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RAAF Flight Screening Programme

Old 19th Mar 2010, 10:07
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At least you know what in particular you need to improve the most on.

I went fairly well on the instrument comprehension test, got up to about question 52 from memory. One thing you should do is to take a really good look at the layout of the instruments in the example question just so you don't spend too much time in the test trying to decipher the poorly printed labels.

Heres some of the resources I used to revise:

http://www.airforce.mil.nz/downloads...detestinfo.pdf
(some of the questions in this test are really similar to our tests, especially the aviation math ones)

The link posted by rotor11 is another really good one I used (Theres a really good method for solving speed distance and time questions)

Another good one is the "ARCO Military Flight Aptitude Testing" book which you should be able to find for free on the internet as a pdf file, if you can't find it or it doesn't work just tell me and I'll send it to you. The aircraft orientation questions are really good because the dodgy images are just like the ones in the real test. Only some of the material in this one is relevant.

APST IPAS

Also have a quick look at some photos of macchi's, from memory the aircraft silhoutte is that of a macchi (ex RAAF and RAN training jet)

When are you re-sitting the testing?
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coolmanc172, my guess is probably not although they might pay careful attention to this in particular.

We'll see what some of the others have to say...
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Old 19th Mar 2010, 23:35
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coolmanc172,

All PSA are interested in is your total hours and recency. These are used to determine whether you are placed in the advanced or basic group. There is no NAV content in the flying you will be doing at Tamworth, it's all basic GF.
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Old 20th Mar 2010, 09:38
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With respect to the speed tests, when you start, go through and do all the questions that you know first, then go back and have a go at the ones you are not sure about/need to do some working. Pretty obvious but I'm sure it has caught people out in the past.
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Old 22nd Mar 2010, 11:58
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I have a question!

I've been told to expect to be on a FSP on the June-July holidays but have also been told that I have an OSB for ACO(My third preference) these holidays in april.

I've gone through the vast amount of material posted in this thread but can't seem to find an answer. Do I attend an OSB for each of my three preferences or only the two services which for which my preferences are for(RAAF & RAN) or maybe just the two roles (Pilot RAAF & RAN and ACO RAAF) applyed for?

Is this a typical situation?

Cheers,

PS. Good luck with your Spec. Testing Ed
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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 03:02
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Hey team, anyone be joining me for FSP 17th April - 1st May?

Got the call not long ago, at the moment I'm both absolutely stoked and packing it haha
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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 04:46
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have a question!

I've been told to expect to be on a FSP on the June-July holidays but have also been told that I have an OSB for ACO(My third preference) these holidays in april.

I've gone through the vast amount of material posted in this thread but can't seem to find an answer. Do I attend an OSB for each of my three preferences or only the two services which for which my preferences are for(RAAF & RAN) or maybe just the two roles (Pilot RAAF & RAN and ACO RAAF) applyed for?

Is this a typical situation?
As far as i know its per role.
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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 06:09
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Congrats and good luck, THG.

