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Old 21st Sep 2011, 01:37
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Hi all,

Just got offered a spot on DEO FSP from 15th to 29th October.

Anyone else heading off to this course? PM me and maybe we can swap details.

Cheers,

Anthony
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Old 21st Sep 2011, 02:56
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Hey guys,

I have read the thread and talked with a few guys but was wondering if anyone had recently done Aircrew Testing (Spec Testing) could you please PM me or post a run down. I just want to clear up a few things.

I'm finally sitting mine on the 3rd of Oct and after 2 and a half years of fight DP-AF for a transfer I finally get my chance to sit testing and I am refusing to fail!
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Old 21st Sep 2011, 08:55
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Thanks lesnak!

I have lots of resources but wondering more about how many questions in section x and time etc.

Like 22 Speed distance time questions in 25mins etc.
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Old 21st Sep 2011, 09:32
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DFR wouldn't know mate, ring PSA direct
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Old 21st Sep 2011, 09:57
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Not you either mate. Comment removed, not wanting to stir sh*t

Lesnak, i'll get back to you shortly
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Old 26th Sep 2011, 02:16
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For those of you who have been offered positions in FSP courses coming up, have you been sent an official letter too? Or was it just a phone call?
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Old 27th Sep 2011, 02:38
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Zeddy, you should receive a letter too mate
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Old 28th Sep 2011, 02:24
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Hi Zeddy,

I just received the phone call and was told I'd receive an e-mail with joining instructions etc approx two weeks prior to FSP.

Cheers,

Anthony
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Old 29th Sep 2011, 03:34
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Anyone here used the services of fighterpilotmentor.com.au?
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Old 30th Sep 2011, 00:56
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Hello,

Ive got two questions today;

1. Once the post FSP medicals viz. Opthalmology, dental and pathology, are completed, do you receive a mail in regards to the success of the completed medicals? Or is it only if you fail a particular component, do you receive a Class 4 mail?

2. I have no idea what the eye check numbers meant, I however definitely saw a -1.25 and -1.50. I also noticed 6/12 and 6/15 on the report sheet, which we are not allowed to have a copy of. Do those numbers spell doom?

Regards
A very nervous Sep
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Old 1st Oct 2011, 04:45
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Hi all,

Just finished reading this goldmine of info and would just like to extend my thanks to all who have contributed.

I'm in the process of applying for DEO RAAF Pilot and have passed my specialist testing and am awaiting an assessment day date. I also have ACO as my second preference. I was wondering if anyone could clarify what the flying training for an ACO comprises? On the defencejobs website it says that "students will receive around 22 hours of flying instruction in the Beech Super King Air 350 aircraft", however the 350 doesn't really seem like a trainees aircraft, being multi-engine and all. Is the flying training as part of the ACO course intended to demonstrate to the trainee how the pilot does their job and what the ACO's role is in relation to this?

Good luck to all going through the application process.
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Old 1st Oct 2011, 08:23
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Congrats on making FSP selections everyone! Unfortunately, as I was overseas, PSA tried (and failed) to contact me to offer me a spot, so now it's back to spec testing as it's been over a year since I sat that test. Was just inquiring as I thought they might send a letter too. Not to worry though. Best of luck everyone!
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Old 1st Oct 2011, 09:15
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Zeddy,

My spec testing was/is valid for 3 years so you might only have to do assessment/OSB again.

CJ
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Old 1st Oct 2011, 23:08
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Star47,

The training for ACO is not at the controls of the aircraft. In the back of the King Air there is multiple (from memory around 4) Nav stations. in which the students conduct their training.
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Old 4th Oct 2011, 10:02
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CJ,

thanks for your post mate. I have contacted my EC, but to no avail - she says my results only stand for 1 year but sometimes they are valid for 3. I have to wait until the 17th (spec testing date) to ask the psych as to why this is. Confuses me how inconsistent it can be sometimes. alas, it will all be worth it in the end...
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Old 4th Oct 2011, 10:46
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Zeddy, from my understanding your performance on the specialist testing influences the length of the validity of your results. Valid for three years is indicative of a very good result, whereas twelfth months validity is indicative of good enough results to pass.

That's just what I've read though (possibly somewhere on this forum). Hope this helps to clear things up.
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Old 4th Oct 2011, 22:40
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ACO COURSE

QLD_Blue: The ACO course has changed significantly in recent years.

Star 47: Note, I am not an ACO but have been involved in the wider training processes. If interested in ACO training, you should research it further. However, since the curriculum is still changing, the basics are:

-The ACO course is held at the School of Air Warfare, RAAF East Sale, takes 48 weeks and has undergone significant changes over recent years.

-At the moment ACO Course is conducted on the B350 Kingair. There is a very strong likelihood that in 2012 some training will be also be done on PC9.

-ACO Course is streamed..that is, there is a common starting phase of around 25-30 hours flying, then specialty phases depending upon Service and eventual employment.

-Students are streamed according to ability and preferences. Air Battle Managers (previously fighter controllers) break from flying early and do a lot of training in simulated Air Warfare Simulation at SAW. Others going to Maritime concentrate on applying rear station and sensor equipment (the back end training system has recently been upgraded), and the Transport/Fast Jet streams incorporate more front seat/copilot style of operations, but not manipulating the controls...rather running the actual missions. There is heavy emphasis on managing the missions.

-Courses are now trialling the new software and syllabus. The plan is for all to combine in to a final mission-based program prior to grad.

-Fast jet stream graduates go off to Hawks then F18F. Maritime to P3 (future Poseidon), Transport to Herc, ABM to further ground-based ops and likely then onto Wedgetail, Naval Observers (similar stream to FJ) to helos.

That is a basic outline and I hope ACOs involved in the training can answer further. The program is much changed from the old pure NAV days. Cheers

RM
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Old 10th Oct 2011, 12:12
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Can anyone give me some tips on what to expect at the aptitude testing for pilot? I go for mine on Friday.

Please message or email me any help - it will be much appreciated!

Cheers
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Old 10th Oct 2011, 12:20
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Ben

I'm in the same position. This post should give you an idea of what to expect: http://www.pprune.org/military-aircr...ml#post5649518
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Old 11th Oct 2011, 07:55
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Can anyone provide me with some information regarding arranging a RAAF base visit? The person now handling my papers reckons they don't have any contact details for RAAF. I was given some for RAN but I'd like to organise something at Williamtown if possible. PM me if you need to, would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Still waiting on docs to be sent to PSA.
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