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RAAF Flight Screening Programme

Old 24th Jun 2014, 10:37
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Best of luck to you mate. How do you know you only just got in? Better make use of your opportunities
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Old 25th Jun 2014, 05:18
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I had something to attend on both weekends it covers, but they flat out said "you're not very competitive at the moment, you got this offer because someone else couldn't make it, if you don't take it you may not get another"
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Old 25th Jun 2014, 09:04
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Good work guys, I got the call up for the July 19th program as well. Are you guys basic or advanced?
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Old 26th Jun 2014, 02:10
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Good work mate.

Just a heads up there are 3 courses on FSP now:
Basic (0-10 hours)
Intermediate (10-40 hours)
Advanced (>40 hours)

good luck!
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Old 27th Jun 2014, 12:33
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How do the 3 courses differ?
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Old 28th Jun 2014, 02:17
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Basic has 8 sorties
Intermediate has 7
Advanced has 6

Aswell as covering the basic syllabus intermediate and advanced do barrel rolls. Advanced do low level circuits and extra check lists.

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Old 28th Jun 2014, 23:45
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Red Barron FSP cram course

Hi guys,

I'm just wondering if anyone has completed the Red Barron FSP CRAM course prior to FSP, or been through with someone who has.

I'd particularly like to know if they felt that it gave them an edge on FSP in terms of being more competitive than others.
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Old 4th Jul 2014, 11:07
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New here :)) Flight screening call up

Hey guys,

Was wondering what kind of backgrounds those of you that have gotten called up for flight screening has. Also how long you guys had to wait from your application being sent through to the PSA to getting a call up for flight screening.
PS. Good luck to all those already in flight screening and to those about to go.

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Old 7th Jul 2014, 11:24
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Originally Posted by 5156775
Hey guys,

Was wondering what kind of backgrounds those of you that have gotten called up for flight screening has. Also how long you guys had to wait from your application being sent through to the PSA to getting a call up for flight screening.
PS. Good luck to all those already in flight screening and to those about to go.
There are a range of different background. For example on my FSP there were guys with 0 flying hours and two guys with CPL and 200+ hours. Waiting time varies depending on your competitiveness, however I got a call about 2 months after I got all my medical stuff sorted.

Happy to answer any questions through PM if anyone has them.
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Old 8th Jul 2014, 06:25
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Hi Guys.

Had my assessment day yesterday and was recommended. Need to sort out a few medical issues before my file can be sent away to PSA.

Quick question for anyone who went through with some experience: On the aircrew selection preference form, did you put down any simulator or copilot time under your previous flying hours?

Also, does anyone know when the FSP dates will be up on the website for the 2014/15 FY?

Thanks.
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Old 8th Jul 2014, 09:21
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Originally Posted by showaard
Hi Guys.

Had my assessment day yesterday and was recommended. Need to sort out a few medical issues before my file can be sent away to PSA.

Quick question for anyone who went through with some experience: On the aircrew selection preference form, did you put down any simulator or copilot time under your previous flying hours?

Also, does anyone know when the FSP dates will be up on the website for the 2014/15 FY?

Thanks.
Well done on getting recommended!

I myself didn't put down my sim time, but I guess it's up to you. If it was the difference between going from the Basic to Intermediate course, I wouldn't bother.

In regards to FSP dates going up, no idea, however I assume it wouldn't be hard to work out the dates based on previous schedules.
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Old 12th Jul 2014, 14:06
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All the best for you, hope you have success! Congrats on your upcoming citizenship. You sound eager and keen (as most do here) and I'm sure you'll be a welcome member of the ADF. Cheers.
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Old 16th Jul 2014, 10:09
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RAAF pilot

