No. 75 Squadron Pilot, Flying officer Brent Jones stays nice and dry in the cockpit of the F/A-18A Hornet

The ASP is not only designed to evaluate OA applicants in order to determine their suitability to undergo aviation training, but it is also designed to give applicants a better understanding of all of the Officer Aviation job types; Mission Aircrew, Mission Controllers and Pilot. As all OACs undergo some training at RAAF Base East Sale, East Sale is the perfect place for the ASP to be conducted as it allows you to be able to experience what it will be like to live on the very base that you will be training at.  You’ll get firsthand experience of the training, recreational and accommodation facilities at RAAF Base East Sale as well as the opportunity to talk with trainees and instructors at the Air Academy. Aviation aptitude is assessed using the Military Aviation Cognitive Assessment System (MACTS), which is computer based and conducted over two four-hour sessions.

On the afternoon of the second day of the ASP, ACMC staff will debrief you on your MACTS results and they will advise you which progression options are available to you. If you want to proceed with the option/s available, you will be invited to attend an Officer Aviation Selection Board, which involves a series of group activities, problem-solving exercises and verbal presentation exercises plus a formal interview.