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Old 20th Feb 2011, 22:29
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As I understand it, you get one go at FSP and hold that score. If you don't get through the initial OSB you can have up to another two goes 12 months apart.

I'm happy to be corrected but I think that's how my lad explained it. He was fortunate to get through on the first attempt, so I haven't taken a close interest in the re-test process.
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 01:19
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To clarify, there are three different outcomes at the end of FSP:

1) You are recommended
2) You are not recommended, but are invited to retry OSB after a specified wait time (typically a year, sometimes longer).
3) You are not recommended by the board and are not welcome to reapply due to incompatibilities with the position of ADF pilot.

Having experienced the process personally, I have a lot faith in the current system and the people behind it. I don't know what the situation is with the bloke you mentioned TC, but I know of people that got an offer with no previous flying experience first time round. I also know of many that got an offer with a myriad of flying hobbies and flying licenses to their name; if you don't have any experience and you are not involved in any aviation-related activities, then that would surely cast doubt on just how interested you are.

Obviously there are guys with more insight and far more experience than myself here so I'll leave it there, but I always took my "failures" as an opportunity to improve and there's no shortage of constructive criticism to take with you from Tamworth!

@ Blackbird: Yes there were two distributions staggered over last week (RAAF, don't know about the others), but I don't think its Wednesday when the final word is given.
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 02:03
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Interested to know what your mates flying score was. Even more interested to know how he knew that he had nailed the leadership. Applicants that do very well at the flying side have to do poorly at the board side to not be recommended. A lot of people get through with no flying hours, so I think the lack of actual flying to prove motivation may not be on the numbers.

Mudrat is correct with the three outcomes of FSP but at the present time you can wait three years or if it has been three years come back and do the whole FSP again. Get in quick before this changes.
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 02:26
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Yes there were two distributions staggered over last week (RAAF, don't know about the others), but I don't think its Wednesday when the final word is given.
@ Mudrat - My enlistment coordinator in Melbourne told me that I would know by Wednesday as to whether or not I start on the 4th of March. I think they're cutting it fine as it is, less then 2 weeks to organise your life and work related issues is a tall order!
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 02:49
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I think they're cutting it fine as it is, less then 2 weeks to organise your life and work related issues is a tall order!
Welcome to the ADF !
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 02:51
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Yes I was very surprised (pleasantly!); I got my letter of offer for RAAF pilot today for the course starting on the 4th. Less than two weeks to drop life as I know it in order to embrace the next 12 years in the RAAF...its going to be great!

Edit: I say 12 years, yet fully intend to stay much longer than that!
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 06:52
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Well done Mudrat, congrats.
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 08:32
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G'day guys!
Wow! so awesome that you got in!!

I'v just passed my specialised testing for pilot with the ADF, so iv still got a long way to go.But the next step is the assessment interview next week and I was just wondering if any of you guys could tell me what sort of questions to expect and what answers there looking for. Iv done a bit of research but am just wondering if anyone who's done it recently could give me a heads up . It'd be very nice to get to FSB! haha

Hope iv come to the right place and thanks heaps for taking the time to read this,
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 09:35
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Mudrat, brilliant mate. So happy for you. You've come a long way, and this is only the beginning of your journey!
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 10:00
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Well done Mudrat... Champion!!
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 11:50
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Interested to know what your mates flying score was. Even more interested to know how he knew that he had nailed the leadership. Applicants that do very well at the flying side have to do poorly at the board side to not be recommended. A lot of people get through with no flying hours, so I think the lack of actual flying to prove motivation may not be on the numbers.
If you are in Saudi you are maybe on Hawks or Tornadoes and my age (late 40s) and served in more rational regimes - a gen ago.

When He go told no probs with the flying; you met the mean; your leadership exercises and speech was fine, however...(I don't want to go into it here to out him).

I've been on assessment and OSB boards, just sh*t.
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 23:20
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Thanks fellas! By the sound of things there will be several of us from this thread heading down, but no doubt I'll see the rest of you in the ADF further down the track sometime. Good luck!
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 23:39
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Mudrat- Well done and good luck. Have fun on the mighty CT4 and keep your sense of humour, something that seems to have deserted Trackcoastal-

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Old 22nd Feb 2011, 00:02
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Well done MudRat, I'll be seeing you down in Sale.

Blackbird, let me know as soon as you hear any news.

Cheers
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Old 24th Feb 2011, 08:50
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Hey Guys,

Had my assessment day yesterday, all went well , with the exception of a medical issue that should be very quick (quick for the ADF anyway).

If anyone wants to ask me anything in regards to it, PM me now while I can remember. I know I had 100 questions before I went. I'm happy to help anyone out.

For the others that are still in school - I was told grades are more or less the number 1 thing they have to differentiate people prior to OSB, so keep them up! The defence interviewer implied that over 80 in all subjects should secure a spot on FSP. Not sure how much truth there is to that though, I would have expected higher.

For anyone that has an assessment day, please dear god wear a suit. There was a kid there in a hoodie and shorts. You should have seen the look on their faces.

For the people asking if the 2011 FSP schedule was up, it is now.

Lastly, the psychologist is death. Keep confident during that, she kept telling me I was wrong on areas I was positive about. She even tried to tell me BFTS wasn't at Tamworth..........
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Old 24th Feb 2011, 09:22
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Congrats Shonfield!

I hope for your sake that your medical clears quickly. I was told that too - and I've had to send multiple reports back and forth to the medical administration since my assessment day last November. And it's still taking time. I sure hope my file reaches Tamworth in the next few months
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Old 24th Feb 2011, 09:38
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Wish me luck!

Hi Guys, I'm a long time reader and not much of a poster, however I'm attending FSP on Saturday, starting Sunday. I'm very excited but very nervous! The main thing I will focus on is doing my best and keeping a sense of humour. I feel as though I've prepared well but you never never know until you finally go.
Anyway for all others out there that are still trying to get to FSP, keep at it, your determination and commitment will hopefully shine through and you will land a spot on FSP, then it's up to you to perform!

Wish me luck
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Old 24th Feb 2011, 10:07
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Congratulations on your offer Nick, and congrats Shonfield for a successful Assessment day! Oldpinger - thanks, and I definitely will! Can't wait to fly the parrot again.

Shonfield, that psychologist session you got sounds like hell! Mine was more akin to a very casual chat, and I came away wondering what the all the fuss was about.

Good luck with the medical administration issues Zeddy. They can be frustratingly slow but it will all be worthwhile once you've got them sorted!
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 06:22
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I have flight screening this Saturday, and I really want to fly chinooks! However I have heard they are only a 2nd term posting, is this true?? If so how come and where do they do their conversion course?

Btw GSX are you on the 05mar course?
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 09:46
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I am on the 05 March course!

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