South Asia and Far East WannabesA forum for those applying to Cathay Pacific, Dragonair or any other Hong Kong-based airline or operator. Use this area for both Direct Entry Pilot and Cadet-scheme queries.
You with 114? I did, submitted my applications and cleared interviews and medical. Was offered to join you guys on 02 Sep, but current contract with company is valid and liquidation too ex. So told SQ "thank you, but now is not a good time."
So now waiting and counting days. Wondering how long the offer will last. One of my pals in 113 managed to delay 9 months.
Anyway, hope you enjoy the course. Will pop by Seletar one of these days to catch up with SpongeRog and 2 others. Look forward to meet you there.
deepsea bro.. thanks for your reply... are you married?...
i got a friend who tried for pilot few years ago, was rejected. The reasons given were because of his marriage at a young age and also they were afraid that he could not concentrate in his oversea training due to his family commitment.
so does any bros here who are married and was passed as a cadet pilot?
Swifter4531... i got a friend who got the same medical date as yours (30 SEPT).. anyway he's now at OBS training (OCT 13).. The reason why you weren't called up and my friend did, i believed is the clearance issue... he was working for SIA when he applied for Cadet pilot thus his clearance to work for SIA is smoother than yours... be patient bro.. you are already so near than most of the people here... you will definitely reach that finishing line...
streetguy, I can't really remember how long I waited, sorry, but I waited much longer than the rest of the malaysians because I had some problems with my employment pass. Basically, Malaysians have to wait a bit longer for the process of Minister of Manpower I believe, and even much longer if you don't have a degree.
swifter, I don't think I know middlekingdom. I can advice you guys to start reading on Gas Turbines, Theory of Flight and Airframe systems while waiting if you are free. I don't know what to do for ATPL as I'm still in tech phase though. I'm kindda struggling now cause I didn't do it back then.
From what i heard, there is no fixed 'waiting period' from the date of your medical to the date you receive the email for notification of the offer.....some have waited for almost 3 months and some waited only 4 days to get notified....for Malaysians...i think it would be the same as our other brothers who are S'poreans.
You mean its good to call Mr. E......??? did he get angry or frustated when u called?.......anyway.....like what u said...just be patient...btw Swift, i think SQ 007 is not in my batch cos I think his a Cadet now.
For some reasons, I noticed that Singapore Airlines has been conducting interview after intervew for the past few months and their requirements (invitation to interview and passing requirement) are not as stringent as before. If i am not wrong, the number of interview held each year used to be something like 3 interviews per YEAR but now it seems like they are conducting interview almost every month. So am i being ignorant about their interview procedure or is this a sign of desperation for pilots?
if it was really the case of SIA is in need of pilots, so pilots and pilot wannabes here, in your opinion, how long will this ongoing interview trend last?
Predator, I am married with a sixteen month old little girl too. Was grilled quite hard on this during the first interview. But the CAPT really brought up many valid points. I am grateful to him for sharing the experience.
My half-cents worth : convince them that your family will not be a burden to you during the three year cost. My feel is that they preferred married guys cos of level of maturity.
Hopefully when your bond is up, we will be course mates.
I fully understand the agony of the wait. Mine and two of my good friends in 114 was a month... Another waited two.
But we kept to the following slogan :
"No bad news is good news".
I suppose as long as there is nothing official from SIA that you are out, chopped, etc, you are still in their list of possible candidates. Its just a question of when you fit into their complex "big picture".
At this stage after the medical, we have all done what we can, nothing we do (except maybe pray) like calling E***** or J**** will change the results of the two interviews.
I wish everyone the best of luck, not in the wait, but in your course to start one day soon.
Deepsea... thanks for your enlightenment and encouragement... i do hope to become your coursemate as well but don't think it will materialise for this few years.. sadly, my bond still has another 2 years to run... anyway, will pray hard to become your colleague..lol... by the way, what are you working as now?
yeah, its kinda become a joke hasnt it. every other dude walkin the streets of spore is an SIA pilot now ... they r just looking for quantity not quality, standards are dropping ... but hell yeah, there is no other way to get underpaid air jockeys ... and to answer ur question, yes the hiring will continue till everyone is a pilot (every other person aint good enuf) cheers,