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Re: Aircrew Selection/ACS (Merged)
« Reply #775 on: March 28, 2018, 07:04:26 »
Well I guess I'm stumped again, haha. Can't wrap my brain around this exactly. So let's say you're travelling at 360 km/h and need to cover 318 km, and I need to find the time. What would I do? Convert 360 km/h to km/min? That would result in 6 km/minute.

Or, for example, 328 km to cover at a speed of 480 km/h.That would be 8 km/minute.

I'm stumped on what to do after I convert them.

Convert the speeds in km/h to km/minute. Divide the speed by 60 ( because there are 60 min/h)
360 km/h / 60 min/h = 6 km/h * h/min = 6 km/min. When you have speed in km/min and use it find time, the answer becomes in minutes it takes to cover said distance. Distance 318 km, so 318 km/ 6 km/min = 53 minutes.

For the second question, you already got the speed at 8km/min. Again, when you use this in the TSD formula, you get the answer in minutes. 328 km / 8 km/min = 41 minutes. ( the km cancel and your answer is in minutes: km  / km/min = km * min/km = min).



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Re: Aircrew Selection/ACS (Merged)
« Reply #776 on: March 28, 2018, 21:33:13 »
Convert the speeds in km/h to km/minute. Divide the speed by 60 ( because there are 60 min/h)
360 km/h / 60 min/h = 6 km/h * h/min = 6 km/min. When you have speed in km/min and use it find time, the answer becomes in minutes it takes to cover said distance. Distance 318 km, so 318 km/ 6 km/min = 53 minutes.

For the second question, you already got the speed at 8km/min. Again, when you use this in the TSD formula, you get the answer in minutes. 328 km / 8 km/min = 41 minutes. ( the km cancel and your answer is in minutes: km  / km/min = km * min/km = min).

Oh wow, didn't know it was that intuitive! Thank you.

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Air crew Selection timeline
« Reply #777 on: March 29, 2018, 20:36:24 »
Hello,

I'm currently in the recruitment process, completed my interview and basic medical evaluation. Been waiting for a date for Air Crew Selection, but it keeps getting deferred. Its been a year now, with no word. I've called the recruitment center and its been the same line over and over. I'll receive an email 2 weeks prior to my test date.

Can anyone provide me with a timeline as to how long it took them to get a test date for Air Crew Selection?
Just to be specific, I'm a DEO applying for ACSO trade.

any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you



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Re: Aircrew Selection/ACS (Merged)
« Reply #778 on: April 03, 2018, 18:02:45 »
Hi,

I did my ACS in May of last year, Merit listed since August. It's a waiting game, so relax and live your life like the military is never going to happen, because it might not. If it's any consolation, my understanding is that the whole 'system' for officers is really really backlogged and there are some major holds ATM.

Cheers and stay motivated!

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Re: Aircrew Selection/ACS (Merged)
« Reply #779 on: April 04, 2018, 12:21:06 »
Hello everyone!

Not sure if this is the right place to ask..

Has anyone heard back about DEO ACS selections for the new fiscal year?  I was nominated for three dates in April (specifically told since there was no slots left in the current FY, I would have to wait for the new one), but I have yet to hear back.  And one of the proposed dates is this weekend!

I have emailed and went to the recruiting office in person a many times, but I just keep getting the same "there is no new information at this time" response. 

I'm just curious if any current DEO applicants waiting for ACS have been booked yet!   Any information is much appreciated! :D
Recruiting Center: CFRC Victoria
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: Officer
Entry Choice: DEO
Trade Choice 1: Pilot (dropped)
Trade Choice 2: ACSO
Trade Choice 3: AEC
Application date: June 17th, 2017
First contact: June 19th, 2017
CFAT: November 2nd, 2017
Interview: May 31st, 2018 (successful)
Medical: May 31st, 2018 (in progress)
ACS: April 30th - May 1st --> Pass for ACSO/AEC
Competition list: -
Position offered: -
BMOQ: -

