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I am a Singaporean and will fly for peanuts…
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Written by Capt Lim   
Tuesday, 27 January 2009 08:04

Hi Captain Lim,

Great website, really helpful info

I am a 35 year Singaporean and I've got an Airbus A320 rating and FAA ATPL but no jet experience. I am so desperate right now that I am willing to fly for food!!

Do you know anybody that will hire me? Seriously, I will fly for peanuts.

Thank you


Hi Douglas,

You know that to be employed in Singapore or Malaysia, you need to convert your FAA ATP to a UKCAA ATPL. A FAA ATP is only recognized in the USA. Please see this posting here

Once you are equipped with the right license, you can then try applying to Tiger Airways or Jetstar Asia in Singapore. From then onwards you can start building up your jet hours. With a minimum of 1500 totals hours, you can unfreeze your ATPL and thereafter, you can say you are marketable to most Middle Eastern or Asian airlines outside Singapore!

Meanwhile, forget about flying for peanuts for the moment - have a good laugh below...

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Desperate pilot wanabe
I knew some arlines will hire ex busdrivers but not this bad. That is rediculous.
John Tsikouras , 27 Feb, 2009
That was funny
Well at least there's something light for you to look at instead of worrying your life away. If you have the passion, I think you'd even take a parachuting job. It was helluva fun I can tell you that.
FlyboySingapore , 23 Nov, 2009
1 year on
One Year has come to pass and still no luck, despaired, desponded, destroyed.
What A Year, What A Year...
Douglas , 07 Jan, 2010
Dont give up
hey dude, don't give up man.

sometimes it's more fulfilling to pursue your passion than to live meaninglessly.

hang in there, and im soon you'll see rainbow real soon.
To douglas , 25 Feb, 2010
wrong attitude
Nobody wants to hire someone who is desperate. If you have a girlfriend you should know what i'm talking about. Same principle!
rolf , 02 Jul, 2010
2yrs 9mths later
Hi everyone, 2years 9 months later, still havent got any job, while SIA is recurititng cadets overseas, LCC looking for pilots with 500 on type only.

haha good luck to all with stars in their eyes, i have given up long time ago
douglas lim , 11 Oct, 2011

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