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RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)

Old 16th Oct 2010, 21:28
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Join Date: Apr 2010
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Thank you mate.

I have sent an email enquiring about it. Ill probably wait until Tuesday before giving them yet another phone call to enquire about this.

If anyone has done the FSP with a residency, please send a PM as well, just so that I can feel a little confident that this has been done before and I can take the fight to DFR.

Cheers
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Old 17th Oct 2010, 01:09
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Thanks for the support and adivce GSXRMCK. Good work on persisting and getting an approval to continue, and getting your file up to FSP. Hopefully that call's just around the corner.

It seems, in regards to my application, that a decison has been made to put me through medical trial for 6 months - meaning my file is on hold till March 2011. I don't know if I'm required to any testing etc. - that's all the info my Case Manager could give me. So I'll be contacting DFR Medical soon to find out what's going on.
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Old 20th Oct 2010, 06:24
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Hey everyone. This thread has been incredibly helpful and I've done my best to read all of it, but forgive me if I'm asking a question here that has been previously answered!

I recently passed my assessment day to fly for the defence force and currently awaiting a call from PSA to book my flight screening. Words can't express how eager I am to get to Tamworth!

While I'm trying to remain as optimistic as possible, the harsh reality that you aren't guaranteed a spot on the course is hanging over my head like a big black rain cloud.

Does anyone know of any recent circumstances where people have waited for the whole 12 months with their application at PSA and not been offered a place at flight screening at all? Just trying to get a feel for really how competitive it is.
 
Old 20th Oct 2010, 08:17
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Not sure about the wait for PSA (It's something like 500 files recieved each year and 250 spots available I read somewhere) but I know of a few at the moment (myself included) who have had or about to have their file expire post successful FSP due to a few reasons, namely Army height change, lack of BFTS courses this year, just a limited number of places it would seem at the moment. I have my assessment again next week to get back to Tamworth for OSB only, a bit of a kick in the teeth to go backwards after all we've gone through but I have no intention to give up although I know a couple who have. It just makes me hungrier for a spot.
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Old 20th Oct 2010, 10:42
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cj0203, just wondering, did you get told where abouts in the applicant pool you were once you had completed fsp, or did you just get told recommended?
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Old 20th Oct 2010, 11:03
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Jimh91
Nah mate, recommended is all I was told. You are told your flying score but not your board score. I had a quite a good flying score but I guess my board score wasn't as good as I thought even though I felt quite good with the way my OSB went. Guess now I just have to concentrate on nailing that board second time round.
How bout yourself, how'd you fare on FSP?
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Old 20th Oct 2010, 11:26
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Does anyone recall where you send a request for testing results?

I went through the DFR website again to see if I could find it but I haven't been able to so far.

I do recall it being something about sending a letter to Canberra, but if anyone could direct me to the specific site that had the information, it would be much appreciated.

Thank you
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Old 20th Oct 2010, 12:04
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FireBatHero,

From memory, at my spec testing they said it was the Director of Psychology at the Department of Defense. They didn't give an address though, they might give it to you
if you call and ask DFR.
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Old 29th Oct 2010, 10:00
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I got a call from PSA today... Its a FSP from the 13th November, two days after I finish my last exam. It also looks as though I'll be having my 18th at Tamworth. To say I was stoked would be a complete underestimation.

Good luck for the rest of you guys, keep fighting the good fight and I'm sure things will happen.
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Old 30th Oct 2010, 00:35
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AlexanderB, I'll be seeing you there and wishing you a happy birthday! I got my call yesterday for the 13th of NOV as well
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Old 31st Oct 2010, 02:30
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Congratulations and good luck!
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Old 31st Oct 2010, 05:23
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fsp results

Congratulations AlexanderB and junior on getting FSP spots.

I just got back from flight screening yesterday morning; it was a pretty awesome two weeks and my coursemates were a great bunch, just a pity it's all over, I'm going to miss my coursemates and flying every day. The good news is that NickM91 and I were both recommended along with 4 others on our course . Personally I think my flying score wasn't too bad, I'm not too sure about the OSB part though; but at least I know that if I don't get a call in the next year then I can keep coming back every year to redo OSB and bugging them till they give me a spot or I get too old to fly ;p.

My advice to anyone about to go to flight screening is to work as hard as you can and then work harder; this forum has a lot of great information but the rest is up to you. Good luck.

Also, the Corporal said that the next round of RAAF (and Navy) offers come out mid November so I'll be crossing all my fingers and toes next month and I'm sure many of you other guys will be too.
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Old 31st Oct 2010, 05:44
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I'm counting down the days to distribution too, lesnak. I've got my RAAF advent calendar to prove it Congrats on the recommendation as well.

Did PSA mention when the selection date after Nov is? I know the Nov is for a January OTS start, did they mention a January DEO intake too? I wasn't able to find out; I know there was one this year and DFR says there will be next year in Jan and in March, but they're not always on the ball with that sort of stuff.
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Old 1st Nov 2010, 11:13
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See you there junior, I can tell this is going to be an interesting two weeks. I'm sure the idea of wearing an orange flight suit will grow on me... hopefully.

Thanks for the congrats guys and good luck with the distribution, christmas might be coming early.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 05:16
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Mate, if they want to employ me, I'll even consider wearing a rainbow coloured flying suit!

Best of luck to everyone waiting on letters of offer!
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 05:54
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I might have been caught ironing my shirts on the first night while wearing my orange flightsuit

...because my bags were lost in Sydney, but I would have been tempted regardless! As for the intake coming up, looks like I'll be just outside the selected cohort, but I'm still hoping. Wish they'd pick up their intakes to the usual level again, I'm getting old while waiting!
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 07:28
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Me too!
Had my assessment again last week. Recommended again and it was all pretty straightfoward. Think the defence interviewer felt a bit sorry for me and thus took it pretty easy on me! So I guess file back to Tamworth and wait for an OSB slot which I don't think they hold that often.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 08:18
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CJ, I only had to wait about 3 months after my second recommendation to hear from PSA... Heading back to Tamworth for OSB in two weeks. Chin up!
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 10:10
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Good work mate, and good luck.
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 10:09
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I also got a call this week to attend flight screening Nov. 13, completely stoked Looks like ill be seeing junior and Alex there aswell. Good luck to anyone else waiting for the call
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