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Old 27th Jul 2009, 11:04
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Lads,

The best piece of advice you can have when dealing with the recruiters is to call them, email them, call them again, send about 5 more emails and then call just to check they received any of those emails... and one more email wouldn't hurt.

At every step of the journey, whether you're waiting for your assessment day or you've just passed FSP and waiting to hear back whether you got Army or Navy, keep in frequent contact with your case manager. If you don't do this, chances are you will find your paperwork lost in a pile or filed away somewhere out of mind. It took me a while to figure this out but once I did, I was usually getting in contact with someone if I didn't hear anything for a week. Just a suggestion but one I put great emphasis on.

Good luck
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Old 27th Jul 2009, 13:21
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distribution

Just checking if anyone knows next distribution date for Navy Applicants in the distribution pool?
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Old 28th Jul 2009, 20:24
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I've been reading posts on here for a few months now. I've got a question for you all.

I'm a British Citizen and I'm looking to join the Austrialian Defence Force, RAAF or Army as Pilot. I want to join the Aus Defence Force as my Family is moving to Aus.

Does anybody know how I go about this??

i.e. Application, Citizenship etc

Regards,

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Old 28th Jul 2009, 22:10
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You would be better speaking to them mate:

Contact / Locations | Defence Jobs
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Old 6th Aug 2009, 06:25
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Mudrat,
You have to do your 'working' for questions like that out loud in the interview - they care about the process, not the correct answer.

So for me, 235000/12 would be:

235000/10 = 23500, so divide by 12 would be about 20000.

OR 240000/12 = 20000, so 235000 must be a bit less than that, say 19500-ish?

Seemed to work for me (long ago!!)
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Old 11th Aug 2009, 12:09
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Lads,

The best piece of advice you can have when dealing with the recruiters is to call them, email them, call them again, send about 5 more emails and then call just to check they received any of those emails... and one more email wouldn't hurt.

At every step of the journey, whether you're waiting for your assessment day or you've just passed FSP and waiting to hear back whether you got Army or Navy, keep in frequent contact with your case manager. If you don't do this, chances are you will find your paperwork lost in a pile or filed away somewhere out of mind. It took me a while to figure this out but once I did, I was usually getting in contact with someone if I didn't hear anything for a week. Just a suggestion but one I put great emphasis on.

Good luck

Sound advice Lt Dan. Shortly after reading your message I contacted my case manager, and low and behold they had never received my Medical Questionaire. If I had not contacted them I would probably be sitting at home scratching my head...
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Old 14th Aug 2009, 01:14
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Fsp Slots

I have just passed assessment day about 2 weeks ago in brissy and I am wondering how closely FSP stick to the scheudule that is on the PSA website? because as it stands I believe there is only about 24 places left this year for DEO which makes me quite nervous to say the least. Just curious if any one has been given a place on the october courses???
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Old 14th Aug 2009, 02:30
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and I am wondering how closely FSP stick to the scheudule that is on the PSA website?
Pretty close!
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Old 14th Aug 2009, 19:46
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Thanks ScrumpyJ! I thought it was fine, just wanted to check.

Thanks again

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Old 15th Aug 2009, 10:37
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Army Pilot Questions

Hey guys,
I'm an Australian Citizen living over in New Zealand (moved here when I was 16 and am 22 now) and am just putting the finishing touches on my Civil Engineering degree (getting decent grades) but have always seen this as more of a means to an end i.e. to open up some doors. Im really interested in flying for the Australian Army as I have always been interested in the military and especially flying but have lacked the grades at high school to follow it up (had some nasty stuff happen in last year of school). I have a few questions that ive managed to ponder up and havnt been able to find an answer too (my case manager doesnt seem to really have a large amount of info). These questions are:

a) What is the difference between SSO and GSO schemes later in your career? More specifically does the SSO option hold you back later on?

b) What is the army looking for in the applicants? I heard sports is good ( I play squash but had to give up afl when i moved over here ) and previous flying experiance which I have none of as have never had the money.

c) I never took 7th form English (equivalent to year 12 English in Australia) as I really dont enjoy it. My case manager said that this will be a significant disadvantage for me even though throughout my degree I have had to write technical reports and deliver presentations, is this true? Or could I get a waiver of some sort? Should I consider taking a tafe course to get it?

d) I know this may sound basic but how often do military pilots get to fly? I read a while ago that one of the reasons the tragic accident that killed a number of SASR soldiers out of Townsville in 1996 was because the pilots had not had enough flight time (correct me if im wrong I just seem to remember reading it somewhere).

e) What do the pilots do when not flying/planning missions? i.e. do they have any other responsibilities?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Tom
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Old 17th Aug 2009, 06:28
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The Hat Guy,

If you passed the Recruiting bit and your application was sent to PSA why the 12 month wait?
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Old 17th Aug 2009, 11:55
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How to become a pilot or ACO in the RAAF?

Hi, i'm looking to join the Royal Australian Air Force as a pilot or an Air Combat Officer.
Right now i'm looking at doing a sponsored undergraduate scheme to get in, but apparently you can only get into flying through defence force academy and through direct entry.
Can i get in through a graduate scheme?
any raaf pilots know of the best ways to get in as an aircrew?
thanks
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Old 19th Aug 2009, 09:22
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But do you know if I can get pilot from doing the undergrad scheme?
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Old 19th Aug 2009, 09:37
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Did you try asking recruiting?- I know they're not much help most of the time , but worth a try.
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Old 19th Aug 2009, 12:08
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I dunno, I called them up, but the number doesn't work. but mostly I just want to hear from the experienced guys what I should do to be a pilot or ACO. Recruiting just gives you the diplomatic 'what i've been trained to tell you' answers that don't mean much.
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Old 20th Aug 2009, 12:13
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Hi all,

I just sat and passed specialist testing this week, only to have my case manager call and tell me my high school results from 12 years ago were not good enough to continue. Although, some top references and a good resume might be enough for them to wave the high school results issue. Has anyone else had this problem and still progressed?
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Old 20th Aug 2009, 16:37
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finestkind,

I'm not sure why it was 12 months, I was just told i wouldn't be able to apply until 12 months time...I just figured it was the generic time period for a rejection
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 02:28
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Mate I hate to tell you this but unless there is a specifc reason, then there is no reason to wait 12 months. Someone is screwing you around. If you are ADFA and missed the last FSP courses you can stay in the pool until your time is up. The same applies for DEO.
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 13:00
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If you don't mind my asking, Throttle747, what about your marks cut you out? Were they below the minimum required grades outlined in the requirements? I'm just curious, because whilst I didn't have the best high school exit scores (all B's and B+'s), I have been averaging on High Distinction / Distinction at University and was just wondering whether that will do the trick. I know it doesnt really come down to marks of course, but if anyone else has any idea, would you consider that competitive (ie. would this be likely to render me at any sort disadvantage in the selection, assuming I did ok at their various tests and interviews)?


Edit: Thanks for the advice Cougar! Good to have some idea of what to expect

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Old 23rd Aug 2009, 19:40
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AP 3393 changed W/E 14th Aug allowing pilots up to 26th Birthday.
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