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Queries by a soon-to-be ex-serviceman about joining Singapore Airlines.
Pilot Career - Becoming a Pilot
Sunday, 16 December 2007 18:56



Greetings Capt Lim,

May I ask if you've worked for Singapore Airlines (SIA)? Currently, I'm a military serviceman on conscription and will be completing my service in December this year. I'll be returning to Australia to continue with my studies. Whilst doing my degree, I'll be continue with my training. Currently, I'm a PPL-R holder and will be getting my CPL and Instructor Rating soon.

My intention is to work as a part time flight instructor to accumulate the 1500 hours requirement for ATPL. I'll probably work with an air charter company to clock flight hours on jet or turbine planes for about 2 yrs. Thereafter, I should attain the minimum qualification age of 26 to join Singapore Airlines. However, I have doubts about getting into SIA.

How many ATPL conversion papers do I have to take? How fast would I be promoted based on the jet/turbine engine hours that I accumulate? What are the selection criteria other than the pre-requisites? What is involved in training as a cadet pilot?

Seniority is a factor. At the age of 26, most people would have earned an average salary of $S3000 plus, while I would be paid about $S1300 a month as trainee. I'm also very concern about how often I'll be able to stay in Singapore.
Sorry to trouble you with all these questions.

Best regards,

Irwin

Hi Irwin,

I have not worked for Singapore Airlines and I am not sure of the exact Company policy on the selection criteria. What you are doing will certainly help. By the time you reach your minimum age of 26 years, you would have your ATPL to enable you to join SIA. It is an advantage but it does not mean an automatic acceptance to SIA as they are very selective when it comes to checking on your character and background. However, as an ex-serviceman, it is already a point in your favor.

As regards to the conversion papers, simulator training, promotion and other queries, please check with another SIA pilot.

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