So YOU wanna be a pilot? Simple. What do you have to do? Blog. What? Thats it? Yes, you’re reading it right. Blog.
We hope you’re putting your hands in the air because the blog will be giving the opportunity to 10 individuals to live their dreams in the sky. Blog and be a pilot. Simple rules right?
Now, who wants to be a pilot raise your hands in the air right now! Or rather send in your blog entries from 1 April 2009 to 15 May 2009 and change your life right here. Tell us why you deserve 1 of the 10 spots and get a chance to fill up your occupation as a pilot.
Special thanks to Sunil Kumar for being such a sport and to Ruffy for editing and special effects, more so thanks to the pilots for entrusting this noble profession in the hands of fools. We only hope that this competition will do this great profession justice and receive the attention it deserves.
To applicants, provided you meet the following requirements of basic entry as per the Department of Civil Aviation and AirAsia standards for pilot acceptance, send in your entries titled ‘So You Wanna be a Pilot?:(post title)’ with your full details that include your name, date of birth, and your contact details (e-mail, physical address, direct contact number). Spread the word and be among the few who will fill up your job column as a P-I-L-O-T, then this is definitely an opportunity not to be missed, say YES to an opportunity to change your life.
Heres what you need to do, login to the blog (its the same login as the AirAsia website). Create an account if you do not have one by clicking on the link in the login box. Once you have logged in, click on the “Write a Blog Post” tab and go crazy. Submit once you’re done.
So what are you waiting for? Get ready for the only competition in the blogosphere that will rock your world into the skies. Watch this space for future details.
Conditions of entry:-
1. Competition is open to all from aged 18 to 28 as at date of submission of entry
2. Passed SPM (or its equivalent that is recognized by the Malaysian Government) with at least A2 in English and Mathematics and B3 in Physics taken at one sitting. (Those from the Arts stream should have at least an A2 in General Science); or possess a Diploma/Degree in Engineering or Science-related disciplines with CGPA 3.0 and above and at SPM level scored at least a B4 in the subjects mentioned above taken in one sitting.
3. Good command of English and Bahasa Malaysia both written and spoken.
4. Must be physically and mentally fit with good eyesight (visual acuity of at least 6/60 without optical aid, correctable to 6/6 and not colour blind. Should be able to successfully pass a medical examination up to a Class 1 standard conducted by a Department of Civil Aviation Authorised Medical Examiner (DAME).
5. Minimum height of 163 cm (5ft 3in).
6. Be prepared to sign a training bond with a surety.
1. The competition will select ten (10) winners as a whole. Only published entries will be considered for selection as one of the ten winners.
2. The 10 winners are entitled to be the first to attend the first round of selection for AirAsia’s new pilot intake which will be determined by AirAsia and AirAsia retains the right to alter the date of interview at its discretion.
3. The 10 winners will spend a day (on a determined weekend) with a select group of pilots (captains possibly including the head pilot of AirAsia and head of pilot selection depending on availability) at AirAsia Academy for a chance to dig further into the profession and the possiblity of having a go at computer pilot simulation series.
4. The 10 winners will be selected based on their blog entries to AirAsia’s blog and having met the above mentioned pre-requisities within the competition period. There will be an immediate disqualification for participants that do not meet the minimum requirements of entry as stipulated.
5. The panel of judges will consist of head of selection for the normal pilot interviews, head of pilots and an independent judge (to be announced). Decisions are made on a consensus basis based on creativity and decisions are final. The theme of blog entries is any content that may justify the selection of the candidate as a pilot (topics may range from these topics but not limited to the description of planes, reasons for career choice, content on AirAsia, etc). The decision by the panel of judges is final.
6. Entries may be made up of video, photos, essays or a combination of the mentioned.
Multiple entries are accepted but decision to publish is left to the blog content administrators based on quality and relevance of submission. Although multiple submissions are allowed, only one submission for each participant will be published during the duration of the competition which indicates that the candidate has already been selected for consideration. Further submission of entries by published candidates will not be entertained.
7. A maximum of two (2) entries will be published daily on the blog.
8. The results will be announced as and when the panel of judges have concluded their evaluations. For candidates who have not received their SPM/STPM results by the date of competition, probationary results are accepted and will be further complimented with actual results upon announcement of SPM/STPM results if the candidate has been selected.
9. AirAsia reserves the right to rescind, terminate or postpone the competition at any time it sees fit.
AirAsia does not guarantee that any of the winners will secure a place in the pilot training programme or become pilots as the road after this is yours and yours alone. We will pave the way but you have to do the running till the end.
For further queries, kindly write to firstname.lastname@example.org.