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RAAF Flight Screening Programme

Old 15th Aug 2015, 13:34
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Thanks for clarifying that Field Mouse.
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Old 19th Aug 2015, 07:50
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Flight screening

Hi People

Just got a phone call to go to flight screening in late August due to someone pulling out. I had to decline as I couldn't get time off work that quickly.

Has anyone been in the same situation and still gotten another offer in the future?

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Old 19th Aug 2015, 09:01
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Hi Pilotjimmy347

If you got a call as a reserve, then I am sure you would be quite competitive in the list they have. If you could not get time off work, then that is something outside of your control, they would not ping you for that (at least I would hope). keep your phone on you, coz if I was a betting man, they will be giving you a call to fill one of the October DEO courses (maybe warn out work because there are only 3 DEO courses for the rest of the year).

The schedule can be found here: Pilot Selection Agency Flight Screening Program Schedule - Royal Australian Air Force

All the best mate, hope you get that call!!!!!

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Old 20th Aug 2015, 02:12
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Pilot Screening

Thanks FFFH

Just took your advice and gave intent for leave for all spots in October.

I hope I get another call up, I'm 28 now and this has been a dream of mine ( along with everyone else here lol) for years.

I know there's plenty of info in this thread regarding flight screening but I would really appreciate any further info. Especially in regards to some handy hints and what would be the best to study up on.

I'll let you all know if I get a call up as I would like to get to know those who are on the same course. It sounds as its really beneficial to get to know each other quickly and work as a team.

We've all got the same goals!!!!

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Old 21st Aug 2015, 04:36
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After waiting 6 months I just got the call for course from the 19th of September to the 3rd of October! Super excited. If anyone else is on this course send me a message, I'd love to get to know you beforehand
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 06:34
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Pilot Selection

Hey Mr Khargify

Congrats mate, definitely worth the wait.

I'll be up there at that time for the AVWO testing though won't be going up for Pilot Selection until the 18th of October.

Just found out today about both, really stoked and couldn't ask for better news on a Friday.

Best of luck mate, feel free to PM if you like.


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Old 26th Aug 2015, 01:25
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Flight screening pool

Hi, I'm new to this forum
Currently in Year 12, preparing for end of school. so much stress
So I have a question about the process.
I got recommended for Flight Screening like in end of April.
The guy at the Parramatta Medical said I was fit for flight screening but at the same time I still had a Dermatology report pending (nothing serious).
Since then, I didn't get any call or notice from the Defence, but only requesting medical document (that dermatology report).
I'm so confused, was the guy at the Medical in err when he said I was cleared for FS?
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Old 26th Aug 2015, 02:13
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Congratulations PilotJimmy!

You're going to be busy studying and going up and down from Tamworth. Hopefully I see you up there sometime. Good luck with all of your study and OSB if I don't see you around
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Old 26th Aug 2015, 03:07
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Jslim,

All pilot applicants have a 'tick box' in their application which says "Fit for board?" and once that is ticked (normally after assessment day) you are able to go on board. This is the case with all pilot applicants as they are all put in medical class 3R (or 3M I can't recall) pending optometrist and dental clearances. I'm sure this is the same case for you, and doubt that the dermatology report will hold you back from FSP. If you're unsure it's best to just give them a ring
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Old 26th Aug 2015, 03:14
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Originally Posted by MrKhargify View Post
Jslim,

All pilot applicants have a 'tick box' in their application which says "Fit for board?" and once that is ticked (normally after assessment day) you are able to go on board. This is the case with all pilot applicants as they are all put in medical class 3R (or 3M I can't recall) pending optometrist and dental clearances. I'm sure this is the same case for you, and doubt that the dermatology report will hold you back from FSP. If you're unsure it's best to just give them a ring
Thanks a lot!
I gave them a ring and they said they are only waiting on the Cardiology report(?). And all the rest like Ophthalmology and dental reports are all cleared.
It's taking them an awful long time.
I hope I get a call before next year since I'm an ADFA applicant!
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 03:53
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No worries mate.

