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RAAF Flight Screening Programme

Old 16th Jun 2019, 09:15
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Originally Posted by titanpilot View Post
I have done my OSB twice and pretty much nailed it both times so I know what I am talking about.
Modest too! I'd suggest that you didn't, pretty much nail it, if you had to do it twice.
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Old 16th Jun 2019, 10:26
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Originally Posted by Slezy9 View Post
Modest too! I'd suggest that you didn't, pretty much nail it, if you had to do it twice.
Maybe you should keep your opinions to yourself unless you know what you are talking about. There are (or we're) two components to getting offered a pilots job. The flying testing and the OSB. I was told by the OSB panel that I was one of the best officer candidates that they had seen in a long time. Unfortunately my flying was average so I only got a recommendation, not a high recommendation the first time around.
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Old 16th Jun 2019, 23:34
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Titan, don't talk like that - it's unbecoming of a potential Officer, disrespectful to an experienced QFI and the fact is, you did sound rather arrogant.
The Defence community in Oz is a small one, don't make a name for yourself before you even get a crack a it, particularly if, as per your admission, your flying was "average".
Slezy9's flying was a fair bit better than average, so best pull ya head in! Good luck!
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Old 17th Jun 2019, 00:53
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Originally Posted by josephfeatherweight View Post
Titan, don't talk like that - it's unbecoming of a potential Officer, disrespectful to an experienced QFI and the fact is, you did sound rather arrogant.
The Defence community in Oz is a small one, don't make a name for yourself before you even get a crack a it, particularly if, as per your admission, your flying was "average".
Slezy9's flying was a fair bit better than average, so best pull ya head in! Good luck!
Mate, I took a fair bit of my time (typing on a phone) to give honest advice to a candidate. I got and expected nothing on return. In return for that I was attacked by Slezy9 and insulted despite the fact that he knows nothing of my circumstances. If that is the way people who give advice are treated then good luck getting any more advice.
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Old 17th Jun 2019, 01:18
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Oh my, this is what is turning up on the doorstep as one of our "best officer candidates" - there are plenty of people on here who can and have provided constructive advice without being so precious about it.
"Attacked" and "Insulted" - dude, you've gotta harden' up a bit... I retract my previous "Good luck!"
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Old 17th Jun 2019, 23:42
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He would have been sent to UH1H back in the day Jo. You know he would have.
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Old 24th Jun 2019, 11:41
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Considering the vast array of people in this thread who are doing the job, I'm sure people will survive without your world beating advice and attitude Titan. If you do get in you should try going guns hot like that on your QFI's!
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 13:34
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I'm gonna make a proposal to Leo to have the RAAF's motto changed to:

"...serve your country by day, complain on anonymous internet forums by night."

Reckon it suits?
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 05:21
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hey guys,
my name is Fred and i attended the asp on October 4 of 2018. i applied for direct entry raaf pilot at age 18 and unfortunately did not get offered anything. i was not at uni and was having a gap year at the time. which im sure you can all guess, failiure was going to happen as an 18yo with barely any life experience and not studying anything. i realized my mistake and since the asp i have been at uni studying aero engineering at RMIT and have reapplied for ADFA. So my question is to anyone on this forum who has reattempted the asp: was it any easier having done it before? how did you go results wise? anything i should do between now and october? ie preparation methods? and any general advice and results for second time round guys.
cheers! Fred
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Old 3rd Jul 2019, 11:34
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Anecdotally a few people off my ASP had another crack and the majority improved their scores.
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Old 7th Jul 2019, 13:04
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Hey guys,
long time lurker, first time poster.

I have been applying for RAAF pilot ADFA since last year and recently attended my ASP. I unfortunately did not recieve an offer as a RAAF Pilot, however I was offered to attend the OSB for Army, Navy Pilot and RAAF Mission.
I am pleased with my results and am planning to attend the OSBs however I have a few queries. While I would happily accept a career in these jobs, I have always been strongly motivated to become a RAAF pilot. If I was to accept an offer from another branch/career will I be able to transfer to RAAF Pilot and when (1-4 years?)?. Would it be more ideal to wait an entire year and reattend another ASP.

To answer the previous question from Fred, there was two people on my ASP who had already previously attended the course and both received a RAAF Pilot offer. They both had similar results to my ASP results.

Sorry for the horrible read, I typed this up quickly on a shitty phone.

Thanks!
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Old 10th Jul 2019, 08:45
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If you really want to be a RAAF pilot then by all means wait a year and come back.

If you want to do some awesome flying in some awesome aircraft regardless of service, then Iíd recommend considering both army and navy. Youíll have just as much (maybe more?) fun flying helos as you would flying RAAF.

As for service transfers, it happens, but if you join army or navy just to join the raaf you likely wonít last.

And as for mission, itís not my cup of tea. If you want to be a co pilot apply for AvWO, cause romeos are awesome and hunting subs would be a hoot.

Good luck!
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Old 25th Jul 2019, 13:02
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RAAF Pilot

Hey all,

I'm 16 years old and currently in year 10 with a very strong desire to one day join the RAAF as a pilot, I've done a lot of research and can only think of this career going ahead, and have been doing so for quite some time now. I only have a few questions.

Next year, i'm studying general math and english with average scores (60 - 70%) with physics, psychology and legal studies and thinking about getting a cert 2 in a trade of some sort (mechanical engineering, automotive etc) the certificate is connected with school and basically counts as a subject, meaning I graduate with an ATAR and a certificate in a trade. I'm only thinking of doing a trade with school as it's just an added bonus with an ATAR, and all my brothers wish they had of done it.

