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RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)

Old 2nd Dec 2010, 10:57
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CSD-Why let the truth get in the way of a good story
I think it is the sudden unload after the g that would be more exciting, as I seem to remember a certain ex buccannana pilot finding out.

Nice aircraft, although I did hear a 'real' aerobatic pilot call it the "Crap 10" a bit harsh...
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Old 2nd Dec 2010, 23:19
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Sounds like someone pulled 1.5g's too much! That solves the mystery of the no longer safe CAP-10s

I noticed that some screeners were fond of taking it through the grass too, I can't understand why they wouldn't just stick to the taxiway
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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 02:31
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Haha yes im guilty, I did pull 1.5 g's too much.... in my assesment My assessor did find it pretty amusing, and reminded me of the 5.8-6.0G stress limit on the wings oops.
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Old 4th Dec 2010, 00:02
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Good advice to spend some money on flying.

I would suggest though that you do it prior to your file going to PSA. Its a competitive process to get an FSP slot and all your details make up your score. If you send in flying hours after your dossier arrives its not going to look as good as having hours in your dossier when it arrrives.
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Old 4th Dec 2010, 07:44
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Maybe slightly off topic but I was wondering about this today.

Would some of you guys be keen to share what you wrote on your application form where it said something along the lines of "I want to join the ADF because..."? I'm just curious as to whether people went all out and wrote an essay or something concise.

I can't remember exactly now but mine could be summed up as "I want to fly the F/A-18 Hornet, serve my country and meet some of the best people". I was more formal and elaborated a bit but it wasn't more than 3 or 4 sentences. My thinking was they get thousands to read, they don't want to read another page long response.

What about you guys?
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Old 6th Dec 2010, 02:22
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Hey guys,

My file is in the process of being sent to psa. It has been like that for a few weeks now and she doesn't seem any closer to sending it off. Does anyone know if this is normal? And how long is the average time before being called to go to PSA?

Also, I was told that they aren't doing any flight screenings until March, but people in this forum are booked in prior to that. I am so confused. Can anyone help?

Thanks heaps!
Cait
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Old 6th Dec 2010, 05:05
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Cait,

I think from memory mine was +4 weeks between assessment day and receiving a letter saying my file has arrived at PSA. Not sure of the average time but you learn to be patient with DFR, they deal with a lot of people.

I am doing flight screening (DEO) in January, Maybe they aren't doing ADFA FSP courses until March, if you are applying for ADFA that could be it.

Good Luck
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Old 6th Dec 2010, 05:48
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I'm going DEO too, so maybe she was just confused .

Thanks heaps! I'll try to be patient . Good luck at PSA!
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Old 8th Dec 2010, 06:33
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From what I've been told by DFR, the first block of FSP's every year are reserved for DE candidates, as the ADFA crew are still at school. Next year, school holidays don't begin until Easter (as per usual) but Easter isn't until Anzac day, so I'm thinking the first four months will be DE after DE...correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 13th Dec 2010, 14:43
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Angel to the sky gods!

First time poster, long time reader. I would just like to say a big thankyou to everyone who has ever posted in this thread! It has been enormously helpful, and unbelievably insightful, motivating and interesting. It is extremely encouraging to see that in a very competitive field, everyone can offer so much helpful information and can be so supportive of one another.

Apolagies if i've missed a post, but does anyone have any suggestions and/or criticism on reading and studying the United States appitute tests? There seems to be a large divide in the difficulty of tests between the Australia and the states, I assume this is because the air force is so much more competitive in the United States(courtesy of Tom Cruise in "Top Gun")?
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Old 13th Dec 2010, 20:19
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Apolagies if i've missed a post, but does anyone have any suggestions and/or criticism on reading and studying the United States appitute tests? There seems to be a large divide in the difficulty of tests between the Australia and the states, I assume this is because the air force is so much more competitive in the United States(courtesy of Tom Cruise in "Top Gun")?
Well which air force do you want to join? There's a lot of good information on this thread about becoming a pilot in the Australian Defence Force if you could be bothered looking.
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Old 14th Dec 2010, 04:38
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in reply

Thanks captain! I realise I may have been a little vague. I'm Australian, and I have applid for the RAAF. I am just curious as to if anyone on this thread/forum, has had a look at the United States Aptitude Tests, and whether or not, they are at all relevant to the RAAF aptitute tests. Hopefully that clears things up, thanks.
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Old 14th Dec 2010, 08:37
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Afraid of heights,
The ARCO Military Flight Aptitude Test book is pretty useful for a general idea of what the specialist testing is like but not exactly the same of course. Also, I've never applied for the USAF but I wouldn't underestimate how difficult it is to get into the RAAF; they don't give out pilot spots to just anyone.

Cait,
It took me 4 weeks to hear from PSA that they had my file as well; don't panic, it's just DFR taking it's time. You could always call them.
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Old 14th Dec 2010, 09:47
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Thanks 'Rene Rivkin'

That kinda of specific info is impossible to come by.

I was wondering would you be able to go in depth into the flight screening board process for me.
This is what i have left of my application process. I have put a lot into reaching this point and i want to make it!

If anyone has any questions of the process up till this point im happy to give you advice.

Hornet boy. I did not rush through any of my questions. I answered as many correct as possible and guessed none. i managed to get through the tests.
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Old 15th Dec 2010, 05:36
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Thanks Lesnak. I hope I didn't downplay, or seem to underestimate the difficulty of getting into the RAAF. I'll continue to practice on as many flight aptitude tests as I can get my hands on. Thanks for your feedback
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Old 16th Dec 2010, 04:38
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RAAF flight screening at tamworth

Hi,
I was wondering if I could get any detailed info on the RAAF flight screening program held in Tamworth, as I have been selected to attend in a few weeks time (I have looked at Defence Jobs and the RAAF website). I am aware that there will be an Officer selection Board at the end if the two weeks - What kind of questions will be asked? I am also aware that there will be leadership activities through out the day - any advice on these?

The program is split into two courses - basic and advanced - what are the differences of the two? I have done about 50 hours of flying so im assuming ill be in the advanced course. What are the expectations of those in the advanced course?

Any advice would be much appreciated!

cheers,
AM
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Old 16th Dec 2010, 07:54
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Mate - try this thread. It's on the next page.

RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)
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Old 16th Dec 2010, 12:03
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oh, i looked through the first page and didn't find anything that answered my questions - little did i realise that there was actually 85 pages of posts...
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Old 16th Dec 2010, 12:40
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Don't worry - I find that with most aircrew fight manuals that I open.
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Old 27th Dec 2010, 06:51
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I have a question... Do you get any information about the aircraft or radio procedures or anything to learn before the course?
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