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RAAF Flight Screening Program (Merged)

Old 10th Mar 2011, 01:36
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Zulk

You forgot the bit about quickly gaining an officer's ego.

Anyway, what are you doing in here? You're supposed to be studying or cleaning your room, or ironing your clothes or something.

PS Try not to bite that hand that feeds you; even if it is ARA. Patience, my son.
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Old 13th Mar 2011, 10:22
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26th

So who has FSP on the 26th?
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Old 14th Mar 2011, 03:43
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Another question about assessment day.

How many people chose to be assessed on all of their preferences? Or just one? What is your opinion on it?

What happens if you only choose one and fail it, can you go back and be assessed on others?

And if you pass, and make it to FSP for your 1st preference, does that mean you will only be considered for that preference for a job?

Thank you,

Gezzill
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Old 14th Mar 2011, 09:36
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Gezzill,

apologise if this sounds a bit harsh but

What does ADFPSA stand for???
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Old 14th Mar 2011, 23:31
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Australian Defence Force Pilot Selection Agency

Run very capably out of a very fetching portakabin I believe!
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Old 15th Mar 2011, 05:55
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finestkind,

are you implying that i should call PSA myself? I am looking for more personal opinions about what people did for their assessment day, and at the same time what that means if you sit one preference and fail it

Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 15th Mar 2011, 06:18
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DFR would give you the answer to that straight away if you gave them a call but if you choose one preference and fail you can book another assessment day for another preference when you want.

I think finestkind was implying the ADFPSA being the PILOT selection agency, they are only concerned with your pilot preferences. If you have other non-pilot preferences you still have the case with DFR and you can pursue these preferences while waiting for a flight screening spot. Again, DFR would tell you this in one quick phone call.
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Old 15th Mar 2011, 07:30
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Well answered oldpinger, you may sit down.

Gezzill,

nope, nahdah, zip, not implying anything just trying to get you to see the answer to your own question.

Your preference, for pilot, is what you go to PSA for but they are selecting pilots for the ADF, so if your pref is for RAAF it does not mean they do not consider you for ARA or RAN.

As far as having a 1st pref for pilot and a 2nd pref for something non hands on controls, PSA is selecting you for pilot as stated by Shonfield. Speak to the DFR. I am sure they would be more than happy for you to have one pref as I am sure they would be more than happy if you did not make that one and came back and did another or had multiple pref. Remeber if you get in they make money.
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Old 21st Mar 2011, 07:24
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Hi guys,

I am wondering if anyone that has completed the selection process can tell me some more about the aptitude testing? I have my initial YOU session in a week's time, and I understand there is a preliminary aptitude test involved, and then a more specific one later in the application process.

I am wondering if anyone can recommend where to find some practice aptitude tests, or at least let me know what I need to brush up on - the mathematic side of things is what concerns me the most, I was quite good at maths at school but have been out of school for 6 years so I imagine I'm a bit rusty, and would like to know what to revise on...

Apologies if this has already been asked previously in the thread, but I have very limited access to the internet and unfortunately haven't got the ability to sift through and look for it!

Thanks heaps in advance, any help is much appreciated.
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Old 22nd Mar 2011, 03:34
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RAAF Additional Testing

Hey guys,

I need a little help. I recently passed my ADF initial testing and am going for RAAF additional testing in a couple of weeks, and I am wondering what type of questions are in the additional testing.

Any help on the matter would be very much appreciated.
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Old 22nd Mar 2011, 07:58
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Hey everyone

It's been a while so thought I'd post an update and really wanted to congratulate everyone that got offers recently. So ing jealous it's ridiculous. This forum must be doing something right!

So, it's been a long wait but I'm finally awaiting an assessment day. I saved the cash and took the plunge and got [email protected] surgery done last Thur. It's all slowly coming together...hopefully. Back clocking hours a few days a week too when I can, which is good.

If theres any questions re: surgery, just ask.

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Old 22nd Mar 2011, 10:48
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Help

ONE FLEW NORTH - Hey how've you been? Good to hear from you again! Good luck with your assessment day! I have FSP in 4 days so I'm pretty nervous/excited


Any currently serving ADF Pilots I really need a hand if anybody can assisst me. I have Flight Screening in 4 days and I'm not getting any replies from ADF contact pilots, I need to ask a few basic questions from a currently serving pilot. I have them in a word document but I can copy them here.

Anyone available to help me I will be forever in your debt.

BD
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Old 18th Apr 2011, 10:28
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Hey people,
anyone else out there get selected for PSA on the 14th of May? Give us a PM if so!
TR
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Old 20th Apr 2011, 02:52
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Totareaction

I'll be seeing you on the 14th of may. I got the call up about a week ago. Pretty happy considering I only did my assessment day a month ago. I've heard of people waiting months.
When did you start your application?
Also congrats. Getting onto fsp isn't a walk in the park as you'd know, especially with the minefield that is dfr :-P
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Old 27th Apr 2011, 10:30
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Benjonat, check your PM's!
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Old 27th Apr 2011, 11:05
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YOU session?

Can any one tell me what to expect at the YOU session as far as testing and interviews go?
Recommended dress for the occasion?

Cheers
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Old 28th Apr 2011, 12:47
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Hello all

I am currently in year 11 and uncertain on where to go, DEO or ADFA. Have been in Australian Air Force Cadets for well over two years, been ranked Corporal and completed first solo in a glider so I have been exposed to the ADF. But still not sure what is the best route to take to become a pilot(preferably a fighter pilot). Any opions would be greatly appreciated.

For the topic of OSB a friend of mine has recently done his and passed, now needs grades, he said that the questions where not academicly challenging as much as you had to just think about what you would do in situations such as...
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Old 28th Apr 2011, 21:31
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1. Read this thread!!!
2. ADFA; about 3 years. Pilots course; about 18 months. Time to complete F-18 OCU; about 18 months (varies). Therefore you're looking at 6 years, all things going well.
3. DEO. As above - ADFA, i.e. 3 years. All going well.

I would not reject the ADFA option however the sooner you start, the sooner you finish. Fast jets is a young man's game. Do a degree - ANY degree. It really doesn't matter what you do. It's free, and may stand you in good stead latter on in life.

4. Read this thread!!!
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Old 29th Apr 2011, 07:24
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thank you both

sorry but this has lead to new questions, am i able to apply for both and then if rejected by one focus on the other?

Also what is the main difference between DEO and ADFA on the basis of applying and passing the tests, is DEO a harder test and academically or in the prospective of the officers and pshyicoligist view of you?

I appoligise if these questions have been answered previously and are greatful for any responces
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Old 29th Apr 2011, 08:42
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I really didn't want to do this, but in the interests of getting the good gen out to the younguns I offer the following:
Name with luck (aka Daniel): 16 years, cadets for 4 years, over 50 hours gliding time and about to go first solo powered.
My humble self: 49 years, started RAAF pilots course 26 years ago, over 9,000 hours total including over 8,500 hours military, current QFI at ...... Tamworth.
The PSA will assess your maturity. I have seen some quite young candidates display impressive maturity. Of course "life experience" is desirable, but certainly not essential. I have seen some fairly unimpressive types with plenty of "life experience", and who demonstrate difficulty adapting to the ADF way of doing things.
If my last post was read as intended I am not advocating either the DEO or ADFA route, just trying to illustrate some differences.

Avalanche07, over to you. Unfortuntely I can't answer your last questions. I suggest you contact your nearest DFR recruiting office.
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