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Helicopter Pilot-Navy

• Year 12 Passes English, Math(Tertiary Entrance Level) and 2 Other Academic Subjects, Physical
Science(Physics,Chemistry or multi-strand science)
• BMI-between 18.5-29.9, Nude Body weight(measured in Jocks)-between 55 and 100kg
• Height-min 163-Max193cm-Sitting Height-Max 100cm, Buttock to knee length-
Max67cm,Buttock to Heel length Max 122cm
• Speech Clear and free from impediment
• Pass Swim and Physical fitness test
• Aussie Citizen
• Security Clearance-Checkable Background for Previous 10 years-provide credible referees(Non-
family Members)-Info covers Residences,Employment,Education,Credit,Travel
• Training-Military-Australian Defence Force Academy Pilots complete New Entry Officer Course
(NEOC) at the Royal Australian Naval College (RANC), HMAS Creswell at Jervis Bay on the NSW
south coast immediately following entry to the Navy. Helicopter Pilots commence their degree
studies at the Australian Defence Force Academy at the beginning of their second year in the
Navy. When they commence degree studies, six hours per week are allocated to military
training. This consists of Academy Military Education and Training (AMET) for all three Services
as well as Single Service Training (SST).
Subjects covered during AMET include studies in defence, psychology and leadership, drug and alcohol awareness, military law, physical and recreational training, military drill and ceremonial training, weapons training, field training, character development, English and military
communications, and study skills.
During Military (ADFA and NEOC) Training and Employment Training, members may be required to pay a contribution towards meals, accommodation and utilities.

• Employment Training-viation Medicine Training - 1 Week

• Combat Survival Training - 3 Weeks

• Basic Military Flying Training - 25 Weeks

• Military Flying Training - 37 Weeks

• Pilot Basic Rotary Training - 26 Weeks

• Operational Flying Training - Dependent of aircraft type selection.

• Successful Navy applicants undergo Pilot Training as follows:

• One week at School of Aviation Medicine at RAAF Base Edinburgh, Adelaide SA.

• Three weeks at the Combat Survival Training School at RAAF Base Townsville. Here students learn how to survive if/when downed in hostile/enemy territory during combat or aircraft emergencies.

• The fixed wing military flying training is conducted in two phases.

• The Basic Military Flying Training of 25 weeks is conducted at RAAF Base East Sale, Victoria. The PC21 Air Trainer is used in this phase of training.

• The second phase of Military Flying Training is 37 weeks duration and is conducted at RAAF Base Pearce (Western Australia) located 45 km north of Perth using the PC-21. Aviation Medicine Training - 1 Week

• Combat Survival Training - 3 Weeks

• Basic Military Flying Training - 25 Weeks

• Military Flying Training - 37 Weeks

• Pilot Basic Rotary Training - 26 Weeks

• Operational Flying Training - Dependent of aircraft type selection.

• Successful Navy applicants undergo Pilot Training as follows:

• One week at School of Aviation Medicine at RAAF Base Edinburgh, Adelaide SA.

• Three weeks at the Combat Survival Training School at RAAF Base Townsville. Here students learn how to survive if/when downed in hostile/enemy territory during combat or aircraft emergencies.

• The fixed wing military flying training is conducted in two phases.

• The Basic Military Flying Training of 25 weeks is conducted at RAAF Base East Sale, Victoria. The PC21 Air Trainer is used in this phase of training.

• The second phase of Military Flying Training is 37 weeks duration and is conducted at RAAF Base Pearce (Western Australia) located 45 km north of Perth using the PC-21.

• The initial Basic Flying Training includes ground and basic flying training for both Navy and Air Force pilot students.

• Ground Training covers such things as Mathematics, Physics, Aerodynamics, Meteorology, Flight Instruments, Compasses, Morse Code transmission and reception, Aircraft Operations, Airmanship, Air Traffic Control, and Aviation Medicine. Flying Training covers such things as general day-time visual
flying, night visual flying, instrument flying, basic aerobatics, emergency handling and basic navigation.

• Progressive Flying Tests

• Flying Tests are conducted at each 25 hours of flying and includes General Flying Progress Tests and Instrument Progress

• Tests. Students are expected to be able to fly solo, by day, after 8-10 hours. The aircraft type flown at RAAF Pearce is PC-21.

• Advanced Flying Training

• Advanced Flying Training includes formation flying, consolidation of general flying skills with a greater emphasis on instrument flying and navigation, advanced aerobatics, and further development of emergency handling skills. On completion of flying training at RAAF Base Pearce you will be
provisionally awarded with your 'Wings'.

• Helicopter Training

• From RAAF Base Pearce, officers move to 723 Squadron at HMAS Albatross to undertake Basic Pilot Rotary Training on the EC135 helicopter. Pilots then consolidate their flying skills on the EC135 for up to 12 months before commencing Operational Flying Training on either the MH-60R or MRH90.
• Age -17 on Entry
• Period of Service-Initial Minimum Period of Service(IMPS) of 14 Years
• Aptitude-Tests that may include Verbal, Spatial and Numerical ability
and General maths-Some jobs May require additional testing at later
date
• Employment Training Aviation Medicine Training - 1 Week Combat
Survival Training - 3 Weeks Pilot Basic Course - 24 Weeks Pilot
Intermediate Course - 30 Weeks Pilot Basic Rotary Training - 26 Weeks
Operational Flying Training - Dependent of aircraft type selection.
Helicopter Pilot-Army