GREETINGS FROM AUS!!!
SO YOU WANNA BE A PILOT??!
i’ve answered that very question more than 8 months ago and walla, here i am on my way realising my dream in Gold Coast (yeap… its the Gold Coast in AUSTRALIA and not Sepang)
well, I’ve been following the blogosphere since the 35 candidates got shortlisted from the ‘So You Wanna Be a Pilot’ competition till today and i can see that lots of people out there of all ages, races, gender and skin colour still wants to represent AirAsia in the white uniform with a black tie with the wording of ‘AirAsia’ on it and they are looking forward for the competition again next year… The competition itself has opened doors to people who dare to dream the impossible and to realise their dream like myself and my other batchmates and seniors here…
Ok, lets talk about my life here in Australia..
I’ve completed my first flight 2 weeks after I’ve landed here in Gold Coast and trust me, flying is not as easy as what you think (you pilots should know well enough)… it requires one (the pilot) to have the guts and put in lots of effort to fly a plane… A man in the cockpit has to manoeuvre the aircraft while looking and confirming with the instruments on the panel that everything is going alright and no steam nor gas is coming out from the engine (and not to forget, avoiding birds in the air!) while on the ground school, all of us are expected to pass every single exam with a passing mark of 80%…
picture of my first flight taken by my friend!
‘Nothing comes easy in life’ and definitely this quote applies to the course i am doing currently.. All of the cadets here have to literally study everyday and to be able to understand all the lessons within the given time and not to forget, perform well in our flights and classes (all the results here are sent back to the company and we’re to be assessed weekly!)…. The classes and flights here are scheduled and monitored tightly so that in another 11 months to come, we are able to finish everything here and to return to Malaysia for our 3 months training and to call ourselves, P-I-L-O-Ts representing AirAsia.. What I am doing now is just a beginning of my long journey in my aviation life, and new chapters are ink-ed down in my diary daily as i learn and see new things in life…
SO……… YOU WANNA BE A PILOT???