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SIA Cadet Pilot - All Batches, Merged

Old 23rd Mar 2013, 00:27
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As a European, I was told by a SIA cc that they only hire Asians.

Yellow Asians to be more correct.

That really true?

I guess no more contract pilots either
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Old 23rd Mar 2013, 10:28
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Not really, i have seen some various shades of brown hired also.
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Old 25th Mar 2013, 08:18
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Angel ATPL/Flying related courses in Singapore?

Heya fellas,
I'm still a second year uni student in Singapore and I hope to graduate by 2015. Had breakfast with a SQ captain a few weeks back and he did mentioned how the company is at the moment, not doing very well. I do intend to apply for the cadet pilot programme when I graduate but I don't even know if they'll start hiring by then. I'm not doing an engineering related degree so my captain friend did ask me to acquire some aviation knowledge. Anyone can recommend me if it's possible to do an ATPL(theory) or any flying related courses in Singapore?. Is there even such a course available?

Sincerely,
Pilot Wannabe

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Old 26th Mar 2013, 02:01
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KingZul90 - You can take the ATPL module if you enrol into STAA as a cadet doing the CPL/IR course. Although I don't think anyone would advise that you just do the ground school as there is a validity period (if I am not wrong), I sure if you wanted to, you can do it.

It doesn't come cheap either... around 50 grand the last I heard...

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Old 28th Mar 2013, 09:05
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Angel Flight101

Thanks for the prompt reply,
$50k is too expensive so I'm not willing to do it. Getting a PPL is also just as expensive. Do you know if there is an aviation101 course or related module? I went to some intro to flight lesson a few years back and there was an ex-airline capt who was sharing with us that one can just do the theory course ATPL for about $4k. Is it possible to just enroll in ground school in STAA?

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Old 29th Mar 2013, 06:32
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S$4000 is probably just the papers alone

CAAS requires you to be enrolled into a CAAS approved school in order to sit for the ATPL exams.

you can enrol into STAA's CPL/IR course but I don't think you're allowed to just go for ground school, it comes as a package. You might have penalties to pay if you choose to "drop out" after ground school is completed

during ground school phase, you have 3 payment milestones, each about S$15,600 if I'm not wrong.

total is roughly S$47,000. Note that this amount is NOT the actual cost of ground school. The payment milestones is spread out and arranged as a whole CPL course package.

the CPL course is roughly S$140k in total
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Old 29th Mar 2013, 10:14
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$158k if I m not wrong. A PPL locally is expensive, going across the causeway a bit bleak now. Technically, its the end. Unless you get a job that sponsors a PPL. It will come with a bond and not many can do that job.
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Old 30th Mar 2013, 07:35
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Intro to Flight

Appreciate all your responses guys. Yeah, the CPL course STAA offers is quite a bomb. Think my best bet now is to just keep reading aviation related stuff online. I cant afford either the PPL or even worst, the CPL course.
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Old 21st May 2013, 06:48
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SIA waiver of bonds for cadet pilots

Excess pilots: Singapore Airlines waives cadets' bonds - ANN

Was feeling hopeful for an opening sometime this year. Guess I'll have to wait longer.
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Old 21st May 2013, 13:09
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lets keep our hopes and spirits high. its just a matter of time things might change for good.
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Old 21st May 2013, 14:16
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probably 2015 and later
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Old 27th May 2013, 19:50
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2015? Not sure about that, the whole game has changed.

SQ has lost its market share to the Arabs, going to be very tough.

2 years from now they will be even stronger,bigger.
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Old 30th May 2013, 16:54
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SIA orders new aircrafts

6415-BARCLAY Singapore to launch 787-10X with order for 30


hope this changes the game.
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Old 11th Jun 2013, 17:13
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not so sure

I'm not so sure about that news, maybe they sell off some of their aircraft and in the end balance back.

SIA likes to keep a young fleet and often does this. And its cheaper to maintain a young fleet.
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Old 6th Jul 2013, 11:48
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Looking for this book

Hi guys. Any Singaporean pilots or aspiring pilots happened to have this book in possession? Clive Hughes - Guide to getting a Commercial Pilot Licence 'A guide to becoming a professional pilot' by Clive Hughes. Website online ordering not working and number seems to be no longer valid. Let me know via PM Thanks!
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Old 1st Sep 2013, 03:55
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Looks like there is no action here since don't know when.

The only way to become a pilot now is to self fund at Singapore flying college. Or ST Flying College and join Tigerair.

Not looking for a free lunch, but i can't imagine that i can foot the tuition on my own.
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Old 1st Sep 2013, 14:04
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dont loose hopes. no one knows how times may change in future. im sure SIA plans well ahead for the future. So lets pin our hopes and wait. if Scoot statrs taking cadets from SIA then it would be great. i dunno why, being wholly owned subsidary, scoot is hiring foreign pilots.
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Old 1st Sep 2013, 15:05
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Scoot is hiring foreigners because they pay for their own type ratings. Blame the low cost model. Tiger and Jetstar make the cadets pay for their own training so the "free lunch" so to speak may be over. Who knows, maybe SIA will go down the route of Qatar and make you pay for an MPL if you want a career with them.
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Old 1st Sep 2013, 23:51
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SQ is already planning for MPL. Watch this space. Akan datang.
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Old 2nd Sep 2013, 03:13
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hi. can someone enlighten the difference between mpl and cpl. in what circumstances it would be advantageous or disadvantageous.
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