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Re: female pilots

Postby left_hand_seat » Thu, 29 Jun 2006 12:42 pm

Nope. Mgmt decision.
Even Lasik is not approved.


underwhitesheets wrote:hi (: i have realised that in order to become a pilot, a perfect eyesight is required of the person. will it still be possible for someone to become a pilot if she goes for laser treatment ?

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Postby Plavt » Thu, 29 Jun 2006 3:20 pm

icequeenz wrote:unless u're already a capt...budden u wont be going for cadat course....


This does not make sense a captain would not need to go on a cadet course.


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Re: female pilots

Postby Plavt » Thu, 29 Jun 2006 3:21 pm

left_hand_seat wrote:Nope. Mgmt decision.
Even Lasik is not approved.


How do you know?

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Postby sharkie8480 » Thu, 29 Jun 2006 3:44 pm

Plavt wrote:
sharkie8480 wrote:SIA doesnt take female pilots or cadet pilots.



What evidence can you offer for this? SilkAir with is a part of SIA had one female pilots and one in training in 2004. Please note at around 60% of SIA's pilots are foreigners.


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I heard from my friend in SIA that SIA doesnt take in female pilots at all. And their cadet pilot application form only states Cap/Mr, meaning females dun have a chance either.

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Postby Plavt » Thu, 29 Jun 2006 4:18 pm

sharkie8480 wrote:I heard from my friend in SIA that SIA doesnt take in female pilots at all. And their cadet pilot application form only states Cap/Mr, meaning females dun have a chance either.


Then I suggest you don't listen to your friend and find out for yourself. I mentioned earlier SilkAir which as you know is SIA's regional wing has or had one female pilot in 2004 with another in training. Very likely the application forms were printed along time ago and don't mean what you suppose. In addition SIA is not able to fill its pilot vacancies with local labour and is heavily reliant onf foreingers as regards commanders. There are very few female commanders in the world and this is the crux of the problem.

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Re: female pilots

Postby jencrs » Sat, 01 Jul 2006 2:40 am

left_hand_seat wrote:Nope. Mgmt decision.
Even Lasik is not approved.

That's incorrect. Lasik is fine, you'd just got to wait a year after the surgery before SIA can accept you.

As for female pilots in SIA, that's a no. I haven't got any evidence, I know it just because I'm in the company. So unless i'm very much mistaken, SIA does not take in female pilots with or without wide body exp.

That lady Plavt mentioned, she's still in Silkair. Not sure if she had prior exp before joining, but she went thru the training in jandakot so she's considered ab-initio.

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Postby redprada » Sat, 15 Sep 2007 1:42 am

what's an ab-initio? heh, i'm 15 and aiming to be a pilot too! and i'm female! :D

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Postby vix » Sun, 23 Sep 2007 11:59 am

sharkie8480 wrote:I heard from my friend in SIA that SIA doesnt take in female pilots at all. And their cadet pilot application form only states Cap/Mr, meaning females dun have a chance either.


R u sure? go check again.

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Postby redprada » Sun, 23 Sep 2007 1:16 pm

but i thought SIA really don't accept female pilots? i thought only silkair does?

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Postby visitor » Sat, 29 Sep 2007 2:01 pm

as yet, there are no female pilots in SIA, but there should be about 3 of them in Silkair, and there are 2 female cadet pilots in training right now.

An ab-initio is someone who joins the pilot training programme without any flying experience (no PPL, CPL etc), and goes through the full training programme consisting of ground school in Singapore, CPL/IR training and rating in Jandakot (Perth), and finally for the silkair guys/girls, A320 type rating.

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Postby redprada » Thu, 04 Oct 2007 10:10 pm

gee thanks :D

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Postby chooniE » Mon, 21 Jan 2008 11:03 pm

hello! had any females tried sending in application?

this thread is dead. haha!

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Postby sakiya » Tue, 22 Jan 2008 9:51 am

is Silkair recruting female pilot now?where to find the information?i would like to send in my application if there is any opening.
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female pilot

Postby Des » Sun, 27 Jan 2008 7:16 pm

if u work in the airpt u can see them everyday, O just envy them.... Hmmmm! Oopsss Gerl Power

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next interview?

Postby damndopey » Tue, 12 Feb 2008 12:35 am

hi, anyone here knows when the next pilot interview is gonna be?


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