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RAAF Flight Screening Programme

Old 8th Mar 2011, 12:13
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@spacemantan

Thanks mate for the information and for not giving us forum noobs a hard time. I will be sure to follow your advise.

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Old 8th Mar 2011, 19:38
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(No, the RAAF don't issue thermals at OTS).
Guess i'll count myself lucky that I got some issued whilst there and chalk one up for the SRP.
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Old 8th Mar 2011, 23:37
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Aussie Aviator, relax mate, it was a tongue-in-cheek quip. I am as aware as a non-enlisted 22 year-old can be about the operational deployment responsibilities of a pilot officer in the Army. I am aware that any personal items and requirements will be up to me to organise.
My personal history can show that I am fully capable of living in, and operating in isolated regions with minimal resources, while accomplishing the task at hand within the necessary timeframe to a more than adequate standard.

Please note also, that I did edit my post to reflect my further research on the climate of the area.

Thanks for the advice regarding dress standards, spacemantan, there was a little ambiguity with reference to the appropriate attire to arrive in.
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Old 9th Mar 2011, 20:21
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Re: ADFA

ADFA is aimed at those of us who wish to study, gain a commission and be baby sat for a few years.

It is quite ARA oriented, which isn't a suprise given that RMC is just over the hill and the Army holds the highest personnel count of the three services.

There's kids just out of school and boys and girls in their mid twenties that previously served as ORs who wish to gain their first pips or stripes without having to endure Funtroon for 18 months or the equivalent.

If you want to visit uni, get taught to wipe your bum and get some cash under your belt then ADFA could be the place for you. If you just want to learn to wipe your bum and get paid then direct entry would be your best option.
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Old 10th Mar 2011, 01:36
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Zulk

You forgot the bit about quickly gaining an officer's ego.

Anyway, what are you doing in here? You're supposed to be studying or cleaning your room, or ironing your clothes or something.

PS Try not to bite that hand that feeds you; even if it is ARA. Patience, my son.
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Old 13th Mar 2011, 10:22
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26th

So who has FSP on the 26th?
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Old 14th Mar 2011, 03:43
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Another question about assessment day.

How many people chose to be assessed on all of their preferences? Or just one? What is your opinion on it?

What happens if you only choose one and fail it, can you go back and be assessed on others?

And if you pass, and make it to FSP for your 1st preference, does that mean you will only be considered for that preference for a job?

Thank you,

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Old 14th Mar 2011, 09:36
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Gezzill,

apologise if this sounds a bit harsh but

What does ADFPSA stand for???
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Old 14th Mar 2011, 23:31
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Australian Defence Force Pilot Selection Agency

Run very capably out of a very fetching portakabin I believe!
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Old 15th Mar 2011, 05:55
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finestkind,

are you implying that i should call PSA myself? I am looking for more personal opinions about what people did for their assessment day, and at the same time what that means if you sit one preference and fail it

Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 15th Mar 2011, 06:18
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DFR would give you the answer to that straight away if you gave them a call but if you choose one preference and fail you can book another assessment day for another preference when you want.

I think finestkind was implying the ADFPSA being the PILOT selection agency, they are only concerned with your pilot preferences. If you have other non-pilot preferences you still have the case with DFR and you can pursue these preferences while waiting for a flight screening spot. Again, DFR would tell you this in one quick phone call.
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Old 15th Mar 2011, 07:30
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Well answered oldpinger, you may sit down.

Gezzill,

nope, nahdah, zip, not implying anything just trying to get you to see the answer to your own question.

Your preference, for pilot, is what you go to PSA for but they are selecting pilots for the ADF, so if your pref is for RAAF it does not mean they do not consider you for ARA or RAN.

As far as having a 1st pref for pilot and a 2nd pref for something non hands on controls, PSA is selecting you for pilot as stated by Shonfield. Speak to the DFR. I am sure they would be more than happy for you to have one pref as I am sure they would be more than happy if you did not make that one and came back and did another or had multiple pref. Remeber if you get in they make money.
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Old 21st Mar 2011, 07:24
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Hi guys,

I am wondering if anyone that has completed the selection process can tell me some more about the aptitude testing? I have my initial YOU session in a week's time, and I understand there is a preliminary aptitude test involved, and then a more specific one later in the application process.

I am wondering if anyone can recommend where to find some practice aptitude tests, or at least let me know what I need to brush up on - the mathematic side of things is what concerns me the most, I was quite good at maths at school but have been out of school for 6 years so I imagine I'm a bit rusty, and would like to know what to revise on...

Apologies if this has already been asked previously in the thread, but I have very limited access to the internet and unfortunately haven't got the ability to sift through and look for it!

Thanks heaps in advance, any help is much appreciated.
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Old 22nd Mar 2011, 03:34
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RAAF Additional Testing

Hey guys,

I need a little help. I recently passed my ADF initial testing and am going for RAAF additional testing in a couple of weeks, and I am wondering what type of questions are in the additional testing.

Any help on the matter would be very much appreciated.
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Old 22nd Mar 2011, 07:58
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Hey everyone

It's been a while so thought I'd post an update and really wanted to congratulate everyone that got offers recently. So ing jealous it's ridiculous. This forum must be doing something right!

So, it's been a long wait but I'm finally awaiting an assessment day. I saved the cash and took the plunge and got laser surgery done last Thur. It's all slowly coming together...hopefully. Back clocking hours a few days a week too when I can, which is good.

If theres any questions re: surgery, just ask.

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Old 22nd Mar 2011, 10:48
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Help

ONE FLEW NORTH - Hey how've you been? Good to hear from you again! Good luck with your assessment day! I have FSP in 4 days so I'm pretty nervous/excited


Any currently serving ADF Pilots I really need a hand if anybody can assisst me. I have Flight Screening in 4 days and I'm not getting any replies from ADF contact pilots, I need to ask a few basic questions from a currently serving pilot. I have them in a word document but I can copy them here.

Anyone available to help me I will be forever in your debt.

BD
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Old 18th Apr 2011, 10:28
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Hey people,
anyone else out there get selected for PSA on the 14th of May? Give us a PM if so!
TR
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Old 20th Apr 2011, 02:52
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I'll be seeing you on the 14th of may. I got the call up about a week ago. Pretty happy considering I only did my assessment day a month ago. I've heard of people waiting months.
When did you start your application?
Also congrats. Getting onto fsp isn't a walk in the park as you'd know, especially with the minefield that is dfr :-P
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Old 27th Apr 2011, 10:30
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Benjonat, check your PM's!
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Old 27th Apr 2011, 11:05
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YOU session?

Can any one tell me what to expect at the YOU session as far as testing and interviews go?
Recommended dress for the occasion?

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