I'm thinking of applying as soon as I finish school as a direct entry to a pilot although I can do it as early as 16 years and 6 months, being a pilot is my main focus, nothing else. I've done work experience up at RAAF Base Sale, volunteer as a lifesaver every summer, participate in multiple team sports and work as a basketball referee and part time at a chemist delivering medicine. I have no experience flying although I'm thinking of taking 1 normal flight lesson and then a few aerobatic flights, as a RPL is too expensive for me.

Is there anything I should consider changing?

I'm completely open to answering any questions and suggestions, such as getting experience in a specific workplace etc, just trying to get as much help as possible.

Thanks for your time and again i'm open to all responses
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 22:33
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Originally Posted by fluroredbubbles View Post
Hey all,

I'm 16 years old and currently in year 10 with a very strong desire to one day join the RAAF as a pilot, I've done a lot of research and can only think of this career going ahead, and have been doing so for quite some time now. I only have a few questions.

Next year, i'm studying general math and english with average scores (60 - 70%) with physics, psychology and legal studies and thinking about getting a cert 2 in a trade of some sort (mechanical engineering, automotive etc) the certificate is connected with school and basically counts as a subject, meaning I graduate with an ATAR and a certificate in a trade. I'm only thinking of doing a trade with school as it's just an added bonus with an ATAR, and all my brothers wish they had of done it.

I'm thinking of applying as soon as I finish school as a direct entry to a pilot although I can do it as early as 16 years and 6 months, being a pilot is my main focus, nothing else. I've done work experience up at RAAF Base Sale, volunteer as a lifesaver every summer, participate in multiple team sports and work as a basketball referee and part time at a chemist delivering medicine. I have no experience flying although I'm thinking of taking 1 normal flight lesson and then a few aerobatic flights, as a RPL is too expensive for me.

Is there anything I should consider changing?

I'm completely open to answering any questions and suggestions, such as getting experience in a specific workplace etc, just trying to get as much help as possible.

Thanks for your time and again i'm open to all responses
Mate your CV is 10x better than mine was, youíve put some good thought into and started planning early which is great.

Donít be too closed off to the idea of taking the ADFA route rather than DEO. You sound like a smart cookie that enjoys a full extra curricula calendar, exactly what the Academy offers. You get a free degree and get paid to learn, and that extra experience at studying whilst juggling real issues like pay, loans, leave etc will really help when you hit BFTS (or whatever weíre calling it these days!).
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Old 6th Aug 2019, 00:55
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Any news on the Army and Navy opening the pilot pipeline for DEO or RMC again?
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Old 8th Aug 2019, 03:34
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Update

Hey all. Long time reader, only posted a couple times. Just wanted to say thanks for all the discussion and good info over the years. My application started in 2012 and I was lucky enough to get a RAN pilot offer yesterday. For all those that may have struggles with your application or if itís taking a while, if itís what you really want BE PERSISTENT. There were occasions where it was 1 step forward and 2 steps back. I had long long hold ups from dfr and particularly medical section but if you hang in there and donít take no for an answer, you can do it, even if it takes 7 years haha. I always wanted to see other people during my application give some hope to me, so donít give up.
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Old 8th Aug 2019, 13:18
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Originally Posted by MLed View Post
Hey all. Long time reader, only posted a couple times. Just wanted to say thanks for all the discussion and good info over the years. My application started in 2012 and I was lucky enough to get a RAN pilot offer yesterday. For all those that may have struggles with your application or if itís taking a while, if itís what you really want BE PERSISTENT. There were occasions where it was 1 step forward and 2 steps back. I had long long hold ups from dfr and particularly medical section but if you hang in there and donít take no for an answer, you can do it, even if it takes 7 years haha. I always wanted to see other people during my application give some hope to me, so donít give up.
Hey mate congratulations on the offer, during the 7 years of waiting did you take up any other jobs?
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Old 8th Aug 2019, 16:00
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Yeah for sure. I started uni and did things to improve my application like volunteer work and furthering education. Donít put off any opportunities while youíre waiting because you never know how long it may take, and it looks a whole lot better to say ďlook at all Iíve done whilst applyingĒ instead of ďIíve just been waiting around for thisĒ
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Old 11th Aug 2019, 13:12
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Hey everyone, been trawling here for a long time and this thread has been keeping me going during the long waits. Finally have my RAAF OSB for pilot booked in Melbourne this coming Friday, I'm feeling pretty prepared and I'm super pumped. Anyone else here attending this OSB? Also it's probably been asked a million times but here I go, is the score from ASP the main ranking criteria for selection or is it just an indicator with the OSB being the main selector? I got a strong recommendation from ASP, so hopefully that makes me more competitive.

Any last minute advice for the little things that you wish someone had told you?
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 07:57
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Originally Posted by GiBrMn View Post
Hey everyone, been trawling here for a long time and this thread has been keeping me going during the long waits. Finally have my RAAF OSB for pilot booked in Melbourne this coming Friday, I'm feeling pretty prepared and I'm super pumped. Anyone else here attending this OSB? Also it's probably been asked a million times but here I go, is the score from ASP the main ranking criteria for selection or is it just an indicator with the OSB being the main selector? I got a strong recommendation from ASP, so hopefully that makes me more competitive.

Any last minute advice for the little things that you wish someone had told you?
For distribution they take into account ASP scores and OSB comments/recommendations, although my ASP wasnít even mentioned at my OSB.
As for advice, try to know as much as possible (aircraft, equipment, squadrons, operations, current affairs, etc) and have a think about your strengths/weaknesses, and what attributes make a good leader. If youíre prepared, nothing should really catch you off guard too much. Be enthusiastic, be honest, and best of luck.
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