I just came back a few days ago, but unfortunately don't have any advice I can offer aside from what is already offered in this thread. Its about as good as you'll get without giving away the secrets we were all told not to divulge, but I'll say this though: its harder, more stressful and far more fun than I'd ever expected. Amazing two weeks.
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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 08:46
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Thanks MudRat, how did you go on screening? It came as a big shock today so it was awesome news to hear... sounds like I have my work cut out for me
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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 09:56
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Hi All,
My gosh this thread is long and full of great info!
Was just seeing if anyone here has recently been through PSA. I've completed Assessment Day and been recommended for Pilot and ACO. So i'm looking to get up-to-date information about PSA. I've only a few motorised flying hours under my belt so i'm working on getting more. I'm currently brushing up on basic flying maths (ie knots, distance, speed etc). But is there anything I can do to improve my overall rank?
Would appreciate any assitance and look forward your advice!
Lisa
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Old 24th Mar 2010, 04:15
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I was one of the six people of our group of nine to be recommended, so now I spend my days sitting beside the phone waiting for the call that I hope is imminent
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Old 24th Mar 2010, 06:26
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Congrats Mudrat!
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Old 24th Mar 2010, 08:18
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Seconded mate.
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Old 24th Mar 2010, 09:19
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Well done Mudrat. I hear Raaf offers are out mid April/May, not sure about Navy though, think it's later than that but they are pretty full at the moment but good luck dude. If it's Army u want than I hope u are under 92cm sitting height! That 's what just killed me.
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Old 25th Mar 2010, 05:35
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Yeah I was already pretty sure I was out of the running for Army, but it was confirmed in my OSB - I exceed the max seating height. Its a bit of a disappointment seeing as Army takes so many pilots each year. As for Navy, they'll only take a handful (half dozen or less, I've been told) this year, just like the year previous and so on.
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Old 25th Mar 2010, 09:26
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The Army pool is quite empty now I'd say. I haven't heard from anyone that this hasn't affected. This is a response from one of my fellow flight screeners who, sadly, didn't get recommended but is so damn short he'd walk it in! ;
"What I'd like to know is how the #$&! 8cm is going to save your life when you hit the deck in a 3 tonne machine that is traveling at many meters per second. Good F#%&!ng luck! "
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Old 27th Mar 2010, 02:43
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Cj:

I was told that they were having problems with taller people in the kiowa for years; having to fly with a tilted heads and such. There were apparently incidents were people would pass kiowa conversion, then go on to fail heli tactics, and to get out of their ROSO, they claimed they had sore backs.
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Old 27th Mar 2010, 03:23
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That may be, but 92cm equates to a very small person.
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Old 29th Mar 2010, 10:54
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Flight Screening Program and aircraft type

Great forum.
I have several questions I hope someone can answer for me please:

1. The ADF site says the program is divided into both basic and advanced courses for flight screening. Do you do one or the other and how is this calculated?

2. I am interested to find out the type of aircraft used for the flight screening at Tamworth? Do they use the CT-4, or the CAP-10 or both? Do they use one for the basic and one for the advanced course etc?

Any responses will be greatly appreciated.
Cheers
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Old 29th Mar 2010, 11:25
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Great forum.
I have several questions I hope someone can answer for me please:

1. The ADF site says the program is divided into both basic and advanced courses for flight screening. Do you do one or the other and how is this calculated?

2. I am interested to find out the type of aircraft used for the flight screening at Tamworth? Do they use the CT-4, or the CAP-10 or both? Do they use one for the basic and one for the advanced course etc?

Any responses will be greatly appreciated.
Cheers
Hope these answers help ya mate

1. Basically you'll be assigned a course depending on how many civilian flying hours you have. Last time I checked the split was at around the 40 hour mark (May have changed). The main differences in the two are mainly focused around the aerobatics component of the course. People with fewer hours are hardly expected to be able to perform "advanced" aerobatic sequences compared to someone who is already able to demonstrate a healthy knowledge of General Flying. With that said there are other minor differences in the rate of progress for the advanced course.

2. You will fly both CAP-10 and CT-4. The first component of the course is centered around general flying, starting from the basic straight and level flying, moving all the way into circuits. This is achieved on the CT-4. The second part of the course is focused around aerobatic flying. The aim is being able to demonstrate hand/foot/eye co-ordination. Obviously flawless aerobatics aren't the main aim of the course, but a rate of learning that meets the ADF's requirements for training.

Hope it helps you out and all the best.

Edited: Me fail english? Thats unpossible
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Old 29th Mar 2010, 13:23
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Hey all,

I've read through the thread and can't seem to find the answer to this one...

Going by the schedule, it seems there are two flight screenings happening at certain times....is this correct?

Just wondering because I would have thought PSA would have at least a days break from applicants to prepare for the next group...I guess not though.
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