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Old 19th May 2012, 01:10
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Which Philippines carrier is hiring now?

Hi guys,

Can someone shares with us which airlines in the Philippines are hiring for the moment?

I know Philippine airlines is hiring pilots with minimum 500 hours TT. What about the other ones: Cebu Pacific, Zest Air, Seair and Air Philippines Express? What would be the minimum total time for each one of them? I can't find info on their website.

I'm a Filipino citizen with a Filipino CPL/FI license.

Thanks,
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Old 20th May 2012, 03:36
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Hiring

where have you been?
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Old 20th May 2012, 06:43
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I've been to the website of all the airlines I mentioned earlier. Unfortunately, they don't give information on if they are currently hiring and how to apply.
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Old 20th May 2012, 17:54
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walk it in. bang on the door.
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Old 22nd May 2012, 00:17
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Mate,

Cebu, Airphil, and Zest all need pilots forget the internet. But you must get ur type rating first as this is the only way to get in> like Jester says knock on da door and good luck.
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Old 22nd May 2012, 01:59
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Thanks guys! I will do that.
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Old 22nd May 2012, 09:16
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what If you go there, you pact a deal, so then you go for your type rating knowing you have a work..?
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Old 22nd May 2012, 09:27
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Hi everyone,

I'm actually on the same boat with flyingstar. I'm interested in working in the Philippines but don't have any idea how to apply and if ever would I be accepted?

I'm currently: FAA commercial/Instrument/Multi-Engine/around 300 TT ONLY!

Here are my questions, I hope someone would be able to answer it straight forward and honestly.

1. Do I need to convert my FAA license to filipino one before applying or FAA is acceptable as for application?
2. Would they even entertain me with my few hours without any type rating? From what I've also seen online, Philippine airlines requires a minimum of 500.
3. Is there any chance that they'll accept me then pay my type rating while working with them?

I hope someone would kindly be able to answer my questions. I try to get more information while I'm still here and not waste money to get to the philippines for nothing. Philippines would be a new adventure for me if ever, I've got no relatives whatsoever there.

Oh by the way, I also have filipino citizenship, but no valid filipno passport.
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Old 23rd May 2012, 11:27
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Hi ekdrone,

I can only answer your question number 1.

Yes, you need to convert your FAA license for a CAAP license. Here's how to:

When you'll be back here, go to CAAP, bring:

- PPL License
- Medical
- English Language Proficiency (ELP)
- Flight Time certificate from your previous school or flight club.
- Endorsed logbook from your previous school or flight club.

You'll need to log 10 hours with an instructor on a Philippines registered plane and pass a check ride from a check pilot.

Your license will be then converted.

I advise you get the help from a flying school to get through the CAAP administration... It's not always easy but the school will do it for you since you'll need to fly 10 hours with them.

If you need a quotation for those 10 hours, just PM me.

Take care,
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Old 24th May 2012, 16:36
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is that also for Expat pilots??

Im interested in flying there, with lot of experience on ATR42&72. JAA licence.

so its better to go there and talk to them directly??
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Old 29th May 2012, 10:56
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Licensing and hiring

You do not need to convert your FAA certificate. I'm living proof as I fly in the PI and I'm doing so with what is called a validation. My FAA certificate is what I use but several countries are accepted. I do need to keep my FAA valid and that means my medical and also a PC sim check is required per regulations.

Cebu Pacific is advertising again for pilots and I'd recommend contacting them directly if possible and if that doesn't work, go with the contract company. I also heard that the other airlines are also hiring.

If however, you think that any of the airlines will hire you with 300 hours total time and then put you through their type program, you are living in a dream world. Unless of course your lucky enough to have Filipino parents. Now is one of those magical times in the annals of aviation history that, if one is Filipino, and wants to be a pilot, the opportunity is there if you have the drive and funds. It's a very cool time and you guys are very lucky. Take advantage if you can while the door is still open.
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Old 29th May 2012, 13:32
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Thanks for these precisions. I didn't know you could fly in the Philippines with a FAA license.

I have a friend with an Australian license that had to convert it for a CAAP license before flying for Cebu Pacific.

I guess, it's best to contact the airline directly. They might help you more.
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Old 29th May 2012, 13:39
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I think I know who you are talking about and he was Philippine descent. For all expats, you fly on your own countries certificate with a validation. This is common all over the world and I personally have validations from 3 different countries now.

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Old 29th May 2012, 13:53
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Meaning, if I want to apply in Singapore, I don't have to convert my philippine license for the Singapore one?
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Old 29th May 2012, 14:03
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Haaaa, good one but you're dealing with an old Dog. No, not all counties are the same and in the case of Singapore and Malaysia, you'll need to sit for the full conversion to the local certification. I hold validations for the country of Laos, Cayman Islands, and now the Philippines. I have full ATPL' s in 5 countries. Whatever country you are applying with will have their own set of rules and in the case of the country we are talking about,the Philippines, expat pilots use a validation. In my opinion, the reason for this, is we are definitely temporary pilots there. As soon as enough local Pilots are ready for the seat, we will be history. It's the life of a contract pilot..... However, many countries welcome expat pilots and when you go to work in Singapore for example, it's long term, thus you need to convert. Good luck! There's a big world out there and the life of an expat pilots can be a fun and lucrative one.
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Old 30th May 2012, 00:05
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I see. Thanks for sharing this info.
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Old 3rd Jun 2012, 02:09
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Is Cebu Pacific taking expats anymore?
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Old 3rd Jun 2012, 05:08
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Cebu Hiring

It depends on what day of the week you ask. A couple of months ago, they were terminating expats left and right, most with no more than a one day notice. Some of us got lucky but the writings on the wall. The job is a daily one.

But to answer your question, I did ask in the office and yes they are looking for expats again. It's a great place to work but it's not very relaxing knowing that when the phone rings, it could be your last day at work.

They recently put out a mandate a "Pilot Code of Conduct" and included in the rules is you have to be contactable on your day off and if called you must work. You cannot leave your base without written permission on you days off. And the list goes on and on.

I feel sorry for the locals as they work very hard, end up with less than their allotted days off, and now are expected to fly on their days off or else.

PM me if you want some assistance in applying.......
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Old 3rd Jun 2012, 09:03
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Re "Pilot Code of Conduct"

This is seem to be another handy work of a "few" kuPALers who never learned from their history of strikes. Watch out for the anticipated repercussions of the not so bright minds of these people due to heredity (biological & organizational). Maybe the right term for this is "kuPALiculturization" of CEBPAC.

Discipline cannot be learned theoretically inside the classrooms and offices. It is acquired through years of hard training to be considered an integral part of one's system.

This is basically the reason why most Airlines in Asia Pacific Region prefer to hire Military Pilots.

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Old 3rd Jun 2012, 12:58
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just wondering

Hey Jaz,

I'm a Filipino citizen planning to be a pilot and aiming for future employment with cebu pacific. I will finish my basic flying school program by next year and planning to enroll at cebu pacific school(PAAT) (assuming the school will be open for students).

Do you think any job openings by 2013-14, and will Cebu pacific doors will still be open ?
Do you have any information about PAAT?
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