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RAAF Flight Screening Programme

Old 19th Nov 2010, 07:46
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Well after being told his file was on its way to PSA, hubby received a call from the Dr today saying he was medically unfit however he can appeal.

Bascially it is because he was on Lipitor however he was told twice that it was not an issue (it was on the application form).

We picked up his blood test results today - which we were going to send on and low and behold it looks as though his cholestrol is now too low.

Very dissapointed but we are going to appeal the decision so the fights not over yet.
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Old 19th Nov 2010, 07:54
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Hi guys,
Ive read through most of this thread and found allot of useful information.

I'm heading to Tamworth for the course commencing on the 27th of November and was wondering if anyone who has been there recently could send me some information on what to expect. Also, is anyone else on here going to be on the same course?

I'm really excited about heading up to Tamworth, but I'm unsure how much I am expected to know about the other two services (first preference RAAF). Do I need to know everything about all services or all about the RAAF and have a little knowledge of the other two services? Obviously I'll know the training for all three services, but I'm more wondering whether I need to be able to identify all the Navy ships and name the bases, or just know the ships and bases that have Helicopters etc.

Finally I'd like to say a big thank you to all the contributers to this thread who have made it such a wonderful source of information and made my dream of becoming a pilot in the military that much more achievable.

Thanks
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Old 19th Nov 2010, 08:34
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Wag888: Keep pushing with the appeal, mine was rejected once, then accepted the 2nd time. If you can present them with enough information proving that it won't affect his physical performance it it would help. If you read back through this forum a large proportion of the posts deal with medical issues, and the appeals process.

Hope it helps.
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Old 19th Nov 2010, 09:23
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Thanks aus111c - will keep you posted on how things go!
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 12:51
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Just letting everyone know im currently on flightscreening and ADF has decided the CAP10 will no longer be used as part of the FSP and you will do all 10 flights in the CT4B.

Does this apply to the advanced syllabus?
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 23:20
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Yes. The CAP10 is no longer. It's "unsafe" y'know!
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 23:28
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That's a shame, I was really looking forward to flying the CAP10! There must have been an incident or accident for it to be omitted completely, does anyone have the inside word as to why? Captain Sand Dune any ideas??

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Old 24th Nov 2010, 02:03
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Nothing so exciting. Just a monumentally ill-informed decision by the over-paid "experts" down South who haven't flown the aircraft or have any knowledge of FSP ops. I've probably said too much already...........
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 02:48
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Don't think just because the CAP-10 is gone the course is any easier. They have changed the level of difficulity in the last 3 rides to compensate.
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 14:27
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That's unlucky for prospective flight screeners, the CAP-10 was great.

Junior the point of having the CAP-10 in the syllabus wasn't purely to make the course harder, it was to test how well you can take the skills taught and apply them to a different plane. It may be just as "difficult", but without two aircraft obviously there are certain attributes that won't receive the same attention.
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 22:27
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Mudrat, I know exactly what your saying, and I know that was the point of the CAP10, I was just saying that the sequence has been changed because of its removal from the course.

I was looking forward to flying it as well. Oh well, not sure who's decision it was, but it sucks.
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 03:39
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I'm with Capn Sand Dune! Bring back the CAP 10!
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 07:26
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Hey Reece.T I'll see you up there my course starts on the 15th. Good Luck.
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Old 26th Nov 2010, 00:23
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That's a shame about the Cap-10 no longer being used. While I was up there (16-30/Oct) we heard that we would potentially be one of the last few courses to have the opportunity to fly it.

It's definitely one of the nicer planes I've flown in my limited experience, and I don't think I've had more fun and a more rewarding time in the air in anything else!

One of the instructors had mentioned that there had been a few incidents with the Cap-10, all related to ground handling I believe, but I'm not about to state that's the reason, or the only reason that its being retired.

I'm curious if they will be sold off.

Nick
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Old 26th Nov 2010, 06:47
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I was told it was because of the engine cutting out after certain manouvres which involved a high rate of turning and descent which scared some students and the higher-up folk. Handling it on the ground became quite fun once one got the hang of it.

Was a fantastic aircraft to fly though.
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Old 29th Nov 2010, 09:48
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While I was on FSP this year, the CAP 10 was grounded for the last 2 days of course due to fuel problems. Our last sorties were cancelled as a result.

It is a shame really, it was such a nice plane to fly!!
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 07:54
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You'll have a friend standing on your feet

15 push-ups, 45 sit-ups and 7.5 on the beep test
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 10:41
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any tips or iq books you guys recommend for the flight testing passed the intitial iq tests today so going back in a another month for next round of testing. The lady there told me it was amths and on some instruments etc didnt really go that much into it :/
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 23:29
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Yeah I had an engine cut out on the CAP-10 during a certain manoeuvre - I'm sure those that have been there can guess which one it was. Only happened to me on the one aircraft though. Apart from that, damaged the tailwheel on my final flight because I flared too soon and dropped her onto the runway pretty hard. A guy on another course at the time also had a problem where he accidentally knocked the fuel valve closed which shut the engine down.

I doubt those were the pressing issue though (surely this is tame in comparison to an operational type or the PC9?), plus it was a very enjoyable aircraft to fly!
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Old 2nd Dec 2010, 02:03
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Yes Mudrat, I also had the engine cut out during that same manoeuvre, although it just added to the fun of flying it :P Also had some close calls then the park brake had decided to undo itself. Although I don't think this should be any reason to stop using it, the cap-10 was easily the best bit of FSP. No better feeling than pulling 5.5g's through a loop in such a light aircraft, looking up at the paddocks above u, or knowing that the person in the ct-4 waiting for you to taxi past cant stop laughing at you while your zig-zagging along :P
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