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Old 5th Apr 2017, 03:02
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Hi Everyone,

I attended my YOU session 2 days ago and managed to get a full JOR. My hope had been to put down Pilot and 2 engineering positions ( as i graduate at the end of the year ) for my preferences in the Air Force but in regards to my Pilot Preference the Career Advisor ( He is a RAAF Technician ) Wouldn't put down Pilot for me since I am turning 28 this year which is just past the 27.5 recommended cut off for DEO Pilot.

So i guess my question is , is it still possible for me to try and pursue Pilot in the Air Force despite my age ? I understand that the chance of ever flying a Super Hornet would be almost 0 due to my age but I am not a All or nothing Figher Pilot minded person I would like most people love to fly the Wedgetail or the Poseidon ect.

He said for me to Preference Army Pilot instead since they accept people up to 35 but i left a spot empty in case i have a chance to get the Air Force Pilot added to the list.

Thank you for any advice anyone might offer.
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Old 7th Apr 2017, 05:20
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I56.

Suggest you ask your Career Advisor to go over the RAAF requirements.

The ADF is not age discriminatory. There is no such thing as an age cut off. What is required is that you can serve out your IMPS.
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Old 8th Apr 2017, 04:43
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Wouldn't put down Pilot for me since I am turning 28 this year which is just past the 27.5 recommended cut off for DEO Pilot.
As finestkind alluded to, this is not correct. At the very least, this Adviser already suggested it was only a recommended cut off.
Perhaps tactfully request another Career Adviser...
Don't rule yourself out for flying a Super Hornet, either. You'll be the only barrier to doing that if you get a foot in the door!
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Old 8th Apr 2017, 08:16
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have my assessment session coming up on the 24th. Anyone been and wanna let me know what its like, any tips?
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Old 8th Apr 2017, 10:51
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Originally Posted by josephfeatherweight
As finestkind alluded to, this is not correct. At the very least, this Adviser already suggested it was only a recommended cut off.
Perhaps tactfully request another Career Adviser...
Don't rule yourself out for flying a Super Hornet, either. You'll be the only barrier to doing that if you get a foot in the door!
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I56.

Suggest you ask your Career Advisor to go over the RAAF requirements.

The ADF is not age discriminatory. There is no such thing as an age cut off. What is required is that you can serve out your IMPS.
Thanks for the feedback guys I have to email through some written references on Tuesday so when I call to confirm they have my documents I will make sure to push to have it listed as a preference so I can get started on the additional testing. Worst case if they still are on me about my age I will list Army Pilot since from what I read at the FSP is when you really set your actual Preferences.

Thanks for the feedback will post an update later down the track.
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 19:46
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I see. I didn't realise that. I've been told that if I am to receive an offer for pilot, it will be any time this month. That is of course "IF" I am to receive one. Thank you for the reply.
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 10:14
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Originally Posted by Instance56
Hi Everyone,

I attended my YOU session 2 days ago and managed to get a full JOR. My hope had been to put down Pilot and 2 engineering positions ( as i graduate at the end of the year ) for my preferences in the Air Force but in regards to my Pilot Preference the Career Advisor ( He is a RAAF Technician ) Wouldn't put down Pilot for me since I am turning 28 this year which is just past the 27.5 recommended cut off for DEO Pilot.

So i guess my question is , is it still possible for me to try and pursue Pilot in the Air Force despite my age ? I understand that the chance of ever flying a Super Hornet would be almost 0 due to my age but I am not a All or nothing Figher Pilot minded person I would like most people love to fly the Wedgetail or the Poseidon ect.

He said for me to Preference Army Pilot instead since they accept people up to 35 but i left a spot empty in case i have a chance to get the Air Force Pilot added to the list.

Thank you for any advice anyone might offer.

Keep at it. I was 22 when I applied and got an offer before medicals screwed me over. I'm 28 now and into my third attempt since. I'd still be at it at 35 or however long it takes.
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 09:01
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Originally Posted by septerra
Keep at it. I was 22 when I applied and got an offer before medicals screwed me over. I'm 28 now and into my third attempt since. I'd still be at it at 35 or however long it takes.
Thanks mate, Have been following your story for about a week now. Been reading through the thread from page 1 up to around 95 now. The Medicals are so brutal and I was reading about a few guys who all got messed about because of the Army change in height restrictions and a lot of people with medical appeals. The process seems to come to a complete grinding holt when anything comes up in any of the medicals.

