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Old 1st Apr 2012, 22:25
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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Brisbane
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Dingo, this is my predicament at the moment. Basically I couldn't imagine any full time employer would appreciate an employee taking 2 weeks leave for FSP. I have asked for annual leave for travel reasons only (the less they know the better). It really depends on your situation.

If you do tell them, make sure your job will not be compromised. Best of luck.

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Old 4th Apr 2012, 02:57
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: sydney
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So guys I'm finally among the people that have got the call for the FSP

Anybody going to the 29th April one? PM me if you are.

FYI to others, I never received a letter saying they had my file with a number to call or anything. Just got a call two months after my assessment day saying come on down.

Thanks to you all!
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 07:36
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Straya
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Having recently being lucky enough to attend FSP, can I just say what an amazing two weeks it is.

The flying you will do you will never forget (unless you get in ), but to anyone that makes it to Tamworth for FSP, well done. The ADF are spending a lot of money to get you there, so sit back, keep your eyes and ears open, be a sponge, work hard and most importantly, enjoy yourself!

Know when to talk, and when to shut up.

Good luck everyone.
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Old 8th Apr 2012, 11:56
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Sorry, couldn't resist it!
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Old 8th Apr 2012, 12:58
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grusome in some cases people post and their spelling is so bad that it's awkward and you can tell they have no chance with interviews etc based on their knowledge of the English language.

This however is not such a case and your post is both snobbish and unwelcome.
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Old 9th Apr 2012, 00:04
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Well then, I guess he has just recieved his first helpful hint!
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Old 9th Apr 2012, 08:21
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Sorry mate for that, I thought we were all friends here!

In regards to your original questions, I can't help much because I'm a DEO entrant and as such haven't been in the ADF before. But I can tell you about the standard tests for outside applicants, although it has been covered in a fair bit of detail in the thread already. I haven't spotted an in-service applicant yet on this thread, but maybe some of the experienced people who are actually in/have been in as pilots or have been involved in the process can comment?

Where are you up to in your process? As far as the normal applications go it's YOU -> Specific pilot testing -> Assessment day -> Any additional medical stuff -> FSP -> Service if all goes well. I don't know how it differs for you.
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Old 9th Apr 2012, 09:09
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In-service App

1Live2Fly PM sent
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Old 10th Apr 2012, 00:48
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Hi guys,

Has anyone recently had any interaction with Aviation Medicine in regards to Army pilot sitting height?
I completed my Assessment Day for this role on Thursday and was recommended, unfortunately my sitting height is 96.5cm and the max on Defence Jobs is 92cm but I know this has been jumping all over the place.
The doc is sending my profile to Av Med for the final word, my dimensions for everything else are fine.
The thing that surprised me was I recently visited Oakey and pretty much all the guys going through the courses were taller than me, I am around 182cm.
I know in previous posts this has been the nail in the coffin for applicants, I hope this is not the case.

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Old 10th Apr 2012, 07:37
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sitting height for ARA is in the process of being ratified. It will only be a show stopper if you are above the new limit and only want ARA.
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Old 10th Apr 2012, 08:16
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Join Date: Jul 2009
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I enlist tomorrow and I'm 95cm. I met a girl today who is also enlisting tomorrow but has sitting height of 97.5cm. She is going out to Oakey for a cockpit assessment in the Kiowa to see if she 'fits'
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Old 12th Apr 2012, 04:35
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Thanks for your replies guys, this gives me hope.

cj0203, does that mean you're in the July RMC intake?

Is the only reason the sitting height is so low due to the Kiowa?
If so, why would they deny someone this role for something they will only beflying for 6 months in their career?

Its interesting that they are going to see if she fits after she enlists, youd think itd be the other way around.
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Old 12th Apr 2012, 04:37
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It's always important to remember that from their point of view, there is no shortage of applicants. Even if they said you had to get a huge facial tattoo and a couple of fingers amputated they'd probably still get too many applicants :P
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Old 12th Apr 2012, 05:12
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Damn it, I thought the doctor was joking when he gave me a referal to the tattoo parlour to get med class 1...
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Old 12th Apr 2012, 09:03
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During both my YOU Session and Assessment Day (29-Mar-12), there was a point where someone said, "Hmm... your sitting height is probably too tall for Army. We better check...". After finding I was 94.5cm, they went off and checked the details of the limit. Both times they came back and said I was okay, as the 92-95cm range is acceptable, though a waiver would need to be issued. I presume that waiver didn't have to come from AVMED, because the issue didn't come up again and I've already been told my file is ready to be sent to the PSA.

Given cj0203 has met an Amazonian (potential) Army Pilot, and that being 94.5cm didn't cause too much fuss, suggests all is not lost for you, Mooch. You have my sympathy, though. I know what it's like to have your case awaiting judgement at AVMED.

It's worth noting the waiver system is not simple... well, not from my perspective, anyway . For example, I don't know if I've been issued a waiver, or just recommended for a waiver at some future point in the process.
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Old 13th Apr 2012, 09:05
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Join Date: Jul 2009
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I'm SSO and heading to RMC on the 21st of this month. BFTS course starts in August. As for the sitting height, yes it's due to Kiowa and the limit is in the process of being reviewed again.
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Old 13th Apr 2012, 14:45
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Mooch, hilarious. You should get in on your sense of humour as a morale booster alone. I wish you luck with the sitting height. I'm a RAAF applicant so I think I'm OK with that height, didn't really pay attention because I'm not very tall to begin with. But best of wishes. Can you appeal to get measured again? If it's really that close it's the kind of thing you might be able to qualify for by taking the test at the end of the day having stood a lot and after having had your mate squash your spine for a bit!!!
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Old 14th Apr 2012, 12:07
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...and after having had your mate squash your spine for a bit!!!
Now the RAAF is an equal opportunity, non-discriminatory employer, AND we don't have the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, but do you have to rub it in everyone's face? (So to speak...)
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Old 16th Apr 2012, 22:38
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My appeal against my Class 4 has now been in the system for six weeks and I still have no response. After contacting the medical section in my DFRC, I was told that there is nothing I can do to speed things up and that sometimes it takes longer than the time limit they originally gave me (two to six weeks).
I am not pleased because my life is on hold until I know what is happening. All they have is a letter from me, an orthopaedic assessment and notes from a radiologist and everything says my elbow is perfect.

Regardless of what I have been told by the medical section, does anyone here know of anything I can do to speed up the process?
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Old 17th Apr 2012, 03:35
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Unfortunately you're stuck in the DFR time vacuum now.
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