This seems relevant to my interests.
The pilot height restriction is due to your height whilst seated, you want to be able to easy reach the switches etc.
Pilot is an extremely competitive job, every kid and his cat wants to be a pilot, you have to have near perfect vision, an aptitude for quick thinking, hand eye co-ordination and an ego the size of Spoons moms ass.
There are pilot jobs in all of the services, Navy and Army both have helo pilots and if you're absolutely keen on being up in the sky your can join as an Observer (the guy who sits next to the pilots) or an Air Crewman (the guy who sits in the back).
Pilot has the longest retention of service, you're obliged to stay for 12 years (or longer, I can't remember), that's after you're training.
I don't know much about the army, but it seems to me that there must be better things for a person to do that don't involve killing people or helping others to kill people.
Only thing I've killed so far in my liver.
While the money is good, it shouldn't be a big pushing factor for you to go for a job in the ADF. You have to realise that it's a lifestyle, not just a job.
Damn true, its not a bad lifestyle, they sort you out with accommodation, food, support services, you meet plenty of great people and if you join as an officer you'll have people tending to your every need.
When it comes to the psych tests, they will look into your soul and will know everything about you. You need to disclose everything as they will find out. When I went for mine, they knew things I didn't even tell them
Not entirely true, it depends on your role and the security classification you're aiming for. Top Secret Positive Vetting will require you to provide accurate details of every bowel movement had for the last 10 years.
There are still things the military doesn't know about my past civilian life, and I intend to keep it that way. The purpose of the Psyche test is not to just determine psychological problems but also to see your attention to detail and your spatial awareness.
For instance a harmless question like "What color are your eyes", I'd normally answer blue, but they're looking for "varying colors of blue getting darker as they get closer to the pupil with a dark ring on the outer edge of the iris". This is an extreme case but its to determine your ability to use your surrounding options to formulate effective battles plans. (Well in my case at least, I deal with boarding ops)
Be wary though, Defence Recruiting lie through their fucking teeth, they're a third party company that get bonuses depending on how many people they sign up.
If you want info on what its like in the real forces, not what they tell you at DFR I'd be happy to help.