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RAAF Flight Screening Programme

Old 13th Apr 2010, 13:04
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Cheers keenas, I'll keep it in mind.

Does anyone know much about the syllabus at Flight Screening?

I know its 6 flights in a CT-4/b and a few in a CAP-10 and two on a simulator of some sort, but what exactly is covered on the course in terms of material to learn? Is there anything in particular one can do prior to the pragram to better prepare themselves?
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 22:10
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Unless you can get your hands on a copy of the current BFTS CT4 flying manual I wouldn't try to learn too much before heading to FSP. They are very specific about how to fly the aircraft and they will judge you on your ability to apply what is written in the manual in the cockpit.
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Old 14th Apr 2010, 01:03
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know its 6 flights in a CT-4/b and a few in a CAP-10 and two on a simulator of some sort, but what exactly is covered on the course in terms of material to learn? Is there anything in particular one can do prior to the pragram to better prepare themselves?
You'll be given the appropriate information when you get there. FSP deliberately do not forward flight manuals/ mass briefings etc to candidates. That way everyone is on a level playing field.
Your ability to transfer the information imparted to you on the ground to the airborne environment in a given time period is of particular interest.
Listen, ask questions, and study!!
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Old 14th Apr 2010, 09:53
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It makes sense, I guess I'll just have to wait a little longer.

Cheers,
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 08:19
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There's a guestimator test where you're asked questions with big numbers and little decimals, ie, 5019 x .06111 - All you need to do is figure out a rough answer and then pick whichever answer is closest to your answer in the answer section
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 10:33
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Zulk, cheers for the information, much appreciated.
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 14:38
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Hi,

I apologise if this is off topic or has been asked before, but 58 pages is a bit too much to read right now.

If I do not have 20/20 eyesight, does this mean I will not be considered at all because they will not take me for the FSP? or have I been misinformed?

Thank you in advance,
Sam
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 14:48
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G'day

I believe the minimum unaided visual acuity mentioned earlier in the thread is -1. If you exceed the limit, the [email protected] eye surgery avenue is open (one which the originator the thread took, and was succesful). Pre-operative limit for [email protected] surgery is -5 dioptres, if I remember correctly.
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 16:18
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Dilmah,

Thank you very much for you help.

Can anyone with first hand experience confirm this?

Thanks,
Sam
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 16:28
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No worries mate, my information about [email protected] Surgery was sourced from here, by the way. And I believe one of Hornetboy's posts contains snippets of similar information.
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Old 16th Apr 2010, 06:59
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FSP 8th may - 22nd may

Gday,

Just got the call for FSP and they confirmed im going to flightscreen on the 8th of may! Is there anyone else on here heading down at that time?

Im pumped as, and cant wait for it, time to book my aero lessons and continue studying my butt off. Good luck to everyone currently going through the selection process.

Dean...
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Old 16th Apr 2010, 10:13
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Congrats romper,

Thats great news mate. Best of luck for it, but from the sound of the study and aero lessons it doesnt sound like u will need it.
Let us know how it goes.

Out of interest how long ago did u do the aptitude testing? (ie time between it and getting the fsp call)

Cheers
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Old 16th Apr 2010, 10:26
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FSP

Thanks jorocketoz,

My timeline has been as follows,

Applied online in april 2009,
You session in june 2009,
Spec testing was sept 2009,
Assesment day dec 2009,

and now off to FSP in may 2010.

The unusually large gap between Assesment day and FSP was due to some finer issues that had to be sorted out, but the main thing is im good to go now....

Dean.
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Old 16th Apr 2010, 11:55
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Ah cheers Dean,
Guess time will tell how my time line goes....YOU day on this coming tuesday. Have to wait and see how I go...getting over the study of maths I must say, so many topics to cover as its hard to know the exact specifics of the testing.

Jo
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Old 16th Apr 2010, 12:29
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Jorocketoz- How many pencils can you buy if each costs 20c and you have $4.20?

I wouldn't stress too much, its really basic material that goes up to about a year 10 standard (pythag, SOHCAHTOA, long multiplication, decimal multiplication, addition and subtraction).The maths test goes for 12 minutes so simply do the easiest questions first and come back for the rest later.

Awesome job romper

Cheers,
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Old 17th Apr 2010, 04:52
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AlexanderB Cheers mate.

I do appreciate the info (esp. the "dont stress" and details of what to expect), I will sleep easy tonight mate.

Will let u know how I go (tuesday is the day of mine).
Thanks again Jo
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Old 17th Apr 2010, 08:08
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Not exactly

At CJ:

The Army is actually choc full of pilots at the moment. Eventually it be looking for more but in the mean time it has heaps. Same for Navy. Air Force is fairly full too but the best option out of the three for scoring a spot. Operational conversions in all three services are a considerable wait. If you want more info on the Kiowa seating changes let me know.
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Old 18th Apr 2010, 09:16
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" hope" .. Ha!, use that word around an officer and they'll know youre a tool, you must strive for your aspirations, Although wishing failure on someone else goes to show your character pretty well, even if it is simple trolling on the forum. Be wary though, Im 99% sure FSP staff and the board members know about this thread, and they'll be reading...

To all those with Impending FSP dates: Good luck!, Dont stress, Stay cool, and Dont take your eye off the ball! (especially in the group activities), it will be the best (and also the worst) 2 weeks of your life!

Oh, and You're/You are isnt a spelling issue, its something else... Do you know what?

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Old 18th Apr 2010, 12:43
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Yep, thats FSP for you. The most amazing flying you've ever done, with the harshest debriefs to bring you back down to earth shortly after your unsightly landing did, all with a team of some of the finest young hopefuls you'll ever meet. I've never been so stressed and enjoyed myself so much in my life.
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Old 18th Apr 2010, 22:28
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with the harshest debriefs to bring you back down to earth shortly
You think so?
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