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RAAF Flight Screening Programme

Old 20th Feb 2012, 08:48
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Anyone here a current serving pilot in either the Army or RAAF and based in Sydney?

If so, could you PM me if you would be willing to meet up some time so I could have a chat with you and ask you some questions about your experiences and views to do with your career?

I tried to call the defence forces switchboard, but they said I had to do it through my careers counsellor. The only problem being that my careers counsellor says he has no contacts and doesn't seem to be able to get any for me (which I find odd and exceedingly disappointing).
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 09:10
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Additional testing day

G'day everyone,

I have finally been granted an opportunity to sit for the additional testing for ADF pilot, and I am looking forward it. I have read this thread from top to toe and have discovered a wealth of quality information that has helped to keep me on the right track over the years.

If there is anyone out there who would like to share their recent experience of the additional testing day in public or by a private Message, I would very much like to hear from you.

My testing date is the 1st March in Parramatta. If anyone has the same testing day and would like to meet up beforehand for a chat, PM me, im buying the coffee.

Russ.
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Old 21st Feb 2012, 00:41
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Specialist Testing

I have applied for an ACO position and have my specialist testing this week. I am trying to get prepared for it and have been reading over the threads but the information seems to contradict each other a lot. Some posts have stated that the testing involves writing an essay on why you want to join the ADF and tests on general ADF knowledge, but I was under the impression this was done on the Assessment Day and the specialist testing was just going to be a harder version of aptitude testing. Am I wrong on this? If anyone who has done their specialist testing recently could let me know, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 21st Feb 2012, 08:35
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what s next after pilot assessment day

anyone know program after pilot aptitude test day? waiting a call from DFR. how long to wait for 2-week flying program and how long after that for initial training? What is the flight test profiles during the 2 weeks? Cheers, TS
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Old 21st Feb 2012, 21:30
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TSRABECOMING,

From memory the pilot specialist testing takes a bit over half the day and consists of some general math, flying specific math and hand eye coordination tests. It took me about 4 months between my initial application and getting a call for PSA which I did last March and I only just got a call for distribution last week to probably start in May. On the other hand I have friends who only waited about 2 months, it all depends what service you prefer and when they're hiring.
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Old 22nd Feb 2012, 09:35
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Well, got the invitation to flight screening in March, however I cannot attend due to a wedding overseas. As such it looks as though the next opportunity will be in May. Good luck to all attending.

Liz, if possible, I would be interested in getting your partner's feedback and advice upon his return? Best of luck.

Cheers
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Old 23rd Feb 2012, 09:13
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Hi Dan,

No problem at all - what a bummer - do they give you another date to attend? - I'll post when he returns.

Cheers
Liz
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Old 23rd Feb 2012, 10:39
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Liz, all I know is that I will be placed back in the selection process for the May courses. Hopefully it all works out. With this application going on 2 years, this was bound to happen

Talk soon

Dan
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Old 24th Feb 2012, 09:30
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Anyone recommend a good aviation degree/course either online or in the Brisbane area?

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Old 25th Feb 2012, 21:04
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Hi, could anyone please confirm if there is an in-depth psych interview on the pilot specific testing day.

Cheers, Russ.
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Old 25th Feb 2012, 21:54
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Testing only on that day. Psych on Assessment day.
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Old 25th Feb 2012, 23:56
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Thanks CJ

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Old 26th Feb 2012, 09:23
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And what is assessment profile (flight test activities) from PSA during two weeks??
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Old 28th Feb 2012, 06:57
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Thumbs up

First of all- a big congratulations to caity for making a dream come true!
All the hard work has paid off and I wish you all the best!

Secondly, can anyone suggest further study material. I have the ARCO military aptitude booklet and used that last time I sat my Pilot Spec. testing however I was looking at more material to better prepare me. I've glanced over some ASVAB booklets(American- I know). Anyone have links or further reading material that might better prepare me?

Cheers, and if anyone has any questions on the application process I've been through it all so don't hesitate to ask.
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Old 28th Feb 2012, 21:40
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Thanks heaps afraid_of_heights!

The only book I used is Get Your Wings. It has info about all the courses and tests to get your ADF wings and some practice questions.

Get Your Wings

Hope this helps!
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Old 29th Feb 2012, 01:00
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Hey everyone. First time poster to this forum. Just thought i would let you know that i got the call to attend flight screening in March.
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Old 29th Feb 2012, 10:12
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Hi again,
Just had a quick question....at the YOU session I understand that there is a general aptitude test, but is there also further mathematical testing as well or any other testing in general?

EDIT: would it be anything along these lines? At any stage of the recruitment process that is. I understand that this specific testing is for NAVY. Defence International Training Centre

thanks.

btw, congratulations harry
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Old 29th Feb 2012, 11:34
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Hey mate, I'm not exactly sure if you encounter any additional maths testing on YOU day specifically if you identify yourself as a Pilot candidate but from my experience of YOU sesh there is a maths test of about 15-25 questions at most that you do right after your GAT.

It's not very hard at all (as repeated many times throughout this thread). If you use maths and any kind of algebra in your everyday life as well as recall the foundations of Year 10 mathematics such as 3/4/5 triangles and which side of the triangle is the hypotenuse (which was a serious question that people at my YOU sesh couldn't answer during the testing) you should ace it. It is much easier than the maths in the link you've posted if that gives you an idea.
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Old 29th Feb 2012, 19:21
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Thanks Pacificjet,

As i am already a serving member in the RAAF I believe my testing may be slightly different to someone from outside. Basically on the day of your apptitude test you will be required to complete approximately 6 different tests as well as write a 15 minute essay and also complete a Physc interview. The test include a general apptitude test that all personel do regardless of mustering. The other 5 are pilot related tests. including instrument reading, aircraft orientation and maths. I cant recall them all exactly but i hope this helps.
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Old 2nd Mar 2012, 07:00
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wings

Caity thanks so much!
Had a look at some of the free samples and even they are incredible!
Been looking for something like this for a long time. I appreciate it!

Congrats Harry
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