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    • The Book for Pilots

      What You Get

      In purchasing ‘The Book’ you will receive the following:

      • Personal Characteristics

        How to demonstrate the personal characteristics the interviewers are looking for including:

        • The personal qualities and characteristics  the Officer Selection Board is searching for
        • How to demonstrate leadership qualities
        • The correct way to demonstrate motivation
        • How to align with the values of your desired service
      • Officer Training

        Information covering the Officer Training questions you will be asked during your interviews including: 

        • ADFA
        • GSO training – Army
        • SSO Training – Army
        • Air Force Officer Training
        • Navy Officer Training
      • Pilot Training

        Information covering the Pilot training you will complete and the questions you will be asked during your interviews including: 

        • Flight Screening
        • BFTS training breakdown
        • 2FTS training breakdown
        • COMSURV and AVMED training
      • Career Streams

        Information covering all of the different career streams your could pursue as a Pilot and the questions you will be asked during your interviews including: 

        • Fighter Pilot, Transport Pilot, Maritime Pilot, Rotary Pilot.
        • Qualified Flying Instructor (QFI), Fighter Combat Instructor (FCI), Test Pilot,  Roulettes, Overseas Exchange etc.
        • The conversion training required for each role!
      • Aircraft Location

        Information covering where all of the Flying bases and SQN’s are located and the questions you will be asked during your interviews including: 

        • Interactive map showing the location of Navy, Army and Airforce Bases
        • Which SQN’s are located at those bases
        • Which SQN’s the aircraft are located
        • Click on the aircraft at the SQN’s to see a breakdown of details for that aircraft!
      • Aerodynamics

        A breakdown of simple aerodynamics that will be asked during the interviews: 

        • Lift, drag, thrust, weight explanation
        • How a wing works 
        • The different types of aircraft engines used in the ADF
      • Required Knowledge

        Information covering the various categories that you will be asked about during your interviews including: 

        • The hierarchy in Defence (the chain of command) and the names/faces you need to know
        • The rank progression in all services in the Defence Force
        • Values of the three services in the Defence Force
        • The way each service is structured
        • A list of the acronyms commonly used in the ADF (they will use these during the interviews)
      • Defence History

        A brief overview of military history that is commonly targeted which covers: 

        • Brief history of the Australian Military
        • Brief WW1 history 
        • Brief WW2 history
        • Vietnam War and others 
        • Important dates that you will be questioned on; Anzac Day, Remembrance Day etc
      • Maths and Cognition

        How to answer questions you could be asked including: 

        • Quick mental arithmetic
        • Basic mathematical calculations
        • Cognitive questions


      • Group Activities

        A breakdown of the group activities completed during the OSB process including: 

        • The group activity process
        • Activities that may be completed
        • Insight into what the OSB panel is looking for regarding them so you can demonstrate the best of your leadership potential


      • Written examples

        A compilation of written examples including: 

        • Step by step instructions on how to prepare your answers
        • A case study of written examples detailing how one of our mentors prepared and answered all of their questions in the Officer Selection Board interview
        • A broad range of examples covering personal questions through to knowledge questions
        • You will see the principles we teach you in action and learn exactly how to prepare your own answers to convey the most important qualities 


      • Practice Questions

        An extensive list of practice questions that will be asked during the interviews: 

        • Personal characteristics
        • Knowledge questions
        • Gives you the opportunity to put into action what you have learnt throughout the book and create your own responses using the techniques we teach you
        • Practice our techniques using these questions to ensure you sound natural and organic on the day
      • Learning Activities

        A number of activities to assist in learning the material: 

        • Crosswords
        • Word searches
        • Puzzles
        • Covers the structure of the Defence Force, Officer Training, ADFA, aircraft locations, past wars, defence leaders, important dates etc
        • Enables you to assess how much information you have retained



      • Tutoring Call

        A 30 minute tutoring call with one of our experienced mentors:

        • Conducted after you have finished reading The Book for Officers
        • Ideally conducted prior to your assessment day (however if the e-book is purchased after the assessment day, email us immediately and we will book it in)
        • We answer any of your questions and also complete some mock interview questions which assess your ability
        • You will receive tailored advice targeted at any weak areas we discover during the call
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      We are Australian owned and operated!

    • Ex-Defence Personnel

      All mentoring is provided by Ex-Defence personnel. No international tutors!

    • Satisfaction Guaranteed

      We guarantee your satisfaction 100% or your money back!

    • Reading through ‘The Book’ for pilots and completing a number of phone calls with Nick, helped me ease through the assessment day with confidence in my knowledge. Each question presented by the officer on the day was unbelievably similar to the practice questions in the back of ‘The Book’. 

      I also took the time to complete the ‘OSB training course’. The one day course was absolutely necessary in making sure I was 100% prepared for the strenuous day at OSB. The course allowed me to see visible change in my interview body language, effective question answering ability, controlled verbal pace and extremely beneficial tips on how to steer away from “red flag questions”. Nick also spent hours mentoring me on how to stand out, and become an effective leader in the group activities conducted on the first day of Officer Selection Board. During my actual group activities at the OSB, I found it extremely easy to employ the strategies and procedures that Nick had taught me, to stand out, and to magnify my officer potential. 

      I was recommended by the Officer Selection Board for a direct entry pilot. I was told I was quite high in the selection pool and to sit tight for an offer. After a month of waiting I received an offer and am leaving for Initial Officers Course in 4 weeks. I cannot thank Nick enough for his extremely detailed, structured and user friendly courses. Without completing each ADF Mentors course for the relevant selection stage, I would have been going in blind and can see now that I most likely would not have been offered a position. 

      If you want a serious chance at obtaining your dream career in the Defence Force, I highly recommend any of the ADF mentors training courses

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