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Old 22nd May 2010, 03:44
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Can anyone who has successfully appealed an initial "medically unfit" decision by DFR please send me a PM.
I don't know the details of your case. However you may want to consider dispensing with the "appeal" mentality should you make it to Tamworth. We have more than enough frustrated lawyers here as it is.
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Old 23rd May 2010, 12:06
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Competed Flight Screening

Hi Guys,

I just got back from Flight Screening on Saturday and I am stoked to say that I got recommended for RAAF! Thanks to those who have answered my questions and thanks to those who have posted useful information Re: FSP.

The whole program is interesting, intense and very enjoyable at the same time!! Prepare yourself and don't underestimate any component of the course! We all had a great time and you make some great mates during the course.

If anyone has any questions, I am happy to answer them!

More right rudder!

Regards,

Elliot.
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Old 23rd May 2010, 12:46
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Congratulations man. I hope to go through what you are going through in the near future.
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Old 24th May 2010, 23:00
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Septerra,

I hope all goes well. Look forward to it too!
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Old 24th May 2010, 23:27
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Hi ellioy, BIG CONGRATS!!! that is awesome!! I am waiting to get a date for FS and it's killing me... was wondering how long you had to wait to find out? Was wondering too how big was the group you went through with and did many pass??
Again, congrats!!!!!
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Old 25th May 2010, 00:14
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Congratulations

Hey guys,

Congratulations Ellioy!!

Just after some information around what your assessment day was like?
More around the interview, what type of questions did they ask?
Did you need to know specs around aircrafts or just more what squardrons fly them and what base they are found?
Did they ask you about all aircrafts or just the one your interested in?

I'm learning as much as i can as i have my assessment day in 2 weeks, however don't want to waste my time on things i don't really need to know (well for assessment day).

Thanks in advance
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Old 25th May 2010, 02:57
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Hi LaRoux,

Thanks mate. As for your questions; The waiting time varies, some people have had to wait for months (I've heard of some people waiting for 8 months). I got in fairly quickly, only waiting about 2-3 weeks after my assessment day for a call.

This shouldn't discourage you though, as some FSP courses are more competitive to get into that others. For example, the courses in August are fairly competitive to get a place in because there is a back-log of Dossiers to get through since there is a big gap between ADFA courses and DEO courses. Only 6 DEO courses remain until the end of the year, so naturally a fair few applicants want to get on those courses.

Our course size was 9 candidates strong; 7 got recommended and 2 didn't get recommended. Of the people who got recommended, 3 were going for RAAF and 4 were going for rotary wing (Navy or Army). Keep in mind that a recommendation doesn't guarantee a job (unfortunately!); it is now a waiting game for me.

Mvdia1: As you have probably gathered from previous posts; Know as much as you can. For me, I was asked a lot of questions regarding the training (from OTS until Conversion) and what operations are going on at the moment. Know each aircraft in service and where they are located. Also brush up on leadership knowledge and things like that. Having said that, expect the unexpected!

Elliot.
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Old 25th May 2010, 03:39
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Thanks for the reply...

Do you know what happens to the 2 people that didn't get recommended?
Do they get offered other officer roles?
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Old 25th May 2010, 03:55
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gday mvdia1,

I was on the same fsp as Elliot and to answer your question, No, unfortunalety the 2 guys did not get recommended for any other officer role. As far as im aware though, they are allowed to apply for other officer roles if they like though.

Big congrats to all the guys that did get recommended, and hopefully ill be seeing elliot and aidan at OTS in the very near future!

Just a big thanks to everyone that has posted useful information on the flightscreen program, i found it very imformative and useful!

Dean
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Old 25th May 2010, 04:06
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Thanks for the reply,

During FSP was there any maths that you were tested on?
Or was it more based around your ability to learn and fly?
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Old 25th May 2010, 04:53
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mVdia1,

They are looking at how well you can learn to fly, both the rate at which you learn and your ability to recall things learnt in a previous flight/lesson. The course is designed to be hard, so what they do is throw massive amounts of information at you and then seeing how well you can apply that info practically.

Deano! Hope all is well with you and hopefully see you soon buddy.

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Old 25th May 2010, 05:13
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What Ellioy says is pretty much it. Its also designed so that you have to prioritise your study, and they conduct the briefs/debriefs/flights in such a way that both the top scoring candidate and the lowest scoring candidate on our course felt pretty much the same regarding their performance (ie. they push you hard regardless).
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Old 25th May 2010, 05:47
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Hey guys,

Done the spec testing and got the marks required for all aircrew roles in the three services. However, just a quick question. I asked the person conducting the tests about the eyesight requirements before leaving and she mentioned that nothing less than a 20/20 was acceptable for pilots. But isnt there a flexibility, along the lines of - 10/20 unaided and 20/20 aided. She wasnt a medical personnel of any sort, and she said it was as far as she knew, so I thought maybe she dint know. Just wondering if anyone is aware of this flexibility in eye sight requirements? I am going to keep preparing for the asssessment day [havn't received a date yet] instead of stressing out about my eyesight, but it would be good to know.

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Old 25th May 2010, 07:35
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Congrats Ellioy and Romper.
Just curious, The guys on your course going Army, do they meet the new height requirements? Just interested to know how many guys that do "fit" are coming through.
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cj0203,

Out of the 4 rotary wing guys, one guy fit the height requirements for the army. He had quiet the unusual body type though! Very long arms and legs with a short body, i guess he was around 6ft tall.

Thanks for the congrats mate.

Dean.
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Old 26th May 2010, 05:03
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Hello guys
Is anyone due for FSP on the 29th May?
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Old 27th May 2010, 05:42
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Romper, just wondering what have you being doing for employement before applying for the Airforce and how long ago did you apply?

What were your other preferences?

Its great to see at 31 you made it through congratulations.

i guess when they say 27 it's just a guide, not concrete.
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Old 27th May 2010, 07:11
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My story

Gday guys and girls,

Thanks for the well wishes!

Ive been working for 13.5 years at Bluescope steel's port kembla site south of wollongong in a mechanical engineering role. Originally starting as a mechanical engineering trainee, my role has evolved from a technical/engineering role to a leadership and people management role, which has greatly assisted me through the selection process.

I started the application process about 14 months ago, so it has taken a while, but, its definately worth the wait! I was and still am prepared to do whatever it takes to obtain a spot!

I had no other preferences going through the selection process, having my heart set on RAAF DEO pilot only. Luckily, so far, i have been successful!



Dean.
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Old 27th May 2010, 09:01
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So you've already recieved an offer, or you're now waiting in the pool?

Either way, nice work.
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mudrat,

Im waiting in the pool mate. I finished FSP on saturday just gone. Offers went out on mon/tues this week for the RAAF, navy and army. The next round of offers are in November so im told, so thats the distribution im waiting for!

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