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Postby Plavt » Sun, 23 Mar 2008 12:16 am

Very interesting mantaro43 and thank you for the clarification.

You may be interested to know for comparisons sake; in the UK over 26 usually means you are finished for being a pilot. :( (I should admit I haven't looked for a long time but I doubt if it has changed much).

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Postby mantaro43 » Sun, 23 Mar 2008 12:57 am

well for singaporean.....almost the only way to be an airline pilot SIA is tru SIA cadetship.....so most likely the article's "point of application" is for those applying for for cadetship....

can i copy and paste the website??

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Postby Plavt » Sun, 23 Mar 2008 1:03 am

mantaro43 wrote:
can i copy and paste the website??


Unfortunately the website is copyrighted so the answer is no, posting the link is no problem though. :)


http://www.alpas.org/page.php?id=5

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Postby mantaro43 » Sun, 23 Mar 2008 1:18 am

u got it spot on....guess u did a search after my post huh....;p

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Postby Plavt » Sun, 23 Mar 2008 4:46 am

mantaro43 wrote:u got it spot on....guess u did a search after my post huh....;p


I think you may have been sent to try me out. :P :lol: :lol:

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Postby bankyuppie » Fri, 25 Apr 2008 9:43 pm

Hey everyone...I know this thread's been inundated with questions bout being a pilot. But this is the first place I've found with an active population.

I'm 24 and currently in the midst of my Mass Com diploma in a local poly. Slow for my age I know....anyways flying has always been my one and only passion but my hopes of ever becoming a fighter pilot were dashed by my rather high myopia. I've got 700 degrees of refraction in both eyes. But what gave me a glint of hope was reading the Australian pilot's medical requirements that says anyone with 6/6 vision with or without bifocals can fly. But the only avenue left for me to fly in Singapore is SIA and their cadet programme requires 500 degrees and below even with LASIK(before surgery). I don't mind heading for an overseas cadet programme if there is one because all I wanna do is fly. I've thought about it for a long time and I can't find a 2nd passion that I would wanna spend the next 20 - 30 years of my professional life doing.

I just wanna know if it's about time I give up my childhood ambition...I just wanna give it up knowing I've tried my best to fulfil my dreams. Could anyone in the civil aviation industry offer me some sound advice? I've thought of getting the ATPL on my own but it requires a lot more zeroes than my bank account has to offer...... :(

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Postby FiDzTiUt » Thu, 01 May 2008 7:29 pm

Im also interested in aviation since childhood and have so many questions in doubt abt my childhood dreams.

1. I'm a malay and is race a factor? I mean do they accept malay students?

2. In poly, which diploma course suits the pilot career? aerospace? or does any diploma will do?

3. If i understand correctly, i have to be 26, DEN im able to apply for the course?

4. Is the course hard and stressful?

5. And lastly, What's the total amount i have to fork out for this course? 100k?

I am really keen on this job~ my childhood dream and ambition. tHx for answering. :)

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Postby manpiy » Sat, 28 Jun 2008 4:06 pm

Anonymous wrote:hi
may i noe,wad do i need to do to become a pilot?
qualification etc etc..


TRY www.associatedaviation.co.nz
www.helipro.co.nz

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Postby manpiy » Sat, 28 Jun 2008 4:08 pm

Feminine wrote:Does a Female get a chance to be a pilot?


yes, definitely.

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Postby mambojr » Tue, 01 Jul 2008 8:27 pm

Hi guys, got a couple questions.

1. Is the training in Australia going to be one long term or is it 2 or 3 shorter terms there?
2. Hows is the training like over there in terms of tempo and learning curve?

I'm considering doing a switch from engineering to become a pilot. Appreciate your replies.

Cheers!

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Postby jencrs » Wed, 02 Jul 2008 9:42 am

mambojr wrote:1. Is the training in Australia going to be one long term or is it 2 or 3 shorter terms there?

For Silkair: Just 1 stint in Australia, Jandakot.
SIA/Cargo: Jandakot + Maroochydore.

Jandakot generally takes anything from 7 - 12 months, depending on many factors.

Maroochydore generally takes 2-3 months.

mambojr wrote:2. Hows is the training like over there in terms of tempo and learning curve?

Jandakot: This is where you fly the single prop and twin eng. Learning curve is steep, pretty stressful environment, altho most of your time is spent on the ground. But you get to fly solo! Woohoo!

Maroochydore: Learjet phase. Most would find this phase much easier, instructors are nicer and much more experienced. Going from prop to jet isn't as tough as one would think.

After Jandakot, there's ground school in Singapore, in preparation for the learjet. After ground school, you'd have to join the queue for maroochydore. Could take several months.

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Wed, 02 Jul 2008 3:13 pm

Mambojr - switch from engineering? Are you a qualified L.A.M.E? I'd stay - better pay and conditions full stop for many these days of tech crew - esp. in AUS and the US. Not sure about Asia though - HTH - P

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Wed, 02 Jul 2008 3:17 pm

Plavt wrote:Very interesting mantaro43 and thank you for the clarification.

You may be interested to know for comparisons sake; in the UK over 26 usually means you are finished for being a pilot. :( (I should admit I haven't looked for a long time but I doubt if it has changed much).


Spot on Plavt, I concur this is the case usually in UK/EUR/AUS/USA. The ONLY exception is if you are tech crew with extensive command (i.e. captain hours) but given the OP was a starter then I agree.

Sorry to dash any hopes, but been there done that (got into an airline at 21 but lost medical a couple of years later).

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Postby mambojr » Wed, 02 Jul 2008 10:45 pm

sierra2469alpha wrote:Mambojr - switch from engineering? Are you a qualified L.A.M.E? I'd stay - better pay and conditions full stop for many these days of tech crew - esp. in AUS and the US. Not sure about Asia though - HTH - P


haha.. i totally agree from yr point of view. i'm in the marine industry for the last 6 years and thought why not a switch to a totally different job. been wanted to fly since young but due to myopia it has been a hinderance. since SIA offered a minimum age requirement and that coincide with my path of road now, i guess why not the switch. i can always go back to the marine industry if i'm unable to fly in the end. well.. thats my point of view. haha.. :)

anyway,

hey jencrs!
thx for your clarification. seems like there will be some waiting here and there and the course of training seemed to be very up to my capability. but it seemed interesting enough to get me going. thx alot.

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Postby bruinbear » Sat, 12 Jul 2008 9:14 pm

What is the pay like?

Assuming you become a pilot, do promotions become automatic? (i.e. after flying a certain number of hours you get promoted to a higher salary grade, or from 1st officer to Captain etc)


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