Taimoor,
Your age is starting to become a consideration. There is a lot of info on this thread. I suggest you give a lot of thought to the suggestions re tests etc.
The RAAF has more difficulty filling some of the non-pilot positions so they will probably offer you a position related to your IT experience. To counter any non-pilot offer, you may need to have a good reason for them to offer pilot training. One could be that you are interested in eventually instructor flying of drones. If that is the way in, think about it in advance. That would mean about 15 months to get your wings, 3 years on Orions or similar, instructor course perhaps 6 months. Then a couple of years of basic instructing. By that time the RAAF will probably have their own new drones.
Fast jet pilots are reluctantly operating drones. That is your passport, but they will never forget your interest in drones!! I doubt that they would ever put you on fighters.
Read the linked in profile of Jonathan McMullan who is the CO of the drone flight at Amberley. Also search on the internet for his comments at a recent seminar at the Gold Coast.
If you couldn't stand drone operating, try to find another good reason why you must only join as a pilot.
The main thing is to succeed and survive as a RAAF pilot. I joined in 1963. Of the 36 starters, 12 graduated. Within a year two died in aircraft accidents.
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Old 18th Jul 2014, 12:31
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RAAF Pilot

Slow down a bit. A somewhat more measured approach should be considered. You can show an early interest in aviation without seeming desparate! Remember, you are also going to be an officer.
Work out your preferences in order, eg RAAF pilot, Navy pilot, Army pilot, then work out your non pilot aircrew list. If you don't know the order of your preferences, you won't know how to ask them to re-consider when they suggest you start off as a guard and apply for pilot training later.
Many of my navigators first applied for pilot positions and only a few got pilot training years later. Very few Stores Clerks made pilot, though I do know one.
Take care though. If you fail the course, the RAAF has traditionally offered a discharge. The navy and army might not be like that. You should previously research your alternatives. At my interview in 1962, they asked if I would consider Nav if they couldn't offer pilot training. I simply said no. Reason: pilot should have a measure of control of the situation. Check the first "principle of war" to see what I mean.
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Old 22nd Jul 2014, 07:14
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Army Sitting Height

Hi everyone, I recently applied for army pilot and was only knocked back becuase of my sitting height being more than 94cm. Apparently you can have this waivered.

Does anyone know of the absolute sitting height limits for army? Has anyone had success with this before?

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Old 22nd Jul 2014, 08:44
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Originally Posted by gttg
Hi everyone, I recently applied for army pilot and was only knocked back becuase of my sitting height being more than 94cm. Apparently you can have this waivered.

Does anyone know of the absolute sitting height limits for army? Has anyone had success with this before?

Cheers
I have a sitting height of 97 cm, and while at FSP I was told that if my flying was good enough this would be a non issue if I wanted to indicate Army as a preference. I didn't make it through and so this obviously isn't something that I've seen happen, so take it with a grain of salt! My understanding is that it is flexible, though.
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Old 23rd Jul 2014, 13:05
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Originally Posted by Taimoor Changezi
I spoke to two of my RAAF friends who are Aeronautical engineers, if i could transfer at a later stage from non commissioned to commissioned officer. And they said it's possible(even the DFR Sargent said it was possible). So, at least i still have a chance to become an officer in RAAF. They suggested that i join as AEA and work for a few years, get airborne experience and then apply to transfer from AEA to ACO (cause the role is almost similar to ACO). What do you think, should i go for AEA and is there any chance for me to transfer to Officer from AEA? Sir, i really need your help here!!!
Put it this way, on the course before my FSP there was 2 current enlisted guys, on my FSP course there was also another 2 current enlisted and also in the course starting when I left there was 2. From memory they were all RAAF, and in their mid to late 20's (I think one fella was early 30's).

If you are competiteve in the future, I am sure you can get a spot from PSA (Although unless you show considerate improvement from your YOU session aptitude tests, I am not sure how they will treat you).

Good luck.
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Old 25th Jul 2014, 05:44
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AEA is probably the best kept secret in the ADF.

Great pay (better than pilots for the first seven years), relatively easy job and plenty of deployment opportunities.

There have been a number of AEAs transfer to pilot and done so quite successfully. Age may become a factor down the road, but it is better to get in and start a career rather than wait for one that doesn't materialize.

AEAs join as a SGT. Commissioning requires jumping through all the same hoops you would have to coming off the street. Only difference is you will have proven yourself in the military and aircrew environment.
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Old 25th Jul 2014, 06:10
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PAARM

Hi all, I know this is slightly off topic but would anyone know where I could get a copy of the PAARM? (Professional ADF Aviators Reference Manual)
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Old 28th Jul 2014, 01:40
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FSP

Hi Superone

I'm going down to the FSP starting august 3rd. Is that the same as yours?

Daniel
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