Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Aircrew Forums > Military Aviation
Reload this Page >

RAAF Flight Screening Programme

Military Aviation A forum for the professionals who fly military hardware. Also for the backroom boys and girls who support the flying and maintain the equipment, and without whom nothing would ever leave the ground. All armies, navies and air forces of the world equally welcome here.

RAAF Flight Screening Programme

Old 9th Apr 2016, 21:46
  #2961 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Brisbane
Age: 25
Posts: 19
My two biggest tips for OSB are;

To wait and think before you talk. It seems obvious but the nerves on the day will tend to make you rush and say something incorrect, or just inappropriate.

The other tip is once you've said what you need to, shut up. The sound of silence is daunting especially when you have four potential employers staring at you. They're waiting to see if you snap under the pressure of silence and reveal too much.

Be clear, concise and take your time. The greatest pilot of all time, Neil Armstrong would never say something to which he would later regret. In the air however, he was as sharp as a tack. Don't assume that because you emit a slow, methodical demeanour the board will assume you're slow to react in the air. They're looking for officer qualities remember.
alec taylor is offline  
Old 11th Apr 2016, 02:34
  #2962 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Sydney
Posts: 18
What are people's opinions on the sorts of maths they will ask during your OSB? Are they exactly the type of speed distance time questions that were in the pilot specific testing or are they a little easier to work out in your head? For all my speed distance time stuff I have been using pen and paper but obviously you can't do that in the OSB so whats the deal with those sorts of questions?

My file has been sent to Tamworth and hopefully it won't be long until I get the call.

All the best to everyone!
machzero is offline  
Old 12th Apr 2016, 07:41
  #2963 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Brisbane
Age: 25
Posts: 19
Originally Posted by machzero View Post
What are people's opinions on the sorts of maths they will ask during your OSB? Are they exactly the type of speed distance time questions that were in the pilot specific testing or are they a little easier to work out in your head? For all my speed distance time stuff I have been using pen and paper but obviously you can't do that in the OSB so whats the deal with those sorts of questions?

My file has been sent to Tamworth and hopefully it won't be long until I get the call.

All the best to everyone!
The maths questions, I recall, were basic arithmetic and speed-distance related.

Know your timetables back to front. Fraction to percentage values, ie 1/8 is 12.5%.

Other little tricks such as 60kts = 1 nm per minute, are invaluable, not only in the interview but in the cockpit.

Like I've said previously, it's a different game when you get asked 4X16 and they're are 4 people staring at you. Take your time, close your eyes, don't say you don't know. Work it out.
alec taylor is offline  
Old 19th Apr 2016, 03:15
  #2964 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Temora
Posts: 13
Finally got the call for flight screening today! i'll be up there from the 8th-21st of May. So let me know if your on the same course. Also received my medical letter a couple of weeks ago and have been all cleared Class 1, which is a huge relief!

Congratulation to everyone above who has also got onto a FSP!
wazza21 is offline  
Old 19th Apr 2016, 14:33
  #2965 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Sydney
Posts: 18
Congrats Wazza! How long were you waiting between Assessment Day and your phone call?

You must be stoked mate, congratulations again and all the best for May.

Last edited by machzero; 10th Jul 2016 at 23:17.
machzero is offline  
Old 19th Apr 2016, 23:07
  #2966 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Temora
Posts: 13
machzero - i completed assessment day September 2015 but was held up with medical and my file wasn't sent to FSP until January 2016, so about 4 months of waiting!
hopefully your wait isnt too long mach.

Last edited by wazza21; 20th Apr 2016 at 02:28.
wazza21 is offline  
Old 2nd May 2016, 09:00
  #2967 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 7
Hey everyone,

I hope that everyone is going well and those at FSP are loving it.

Just wondering if anyone has had any word of offers coming out for a June/July intake for RAAF.

Cheers
adbailey121 is offline  
Old 2nd May 2016, 10:42
  #2968 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: NT, Australia
Posts: 27
adbailey121,

FYI, two gents that I completed FSP with have received RAAF offers for the June intake.

FLFS
FlyLowFlySlow is offline  
Old 3rd May 2016, 03:32
  #2969 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 26
Hey guys,

Just finished assessmemt day and have been recommended for flight screening. Just seeing if anyone has an idea of the wait time currently.

Cheers
ARJM is offline  
Old 3rd May 2016, 12:23
  #2970 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Sydney
Posts: 18
Hey ARJM,

My file was sent to Tamworth about a month ago now. The common trend seems to be anywhere between 2-4 months if you're competitive. It's the waiting game for us at the moment!

