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SIA Cadet Pilot - All Batches, Merged

Old 28th Feb 2011, 12:45
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Minimum diploma, mostly degree holders.....

Hate to burst your bubble but if you are not an RSAF pilot dropout, you will most prob not be called up until you are 2-3 mths shy of your 26 bday even if you pass all the interviews, be prepared to get a job first in the meantime while waiting.......
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Old 28th Feb 2011, 13:06
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Am wondering, how do you define RSAF pilot dropout?

Thansks!
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Old 28th Feb 2011, 13:43
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Went through the RSAF pilot selection process and got cut in one way or another....but ultimately final decision lies with the govt to release you to SIA before u turn 26.....
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Old 28th Feb 2011, 14:46
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Hi, don't get cheated by that "88". Eventually, some 1 already used the nick "Vincent", therefore I just add in some easily-remembered numbers at the back.

I am 24 and 6 months old, a Malaysian. Not a pilot dropout, just some one ordinary. =)
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Old 28th Feb 2011, 14:49
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i was 25.5yrs old when i went for mine last July..

the eye thing is nt expensive, just below $18 at Raffles Medical clinic..

interview went well, answered well, but still got the rejection email from Edward 1wk later..



now i don't know what should i do to stand a better chance if i ever decide to reapply again
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Old 28th Feb 2011, 16:15
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Mind sharing your qualifications and background Stallone?
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Old 1st Mar 2011, 01:43
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@ Stallone & Blomqvist
I am in the same boat
Went for the interview last april, felt the interview went well..

but nevertheless got the rejection letter from edward a week later..

joe
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Old 1st Mar 2011, 03:15
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Originally Posted by purplehearts
Mind sharing your qualifications and background Stallone?
hmm... nus grad, zero flying hours.. what else?



i guess we'll never know what they're looking for... in fact, i feel like it's a "heng suay" thing to some extent.. it's the same for the SQ cabin crews too. i have a friend trying for the 6th time before getting in.
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Old 1st Mar 2011, 07:14
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What course? Is it science based?

Kinda hard to imagine them rejecting people for no reason now that there's a demand for pilots. They should put you through the apt test at least.
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Old 1st Mar 2011, 07:36
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Anybody applied 2nd week of Feb and still waiting for a reply?
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Old 1st Mar 2011, 08:25
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Originally Posted by purplehearts
What course? Is it science based?

Kinda hard to imagine them rejecting people for no reason now that there's a demand for pilots. They should put you through the apt test at least.
Bsc. Computing

whatever degree doesn't matter one la..


why do you think they keep inviting people for interviews? they reject a lot of people during interview, and will always have not enough people.

they can afford to be very choosy, you can do nothing about it
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Old 1st Mar 2011, 09:07
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yishiai,
That'll be me bro. Applied on 7th Feb 2011 and am still awaiting.
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Old 1st Mar 2011, 13:39
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Originally Posted by howl85
Minimum diploma, mostly degree holders.....
Thank you.

Originally Posted by Blomqvist
hmm jus sharing my own experience about being called up for an interview. i applied late last july and got an email 4 days later for an interview scheduled 2 days after the email.....
Thank you for sharing!

Originally Posted by Stallone
Bsc. Computing whatever degree doesn't matter one la..
I graduated from overseas. I have not and dare not to declare in the application.

Originally Posted by purplehearts
Kinda hard to imagine them rejecting people for no reason now that there's a demand for pilots. They should put you through the apt test at least.
Probably, many have attitude problem. LOL...

Originally Posted by Stallone
they reject a lot of people during interview, and will always have not enough people. they can afford to be very choosy, you can do nothing about it
Stallone, may be right.

Originally Posted by yshiai
Anybody applied 2nd week of Feb and still waiting for a reply?
I applied mid-February. Guess...I am over aged so no news.
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Old 1st Mar 2011, 13:48
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For the cases where they asked you to see additional eye tests at your own cost, I suspect it might have something to do with your degree/astig declaration in the application form.

If interviewed and then rejected although all went well, then its prob bcos of eyesight also.....

Its not bcos they are choosy, but you will not believe the type of candidates they get every Friday at the 1st interview trust me.....
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Old 1st Mar 2011, 14:01
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Originally Posted by howl85
Its not bcos they are choosy, but you will not believe the type of candidates they get every Friday at the 1st interview trust me.....
Are these candidates good or bad?
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 06:13
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Eye Sight?

@Blomqvist

May I ask what is your eyesight. Cause I am rather worried about my eye sight too. And I was told not to go for LASIK before applying.
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 06:51
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SIA must be the only airline still so concerned about eyesight, even more strict than RSAF.

Other airlines don't really matter as long as correctable to 6/6 with optical aid.


yes, don't go for lasik, they want you to be untouched surgically
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 07:22
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LASIK myth

Not true. You must have gone for LASIK more than a year before applying.

And if you make it for the 2nd round, they will ask you to get report from your LASIK clinic before placing you for a spot in the 2nd interview.

Hope it helps.
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 09:58
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LASIK myth

Another thing I heard is that they may send you to their appointed surgeon for LASIK and even pick up the tab... Don't know how true this is though...

Still, I would prefer not to do LASIK until after I am hired...
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 12:07
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haha, send you for lasik? free somemore?

i only heard RSAF doing that, never at SIA
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