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RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)

Old 6th Nov 2010, 12:46
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: australia
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hey guys

i just joined the forum. im going in for my Y.O.U thing on the 26th of november.
hope i get as far as you guys do.
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Old 10th Nov 2010, 10:11
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Join Date: Nov 2010
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congratulations to those of you going up on the 13th, i got offered that course however had clashes with uni exams so i got moved to the 20th (i dont think it has helped with the nervousness of the situation). Otherwise i would have been up there with you guys. Good luck, i wish you all the best!
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Old 12th Nov 2010, 00:35
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Join Date: Jun 2008
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Congrats to lesnak and NickM91 on being recommended. Also best of luck to AlexanderB and junior.VH-LFA for fsp.
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Old 14th Nov 2010, 00:30
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Join Date: Nov 2010
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Made it to Flight Screening

Hi all,

My husband just found out he made flight screening at the tender age of 40. He started the process on the 15th August so I think he has had quite a good run by the looks of things.

Blood tests are required being over the age of 35 but other than that file has been sent to tamworth. It looks like the next date is January 2011 for DEO.

He would love to fly army but is more then open to Navy or RAAF. He likes the idea of rotary rather than fixed wing. Having had previous army experience he is a tad biased.

We are now considering with zero hours that it might be worth getting some hours flying that being said he is concerned about bad habits.

Anyway we are all very excited in our household!
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Old 17th Nov 2010, 04:59
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sydney, Aus
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Just got the call to go to flight screening Jan 15th, am suitably excited.

makes the application process about 15 months, definitely worth the wait.

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Old 17th Nov 2010, 07:55
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Congrats! Can I ask how long it was between your file being sent to PSA and you getting the call?

Cheers
Liz
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Old 17th Nov 2010, 09:19
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Thankyou,

Yeah no worries, assessment day was early september, I was given confirmation of my file arrivng a month after that. So about 4 1/2 months between assessment day and FSP.

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Old 18th Nov 2010, 08:28
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tamworth
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My wait was around 2 months so that was pretty speedy, just depends on when the next DEO or ADFA courses are. I've heard people waiting almost a year for FSP and unfortunately, some people do not get the call at all, just depends on how competitive you are. Good luck and keep thinking positively! Even 2 months was a lifetime it seemed for me!!
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Old 18th Nov 2010, 09:23
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Wag888
Congrats to ypur hubby and I hope he gets a spot.

Its a competitive process to get a spot on FSP. Flying hours will help but would more likely be more helpful if he had some time before his dossier was sent to PSA.
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Old 19th Nov 2010, 01:22
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Join Date: May 2009
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Just listened to a voice mail left on my phone offering me a FSP position for January. They must all be out to lunch, because getting someone to answer a phone over in Tamworth seems the impossible dream! Does anyone have any idea about the actual FSP dates for courses in January? The 2011 schedule is not available online as yet...
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Old 19th Nov 2010, 02:02
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Aahh OK, finally got in contact with the ever elusive PSA and have been booked in for the 8th of January! PM me if anyone else gets the same slot!
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Old 19th Nov 2010, 04:55
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Join Date: Mar 2009
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It's about time old chum!

I know you'll have a ball up there!

An update on myself, I was told that my file has been sent down to Canberra for selection on potentially one of eight spots. Crossing my fingers tightly, hoping I can secure a position and a starting date. It will be a long few weeks waiting for that call.

Cheers
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Old 19th Nov 2010, 06:31
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Rumour has it that some offers were sent out on the Wednesday just gone (17/11) and that the ADFA course for 2011 will be starting on the twenty-something of January.
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Old 19th Nov 2010, 07:46
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Well after being told his file was on its way to PSA, hubby received a call from the Dr today saying he was medically unfit however he can appeal.

Bascially it is because he was on Lipitor however he was told twice that it was not an issue (it was on the application form).

We picked up his blood test results today - which we were going to send on and low and behold it looks as though his cholestrol is now too low.

Very dissapointed but we are going to appeal the decision so the fights not over yet.
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Old 19th Nov 2010, 07:54
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Hi guys,
Ive read through most of this thread and found allot of useful information.

I'm heading to Tamworth for the course commencing on the 27th of November and was wondering if anyone who has been there recently could send me some information on what to expect. Also, is anyone else on here going to be on the same course?

I'm really excited about heading up to Tamworth, but I'm unsure how much I am expected to know about the other two services (first preference RAAF). Do I need to know everything about all services or all about the RAAF and have a little knowledge of the other two services? Obviously I'll know the training for all three services, but I'm more wondering whether I need to be able to identify all the Navy ships and name the bases, or just know the ships and bases that have Helicopters etc.

Finally I'd like to say a big thank you to all the contributers to this thread who have made it such a wonderful source of information and made my dream of becoming a pilot in the military that much more achievable.

Thanks
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Old 19th Nov 2010, 08:34
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Wag888: Keep pushing with the appeal, mine was rejected once, then accepted the 2nd time. If you can present them with enough information proving that it won't affect his physical performance it it would help. If you read back through this forum a large proportion of the posts deal with medical issues, and the appeals process.

Hope it helps.
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Old 19th Nov 2010, 09:23
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Thanks aus111c - will keep you posted on how things go!
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 12:51
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Join Date: May 2009
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Just letting everyone know im currently on flightscreening and ADF has decided the CAP10 will no longer be used as part of the FSP and you will do all 10 flights in the CT4B.

Does this apply to the advanced syllabus?
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 23:20
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Yes. The CAP10 is no longer. It's "unsafe" y'know!
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 23:28
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That's a shame, I was really looking forward to flying the CAP10! There must have been an incident or accident for it to be omitted completely, does anyone have the inside word as to why? Captain Sand Dune any ideas??

SR71
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