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Re: Aircrew Selection/ACS (Merged)
« Reply #780 on: April 04, 2018, 12:38:30 »
I just heard back today - my dates are April 18\19 so youll probably hear back soon is my guess.
Recruiting Center: CFRC Hamilton
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: Officer
Entry Choice: DEO
Trade choice 1: Pilot
Application date: Oct 10, 2017
First contact: Oct. 11, 2017
CFAT: Oct 31st 2017
Background: Complete
ACS: April 18\19 2018 - Pass
Interview: May 15, 2018
Medical: May 15, 2018
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Re: Aircrew Selection/ACS (Merged)
« Reply #781 on: April 04, 2018, 12:48:19 »
I just heard back today - my dates are April 18\19 so youll probably hear back soon is my guess.

This is fantastic news!  Once of the nomination dates I was given was April 16-17.   I did hear back this morning the scheduler that was working with my file, and she had mentioned she had no new information (again), but that she was going to send an email inquiry today.  So fingers crossed.

And good luck to you!  :D :D
Recruiting Center: CFRC Victoria
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: Officer
Entry Choice: DEO
Trade Choice 1: Pilot (dropped)
Trade Choice 2: ACSO
Trade Choice 3: AEC
Application date: June 17th, 2017
First contact: June 19th, 2017
CFAT: November 2nd, 2017
Interview: May 31st, 2018 (successful)
Medical: May 31st, 2018 (in progress)
ACS: April 30th - May 1st --> Pass for ACSO/AEC
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Re: Air crew Selection timeline
« Reply #782 on: April 12, 2018, 09:17:10 »
Hello,

I'm currently in the recruitment process, completed my interview and basic medical evaluation. Been waiting for a date for Air Crew Selection, but it keeps getting deferred. Its been a year now, with no word. I've called the recruitment center and its been the same line over and over. I'll receive an email 2 weeks prior to my test date.

Can anyone provide me with a timeline as to how long it took them to get a test date for Air Crew Selection?
Just to be specific, I'm a DEO applying for ACSO trade.

any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

I'm a week out from phase 2 medical, so I'm not the best source of information but seeing as how you've had no public response I'll help out. Once you have completed your CFAT, IF you score high enough you qualify for the trade, I'll work off the assumption that you have your degree and scored high enough. What should happen next is that they do your background/security clearance checks. Mine took 6 months, though I had also applied for int officer. Once that is done they email you potential dates for ACS, these dates are for you to choose from, they will nominate you for one of the three you've selected and you'll be off. I did my ACS in December of 2017 and im only now going to be merit listed so expect more waiting. One thing I strongly, strongly, strongly recommend is going in to the RC in person bi-weekly. I had passed my background check and my RC had been sitting on it for a month, had I not gone in I doubt I would have heard for a while. Furthermore I had my medical (Phase one cleared) and had been ready to book my phase two for 3 weeks before I found out, again by going in person.

* I want to be clear i'm not pointing fingers or blaming anyone or thing, I just want to make clear...WANT IT be a pain in their *** and go in once a week if you have to, show your  motivated. This process tests your motivation greatly. The ACS will test you ability and the training will test your mettle i'm sure but this Recruiting process test your motivation.


TL;DR - GO IN PERSON bi-weekly.

Hope this helps

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Re: Air crew Selection timeline
« Reply #783 on: April 12, 2018, 09:50:32 »
I'm a week out from phase 2 medical, so I'm not the best source of information but seeing as how you've had no public response I'll help out. Once you have completed your CFAT, IF you score high enough you qualify for the trade, I'll work off the assumption that you have your degree and scored high enough. What should happen next is that they do your background/security clearance checks. Mine took 6 months, though I had also applied for int officer. Once that is done they email you potential dates for ACS, these dates are for you to choose from, they will nominate you for one of the three you've selected and you'll be off. I did my ACS in December of 2017 and im only now going to be merit listed so expect more waiting. One thing I strongly, strongly, strongly recommend is going in to the RC in person bi-weekly. I had passed my background check and my RC had been sitting on it for a month, had I not gone in I doubt I would have heard for a while. Furthermore I had my medical (Phase one cleared) and had been ready to book my phase two for 3 weeks before I found out, again by going in person.

