This has been a long wait since I was the midst of my Foundation during the year of 2006.
1. WHY do you want to be a pilot?
2. Pilot (in general) don’t have family life?!
3. Pilot = Scandalous
4. Pilot = Retire at an very early age
And the list goes on….However, some from the list might not even be true. It’s just a skeptical view about pilots.
So how did I get caught by the beauty of being a pilot? Over the years, airlines (or in the aviation field) has been very selective in selecting their candidates. Only chosen ones were able to be sponsored by them to achieve their DREAM (It will always be a dream until one is being chosen by them). The other option of being a pilot is by PAYING THROUGH YOUR NOSE. Those who are born with a silver spoon from the family can afford to send them to flying school. Despite that, they still have to earn their place in aviation field (eg. Major Airlines such as Air Asia) to be a pilot after that. Hence, not all individuals are capable of being one.
As for me, being able to earn my own spot will be my first baby step into the aviation field (as a Cadet Pilot under airlines sponsorship). The whole process will be a torturing yet memorable. Each time, I look back at what I’ve given out. My heart tells me it will all be worth it. After FOUR failures (2 for Air Asia, 1 for Royal Malaysian Air Force, and 1 for MAS), these experiences has just taught me more ways to keep my determination going stronger and NEVER GIVE UP.
1. 10th February 2007 – Academic Test –> Failed
2. March 2008 – Academic Test –> Failed
Royal Malaysian Air Force
3. April 2008 – Aptitude Test –> Failed
4. 10th May 2007 – Psychomotor –> Passed
29th May 2007 – Psychometrics –> Failed
Finally, now Air Asia is giving out the best opportunity to all pilot-wannabes. Is it possible to achieve my dreams by blogging and be selected as the Top 10 stories? I certainly hope so. As everyone knows, Air Asia tag line is “Now everyone can fly”. I truly appreciate if Air Asia will choose me to help EVERYONE fly! Please give me wings!
This long journey seems like a dream to me. Hopefully, I will wake up one day and it won’t be a dream anymore.
Lastly, thanks Air Asia for “So You Wanna Be a Pilot?” idea!
I end this post with a work of a fifth grade student at Jefferson School, Beaufort.
Published by South Carolina Aviation News.
When I grow up I want to be a pilot because it’s a fun job and easy to do. That’s why there are so many pilots flying around these days.
Pilots don’t need much school. They just have to learn to read numbers so they can read their instruments.
I guess they should be able to read a road map, too.
Pilots should be brave to they won’t get scared it it’s foggy and they can’t see, or if a wing or motor falls off.
Pilots have to have good eyes to see through the clouds, and they can’t be afraid of thunder or lightning because they are much closer to them than we are.
The salary pilots make is another thing I like. They make more money than they know what to do with. This is because most people think that flying a plane is dangerous, except pilots don’t because they know how easy it is.
I hope I don’t get airsick because I get carsick and if I get airsick, I couldn’t be a pilot and then I would have to go to work.