I'm pretty sure the cardiology report is when the the cardiologist looks at your results from the ECG test and says it's all good. Mine was done pretty quick (within a few days) so I'm not sure about that sorry. Hopefully you get the call before the end of the year!

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Old 27th Aug 2015, 04:58
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Long time forum watcher only just decided to sign up as I Have burning questions now.

When you say you call up is that just general DFR or do you have a contact for someone down at Tamworth?
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 08:16
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Originally Posted by MrKhargify View Post
No worries mate.

I'm pretty sure the cardiology report is when the the cardiologist looks at your results from the ECG test and says it's all good. Mine was done pretty quick (within a few days) so I'm not sure about that sorry. Hopefully you get the call before the end of the year!
Yeah I found out the problem. For some reason the ECG machine was at fault and the report I handed in was faulty and they thought I had some sort of Heart Problem (RBBB) I got it checked and sending In another reports.

Perhaps that's why I wasn't getting the call because of ECG
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 13:11
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Originally Posted by OrangePotatoCat View Post
Long time forum watcher only just decided to sign up as I Have burning questions now.

When you say you call up is that just general DFR or do you have a contact for someone down at Tamworth?
It's just standard DFR medical department. My local one is Parramatta.
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 04:06
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Hey guys, long time follower of this thread - it has some fantastic information in it.

I recently completed DEO flight screening and have been recommended, but I'm a little unsure of the process from now on. I was under the impression that offers are due to be coming out in November, however yesterday I had a call from DFR saying my file had been distributed for Air Force to look at. Is this just the normal process, or have they distributed my file early for some reason?

Thanks!
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 04:09
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Yeah I found out the problem. For some reason the ECG machine was at fault and the report I handed in was faulty and they thought I had some sort of Heart Problem (RBBB) I got it checked and sending In another reports.
That probably did it!

When you say you call up is that just general DFR or do you have a contact for someone down at Tamworth?
Yeah just calling up your local DFR who are handling your case.
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 10:53
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Hi FlyingDr95

My understanding of the process is all 3 services will have a look at your file when it is in the distribution pool to determine if you are fit for entry. In some cases, you may get recommended at Flight Screening but you may be deemed unsuitable for entry into some services depending on how well you did during the application process. For example, one service may put more emphasis on flying ability, and one may also prefer leadership skills. If you were good in one area and lacked in another, a service may basically rule you out of the pool so the people at Pilot Selection Flight don't send your file when the asked by the people in Canberra, who ultimately select the candidates. So when they say that it is being looked at, it may be this preliminary review by a service. I may be wrong here, but from my experience this is the process. Also, usually you will get the call from the people at Flight Screening to send your file away for selection, not DFR. Hope this helps
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 11:53
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Hi WegdetailEng,

Thanks, that would make sense, although don't they simply use the scores for that - e.g. if you had a score below 4.0/5 then the Air Force wouldn't consider you, however so long as it's above 2.5/5 then the other two services will still consider you? Or is this an additional process on top of that?
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Old 29th Aug 2015, 21:25
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Hi WegdetailEng,

Thanks, that would make sense, although don't they simply use the scores for that - e.g. if you had a score below 4.0/5 then the Air Force wouldn't consider you, however so long as it's above 2.5/5 then the other two services will still consider you? Or is this an additional process on top of that?
Yeah, so upon completion of the flight screening aspect of selection flight you will be rated out of 5. It's basically a score of your suitability and ability to complete flight training, however it's not set in stone as to whether or not a certain service will take you just because of your rating. This is because they will also look at the rest of your dossier, including everything from OSB and assessment day.
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Old 30th Aug 2015, 02:12
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Flight Screening

Good luck to everyone who started the most recent flight screening yesterday.

A once in a lifetime opportunity which you have all deserved.

I'm sure recommendations will by flying from OSB!!!!!!
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