FLFS, how long was the wait for those guys from FSP to RAAF offers?

machzero

Last edited by machzero; 10th Jul 2016 at 23:17.
machzero is offline  
Old 3rd May 2016, 21:32
  #2971 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: NT, Australia
Posts: 27
Tom,

It was around 1-2 months, but I believe that was due to good timing more than anything. It will all depend on when you competed FSP and when the next offers are coming out.
FlyLowFlySlow is offline  
Old 13th May 2016, 02:26
  #2972 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Sydney
Posts: 18
G'day everyone,

I got the call this morning to attend FSP from the 18th of June to the 2nd of July! This was meant to be an RMC slot but they said that they had changed it to DEO. I'm so stoked! Let me know if anyone else has got their call.

All the best everyone,
machzero

Last edited by machzero; 10th Jul 2016 at 23:17.
machzero is offline  
Old 13th May 2016, 10:32
  #2973 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Temora
Posts: 13
Originally Posted by machzero View Post
G'day everyone,

I got the call this morning to attend FSP from the 18th of June to the 2nd of July! This was meant to be an RMC slot but they said that they had changed it to DEO. I'm so stoked! Let me know if anyone else has got their call.

All the best everyone,
Tom
Congrats Tom!!! That's great news!
I'm up here at the moment and I can tell you right now your gonna have so much fun!
wazza21 is offline  
Old 13th May 2016, 10:43
  #2974 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Sydney
Posts: 18
Thanks wazza !! I'm so excited, can't even begin to tell you how keen I am. You saying how much fun it is only adds to that excitement!

You have to let me know how your OSB goes. In particular the maths part because it's the only part I'm anxious about.

All the best for your remaining days buddy, you'll smash it!!

machzero

Last edited by machzero; 10th Jul 2016 at 23:17.
machzero is offline  
Old 16th May 2016, 05:28
  #2975 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Sydney
Posts: 18
Hey everyone,

Has anyone had experience with either Red Baron or the ADFMentors OSB prep course? If so could you shed a little bit of light on them? How useful were they? Did you feel you got your moneys worth? Do you recommend them?

Any info would be greatly appreciated. Cheers and good luck to everyone.

machzero

Last edited by machzero; 10th Jul 2016 at 23:26.
machzero is offline  
Old 16th May 2016, 07:07
  #2976 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Turramurra
Posts: 9
I did a flight with RedBaron last week. As someone who has had zero flying experience it was top notch and irreplaceable. Received a booklet on things to study and the pilots knowledge of FS and OSB was invaluable.

A little pricey at $600, but if you get as much information out of the pilot as you can then it's well worth it. Will be going for another one before FS starts.
djmp92 is offline  
Old 16th May 2016, 08:50
  #2977 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Sydney
Posts: 18
Okay great. I feel their flying component will obviously be top notch but am more concerned about their OSB preparation. Are you flying with Mike? I made some inquiries today and I think that is the guy who runs the flights.

Have you been allotted a course date?
machzero is offline  
Old 17th May 2016, 02:58
  #2978 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Sydney
Posts: 2
Hey Guy. Been a keen reader since 2014, on a different account.
A little about myself:
I'm going for RAAF DEO, and after a very long and patient wait(medically), finally got a call for FSP (18th june to 2nd july). My dossier was sent to PSA on 8th of April and luckily got a call for FSP on 13th May. Who else is going up for FSP on this date? Would be great to get acquainted
CaptainSkyHawk is offline  
Old 17th May 2016, 22:47
  #2979 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Turramurra
Posts: 9
Originally Posted by machzero View Post
Okay great. I feel their flying component will obviously be top notch but am more concerned about their OSB preparation. Are you flying with Mike? I made some inquiries today and I think that is the guy who runs the flights.

Have you been allotted a course date?
Their preparation is more geared towards flight screening rather than OSB, however the pilots been there and done it so he'll give you whatever information you ask for. You get the value from the session by being socially proactive, not waiting for the answers. Pretty sure his name was Mike yeah.
Still waiting to be cleared medically, going in with an open yet confident mind. All this experience in working hard and flying acrobatic trainers is invaluable and priceless regardless of the outcome
djmp92 is offline  
Old 18th May 2016, 08:53
  #2980 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Sydney
Posts: 18
All the best of luck with your medical mate. I'm sure you will be fine!

Let me know when you get a course date!!

Last edited by machzero; 10th Jul 2016 at 23:26.
machzero is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.