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RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)

Old 6th Jun 2010, 08:44
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I was recommended from Assessment Day on the 29th of April, and still haven't had my file sent to PSA in Tamworth yet. But all should be rectified by the end of the week. Seems like you are going to need quite an impressive dossier to be considered for the August Flight Screening dates... Good luck lads!
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Old 6th Jun 2010, 08:51
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Where do you guys get the information on FSP dates?
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Old 6th Jun 2010, 08:53
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What was the hold up mate? If you don't mine me asking.
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Old 6th Jun 2010, 09:10
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mvdia1: Knock yourself out mate.

By the way, I've been hearing about some 'ADFA Maths Test' from a mate of mine who did his YOU session a few weeks ago, does anyone know what's involved?
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Old 6th Jun 2010, 09:11
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Here's the link for the course schedules mate:

ADF Pilot Selection Agency: Royal Australian Air Force

The hold up involved a slight medical discrepancy, which should be cleared up on Monday. When did you complete your Assessment Day?
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Old 7th Jun 2010, 05:42
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My dossier took like a month or two to get its way to FSP.

@Alex
Ye I believe im going to Canberra on the 29th of June, Aero eng!
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Old 7th Jun 2010, 06:19
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Just had my assessment day today, i got recommened for both my first and second preference. 1st: pilot 2nd GSO.

i have my gso date for OSB, they told me i will be contacted for FSP.

Great feeling passing assessment day.

Now to be prepared for OSB...

if you guys can give me any tips for FSP, i'm happy to take as much information as possible. What was the routine like at FSP?
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Old 7th Jun 2010, 06:44
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mvidia,

Routine varies. You generally do at least a flight a day sometimes two, from very early in the morning till the arvo. You have to hang around up at the BAE facility for this time studying very hard (ie. trying to do so whilst socialising with ADF and Singaporean BFTS students and playing jenga...).

I could tell you more, but its all in this thread. Start from the beginning; there's some golden material and I found it was invaluable prep stuff for FSP.

Edit: Congrats on your success at Assessment day too!
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Old 8th Jun 2010, 00:09
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Well done mvidia!! From which service was the officer interviewing you?
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Old 8th Jun 2010, 06:19
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Daily Routine

Mvdia,

Mud_Rat has good advice, trawl through the forum; it has some great tips.

I had the exact same question with regards to daily routine when at FSP.
During the week, my typical day was:

0630: wakeup
0720: breakfast with course mates
0755: at BAE facilities crew common room
0930: Scheduled flight
1215: lunch
1300: back at crew room, wait around; read notes, youtube on computers and play jenga
1700: back to the blocks
1815: Dinner with course mates
1900: Eat ice-cream from mess in block common room, talk about the model plane, speeches and Dean's (Romper) flying scores.
1930: Study study study study (lots of chair flying!!).

When I had 2 flights in one day, I would normally be flying at around 1300, so I would have lunch in the crew common room. Some days you will have scheduled lessons and briefs with PSA staff etc.

On the weekend you generally have time off, go to the Aerobar if your over 18, tennis, study, Model plane work.

Each day is fairly full on, but I remember reading in the Mass Brief material: "Short stay. work hard. direct your attention." or something like that, which is a fairly good way of looking at it; its only 2 weeks so work your balls off.

Elliot.
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Old 8th Jun 2010, 06:36
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Hi guys.

Chalk up another who has just had their material passed on to the PSA. It seems that this thread is a breeding ground for those who are passing through the selection process. I'd just like to say thank you very much to all of those that have been talking about their stories and what they have faced because it has really helped in my selection process. Hopefully a few of us that have had our material passed on will meet each other at the coming FSP sessions. I'm in the hunt for a RAAF DEO position.

Sadly I've got some depressing news as well. I can confirm that the RAAF is slowing down the training process as there aren't enough pilots leaving the ranks and this is causing a few bottlenecks. I had the lucky chance to chat to someone at DFR who had just finished her BFTS course. Initially her waiting time for 2FTS was 3 months but just recently she has been told that the waiting time is now going to be from 6 to 12 months. Hopefully this doesn't affect those trying to get in now too much.

Fingers crossed for everyone!
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Old 8th Jun 2010, 08:58
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Yeah, I wonder whether the bottlenecks would affect anyone in the ADFA stream, Hopefully not. The rumours have been around for a while now and I can distinctly remember it being dismissed as untrue on my assesment day. Seems to be true enough now though.

@Rotor11,

Awesome, I'll see you in canberra then. I get there on the Sunday and have the Board on the Monday and Tuesday. I'm assuming this would be the same for you? I'm gonna have to start getting acustomed to waking up early.
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Old 8th Jun 2010, 09:04
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Well as far as ADFA stream goes, was it ryano who pointed out there are more ADFA FSP courses this year than last? (Usually I'd look it up myself, but I have an Intro-Calc exam to study for).

That *probably* translates to more ADFA slots, perhaps they see more blokes in ADFA vs. DEO as a way to delay the number of pilots entering the BFTS-2FTS cycle -> Mitigate the problem? Who knows.
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Old 8th Jun 2010, 10:15
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@AlexanderB
So you get there on the 27th?
And you have two days of ROSB?

I get there on the Tuesday and have my interview on the Wednesday.
And yeah, lots of early mornings!
We'll survive I guess
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Old 8th Jun 2010, 10:19
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I was lucky enough to fly first wave almost every day, which means I was down there in my flight suit and prepped at 0615. Some hated being first wave, but you couldn't beat the ultra smooth thermal-free flying conditions. Also means you can take time to wait in line for an icecream at lunch.

Yes ADFA slots have been ramped up a bit and DEO knocked back, but in a few years time we will have platforms such as the Rhino and Wedgetail delivered fully and (hopefully) either at FOC or approaching it, and the KC-30A somewhere apart from Spain...hopefully. They'll have more aircraft with better availability than the ones they're replacing, they will be needing more pilots for that period and into the future (~2015 for Caribou replacement). The intake numbers have been constantly fluctuating, but no doubt it will begin to turn again as it always does.
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Old 10th Jun 2010, 12:04
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Don't rely on a Bou replacement. King Airs will be there for a loooonnggg time!
But some good new toys are here or almost here so things should improve.
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Old 11th Jun 2010, 09:54
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Rotor11,

Thats about right, I leave on Wednesday morning. See you there. I'm still putting together my 5 minute speech. Getting a haircut tomorrow, epic.

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It'll be interesting to see what happens with the intake of pilots over the next few years. I wouldn't mind seeing some of the figures from intakes in the past twenty years.

Speaking of good new toys, has anyone else seen the photos of the Super Hornets on the defence website?
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Old 11th Jun 2010, 10:09
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AlexanderB and Rotor11,

Are you guys heading to Canberra for your OSB?

What are your preferences?
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Old 11th Jun 2010, 12:56
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We sure are!
My first pref is RAAF pilot ADFA
My second is RAAF Aero Engineer ADFA
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Old 13th Jun 2010, 07:46
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Join Date: Oct 2009
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First: Pilot RAAF (ADFA)
Second: Pilot RAN (ADFA)
Third: Air Combat Officer RAAF (ADFA) (The one I'm going to Canberra for)

Aero Engineering sounds like a pretty heavyweight degree, I'm going for Aviation If you get an offer for Pilot (ADFA) are you still going to do the Aero Engineering or B.Tech Aviation?

Mvdia1, Is your OSB these holidays?
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