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RAAF Flight Screening Programme

Old 26th Aug 2011, 10:40
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If your over 95cm sitting height, your made 'medically unfit' for Army entry. I know this all too well. My advice, go for a long run before your medical.
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Old 1st Sep 2011, 10:52
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Raaf intake later this year. Not sure of numbers though.
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Old 2nd Sep 2011, 10:09
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Standing I'm 183cm. There really isn't anything you can do about it so don't stress. And a standing height doesn't mean much, you may have long legs etc.
I'm considering appealing but it can take forever and hold up my application so undecided at this stage. Anyone had any experience with appeals?

cj, how did you find out the intake dates?
Thanks
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Old 7th Sep 2011, 01:54
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ADF Recruiting Policy

Below is a link to the ADF Recruiting Policy:

http://www.defence.gov.au/foi/docs/d..._Documents.pdf

It contains information on educational requirements, medical requirements, education/medical waivers, appeals, interview process and questions etc.

It is available under Freedom of Information legislation.
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Old 7th Sep 2011, 10:35
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Flight apptitude testing

If anyone wants some info on ADF flight app testing i am happy to give some tips.

I have just passed it in the last week or so.
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Old 8th Sep 2011, 09:53
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lesnak,

PSA and DFR told me the other day RAAF was doing an intake later this year, so who knows!!!

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Old 9th Sep 2011, 00:52
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OTS holds two courses per year, one in Late Jan/Feb and the other Jun/Jul (maybe even Aug). There will also be the ADFA intake late Jan 12

They are restructuring a few things though so that may change. Wait out for official word from someone in the know (that generally doesn't mean DFR).
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Old 13th Sep 2011, 08:43
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Since I was told RAAF were doing intake later this year and OTS courses being Jan/Feb, I'd imagine the offers would be coming out later this year rather than the actual intake. I want Army bad but as I've found out, SSO has halted intakes. Certainly wont turn down an offer from another service though.

Hopefully I can make the deadline as today I was made class3 at my dental due to some minor issues( I hope). Have to see a civvy dentist and have a thorough clean out and then present back to RAAF dentist in Oct. Hopefully offers don't come out before then!
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Old 13th Sep 2011, 10:58
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http://www.airforce.gov.au/psa/docs/schedule2011.pdf

That's the 2011 schedule.

Going off that, they shouldn't release offers until, at minimum, mid November for DEO but generally it'll take a little longer.

If you want Army bad enough, go GSO. Do your 18 months at funtroon and be possibly one of the most operational pilots in Australia.

If you're interested in holding hands, singing songs around a camp fire, enjoying a quiet cuppa' in the mess, crafting cute and fluffy bears for your friends, wearing blue and being in the top service, have a shot at OTS.
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Old 13th Sep 2011, 11:10
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Has anyone had a call regarding the DEO FSP running in October/November?
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Old 14th Sep 2011, 06:48
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Sounds like a bit of an over sterotype there Zulk.
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Old 14th Sep 2011, 09:08
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I Certainly would take a GSO offer as well. I'm just not really keen on 18 months at RMC though. 32 years old now and want to get to flight training asap and SSO was the obvious choice. That and SSO is regarded more as a flying role rather than GSO but as we know now SSO is on hold for the foreseeable future. Failing flight school as a GSO is also nasty as you are then still a GSO but not a pilot. I would probably cry

The big question though is do you take a RAAF/Navy offer or wait for an Army offer? Don't know if I could turn down an offer from any service and roll the dice hoping for an Army offer that might not come. Don't think I could live with myself if it backfired.
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Old 14th Sep 2011, 14:34
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Why do you want Army? Because SSO is a fast track? Or are you genuinely interested in the way Army does things as opposed to RAAF/Navy?

If you're simply after a fast track, put it aside and take an offer from one of the other services. No matter where you go, training is going to take time. However, if you're keen for the Army because you're green through and through, sell yourself to them.

Zulk nailed the RAAF/Navy mentality quite well. Who'd have it any other way?
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Old 14th Sep 2011, 23:13
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Mate, my application is 2 and 1/2 years old so I'm not impatient that's for sure.. I've had every thing thrown at me in the selection process, been recommended twice and still here, no question of giving up.

Army is for me because I want choppers, simple as that. That's where it's at for me. If RAAF still had the choppers, that would be my 1st preference. Like I said though, I wouldn't turn down an offer from any service but my passion lies with the choppers, low level, in the weeds and carrying the troops!
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Old 15th Sep 2011, 03:14
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October Flight Screening Program (DEO)

Hey Avena,

I got a call last Friday telling me I'd been invited to the October 8th course for DEO candidates, I'm super excited about it! If anyone is on the same course, PM me so we can get in touch.
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Old 15th Sep 2011, 06:22
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Jimbo88. Age 23. Knows all about the "RAAF/Navy mentality".
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Old 15th Sep 2011, 06:45
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Do your 18 months at funtroon and be possibly one of the most operational pilots in Australia
You should work for an ad agency, mate ... you may also possibly not be a pilot at all, but go to one of the other corps where your closest encounter with an aircraft will be when one drops you a hotbox in your muddy shell scrape, if you're lucky!
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Old 15th Sep 2011, 07:00
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CSD,

Looking at jimb88's age and location, if he is a pilot we could blame you!!
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Old 15th Sep 2011, 07:10
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PS: While choppers are shit hot, bear in mind the differences in flying training between the services.

It sounds like you're set on helicopters, and that's not a bad thing at all. An operational helo conversion teaches you all kinds of good stuff, and with the types in service these days, stands you in good stead for post-service flying too.

However, the 2FTS path with its fighter slant takes you that bit further, in my opinion. If I was king and money wasn't an issue, I'd put all our military pilots through 2FTS, then send them off to train on fighters, helos, maritime, transport or whatever.

This is pie-in-the-sky stuff, but in a relatively small defence force aviation community like ours, the ability to swap pilots between types and roles, even services, would be very beneficial in many ways, not just for surge capability.

Anyway, I digress.

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Old 15th Sep 2011, 07:58
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October Flight Screening Program (DEO)

oemar,
Congratulations on receiving your FSP course in October. I havenít received a call yet; hopefully I will get a call soon, fingers crossed.
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