What stage into your third try are you now?
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 13:34
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Hey all,
i am trying to find skytest version 3.0 compass test
really urgent...please help
will return the cost involved in the same.
Thanks
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Old 13th Apr 2017, 15:41
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Howdy,
I am new here so excuse me if I am repeating past questions.
I am in Y12 and seriously considering a career in the RAAF as a Pilot.
Got a few questions about the recruitment process as I see some of you are in the midst of it.

1. I have a medical concern with my eye sight. About 80% of my family have poor vision, mine is 20/20 as of the moment. Does eye sight have to be 20/20 uncorrected for the medical, or simply correctable to 20/20?

2. How long does the recruitment process take? I am assuming that I should be applying as soon as possible?

3. How hard/competitive is the process?

4. On the apply form, it asks for your highest level of education. Do I put Year 12 as I am currently doing it? If I put Y10 the website doesn't let me choose Pilot?

5. Any tips for somebody just starting out?

Thanks. Look forward to chatting with y'all
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Old 14th Apr 2017, 08:48
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URGENT HELP

Originally Posted by aviasmart
hey all,
i am trying to find skytest version 3.0 compass test
really urgent...please help
will return the cost involved in the same.
Thanks
please help me or if you may guide where i can get the same!!!!
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Old 15th Apr 2017, 11:37
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Mithzaron,

My recommendation for your queries no. 2,3,5 are to read back through this thread - at least for the last 3 years. There are many pearls of wisdom within this thread and it behooves you as an ambitious wanna-be-military-pilot to read through these pages.

Best of luck!

Joe Lighty

Nobody's ever died from pressing...
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Old 24th Apr 2017, 06:01
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Hey everyone,

Glad to say I have just received and offer to attend the DEO FSP on the 28th May - 10 June. Just wondering if there is anyone else on this forum attending this course ? And for anyone that has recently attended the FSP if you have any tips !

Cheers all !
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Old 25th Apr 2017, 10:52
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Originally Posted by seb111
Hey everyone,

Glad to say I have just received and offer to attend the DEO FSP on the 28th May - 10 June. Just wondering if there is anyone else on this forum attending this course ? And for anyone that has recently attended the FSP if you have any tips !

Cheers all !
Great news! Congratulations, Seb.
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Old 25th Apr 2017, 12:58
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Staffydog,

So sorry I did not respond to your earlier message... I have not been on this forum since! Small Small world running into you and again and again thank you for the previous advice RE: contacting DFR relating to FSP.

Thanks for the congratulations, I hope all the best for your FSP ! its coming up in a couple of week isn't it? I believe I remember you saying 7th of may?
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 06:19
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Just wondering if anyone has heard regarding RAAF offers for Pilots? Or when the next round of offers will be released. Cheers
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 10:26
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I finished Flight screening in early march and am waiting for an offer (raaf first, then Army or Navy). I was told I was in the top 25% for competitiveness and I still have not received an offer (although it is early days).

I had a mate get in last year who got called saying he had an offer in the mail on the 26th of April. Does anyone know when offers are scheduled to come out?
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 11:04
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My understanding is the next OTS course will commence in mid June so the offers for that course should come out shortly. I think there is another course starting 6 weeks after that as well. Just wondering if anyone has received offers for the June OTS course?
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 08:53
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Seb, no worries at all mate and congratulations again. You're spot on with my date - I'm heading off this coming Sunday and I couldn't be more excited! I'll send you a PM once I'm home and let you know how it all went.
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Old 2nd May 2017, 04:02
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FSP Course 4th June 2017

Hi everyone,

I have just received an email invite to the 4th June FSP course. Is anyone else here going to be on that course?

Would love to chat leading up to the course and potentially meet up if anyone is in the Sunshine Coast/Brisbane area.
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