Pilot Career -
Tuesday, 21 December 2010 06:01
Dear Capt. Lim,
My son-in-law, an American citizen, is extremely interested in being a pilot and is keen into joining a CADET PILOT program. He is in University (2nd year) starting in January, 2011. His first year subjects were English, Physiology, Anatomy, Psychology, and the like.
Since his wife (my daughter) is Malaysian, he is looking into any CADET PILOT program with any airline in Malaysia, UAE or anywhere actually that will accept him. He researched training in USA but it is just too expensive and simply beyond his means.
I would appreciate any suggestions from your gracious self.
The two largest airlines in Malaysia are Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines and both require applicants for their Cadet Pilot program to be local citizens. Similarly, UAE has the same requirement as well but I believe only Etihad used to have a program that accepts international candidates. At the moment, they are only taking in UAE nationals and there are rumors that the program may be discontinued for international students in the future.
A typical cadet pilot selection process in Etihad will last two days:
•Math and Physics test
Prior to foundation
•Group exercise and Interview
More details about the program and the assessment process will be given during the presentation on the first day of the assessment centre.
Please visit their website at here for further information.