* I want to be clear i'm not pointing fingers or blaming anyone or thing, I just want to make clear...WANT IT be a pain in their *** and go in once a week if you have to, show your  motivated. This process tests your motivation greatly. The ACS will test you ability and the training will test your mettle i'm sure but this Recruiting process test your motivation.


TL;DR - GO IN PERSON bi-weekly.

Hope this helps

EDIT: Finally, I got an answer today from the recruitment center that I'll receive an email soon since Ottawa has done processing my medical part1! Good news :)
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Re: Air crew Selection timeline
« Reply #784 on: April 12, 2018, 23:02:06 »
I'm a week out from phase 2 medical, so I'm not the best source of information but seeing as how you've had no public response I'll help out. Once you have completed your CFAT, IF you score high enough you qualify for the trade, I'll work off the assumption that you have your degree and scored high enough. What should happen next is that they do your background/security clearance checks. Mine took 6 months, though I had also applied for int officer. Once that is done they email you potential dates for ACS, these dates are for you to choose from, they will nominate you for one of the three you've selected and you'll be off. I did my ACS in December of 2017 and im only now going to be merit listed so expect more waiting. One thing I strongly, strongly, strongly recommend is going in to the RC in person bi-weekly. I had passed my background check and my RC had been sitting on it for a month, had I not gone in I doubt I would have heard for a while. Furthermore I had my medical (Phase one cleared) and had been ready to book my phase two for 3 weeks before I found out, again by going in person.

* I want to be clear i'm not pointing fingers or blaming anyone or thing, I just want to make clear...WANT IT be a pain in their *** and go in once a week if you have to, show your  motivated. This process tests your motivation greatly. The ACS will test you ability and the training will test your mettle i'm sure but this Recruiting process test your motivation.


TL;DR - GO IN PERSON bi-weekly.

Hope this helps

They don't let you proceed with Aircrew selections until they do your background checks?

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Re: Aircrew Selection/ACS (Merged)
« Reply #785 on: April 14, 2018, 00:30:54 »
They don't let you proceed with Aircrew selections until they do your background checks?
Seems to be a case by case basis or possibly the decision of the recruiting Center. I'm scheduled for ACS but have not yet had the background check done. Looking at the application samples I see ACS scheduled differently for many people
Recruiting Center: CFRC Calgary
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Officer/NCM: Officer DEO
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Application date: Nov 10, 2017
First contact: Nov 21, 2017
CFAT: Jan 18, 2018 (Pass)
ACS:May 2-3 (Pass)
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Re: Aircrew Selection/ACS (Merged)
« Reply #786 on: April 14, 2018, 10:59:46 »
I apologize and should clarify, I am not an authority on the ACS i’ve Simply done it. I had intelligence officer as a trade as well as pilot and the background stuff is very lengthy for intelligence I believe, so it was done first. in terms of pilot, the thing that matters most is the ACS. With an rumoured fail rate of 75% (i’ve Been told 70-80%) it is usually the cut off for most people. Due to this they want to save time and resources and get it done first.

All that being said,I was on course with people who had done everything else from other provinces and this was the final stage, along with phase 2 medical. So brooks is probably right it’s case by case but if I had to guess I would say if you have other trades on your list expect to have the background check done then maybe the first medical + interview combo then ACS and phase 2.  If all you have is pilot I believe they ship you out to ACS ASAP once you’re done your CFAT. The cut off kills most dreams.

Reminder this has been my experience and yours may differ but hopefully this helps sort things out.

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Re: Aircrew Selection/ACS (Merged)
« Reply #787 on: April 14, 2018, 13:16:22 »
I apologize and should clarify, I am not an authority on the ACS i’ve Simply done it. I had intelligence officer as a trade as well as pilot and the background stuff is very lengthy for intelligence I believe, so it was done first. in terms of pilot, the thing that matters most is the ACS. With an rumoured fail rate of 75% (i’ve Been told 70-80%) it is usually the cut off for most people. Due to this they want to save time and resources and get it done first.

