18 yo son has just completed the 2 week RAAF Flight Screening Program at Tamworth. His prior "hands on" flight experience has been a couple of hours in a Drifter, a couple in a Storch, a couple in a Texan Club and four hours in a Jabiru 230 over the past 20 months. Forgive a proud father's skiting but my lad passed the course with a score of 9 out of 9 for the flying component, well ahead of his colleagues. While he was initially disconcerted by the higher levels of accuracy demanded of them, it was his RAA training that gave him the foundation to work from. First stop after he gets home is off to the airstrip to thank his instructors.