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Postby sQ-StEwaRd-ShazNi » Sun, 18 Feb 2007 10:42 pm

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Postby Plavt » Sun, 18 Feb 2007 11:01 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
sQ-StEwaRd-ShazNi wrote:Wow,I thought everything was computerised and they could keep track of how many times you went for the interview..Weird,when did your friend go for the interview?


Just goes to show, you don't know very much do you. Now you want to be a pilot? Snoopy on top of the dog house would probably take you out. :wink:


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Postby Plavt » Sun, 18 Feb 2007 11:07 pm

sQ-StEwaRd-ShazNi wrote:.I heard this from PPRune.Go and take a look.

Wakey Wakey Shazni!!! Have you read the disclaimer on PPrune? What you hear may well be fiction as the administrators cannot be sure posters are bona-fide aircrew.

I had always wanted to be both a FS


Scratches head...could this be a Flight Simulator. :D :D

..What's with the Snoopy stuff? :-|


Never heard of the Red Baron fighting the funny looking dog with the big black nose? :shock: :shock: :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Postby sQ-StEwaRd-ShazNi » Sun, 18 Feb 2007 11:21 pm

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Postby Plavt » Sun, 18 Feb 2007 11:53 pm

sQ-StEwaRd-ShazNi wrote:
No not Flight Simulator but both a FLIGHT STEWARD and a PILOT


Would have hoped you knew me better by now that was a joke.

.Well about the PPRune thing I read the disclaimer but I didn't think he was joking?


Nobody was talking about somebody joking, the disclaimer means the the administrators do know if the posters are genuine aircrew or not!

..Is askcaptainlim legit?.


There is little doubt about that.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 19 Feb 2007 12:09 am


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Postby jencrs » Mon, 19 Feb 2007 3:20 am

Actually, the 2 tries limit for 1st interview as a Cadet Pilot is accurate. In between training, I helped out in the recruitment department, sifting out the applications, and we were instructed to reject all who were unsuccessful twice in the initial interview.

There could be many reasons why someone might have got 3 (or more) chances in the first interivew. It could have been an oversight or a system error. The interviewer in his previous attempt could have requested that he be given another chance. SIA could have bent the rules for the moment to take in more cadets. Someone in the company might have slipped him in. Who knows? It's not common practice though.

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Postby Aviator » Wed, 28 Feb 2007 9:41 pm

jencrs wrote:Actually, the 2 tries limit for 1st interview as a Cadet Pilot is accurate. In between training, I helped out in the recruitment department, sifting out the applications, and we were instructed to reject all who were unsuccessful twice in the initial interview.

There could be many reasons why someone might have got 3 (or more) chances in the first interivew. It could have been an oversight or a system error. The interviewer in his previous attempt could have requested that he be given another chance. SIA could have bent the rules for the moment to take in more cadets. Someone in the company might have slipped him in. Who knows? It's not common practice though.


Previously, there was no limit for 1st interview...

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Postby binka » Sat, 09 Jun 2007 2:06 pm

Hi, sorry to dig this thread.

Anyone knows what is the maximum astigmatism that one can have in order to be granted a first interview?

I was rejected flat, not even a first interview and was told that it was due to my astig.

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Postby sQ-StEwaRd-ShazNi » Sat, 09 Jun 2007 3:09 pm

binka wrote:Hi, sorry to dig this thread.

Anyone knows what is the maximum astigmatism that one can have in order to be granted a first interview?

I was rejected flat, not even a first interview and was told that it was due to my astig.


You should call them as no one can gurantee you an answer..The requirements for the Cadet Pilot didn't state the max astigmatism allowed..Good luck.
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Postby Plavt » Sat, 09 Jun 2007 4:44 pm

binka wrote:Hi, sorry to dig this thread.

Anyone knows what is the maximum astigmatism that one can have in order to be granted a first interview?

I was rejected flat, not even a first interview and was told that it was due to my astig.


You have just answered your own question! Having an astigmatism means you have no chance! That is unfortunate but that's the way it is, just have to find something else.

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Postby RaMz » Sat, 09 Jun 2007 5:07 pm

if you did not get shortlisted for the first interview, it's not your astig to be blamed, i guess. your eyesight is only taken into account during the medical checkup. as to ICAO rules, you should be able to read 6/60 without optical aids, corrected to 6/6 with optical aids..thats about it to my understanding.

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Postby Plavt » Sat, 09 Jun 2007 5:23 pm

Wake up RamMz! Astigatism is an optical defect which is corrected by the wearing of glasses, if the company are aware of this prior to the eyesight test they would simply reject the application. Declaring such a condition means there is no point in sending somebody for an eye test.

Potential pilots to the Air Force in the UK stand no chance if they simpy wear glasses and I would imagine the civil airlines to be the same. Although I am not entirely up to date I would think it is still the case. As for pilots who you see wearing glasses: they have been around a good number of years.

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Postby RaMz » Sat, 09 Jun 2007 5:41 pm

Plavt, those rules do not apply now. nowadays, with glasses, you can still be a pilot. i have loads of friends who wear glasses and they're currently pursuing their licenses in various flying schools around malaysia and i do know two of them who got into SQ last december

- At least 1.65 m in height
- Medically fit with visual acuity of at least 6/60 without optical aids, correctable to 6/6


that was taken from the SIA website for the cadet pilot section. you can still wear optical aids and be a pilot now. i guess the application would have been rejected if you had submitted something really in detail regarding your eyesight.

btw, i've also gone through the SIA cadet pilot interview..but unfortunately, did not go through the gruesome 2nd interview.

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Postby binka » Sat, 09 Jun 2007 6:27 pm

I've read thru some of Plavt's postings, and i'm under the impression that he does not know alot abt the scene here in SG, or even the scene as a whole.

A not-so-close friend of mine who has astig in the range of <100 is currently pursuing his course with SQ. Cadets that are myopic of up to 500degs are also in the course. And RSAF do take in pilots who are myopic.

I only need to know the maximum amount of astig, the cut-off limit.

Anyway, i've gone through LASIK more than a year ago, primarily to become a pilot. That is why i'm shocked that they look at pre-LASIK readings.


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