All that being said,I was on course with people who had done everything else from other provinces and this was the final stage, along with phase 2 medical. So brooks is probably right it’s case by case but if I had to guess I would say if you have other trades on your list expect to have the background check done then maybe the first medical + interview combo then ACS and phase 2.  If all you have is pilot I believe they ship you out to ACS ASAP once you’re done your CFAT. The cut off kills most dreams.

Reminder this has been my experience and yours may differ but hopefully this helps sort things out.

Understood, thank you!


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Re: Aircrew Selection/ACS (Merged)
« Reply #788 on: April 20, 2018, 12:13:32 »
Hello everyone!

Not sure if this is the right place to ask..

Has anyone heard back about DEO ACS selections for the new fiscal year?  I was nominated for three dates in April (specifically told since there was no slots left in the current FY, I would have to wait for the new one), but I have yet to hear back.  And one of the proposed dates is this weekend!

I have emailed and went to the recruiting office in person a many times, but I just keep getting the same "there is no new information at this time" response. 

I'm just curious if any current DEO applicants waiting for ACS have been booked yet!   Any information is much appreciated! :D

I'm playing the same waiting game here....
Every other portion of my file is complete, just waiting on the dates (albeit, I'm re-testing so it could be a little different)...
I called the CFRC last week and they said, "you should be getting the email soon".
#hurryupandwait
Recruiting Center: CRFR Ottawa
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: Officer
Trade 1: PLT
Trade 2: ACSO
Trade 3: AEC
Applied: June 2012
CFAT: June 2012
[ PLT closed => File closed ]
Re-applied: Oct 13 2016
TSD: Feb 16 2017
CFASC: Apr 12 2017 (pass AEC)
Medical: Feb 01 2018
Interview: Feb 13 2018
Background: complete
CFASC re-test for ACSO: ---
Aircrew Medical: ---
Merit Listed: ---
Position Offered: ---
Sworn In: ---
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Re: Aircrew Selection/ACS (Merged)
« Reply #789 on: April 23, 2018, 11:28:15 »
I'm playing the same waiting game here....
Every other portion of my file is complete, just waiting on the dates (albeit, I'm re-testing so it could be a little different)...
I called the CFRC last week and they said, "you should be getting the email soon".
#hurryupandwait

Hey there! 

I ended up calling the recruiting centre, and they said they were behind in booking ACS dates for DEO applicants.  I was nominated for new dates in May, and the following week (April 9th), I received the email nominating me for April 30 - May 1st testing dates.  The dates have been confirmed, I'm just waiting on travel and flight details.

Good luck!  Hope you hear back soon! :D
Recruiting Center: CFRC Victoria
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: Officer
Entry Choice: DEO
Trade Choice 1: Pilot (dropped)
Trade Choice 2: ACSO
Trade Choice 3: AEC
Application date: June 17th, 2017
First contact: June 19th, 2017
CFAT: November 2nd, 2017
Interview: May 31st, 2018 (successful)
Medical: May 31st, 2018 (in progress)
ACS: April 30th - May 1st --> Pass for ACSO/AEC
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Re: Aircrew Selection/ACS (Merged)
« Reply #790 on: July 13, 2018, 08:40:22 »
Also I am six feet, with long legs, I was told at ASC that I would not even fit in the cockpit of a fighter jet. So be warned hopeful topguns.
Anyway moving on to better opportunity, somewhere in the world, make more money, and not contribute to the bs of the military industrial complex.

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« Reply #791 on: July 13, 2018, 12:20:23 »
Also I am six feet, with long legs, I was told at ASC that I would not even fit in the cockpit of a fighter jet.

How did you get official word on this? They only take measurements of pilot applicants after they passed ACS for pilot.

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Re: Aircrew Selection/ACS (Merged)
« Reply #792 on: July 13, 2018, 12:23:48 »
How did you get official word on this? They only take measurements of pilot applicants after they passed ACS for pilot.

