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RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)

Old 21st Feb 2011, 02:51
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Yes I was very surprised (pleasantly!); I got my letter of offer for RAAF pilot today for the course starting on the 4th. Less than two weeks to drop life as I know it in order to embrace the next 12 years in the RAAF...its going to be great!

Edit: I say 12 years, yet fully intend to stay much longer than that!
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 06:52
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Well done Mudrat, congrats.
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 08:32
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G'day guys!
Wow! so awesome that you got in!!

I'v just passed my specialised testing for pilot with the ADF, so iv still got a long way to go.But the next step is the assessment interview next week and I was just wondering if any of you guys could tell me what sort of questions to expect and what answers there looking for. Iv done a bit of research but am just wondering if anyone who's done it recently could give me a heads up . It'd be very nice to get to FSB! haha

Hope iv come to the right place and thanks heaps for taking the time to read this,
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 09:35
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Mudrat, brilliant mate. So happy for you. You've come a long way, and this is only the beginning of your journey!
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 10:00
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Well done Mudrat... Champion!!
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 11:50
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finestkind
Interested to know what your mates flying score was. Even more interested to know how he knew that he had nailed the leadership. Applicants that do very well at the flying side have to do poorly at the board side to not be recommended. A lot of people get through with no flying hours, so I think the lack of actual flying to prove motivation may not be on the numbers.
If you are in Saudi you are maybe on Hawks or Tornadoes and my age (late 40s) and served in more rational regimes - a gen ago.

When He go told no probs with the flying; you met the mean; your leadership exercises and speech was fine, however...(I don't want to go into it here to out him).

I've been on assessment and OSB boards, just sh*t.
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 23:20
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Thanks fellas! By the sound of things there will be several of us from this thread heading down, but no doubt I'll see the rest of you in the ADF further down the track sometime. Good luck!
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 23:39
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Mudrat- Well done and good luck. Have fun on the mighty CT4 and keep your sense of humour, something that seems to have deserted Trackcoastal-

Remember, the staff are here to help!
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Old 22nd Feb 2011, 00:02
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Well done MudRat, I'll be seeing you down in Sale.

Blackbird, let me know as soon as you hear any news.

Cheers
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Old 24th Feb 2011, 08:50
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Hey Guys,

Had my assessment day yesterday, all went well , with the exception of a medical issue that should be very quick (quick for the ADF anyway).

If anyone wants to ask me anything in regards to it, PM me now while I can remember. I know I had 100 questions before I went. I'm happy to help anyone out.

For the others that are still in school - I was told grades are more or less the number 1 thing they have to differentiate people prior to OSB, so keep them up! The defence interviewer implied that over 80 in all subjects should secure a spot on FSP. Not sure how much truth there is to that though, I would have expected higher.

For anyone that has an assessment day, please dear god wear a suit. There was a kid there in a hoodie and shorts. You should have seen the look on their faces.

For the people asking if the 2011 FSP schedule was up, it is now.

Lastly, the psychologist is death. Keep confident during that, she kept telling me I was wrong on areas I was positive about. She even tried to tell me BFTS wasn't at Tamworth..........
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Old 24th Feb 2011, 09:22
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Congrats Shonfield!

I hope for your sake that your medical clears quickly. I was told that too - and I've had to send multiple reports back and forth to the medical administration since my assessment day last November. And it's still taking time. I sure hope my file reaches Tamworth in the next few months
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Old 24th Feb 2011, 09:38
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Wish me luck!

Hi Guys, I'm a long time reader and not much of a poster, however I'm attending FSP on Saturday, starting Sunday. I'm very excited but very nervous! The main thing I will focus on is doing my best and keeping a sense of humour. I feel as though I've prepared well but you never never know until you finally go.
Anyway for all others out there that are still trying to get to FSP, keep at it, your determination and commitment will hopefully shine through and you will land a spot on FSP, then it's up to you to perform!

Wish me luck
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Old 24th Feb 2011, 10:07
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Congratulations on your offer Nick, and congrats Shonfield for a successful Assessment day! Oldpinger - thanks, and I definitely will! Can't wait to fly the parrot again.

Shonfield, that psychologist session you got sounds like hell! Mine was more akin to a very casual chat, and I came away wondering what the all the fuss was about.

Good luck with the medical administration issues Zeddy. They can be frustratingly slow but it will all be worthwhile once you've got them sorted!
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 06:22
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I have flight screening this Saturday, and I really want to fly chinooks! However I have heard they are only a 2nd term posting, is this true?? If so how come and where do they do their conversion course?

Btw GSX are you on the 05mar course?
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 09:46
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I am on the 05 March course!

Check your PMs
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 10:41
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Congrats guys on getting as far as you have with your respective applications. Whether you be starting Officer training soon or going across to Tamworth to attend flight screening, all the best.

Aloys1us:

I believe, and if an army pilot can correct me if I'm wrong, That Chook conversion is held at 5 AVN Regiment in Townsville. I'm not entirely 100% certain if it is a second tour posting, but if it were the case it would not surprise me as it is a different type of flying. Whereas blackhawks, MRH90s, Kiowas and the ARH's all apply the exact same principles of lift and flight found generic for all helicopters, The chinook would have its own, albeit similar, flying characteristics and principles. At least is my understanding of it anyways. I havn't met too many Chook pilots in my time apart from two crusty Colonels (no names).

Don't let that put you off, Although flying a chinook would have some prestige, The Blackhawk pilots I have met, claim they can't imagine anything more fun than what they do. As for the ARH... Next to being a fighter pilot or a digger on the ground, where else are you gonna blow %*#@ up?
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 11:13
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Cheers for the info, I did meet a ath pilot while I worked on raaf Darwin. And he swore by it too defs had me convinced to change my mind I guess it all comes down to preference. I wana work with medical evac n spec ops so my only chance of being deployed in such roles would land on the mrh now, If the chook is outa reach straight up
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Old 28th Feb 2011, 02:04
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Hi Everyone, haven't been on here in a while - congratulations to the guys being accepted, brilliant work. I've followed your stories as you've gone through the various stages and its inspiring to see people getting in.

I finally got a call this morning for Flight Screening starting 12th March, anyone else heading to Tamworth for that course? It's been 18 months since I first applied and I waited all last year for an FSP spot but missed out. Had my 2nd Assessment Day last month and was told my file was sent to PSA on Friday and got a call this morning! Just goes to show if you hang in there you might get a shot!

Zeddy, good luck with the Med stuff. I had my first Assessment Day at the start of Feb 2010 and and my file wasn't sent of until May or something. Just keep checking with DFR as to where it is and how it's proceeding as I doubt my file would have even got to PSA last year if I hadn't...

Good luck to the guys heading to Tamworth on Saturday - PM me if you're on my course and want to have a chat... Whoohoo!!!

Cheers

Jimmy
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Old 28th Feb 2011, 04:59
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Hey guys,
I got an offer to start monday week! Don't know what to think, my mind is ticking over a million miles a second!!
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Old 28th Feb 2011, 09:04
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Congrats Blackbird, see you then!
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