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Old 15th Jun 2006, 01:45
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Are you an australian citizen or permanant resident?

if your not it is my understanding that if you can only transfer into a similar position and not to re-train as a pilot. You would be put into competition with everyone else.

Also it would mean a 2 year minimum wait which would then make you even older, perhaps the NZAF would be a better option for you. Then once trained you may be able to transfer across.

http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/defaul...=33&IntCatID=3

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Old 26th Jul 2006, 09:19
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Well I got the call up for Flight screening and I'm off to Tamworth in a few weeks, Very exicted, I believe the dream has a chance.

Thanks for the info, its been lots of help.

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Old 26th Jul 2006, 11:02
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Joker89,

How did you end up going on FSP? Good result I hope? If not, don't give up, sometimes takes more than one bite of the apple.
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Old 27th Jul 2006, 00:15
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Congratulations Joker89.

Can I ask how long it took Tamworth to get back to you after your file was sent over? Mine went over about 3 weeks ago and I'm still waiting to see where it sits relative to everyone else.

Please let us know how it goes over there.

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Old 27th Jul 2006, 01:01
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I received a letter three weeks ago saying they had received my file, 18 days later I got a call inviting me to a course. Feel very fortunate as I know some people have their file up there along time before they get a call. However I was in the system for almost a year before my file went up there so I have played the waiting game too.
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Old 27th Jul 2006, 05:57
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Learn to read a flying schedule, and show up for briefing 45 minutes before ramp out!!
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Old 29th Jul 2006, 08:27
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Thumbs up

Congratulations. I got my call while I was overseas on other ADF business and had to ask PSA if I could do it later in the year. They were very understanding (thank god).
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Old 4th Aug 2006, 07:40
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ADF pilot selection: PATS, what do we think of it?

Hi all,

I would like to be made aware of the general opinions and experiences concerning PATS throughout pprune as this has been a very valuable source of accurate and reliable information that I've found to be invaluable.

PATS being the Pilot Aptitude Training Systems, a company which prepares ADF Aircrew applicants for assesment day, in particular the various aircrew specific tests.

Has anyone actually attended the program? Was it what you expected? Was the price justified? How accurate was the preparation to actual pilot testing you underwent. Did it give you the necessary edge to make it through to FSP.

Is it a good idea?

Thankyou
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Old 4th Aug 2006, 08:25
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Don't know what they teach you really. I heard a current RAAF pilot saying that the best money he spent was $20 at the video game arcade before the co-ordination test.
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Old 7th Sep 2006, 09:29
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Wanabee RAAF Pilot

G'day Guys,

My name is William Foot and I am in my last year of high school. Im interested in becoming a raaf pilot and I was wondering if anyone had any experiences or advice as to entrance streams/previous flight experience/ anything else relevant? I was thinking of going through ADFA but I've missed the application date (although apparently I can still apply). If I can't apply to ADFA I would still be willing to try though the DEO scheme. I do not currently have any flight experience and was wondering if this would be a hinderance for my possiblities for selection? I've read that it is not a problem but if anyone has any knowledge to the contrary I would love to hear it. Lastly if anyone knows of any good websites regarding raaf pilots it would be greatly appreciated. Cheers,

Will
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Old 8th Sep 2006, 04:57
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http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=39266

That should keep you busy for a while ...
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Old 8th Sep 2006, 05:59
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Hello Mate

I have just finished flight screening. I lived for 26 years thinking that it was next to impossible to get a start but I tried and it is possible. Nothing can prepare you for the final stages but working on mental maths and showing you have the desire to fly helps. Leadership potential is a major factor too.

On my FSP course there was everyone from 20 yr old Aero Eng students to F111 Nav's to an old banker like me. You probably won't guess who scored highest.

Medical is a big barrier for most. At your age it will be easier to try for ADFA than DEO.

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Old 8th Sep 2006, 06:27
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Can I guess you old fart? Being humble never really suited you

I echo most of Jokers thoughts, I used to hate hearing people say there's nothing you can do to prepare for the final stages... but guess what? It's true! You can prepare for the whole experience by knowing as much as possible about everything military and military aviation specifically. But in the end, when the pressure is on, you are who you are.

Start buying every aviation and military mag available.Start spending a lot of time on the defence home page learning where everyone in the ADF is at the moment, what their role is and how they do it. Start spending to much time on pprune. Hell, even subject yourself to reading Dale Brown books. Sometimes that won’t be enough, or just enough as might be the case for someone I know.

Best advice, get down to DFR ASAP and get into the selection process for ADFA.
Unless you are an aviation god who can do inverted circuits in a glider then DEO probably isn’t for you.

Ok, that last bit was a bit of an in joke, but if you went DEO, you would most probably get hammered on maturity, motivation to fly (seeing as you have no time) and leadership potential as you just don’t have the life skills to call on that others in the course would.

On the other hand, if you went ADFA the OSB knows that you won’t be showing all those skills mentioned above. They will be looking for the POTENTAIL to develop those skills via 3-4 yrs in a military environment. Besides, what do you have to lose doing the ADFA selection this year?


Signing off, and back to waiting.

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Old 8th Sep 2006, 06:56
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As reacher mentioned, an ability to wait is crucial to the recuiting process. I never knew the meaing of the word till I applied.
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Old 8th Sep 2006, 06:58
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Oh and to break the suspense, it was Mr Joker who topped the course and with style as well. Sorry, but someone had to.
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Old 9th Sep 2006, 02:59
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Thank you all for your replys.

My plan is to go to ADFA but I think I have missed the application date. The website says all applications must be in by the end of August but I sent an email DFR and they said applications for next year are accepted up until UNSW applications close. If anyone has anyfurther info regarding this that would be very helpful. If I have missed it I thought I may as well apply for DEO and see how far I go, otherwise I will just wait until the next application round. Thanks again for all the replies, keep 'em coming

Cheers,
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Old 9th Sep 2006, 10:02
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Dude, you missed the date? Motivation is everything.
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Old 15th Sep 2006, 20:08
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Kick ADFA dreams into touch and go direct. You will be on front line flying your Hornet, B737, P3 etc, BEFORE your ADFA mates finish their degree in underwater basket weaving. Also you will not have the PRIMADONNA stamp on your forehead for the early part of your career.



btw Good luck with whatever you do..
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Old 23rd Sep 2006, 23:55
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Wannabe pilot

William, check this site out: www.stealthtraining.com.au
Not sure if it is what you need but its a start.
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Old 24th Sep 2006, 01:25
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As a new immigrant is intereseting to see ADF pilot careers being advertised, I even saw one in the cinema the other day. Does this mean that fewer people are applying, or fewer 'quality' people applying? I guess the real question at the back of my mind is will selection be 'easier' due to this big recruiting push? Common sense says NO! However I live in hope.
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