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Pilot Career - Becoming a Pilot
Saturday, 08 January 2011 14:40

Hi Captain Lim,

I am currently applying to learn to fly in HMA. However, after reading quite a lot of uninspiring posts in different forums, it makes me doubt whether I can really find a job after graduation. RM300, 000.00 is not a small number. I don't want to waste my parent’s money sitting at home and waiting for a job.

May I know how can a privately funded cadet pilot find a job? As far as I know, most airlines in Malaysia (particularly Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines) have their own cadet training programs and tons of reserved pilots.

So how does privately funded pilots find their jobs? I heard some being jobless for years after having graduated from flight schools and end up working as salesmen.

Please, I am very confused now.

Thanks in advance.

Chow


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Hi Chow,

What you have just written, is sadly true. I have said many times in the past that the pilot profession in this part of the world (Asia and Middle East) is expensive to pursue with no guarantee of a job unless you are sponsored by an airline. In good times you are in demand. When the world economy is down, times are hard for privately funded students.

You can read a lot of my replies to those privately sponsored pilots in this site.

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