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Old 20th May 2013, 09:59
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FC01,

Yes, go for the AF Cadets. Good GSK training, leadership, see if you like the discipline. You will get in almost 3 years, 15 to 17-18. You may qualify for a Flying Scholarship, if they still have them.

Good luck.
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Old 20th May 2013, 10:12
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Thankyou.
I have already taken a flying lesson and he was very impressed on my knowledge of the plane, laws of flight, effects of controls and handling of the aircraft. It was in a piper warrior. He let me take-off and line up for the landing even though it was only my first time behind the controls of a plane, that is how much faith he had in my knowledge. My school offers aviation next year so hopefully i will be able to give it a go.
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Old 26th May 2013, 22:14
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Cheers Winged Wombat

I guess I just needed assurance and words of encouragement before I went in. There is also the fear that I could possibly be setting the precedent for something that may never have happened before in FSP history, i.e. passing it the first time around but failing it the next.

Anyway, its coming up soon and I'll let you guys know how it goes in a few weeks time.

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Hey all,

Just completed my specialist testing, if any one has any questions or anything about preparing for it feel free to PM me.

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Old 25th Jun 2013, 02:25
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Septerra,

How did you go?

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Old 26th Jun 2013, 08:24
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Just got offered a spot on course for the beginning of August. Can't wait! Will definitely be having another read through this thread between now and then.
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Old 27th Jun 2013, 00:44
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VS,

Do you mean you got offered an FSP spot or an OTS spot?
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Old 27th Jun 2013, 01:57
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Originally Posted by frappe
VS,

Do you mean you got offered an FSP spot or an OTS spot?
haha sorry, just an FSP spot! Is anyone else going around that time?
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Old 27th Jun 2013, 02:37
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I was thinking of going the cadets program. do you think it will be beneficial?
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Old 1st Jul 2013, 05:40
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Hey guys

New to the forums, have my Aircrew Specific Testing next monday, very nervous. Can anyone confirm if there's any questions regarding converting miles to km, or nm to km etc?

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Old 1st Jul 2013, 08:04
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Hi everyone, I have just completed my YOU session successfully and have been booked into pilot specific aptitude testing. Anyone know what this entails
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Old 1st Jul 2013, 09:22
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Neopowered,
No, there shouldn't be any conversion as you mention. More speed, distance, time.

High Calibre,
A thorough reading of this thread would answer all your questions, plus more.
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Old 4th Jul 2013, 15:33
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If its an ongoing issue I would imagine it would exclude you, and yes you should disclose it. Imagine going through basic training and putting your back out, then they find out and you'll never get another chance because you were dishonest.

I had a hernia removed when I was 2 and it wasn't an issue, but I'm not sure what criteria was used in that decision. I would imagine if you can get it fixed and you can have a specialist give you the all clear then it shouldn't be too much of an issue, but only an AVMed doctor could tell you exactly the variables and likelihoods are.

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Old 5th Jul 2013, 06:44
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Hi Everyone.

Just saw this thread and remembered the help I received here a few years back in getting in. Its basically the same process and testing/interviews although they seem to be a lot more fast jet specific ATM.

I passed all the testing and interviews, flight screening and scored very competitively and basically got taken in on the next intake. I'm happy to take PMs and share some knowledge to people who are serious about trying to get in.

PM me with any specific queries you may have and I'll try respond
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Old 5th Jul 2013, 11:43
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Originally Posted by Sashisruski
I don't get any pain and doctors wont operate unless its a serious case. 60% of hiatal hernias dont have any symptoms. I'll inform them about it

Hopefully my chiropracter can work some magic. btw i had a class 1 medical from casa, maybe that can change their minds
Well, like I said AVMed are the only ones who can give you a definitive answer. I hope it goes well for you!
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Old 6th Jul 2013, 00:18
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Hi all,

Iíve been a long time reader and having just gone through from start to finish of this thread I must say what an amazing resource. A massive thank you goes out and is certainly owed to all the contributors.

