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RAAF Flight Screening Programme

Old 29th Jan 2012, 00:50
  #1961 (permalink)  
 
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ADFPSA

Hey everyone

I too am waiting for my file to be sent to ADFPSA. As far as I'm aware, about a month after your file has been sent to Tamworth, you will receive a letter from ADFPSA confirming they have received your file.

Here's a link to the courses available for this year:

http://www.airforce.gov.au/psa/docs/...ourse_2012.pdf

Hope this helps
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 00:00
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If you want to check on the status of your file, just call CPL Maher - if you don't have her number PM me for details. They're scoring the files at the moment for the march-april FSP's...
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 00:52
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Does anyone know anything about the next RAAF distribution? I am told there will be a course in May, but I'm trying to figure out how early they are likely to make selections as my OSB expires in March and PSA don't appear to have scheduled any OSB only courses before then.
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 01:04
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Caity1835 - Give your YOU case manager a call. They will be able to get an answer fairly quickly.
Hope this helps.
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 19:06
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Thanks Zeddy - fingers crossed we get a call soon
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 21:18
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CharlieMikeKilo,

Yeah I spoke to my case manager, but she doesn't know what's happening. I might try Corporal Maher, but experience says she doesn't give away much information...
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Old 1st Feb 2012, 00:10
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Reserves?

Hey fellas,

Not to detract from the current discussion RE:FSP/Distributions, but has anyone else here done time in the Reserves prior to becoming pilots?

I had my YOU session yesterday, did (and dressed ) reasonably well and put down for Army Reserve GSO. Logic being that 3/4 years part time during uni would be a good way to go about things as opposed to not doing anything + the stuff they get up to down here seems fairly sweet.

I'm just curious as to whether it would make it harder to become a pilot in the long run because of the wishes of the Commanding Officer and the bureaucracy? I assumed by the fact that several of the earlier posters had made the transition that it was possible, however I've heard a few rumours here and there about blokes being forced to leave the Reserves altogether and apply again for a full time role.
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Old 1st Feb 2012, 03:39
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Well, March it is! Got an offer yesterday for flight screening. Absolutely stoked!
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Old 1st Feb 2012, 05:47
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Great news mate!
You will love Tamworth, hot in the day and freezing at night

Best of luck!
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Old 1st Feb 2012, 11:44
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well done "oneflewnorth". Can I ask did you receive the letter first saying they received your file or did you get the phone call first?

Cheers
Liz
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Old 1st Feb 2012, 23:44
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I never got a letter saying my file was received. I called my co-ordinator and asked if it was sent/received because I hadn't heard anything after a month or more. The offer was a call though. So if you're unsure, just call.
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Old 3rd Feb 2012, 01:31
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Mid Feb 2012 OTS

Hi Guys,
Anyone else here on the Mid Feb OTS intake? If so, drop me a PM or e-mail as I am too.

Cheers
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Old 7th Feb 2012, 10:36
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Hi all. First post in the forum for me. Thanks to everyone for their contributions because it has been of great help to me.

I have completed the YOU session and have my pick of the litter, however I'm stuck with a past issue on my medical history.
I'm told I'll get a letter from an ADF/recruitment doc asking for more details or saying that I'm not eligible to join. I'm hoping it's the former and that things go relatively smoothly, because if they dont then I'll most definitely be appealing the decision.
Anyone know how long the appeals process takes?
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Old 8th Feb 2012, 03:03
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Hi Crazy Dingo,

You will find heaps of posts in here about appealing. I suppose it depends what they pick up in the medical. For example my husband was on Lipitor for high cholesterol so in order for him to be deemed fit he had to be without medication for 3 months and then get his blood tests done again. He also had to see a knee surgeon and nose surgeon as his nose has been broken.

Also because he was over 35? he had to have routine blood tests.

I thought the appeal process was actually quite fast once they received all the information - from memory it was a few weeks. His file is now at Tamworth and we are just waiting for a call..............

In the end I suppose it's about how bad you want it - there are many times when you question the process, time etc but it's all part of the journey.

I wish you the best of luck

Cheers
Liz
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Old 8th Feb 2012, 11:01
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I broke my elbow a few years back, so they aren't too happy about that. I saw that someone else here wrote that their friend didn't get in because of the same issue.
I'll see what the letter says and work it out from there I guess.
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Old 13th Feb 2012, 02:51
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Hi all,

Well husband got his call this morning to attend Flight Screening in March - so excited!!!! and I'm not going anywhere!

Cheers
Liz
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Old 13th Feb 2012, 03:05
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Good on you, Liz, and congratulations to your husband.

I'm sure you already know it's a big committment, and a supportive spouse as it seems you are will be a massive help to him throughout the course.

I wasn't married when I went through (a long time ago) but I remember how all-consuming it gets, so hang in there both of you and good luck.

There are numerous things in military life that can stuff you round and get you down, but for someone who's intent on pursuing the job, it can also be very rewarding.
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Old 13th Feb 2012, 05:58
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Hi Arm out the window,

Thanks - we are all really excited. The kids and I are fully aware of the commitment that is required and are more than happy to support him in this.

Getting to flight screening has had it's challenges but so worth now he is on his way!

Cheers
Liz
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Old 15th Feb 2012, 07:17
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Army SSO and Navy offers went out today. Congrats to those who got the call
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Old 15th Feb 2012, 22:55
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Got a call for RAAF distribution today! Anyone else get one???
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