAAF and what aircraft the Army flies as well as what I would fly, given the choice. Very basic stuff that takes 5 minutes to learn.

The Army captain that interviewed me said I'd make a good officer, she then continued in saying that's a good thing coming from an Army officer to a RAAF applicant.
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Old 3rd Jun 2010, 11:10
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Zulk,

How did you go on your assessment day? What did they recommended you for?
Any indication as to how long you have to wait for FSP?
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Old 3rd Jun 2010, 13:53
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I was recommended for flight screening. The psych and the defence interviewer both said they felt I'd make a good officer.

I'm not too sure on a wait time for FSP at this stage; it all comes down to how well I did in comparison to all of the other applicants with their names at the PSA. My careers counsellor seems to be fairly confident that I'll make the FSP in the near future but it's all down to the PSA now.
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Old 3rd Jun 2010, 22:23
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Congratulations Zulk,

Good to hear of your success so far. I hope to be as successful as you. Do you have in mind what you would prefer Duntroon or OTS if you have a choice?
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Old 4th Jun 2010, 02:46
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Well it sounds like the Army has come to its senses then!!
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Old 4th Jun 2010, 12:42
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That's all well and good but PSA should probably be recommending less applicants as well. I can understand it's a difficult time for the training pipeline, but expecting people to put their lives on hold for 12 months is unethical when they could be pursuing other avenues for a successful military career.

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Old 4th Jun 2010, 12:50
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Oh please!!! "Unethical"??
Yeah well I guess 12 months is well beyond a normal Gen Y event horizon.
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Old 4th Jun 2010, 13:48
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CSD, I would prefer to have finished OTS or NEOC and be in employment training for an aircrew position now, 18 months after my initial application, than waiting unknowingly for a pilot position which may never present itself due to my average performance on FSP - yet recommendation. I don't believe this is due to being a member of Gen Y, but a reasonable expectation. Fingers crossed for the next 12 months...
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Old 4th Jun 2010, 14:38
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Sorry, unethical was the incorrect term. Maybe unacceptable is more appropriate.
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Old 5th Jun 2010, 03:01
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12 months is beyond most peoples event horizon.
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Old 5th Jun 2010, 03:36
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How long is the wait between assessment day and FSP? i'm sure it's varied, but i wouldn't mine hearing from a few people as to how long they had to wait.

Thanks
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Old 5th Jun 2010, 03:57
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I finished my assessment day in December and was in FSP early March, however I had to muck around with some information that I apparently had not submitted and consequently there was a delay before my dossier was submitted to PSA.
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Old 5th Jun 2010, 04:01
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Hi Mvdia,

It varies so much. I've heard people wait up to 8 months, others waited a couple of weeks. At the moment, the earliest course for DEO is the 21st of August (2 courses, 9 positions each), then after that is the October courses (4 courses with 6 positions on each course).

Hang in there, you'll get a call eventually!!!!

Elliot.
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Old 5th Jun 2010, 04:09
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thanks for the reply,

I assume your now waiting to here if you got in or not?
How did you go in your FSP?
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Old 5th Jun 2010, 04:46
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Yes, we are now waiting for an offer.

Our FSP course went well, 7 people got recommended out of 9. Scores were good too, a few of our guys cleaned up and got really good results (Romper being one of them! He frequently got a stanine of 'Dean'). It is interesting, because your results are revealed at the end of the course and the instructors never give too much away!

Elliot.
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Old 5th Jun 2010, 08:32
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Stanine of "Dean"

haha,

yeah, good one Elliot!

mvdia1, From when PSA received my File to getting the call for FSP was around 2 weeks for me, and i received about 4 weeks notice for attending.
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Old 5th Jun 2010, 09:49
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From PSA receiving my file to getting the call was two weeks for me too, but I was only given two weeks notice for FSP.

Edited: Keeping the FSP secrets
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Old 5th Jun 2010, 10:29
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Has anyone here got an ADFA place at FSP for the July holidays yet?
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Old 6th Jun 2010, 09:39
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Nope. But I have been put on for an OSB at ADFA for ACO in three weeks, should be interesting. Looks as though I'll have to wait a bit longer for a shot at a FSP. Just means more gliding in the meantime.

Next course for ADFA after June-July is September holidays. Fingers crossed.

Have you already had any OSB's for any of your other preferences?
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