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RAAF Flight Screening Programme

Old 1st Nov 2010, 12:13
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Australia, NSW, Lismore
Age: 28
Posts: 36
See you there junior, I can tell this is going to be an interesting two weeks. I'm sure the idea of wearing an orange flight suit will grow on me... hopefully.

Thanks for the congrats guys and good luck with the distribution, christmas might be coming early.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 06:16
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Aus
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Mate, if they want to employ me, I'll even consider wearing a rainbow coloured flying suit!

Best of luck to everyone waiting on letters of offer!
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 06:54
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Posts: 109
I might have been caught ironing my shirts on the first night while wearing my orange flightsuit

...because my bags were lost in Sydney, but I would have been tempted regardless! As for the intake coming up, looks like I'll be just outside the selected cohort, but I'm still hoping. Wish they'd pick up their intakes to the usual level again, I'm getting old while waiting!
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 08:28
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tamworth
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Me too!
Had my assessment again last week. Recommended again and it was all pretty straightfoward. Think the defence interviewer felt a bit sorry for me and thus took it pretty easy on me! So I guess file back to Tamworth and wait for an OSB slot which I don't think they hold that often.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 09:18
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Brisbane
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CJ, I only had to wait about 3 months after my second recommendation to hear from PSA... Heading back to Tamworth for OSB in two weeks. Chin up!
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 11:10
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Good work mate, and good luck.
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 11:09
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sydney
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I also got a call this week to attend flight screening Nov. 13, completely stoked Looks like ill be seeing junior and Alex there aswell. Good luck to anyone else waiting for the call
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Old 6th Nov 2010, 12:46
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: australia
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hey guys

i just joined the forum. im going in for my Y.O.U thing on the 26th of november.
hope i get as far as you guys do.
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Old 10th Nov 2010, 10:11
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Australia
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congratulations to those of you going up on the 13th, i got offered that course however had clashes with uni exams so i got moved to the 20th (i dont think it has helped with the nervousness of the situation). Otherwise i would have been up there with you guys. Good luck, i wish you all the best!
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Old 12th Nov 2010, 00:35
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: N.S.W, Australia
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Congrats to lesnak and NickM91 on being recommended. Also best of luck to AlexanderB and junior.VH-LFA for fsp.
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Old 14th Nov 2010, 00:30
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sydney
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Made it to Flight Screening

Hi all,

My husband just found out he made flight screening at the tender age of 40. He started the process on the 15th August so I think he has had quite a good run by the looks of things.

Blood tests are required being over the age of 35 but other than that file has been sent to tamworth. It looks like the next date is January 2011 for DEO.

He would love to fly army but is more then open to Navy or RAAF. He likes the idea of rotary rather than fixed wing. Having had previous army experience he is a tad biased.

We are now considering with zero hours that it might be worth getting some hours flying that being said he is concerned about bad habits.

Anyway we are all very excited in our household!
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Old 17th Nov 2010, 04:59
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sydney, Aus
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Just got the call to go to flight screening Jan 15th, am suitably excited.

makes the application process about 15 months, definitely worth the wait.

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Old 17th Nov 2010, 07:55
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sydney
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Congrats! Can I ask how long it was between your file being sent to PSA and you getting the call?

Cheers
Liz
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Old 17th Nov 2010, 09:19
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sydney, Aus
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Thankyou,

Yeah no worries, assessment day was early september, I was given confirmation of my file arrivng a month after that. So about 4 1/2 months between assessment day and FSP.

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Old 18th Nov 2010, 08:28
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tamworth
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My wait was around 2 months so that was pretty speedy, just depends on when the next DEO or ADFA courses are. I've heard people waiting almost a year for FSP and unfortunately, some people do not get the call at all, just depends on how competitive you are. Good luck and keep thinking positively! Even 2 months was a lifetime it seemed for me!!
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Old 18th Nov 2010, 09:23
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Join Date: May 2003
Location: SAUDI
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Wag888
Congrats to ypur hubby and I hope he gets a spot.

Its a competitive process to get a spot on FSP. Flying hours will help but would more likely be more helpful if he had some time before his dossier was sent to PSA.
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Old 19th Nov 2010, 01:22
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: East Sale
Age: 34
Posts: 55
Just listened to a voice mail left on my phone offering me a FSP position for January. They must all be out to lunch, because getting someone to answer a phone over in Tamworth seems the impossible dream! Does anyone have any idea about the actual FSP dates for courses in January? The 2011 schedule is not available online as yet...
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Old 19th Nov 2010, 02:02
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: East Sale
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Aahh OK, finally got in contact with the ever elusive PSA and have been booked in for the 8th of January! PM me if anyone else gets the same slot!
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Old 19th Nov 2010, 04:55
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Australia
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It's about time old chum!

I know you'll have a ball up there!

An update on myself, I was told that my file has been sent down to Canberra for selection on potentially one of eight spots. Crossing my fingers tightly, hoping I can secure a position and a starting date. It will be a long few weeks waiting for that call.

Cheers
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Old 19th Nov 2010, 06:31
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Join Date: Sep 2008
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Rumour has it that some offers were sent out on the Wednesday just gone (17/11) and that the ADFA course for 2011 will be starting on the twenty-something of January.
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