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SIA Cadet Pilot - All Batches, Merged

Old 8th Nov 2018, 04:06
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Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Malaysia
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Originally Posted by Hobbes1712 View Post
Hi, anyone received email for preliminary next week? It says that aptitude will be conducted same day should you pass the prelim round. Is the final interview the same day as one of you mentioned here?
Hi Hobbes,

When is the interview date?

ilscat1
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Old 8th Nov 2018, 07:04
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Join Date: Sep 2018
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Awaiting Medical Results

Anyone went for their medical on early October and received any response from SIA yet? Any WhatsApp group awaiting medical results? I canít seem to DM anyone as my inbox always appears to be full even though Its empty.

You canít use the Private Messaging system, add url links or images until you have an established posting history.
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Old 8th Nov 2018, 12:32
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Originally Posted by ilscat1 View Post


Hi Hobbes,

When is the interview date?

ilscat1
16th Nov. You going too?
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Old 8th Nov 2018, 16:29
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Originally Posted by Hobbes1712 View Post
16th Nov. You going too?
Mine is on the 14th. Iíve been to the prelim in KL on 13oct. You sg or malaysian?

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Old 9th Nov 2018, 14:30
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Originally Posted by ilscat1 View Post


Mine is on the 14th. Iíve been to the prelim in KL on 13oct. You sg or malaysian?

ilscat1
I see. Singaporean. I'm attending prelim next week.
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Old 12th Nov 2018, 13:57
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Join Date: Jun 2018
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Hi all,

Received the call - January 2019 intake
If anyone requires any help or advice, please feel free to ask, glad to assist in preparation. Cheers.
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Old 12th Nov 2018, 14:07
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Originally Posted by SSS0388 View Post
Hi all,

Received the call - January 2019 intake
If anyone requires any help or advice, please feel free to ask, glad to assist in preparation. Cheers.
Congratulations!

I'm going to the 2nd IV on 14th Nov. Practicing a lot on LatestPilotJobs and memorizing fleet, MTOW, MLW, and many other things.

You got any tips for me?

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Old 13th Nov 2018, 01:28
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Join Date: Sep 2018
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Originally Posted by SSS0388 View Post
Hi all,

Received the call - January 2019 intake
If anyone requires any help or advice, please feel free to ask, glad to assist in preparation. Cheers.
Congratulations! Was just wondering when exactly did you go for your medical and how long did it roughly take for them to give you the call back? Did you just receive the call today? I am also done with my medical and waiting for the call back.
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 04:44
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Originally Posted by SSS0388 View Post
Hi all,

Received the call - January 2019 intake
If anyone requires any help or advice, please feel free to ask, glad to assist in preparation. Cheers.
Hi, may I check how long is it from your medical to the news of the intake?

Thanks
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 06:29
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Join Date: Jun 2018
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Originally Posted by Kurabawa View Post
Hi, may I check how long is it from your medical to the news of the intake?

Thanks
Hi there,

In my case, more or less a month from the date of receiving C1 medical (certified as 'FIT') to the call. However, it may differ as to candidate.
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 00:08
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Originally Posted by B777Aviator View Post
Congratulations! Was just wondering when exactly did you go for your medical and how long did it roughly take for them to give you the call back? Did you just receive the call today? I am also done with my medical and waiting for the call back.
Hi,
Went for medical end of September, received the call 1 1/2 months later. Cheers
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Old 17th Nov 2018, 18:36
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Originally Posted by SSS0388 View Post
Hi,
Went for medical end of September, received the call 1 1/2 months later. Cheers
Do u mind sharing some interview questions or preparation that you did and was helpful? Many thanks
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 06:01
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Join Date: Oct 2018
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Hi everyone,

I am stuck at a crossroad in life and I would appreciate some help or advice at this point of time.

A little history about me:
I applied for SQ back in April 2018 and got rejected at the preliminaries in May 2018. After that, I proceeded to apply for Scoot in May 2018 and got rejected at the Assessment Center in August 2018. After which, I went to get a non-aviation related job after getting my Degree in August 2018. After some considerations to getting a private CAAS CPL ME+IR with Frozen ATPL, I applied for L3 Airline Academy through Revion ground school. I am now waiting for my Class 1 medical before I sign the contract with Revion and L3 which my course begins in Jan 2019.

I have been to a pilot recruitment exhibition at Crowne Plaza recently and saw many jobless low hour pilots/cadets, some whom flown here specifically to attend the event. However, the event was recruiting for FOs and CAs mainly and many were left disappointed. After talking and getting to know some of them, it seems that there are too many low hour CPL holders and not enough jobs for them.

Current situation:
This is when it dawned on me that I have a high chance of being one of them after finishing my CAAS CPL course and now I have doubts enrolling in the program. I was hoping to re-apply for the SQ and Scoot cadet programs but I could only apply for Scoot in the next intake (Feb-Mar) onwards. As for SQ, it has been 6 months since my rejection but the application page when I log into my account, does not allow me to apply as it only shows that "You have applied on ##/May/2018". My friend, whom also got rejected in May 2018 at the aptitude test phase, faces the same problem as me.

The decision:
Should I,
A: Continue with my CAAS CPL in Jan 2019 and at the same time wait to apply for SQ and Scoot cadet program.