A bit about myself, I'm 26 (nearly 27) and am applying for DEO for the RAAF. Late in 2009 I went through the process, making it through to assessment day but I was turned away at that point for 6 months with my lack of recent team sports being cited as a major factor. To be honest I also believe my motivation was questioned as at that point I was 23 and I had not taken any steps towards powered flight training and although I did have 20 gliding hours, my Psych interviewer was very adamant that if I was as passionate about flying as I was making out to be I would have done more about it.

I didnít return after 6 months as I moved overseas mid-2010 and upon returning I was accepted to start a Bachelor of Aviation beginning 2011. Fast forward to now and I'm very soon to graduate from that and also a Graduate Diploma in Aviation. I have my CPL + MECIR and ~ 350 hours with quite a bit of aerobatics under my belt. The burning desire for a career in the RAAF is stronger than ever and I'm hoping that I have covered my previous shortfalls. Iíve re-activated my application and will be sitting my YOU day again shortly.

A few of my major concerns are that with my flying experience I no doubt will have developed some bad habits and that being nearly 27 the age window is closing on me fast. However I am going into this giving my all so if I don't make it I will know it wasn't meant to be. Has anybody gone through FSP with a similar number of hours who can comment on how this affected them be it for the positive or negative?

Sorry about the essay and best of luck to those currently in the process!

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Old 6th Jul 2013, 01:13
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You guys that have sat the aircrew testing and passed, how many of the 60 questions in the first test (instrument reading) did you complete?

And can anyone give info on the memory test for the second part of the day?
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Originally Posted by neopowered34
You guys that have sat the aircrew testing and passed, how many of the 60 questions in the first test (instrument reading) did you complete?

And can anyone give info on the memory test for the second part of the day?
Hey mate, I answered around 50 - I think it might've been a little under. Having said that, all of the other blokes I was with finished it.

RE the memory test, we were shown a continuous series of numbers, which we were required to input the same way with an increasing displacement, i.e. 2 places, 3 places, 4 places, 5 places. For example, if the number series was 5, 9, 8, 3, 2, 7, 7, then to repeat it with 2 displacements would be entered as follows: "...", "...", "5", "9", "8", "3", "2, "7, "7". It is important to note that the number series was not given all at once, but at the same time you are required to input the numbers. Essentially for 2 displacements, the numbers would begin to display, you would wait for 2 to show, then start inputting the numbers in sequence of appearance. I'm not sure if this is a terribly clear explanation but I hope it helps
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Thanks Very Sneaky appreciate your response! Test is only 2 sleeps away, will post up how I go Monday afternoon

So with the memory one, the six numbers you are given remain the same however you just need to keep adding/remembering new ones. 2, then 3, then 4 different ones as they add them on? so using your example it could be first two numbers they give as 1,7 then you enter 5982377, next time 3 digits 1,7,6, then 5982377 etc?

Geoff

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Originally Posted by neopowered34
Thanks Very Sneaky appreciate your response! Test is only 2 sleeps away, will post up how I go Monday afternoon

So with the memory one, the six numbers you are given remain the same however you just need to keep adding/remembering new ones. 2, then 3, then 4 different ones as they add them on? so using your example it could be first two numbers they give as 1,7 then you enter 5982377, next time 3 digits 1,7,6, then 5982377 etc?

Geoff
No worries Geoff. The example I used was just for the purpose of explaining it. The numbers will continue for each until you finish the test (maybe 15-20 numbers?) or get 2 in a row wrong (maybe 3? its been a while). You sort of have the right idea; for 2 displacements you'll need to remember the 2 numbers prior to the number currently shown, 3 numbers for 3 displacements and 4 for 4 displacements.

Heres an example for 2 displacements using the numbers 5, 9, 8, 2, 3, 7, 7:

Screen 1:
Input (what you enter): -
Number Given: 5

Screen 2:
Input: -
Number: 9

Screen 3:
Input: 5
Number: 8

Screen 4:
Input: 9
Number: 2

Screen 5:
Input: 8
Number: 3

Screen 6:
Input: 2
Number: 7

Screen 7:
Input: 3
Number: 7

etcetera. It's quite a difficult task, especially when you have to remember 3 or 4 numbers, so don't stress out too much if you don't feel like you did well, chances are you did better than you thought. I remember thinking I failed, and I was told I did quite well - I thought they were having me on at the time!

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