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Old 23rd Feb 2017, 17:26
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Philippine Airlines (Second Officer)

Hello everyone i just some few questions regarding PAL second officer position I hope you guys can help me! I currently hold CPL licence multi/IFR in Canada and I went to college on top on that to get a Commercial Pilot Diploma, Also PAL says that you need a bachelor's degree would my commercial pilot diploma work?. I currently have 227.8 hours and i would be going back home this coming march to try and apply for that second officer flying position. any tips how can i get the Job and what would I need to do to convert my Canadian to Philippine Licence! Thanks! Any expats can help me pleaseee. Does also any of you guys know any expats got the S.O. flying position with low time hours thanks!
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Old 23rd Feb 2017, 20:04
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Originally Posted by kingskate8 View Post
Hello everyone i just some few questions regarding PAL second officer position I hope you guys can help me! I currently hold CPL licence multi/IFR in Canada and I went to college on top on that to get a Commercial Pilot Diploma, Also PAL says that you need a bachelor's degree would my commercial pilot diploma work?. I currently have 227.8 hours and i would be going back home this coming march to try and apply for that second officer flying position. any tips how can i get the Job and what would I need to do to convert my Canadian to Philippine Licence! Thanks! Any expats can help me pleaseee. Does also any of you guys know any expats got the S.O. flying position with low time hours thanks!
Are you an expat? If so why would you want to go PAL?
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Old 23rd Feb 2017, 22:22
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No expats in Pal.Even for philipino pilots they have to be well connected to join and its hard to get in.
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Old 23rd Feb 2017, 22:39
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Are you an expat? If so why would you want to go PAL?
Well im naturally born Filipino i came to Canada to study cause we dont have the money in Phil. Always wanted to work for PAL.
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Old 23rd Feb 2017, 22:40
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Originally Posted by BAe 146-100 View Post
No expats in Pal.Even for philipino pilots they have to be well connected to join and its hard to get in.
Im Filipino bro do you know if they really require Bachelor's Degree or my Commercial Pilot Diploma would work?
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 08:18
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No expats in PAL , intake is usually through the academy
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 16:33
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Someone please help me does PAL really want a bachelor's degree for S.O. or my commercial pilot diploma would work? and how long is the processing time for conversion of my ICAO (Canadian Licence) to CAAP licence. Thanks!
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 18:49
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Are you Filipino ?
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 20:01
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Are you Filipino ?
Yes i was born in the Philippines but I moved in Canada when i was 15 I have Canadian citizenship now and planning to get a dual citizenship.
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Old 25th Feb 2017, 13:40
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Reading his previous post's Yes.
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Old 25th Feb 2017, 14:07
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Originally Posted by kingskate8 View Post
Someone please help me does PAL really want a bachelor's degree for S.O. or my commercial pilot diploma would work? and how long is the processing time for conversion of my ICAO (Canadian Licence) to CAAP licence. Thanks!
Commercial pilot diploma? Is that a degree issued by an accredited university or just a fancy way of saying your pilot license?

If it's a degree you studied separately to your pilot license then it would count. If not, then they will require a full 3/4 year degree on top of your license.
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Old 25th Feb 2017, 14:43
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Commercial pilot diploma? Is that a degree issued by an accredited university or just a fancy way of saying your pilot license?

If it's a degree you studied separately to your pilot license then it would count. If not, then they will require a full 3/4 year degree on top of your license.
Well i went to college on top of my Pilot's Licence to get the "Commercial Pilot Diploma" It's completely separate from my pilot's licence. I have a Diploma not a Degree. Im really curious if they will accept it. Cause like Air Canada or West jet here requires "Degree or Diploma"
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Old 25th Feb 2017, 17:30
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Originally Posted by kingskate8 View Post
Well i went to college on top of my Pilot's Licence to get the "Commercial Pilot Diploma" It's completely separate from my pilot's licence. I have a Diploma not a Degree. Im really curious if they will accept it. Cause like Air Canada or West jet here requires "Degree or Diploma"
A diploma is not a degree, and a bachelors is a degree. You will need a degree, a diploma won't be sufficient but ... it is the Philippines after all ... any contacts?
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Old 26th Feb 2017, 07:09
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A diploma is not a degree, and a bachelors is a degree. You will need a degree, a diploma won't be sufficient but ... it is the Philippines after all ... any contacts?
Do i really need a contact?
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Old 26th Feb 2017, 07:41
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You'll need to get your dual citizenship and convert your license , it will take a few months! I doubt PAL would accept you as an SO but you might have a shot with smaller operators
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Old 26th Feb 2017, 21:28
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You'll need to get your dual citizenship and convert your license , it will take a few months! I doubt PAL would accept you as an SO but you might have a shot with smaller operators
Thanks for the help! what small operators are in the Phil?
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Old 3rd Mar 2017, 10:30
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You have a commercial pilots license, have a diploma in aviation, want to work in the Philippines. Must have been pursuing this career for a number of years and are asking these sorts of questions??

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_tr...he_Philippines

Took me all of 10 seconds to find this.

You need to be far more committed and resourceful if you are going to make it in your chosen career.
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 04:43
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Good day guys. I was wondering whatever happened to your efforts, sir? Have you succeededin getting in with PAL? I'm currently trying to formulate a similar long term plan. God bless.
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Old 21st Apr 2019, 03:18
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Originally Posted by Jude Dominic Cosare View Post
Good day guys. I was wondering whatever happened to your efforts, sir? Have you succeededin getting in with PAL? I'm currently trying to formulate a similar long term plan. God bless.
Interesting feed,

Is the reason to live in The Philippines? Then that would make sense as why you want to be in PAL.

There are also other jobs in many of the other airlines.
Lots of other airlines will take you without your college degree in Orchid Pruning.

I guess they require college degrees for PAL since itís the belief that it sets people apart in their flying skills.

The school system is poor so that is one way of proving you have hope of learning what the airlines need to teach you for your type rating. And the ability to explain yourself and why you do what youíre doing if you were ever put on the spot which most people canít do over there.
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Old 2nd May 2019, 16:54
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Good day guys. I was wondering whatever happened to your efforts, sir? Have you succeededin getting in with PAL? I'm currently trying to formulate a similar long term plan. God bless.
Negative sir i was too short for them they require at-least 5'4. Im currently working in Canada as a first officer in DHC-6 & BE-02.
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