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RAAF Flight Screening Programme

Old 26th Sep 2015, 08:15
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Angel Hi JSlim

Hi mate,

Best bet is to ask your case manager at DFR and let them know exactly what is going on so they are aware of each of the steps you have taken. Best of luck with it mate and remember it can be a long process but every dream has hurdles.


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Old 26th Sep 2015, 23:55
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So Spider I'm not sure of your circumstances but I went for Direct and got knocked back because of lack of life experience and what not ( I had just turned 18) He waived the 12 month wait and said to come back for ADFA and I'd have the best chance, I got through doing that. If you're set on Direct maybe taking the extra 6 months to gain life experience maybe holiday on your own, live away from home or even just your volunteering might help.
Ultimately it's what you think is best but they want people with life experience for Direct no doubt about that.

And thanks philk thats exactly what I wanted to know. Also I've sent you a PM
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Old 28th Sep 2015, 21:39
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Angel October FSP 2015

Hi guys and gals,

Anyone else going up for FSP DEO on the 18th of October 2015?

I think this would be a good time to get to know each other a bit and get some numbers before we head up. Up in the sky!

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Old 30th Sep 2015, 01:47
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So when you are flying are you flying in your business clothes and shoes?
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Old 30th Sep 2015, 02:59
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ProudKerman,
You get a locker room where you keep your flying suit and some comfortable shoes, and you change into it before you fly. Depending on the weather you can choose to wear extra clothing under the suit, whether it be a shirt, sweater, etc.
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Old 1st Oct 2015, 06:18
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Angel Hi Ysdaniels

Hey mate

What type of shoes are you flying in, business shoes or joggers or are you bringing some other type of shoes?

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Old 1st Oct 2015, 23:56
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Hey James,
definitely not business shoes! Probably joggers or something casual that's comfortable with thin soles. I have a pair of Vibrams, extremely comfortable and feels like I'm barefoot. Might use those, but they wrap around my toes like gloves so looks a little weird.
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Old 2nd Oct 2015, 01:06
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Long time lurker first time poster. Congrats to all the people receiving FSP allocations recently.

I am excited to say myself that I just received a phone call informing me that I had secured a spot for the 25th Oct block. Would love to exchange details with any lurkers/posters out there that are also on that block or any of the adjacent overlapping blocks.

Thanks to all the contributors providing very useful information, advice and insight into the selection process and required knowledge and personal attributes. It certainly helped me throughout my application.
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Old 2nd Oct 2015, 12:26
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Hey Azraeil,
Pilotjimmy and I will be up there from the 18th to the 31st
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Old 2nd Oct 2015, 13:40
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Angel Hey Azraeil

As Ysdaniels mentioned we'll both be up there on the 18th so a week before. I'm sure we'll run into you while we're there.

Can't wait for us all to be doing some exciting, challenging and rewarding flying.

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Old 3rd Oct 2015, 02:30
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Yes it certainly will be a very exciting couple of weeks. Hopefully we can cross paths and compare notes.
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Old 7th Oct 2015, 09:33
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RAAF Pilot

Hi everyone, I'm relatively new to this site and was extremely curious to know anything about what I'm (hopefully) getting myself into. I have recently graduated from Year 12 in QLD, with an OP 2. I studied Physics, Chemistry, Math B, Math C, Graphics and English and received a standard A Grade in all of them. I have been a Student Leader for the school in both Year 11 and 12 and have also attended many community meeting and events. I have no medical conditions, only a minor case of asthma when I was 6 months old and have been cleared when I was 5, never had an asthma attack or even come close. Now, I consider myself eligible for this role and I know that it's one of the hardest and competitive jobs in Australia. The only thing I believe is holding me back Is my eyesight. Now, my eyes aren't bad at all, I was given glasses when I was 14 and never worn them as I can see fine, it's just when I put my glasses on things appear a TINY bit clearer, I was wondering if I would apply first and ask my RAAF recruiter at my YOU session about Lazer eye surgery and if I am still suitable for the role of a pilot. I Honestly do not care (if I was chosen) which aircraft I would fly, I am extremely interested in how a general air craft flies and would be over the moon if I was picked to fly any sort of air craft in the RAAF. I would really appreciate it if anyone could help and give honest answers.
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Old 8th Oct 2015, 10:30
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Hi,
I can help you with eyesight thingy, as I was really curious as well.
They don't mind if you wear a glasses as long as the lense you wear can correct it to 20/20 vision. Also they take other factors into consideration as well, like your peripherals, close ups and color vision etc.

As long as you have excellent eyesight with the correctable lenses, you will be good, although I'm not sure about getting like fast jet roles with lenses.
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Old 8th Oct 2015, 10:32
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ysdaniels,
Thanks for that reply

How long was it before you got the Letter from the PSA after getting your medicals all cleared?
Mine is all cleared now and I'm just hoping I can get a schedule for ADFA screening at November

Thanks!
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Old 10th Oct 2015, 02:47
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Hi jslim,
I think it was about 3 weeks? but the team at DFR told me that my medical issue shouldn't delay the time between my assessment day and flight screening (they may have been wrong). They said I still go and do flight screening as if I normally would and if my medicals don't get cleared, then I just won't get an offer even if I get recommended.
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Old 11th Oct 2015, 05:43
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I thought that as well. But, Defence Recruiting sent an email to all of those pending for FSP telling people to send the medical documents in ASAP as positions are filling in quickly, so I'm assuming it is the issue.
Especially it was heart examination that had to be reviewd... Pretty serious stuff lol.

Thanks for the info!
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Old 11th Oct 2015, 12:36
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Angel Hi to all

Hi all

JSlim- Make sure you call and keep in contact with recruiting, they handle a lot of applicants and really appreciate the extra effort candidates put in especially by ensuring they have all info and documents in quickly.

Do we have any other Ppruners going to FSP on the 18th? Would really love to get to know anyone who is coming up with the other guys that are on here.

Happy fun flying

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Old 12th Oct 2015, 08:40
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Hello everyone!

Another hopeful applicant here looking to introduce myself.

Firstly a big thanks to everyone who has contributed to this wealth of information!

At the moment I'm waiting for PSF to give me the go for flight screening. My file was sent over on the 3rd of September so I'm not confident I'll get a spot until next year, with only 3 DEO courses remaining for this one according to the schedule.

So until then I'll be doing whatever I can to maximise my chances.

Is there anyone else out there in the same position as me? I'm very keen to network and share knowledge.

And congratulations to the guys who got on the course for the 25th!
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Old 12th Oct 2015, 21:18
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Back from flight screening

Well that was fun! I went up for flight screening on the 19th of September and only got back on the 10th of October, so I spent 3 weeks there. Unfortunately I got sick at the end of the first week (the only symptom was blocked sinuses...), and so I was grounded. PSA then had to decide whether or not to a) send me home (what they normally do) or b) keep me for an extra week (apparently, something they had never done before). They chose to keep me back and I was the first flight screener to ever be back coursed, it was awesome fun staying there for an extra week. At the end of it all I came away with a high recommendation which I'm absolutely stoked about! Now I'm just waiting until mid December to hopefully get a job offer.


It really is what you expect, they give you plenty of opportunities to shine and it's up to you to seize those to put you ahead of everyone else.
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Old 16th Oct 2015, 23:11
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flight screening during 1-14 nov

Anyone go to flight screening during nov? I will go during this period.

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