Exactly,  we have a Pilot here at my unit.  CF-18 and Solo Snowbird.  Definitely north of 6 feet and lanky.  It may have been someone who shouldn't have given you their opinion at the time.

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« Reply #793 on: July 16, 2018, 09:25:34 »
How did you get official word on this? They only take measurements of pilot applicants after they passed ACS for pilot.

They now (or at least did last year) take measurements for pilots at ACS immediately following testing if you pass. So OP could've gone to ACS, passed, and then told after measurements that he would not be able to fly the hornet.

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Re: Aircrew Selection/ACS (Merged)
« Reply #794 on: July 30, 2018, 12:57:57 »
To ensure that everyone whom is 6' or taller is not deterred by the above comment, I qualified at ACS and am above 6'. Albiet I qualified and completed ACS over a year ago and the testing/measuring may have changed since then but I would not want all of the "topguns" to avoid chasing their dreams due to a comment.

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« Reply #795 on: July 30, 2018, 13:12:26 »
The Hornet is likely not the issue but the path to the F-18.  The Hawk cockpit is tiny.

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Re: Aircrew Selection/ACS (Merged)
« Reply #796 on: July 31, 2018, 09:05:10 »
Yeah, I'm 6ft and passed anthro. The issue is that your femurs can't be too long or else if you eject your knees will hit the dash. It's all about your proportions. Some guy in my Aircrew class was 6'2'' and still passed. Like Supersonicmax said, it's not the CF18 that's the issue, it's the tiny Hawk.
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ACS : September 2017
Interview and Medical : October 2017
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Re: Aircrew Selection/ACS (Merged)
« Reply #797 on: September 07, 2018, 07:15:10 »
Is it possible that ACS dates are assigned prioritarely to people with multiple trade choices? I just applied as pilot and been waiting for at least 7-8 months for ACS date confirmation (they are sending me to ACS before my interview/medical). I had to post new dates twice now. The recruiter couldn't help on that topic. I scored high in the CFAT and have an engineering degree with a good gpa (currently finishing my master) so my file shouldn't be that bad (no criminal record/debt/or anything either, though maybe 28 is a bit old for pilot applicant). I know it's a lenghty process and i will surely be patient but i was just wondering.

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Re: Aircrew Selection/ACS (Merged)
« Reply #798 on: September 07, 2018, 12:38:56 »
Is it possible that ACS dates are assigned prioritarely to people with multiple trade choices? I just applied as pilot and been waiting for at least 7-8 months for ACS date confirmation (they are sending me to ACS before my interview/medical). I had to post new dates twice now. The recruiter couldn't help on that topic. I scored high in the CFAT and have an engineering degree with a good gpa (currently finishing my master) so my file shouldn't be that bad (no criminal record/debt/or anything either, though maybe 28 is a bit old for pilot applicant). I know it's a lenghty process and i will surely be patient but i was just wondering.

I am not sure about selection priorities but I was 37 when I went through ACS back in 2015; however, I was a UTPNCM applicant (17 years prior service), so that may have been taken into account.

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Re: Aircrew Selection/ACS (Merged)
« Reply #799 on: September 07, 2018, 17:38:46 »
Is it possible that ACS dates are assigned prioritarely to people with multiple trade choices?

Dont take this as gospel but from what I have come across on this site, reddit, and interactions with other candidates, those with multiple trade choices will get the medical and interview first from a DEO standpoint. Those with pilot only applications seem to get the ACS first ( due to filtering and high ACS failure rate). RMC candidates have priority it seems during certain times of the year due to meeting university deadlines. When I went through, I had to give dates multiple times because I would give a date list to my recruiter and then 2 weeks later I would get an email stating that ACS was fully scheduled. This happened a second time and when I was about to submit my third set of dates, I got the email stating I was scheduled to write in a weeks time. I wrote among generally RMC candidates while my entry plan was DEO during late Feb.
    I would stay on top of status updates with your file manager via email both to confirm your list of dates is with the people at ACS and for the odd opportunity where a candidate drops from the course and he has to submit an individual, if that is even a thing. When I went to course, that was my operating theory of why I got loaded during that time of the year.