B: Postpone my CAAS CPL to Jul 2019 (Next intake) and wait to apply for SQ and Scoot cadet program.

C: Pull out from my CAAS CPL and solely focus on applying on cadet programs. (SQ, Scoot, Air Arabia, airBaltic, etc.)

I will be borrowing the amount of money for the CPL from my parents which they said are their retirement money.

I am wavering in committing to my CPL course now because of the amount of jobless CPL holders and I am unsure if in 2 years time when I complete it, would the situation be the same or will it be more beneficial.

I would appreciate any advice and reasoning. Thank you
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Old 21st Nov 2018, 07:15
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Join Date: Jun 2018
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Originally Posted by Kurabawa View Post
Do u mind sharing some interview questions or preparation that you did and was helpful? Many thanks
Hi there,
I believe I shared a post previously on the type of questions. Cannot recall all the exact questions at this given point, however the following are pertinent thematically, based on my interviews:

1) Geography (direction, maps, countries, oceans etc.)
2) Know the airline (org. structure, key management, fleet, destinations, future orders etc.)
3) Quick maths/arithmetic practice (many online sites have free tests)
4) Leadership questions, traits, problem-solving, interview etiquette etc.
5) Technical is a must, however basic to advanced, based on your level of understanding and exposure. Ultimately, you must be able to explain in your own comfortable words.
7) Air accident investigation reports (preliminary / final reports whichever available) to understand causes/effect of crashes.
6) Be Honest - If you do not know, say you do not know. No room for speculation in the flight deck.

More or less as such! Cheers and good luck. Most importantly, keep in good health! That is the final hurdle.
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Old 21st Nov 2018, 11:46
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Join Date: Oct 2018
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Thumbs up

SSS0388;

Hey thanks for the tips and congratulations on being selected as a cadet! would you mind sharing the sequence of your CAAS and SIA medical check up? I tried looking up this online but I couldn't find any. But hey, it's totally fine if you find it uncomfortable to share. Cheers
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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 09:41
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Hey bro,
From what I gathered you should be in your mid 20s? If so, honestly you still have some time.

Understand it is a tough decision as I am in the same boat except my only option is the private way due to age. What you could do since you currently have a job is to do your ATPL theory with Revion as a part time student. that way you can earn both a salary and pay off your 25k without much loans. that should be done probably by 4th quarter next year.By then, you should be able to know if you got through for Scoot or SIA and maybe Jetstar if they open again.

If you still don't land a job with the airlines, what you could do by then (with your theory papers) and if it still something you want, would be to continue with obtaining your CPL privately. This would give you some time to save up as well =)

The way I see it is you still have some time on your side with quite abit of options. All the best!
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 02:03
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Any one knows how strict is SQ with high chloestrol levels?
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 03:30
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Originally Posted by Hobbes1712 View Post
Any one knows how strict is SQ with high chloestrol levels?
There is no specific requirements given during the medical but there will be a range on the report, eg > 300 high, stuff like that. If you are within the borderline I think you should be fine.
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 13:45
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Originally Posted by derekjsun View Post
Hey bro,
From what I gathered you should be in your mid 20s? If so, honestly you still have some time.

Understand it is a tough decision as I am in the same boat except my only option is the private way due to age. What you could do since you currently have a job is to do your ATPL theory with Revion as a part time student. that way you can earn both a salary and pay off your 25k without much loans. that should be done probably by 4th quarter next year.By then, you should be able to know if you got through for Scoot or SIA and maybe Jetstar if they open again.

If you still don't land a job with the airlines, what you could do by then (with your theory papers) and if it still something you want, would be to continue with obtaining your CPL privately. This would give you some time to save up as well =)

The way I see it is you still have some time on your side with quite abit of options. All the best!
Thank you. I have been invited for the pre-lim interview (2nd attempt). Hope I have prepared enough this time
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 01:46
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Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Malaysia
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Hi everyone,

I just want to say good luck to everyone who are in the preliminary and final stages of the cadet pilot program.

A little background on my experience on the cadet pilot process:
I have completed all 4 stages and am awaiting their final approval reply. It took roughly 2 to 2.5 months from start to finish.

Personally, I find that the entire interview and selection process is very stringent and tough as they would want to select the best candidates possible. The interview process setup is very well managed and professional.

1. Be prepared for every scenario possible as questions can be asked from any industry and from any perspective.
2. Brush up on Singapore Airlines' history
- current and past fleet and size (SIA/MI/TR/CARGO)
- average fleet age
- SIA routes - what aircraft are flown on those routes
- awards SIA has won over the years
3. Why do you want to be a pilot? - prove it? what makes you so different than every candidate out there? Why should we choose you?
4. Keep up with current aviation news
5. Watch Air Crash Investigations - if not just make sure you read up on those crashes
6. Watch the documentary on SIA on YouTube.
7. Know everything about the major aircraft types plus engines - (i.e. MTOW, Thrust, MLW, Range, Capacity, Hydraulic System)

When answering the interviewers, be firm with your answer and if possible, justify your views. DO NOT be a timid person who mumbles when replying.

I personally believe that the interviewers are looking for candidates who can think out of the box.

I wish everyone all the best in the interviews and aptitude test. Be confident in your answers and don't be disheartened if you do not get selected. There are other pathways to fulfill your dreams to fly.
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