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Old 18th May 2011, 04:27
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Prescription Meds?

Had my YOU session on Friday and every thing was going well until the medical questions. I answered them and was told at then end that due to the medication I take and have taken for the last 10 years. I was not able to join at all. I do have the option of appealing. Any one have any thoughts on the situation and what the probability of success would be?

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Old 18th May 2011, 08:44
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madS24,

according to the ADFPSA site Maths B with a SA is acceptable.

Have you read this site, cause its pretty obvious that the RC often don't know which way is up.
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Old 18th May 2011, 09:26
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FinestK

I've read it all a few times, and their position is that a SA- (SA MINUS)
does not constitute a SA grade and is therefore a fail.

I've tried appealing this (back in 2009) and I was told that if I could
find a remedial course that is acceptable to QSA (Queensland Studies Authority) as a Math B equiv., they would take me.

I've asked both DFR and QSA, and both said - yes, such courses exist, but no, we have no information on any courses around brisbane (or anywhere)

Basically - "yes, it's fixable - but we won't give you any clues"

my situation is - I have a list of courses. But they want me to do them first and THEN tell me whether it is acceptable (after blowing $$$).

I'd rather know for certain.
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Old 18th May 2011, 09:41
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madscientist.
Read the whole thread. There's a section towards the last quarter (?) about maths courses that are acceptable, one of those being Dr Steven Holdings course. It's expensive and is done full time but is only 8 weeks and in Brisbane...DFR know about it and he knows his stuff. Better than a 6 month TAFE course. Blackbird14 did it and is now in so it's accepted. I did a course through CSU uni which also worked. I also got it approved BEFORE doing it so not sure what they're on about. Anyway, read up.
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Old 18th May 2011, 10:52
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I was on Dr Holdings course with bb14 and can vouch that it's a great course. Double check that it is acceptable though, we both had completed the appropriate maths at school (with an alright mark) but wanted to better ourselves in it.
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Old 19th May 2011, 02:01
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GSO Pilot

Is there anyone here who is - or who knows a lot about - GSO Army Pilot? I have some questions.
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Old 19th May 2011, 04:25
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Look through the thread mate, plenty of info if you can be motivated to look for it.
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Old 19th May 2011, 12:05
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mads24, must admit never heard of a minus SA
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Old 19th May 2011, 12:36
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Finest kind, some would say its called an "ACO"
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Old 21st May 2011, 07:01
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Anyone get the call for the OSB only June 20-23?

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Old 21st May 2011, 11:03
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Thumbs up

Hey mate,

I'm going to the June 20-23 OSB only too! Hopefully for my second successful OSB. Yes I did get in the first time. Long story.
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Old 26th May 2011, 08:45
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Does anyone know if there any major differences in selection for someone already a defence member?

Or is it just a matter of, once pilot selection has your paperwork you are then required to complete aptitude testing/flight screening/Officer Selection Board like other applicants?
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Old 26th May 2011, 13:12
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Found some information on the process and it appears to be the same.

I'm assuming the aptitude testing would be the same as for civilian applicants, but we all know about assumptions....
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Old 26th May 2011, 13:30
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Every application goes through PSA

Every a app goes through PSA. If you are already in the service you need to speak with your divisional officer to complete the relevant service application for commission in the Pilot personal qualification.
Ideally if you really want this to happen, do all the research youself and tell your D.O. What they are required to do etc. Make their job easier to get the outcome you desire. The DRN search tool is a good place to start. Good luck.
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Old 27th May 2011, 07:50
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Thanks GSXRMCK (like the name!),

I'm an Inactive Reservist (didn't mention it before to avoid abuse! ) and commercial pilot. My application is going through APA and i'm just trying to get an idea if the process is different or more is expected of me than a civilian applicant as I applied way back when I was 18 (passed aptitude testing then went to OSB before FSP for some reason, and was knocked back..).

Thanks for the help.
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Old 27th May 2011, 10:58
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Anyone else coming to RMC in July?

InTheWeeds - I was just enquiring to GSO Pilot, do they still get to do a lot of flying? Or not really? I have an offer for GSO Pilot and I really want to know how much flying I will do? Thanks!
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Old 31st May 2011, 05:41
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6 and a half months of fighting Medical and my file has finally been cleared and sent to PSA...

What to take from this?
DON'T GIVE UP! Just like Hornetboy who started this thread all these years ago, it pays to fight for what you want...just a tad of a cliche, but where this is a will, there is a way!
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Old 31st May 2011, 08:47
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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 2nd Jun 2011, 02:09
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Results for specialist testing?

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has contributed to this thread, and kept it alive through the years, it really has been a valuable source of information for me, as I'm sure it has for many others. Thanks to all of you, I managed to scrape through the specialist testing for pilot on Tuesday.

Now, the lady who told me I had passed said that she couldn't give me a specific score, however she could tell me that because of my score, my results were valid for three years. She explained that based on the score you achieve, your results may be valid for one or three years. I was curious as to whether being given three year validity on my results meant I was less competitive, or more competitive.

If anyone could let me know, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again!

P.S. If anyone wants any information on the specialist testing, please drop me a PM and I would be more than happy to help out (but do it soon while I can still remember! ).
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Old 3rd Jun 2011, 03:04
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@oemar

Your results are classified as being in one of 4 bands; i.e. Band 1 to Band 4, with Band 1 being the highest.

If your results are valid for 3 years then you've scored on the better end of the scale, and therefore should be more competitive in that regard. Bearing in mind of course that it is not only your test results that will factor in to your competitiveness.

Whilst I'm not sure at what percentage (or what ever measurement is used) the bands cut off, if you're curious to find out which band you've fallen into you can ask the psych on assessment day and they should be more than happy to tell you.
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