CPL/IR and ATPL as my Postgraduate Studies

There are a few who asked me why am I embarking on my flight training and aren’t I too old for it.

Well, to me, it makes a lot of sense. For one, I love everything about flying and the aviation industry. Secondly, there’s no such thing as being too old to achieve your dreams. Plus, I’m only 23 right now.

There were also those few who asked me, what’s the use of my accounting degree then?

My explanation is usually this. Not only do I want to fly, I would also like to be involved in the management side of things. Not only that, I plan to have my own business one day. At least, I have some background in business and not just the technical side of things.

Also, to put that into perspective, you’d see others doing Masters and PhDs as part of their postgraduate studies. Well, I see CPL/IR + ATPL as my Masters studies. For others who asked whether I’ll be doing any postgraduate studies after my bachelor’s degree, indeed I am.

For those who do not know:

CPL = Commercial Pilot’s License

IR = Instrument Rating

ATPL = Airline Transport Pilot’s License

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Once an aviator, forever an aviator… (Three inspiring videos)

Aviators and future aviators, have a look at the videos below.

1. Etihad commercial. Been watching this pretty much every day for quite some time. Truly “Inspirational”.

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Thank you sir for giving me hope again

Sometimes, unexpected things may happen. Sometimes, the magnitude of a simple gesture is enough to inject motivation into my soul again.

A few days ago, something really great happened. A man from faraway land had given me hope again. You know who you are sir. I can’t thank you enough. It probably was nothing but it was indeed of value to me. Believe it or not, getting into that company is something that I have been aiming for.

Again, thanks for giving me the chance to at least try (I know I have repeated this many many times).

One thing for sure is that I’ll work bloody damn hard if I get in. If everything goes well and I’m able to join your ranks, who knows, I might be sitting to your right one day. It would truly be an honour sir. Thank you.

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I want to be a pilot, thus the reason why I want to stay in Australia.

One of the deciding factors of whether I’ll be returning to Malaysia or staying in Australia is this. Which will give me a much better chance in pursuing my lifelong dream of becoming a pilot. This entry is with the assumption that I can’t get into any cadet pilot programs.

Here’s the situation. In Malaysia, it’ll cost me around RM250,000 for a 2-year-plus CPL + ATPL program. In Australia, it’ll cost me around AUD80,000 for the same program, plus the Flying Instructors’ course.

Imagine if I save a couple of thousand per month (if I’m lucky) in either countries and in their respective currencies, how long will it take? Earning AUD4,000 and save till AUD80,000 seems to be much closer than earning RM4,000 (again if I’m lucky) and saving for RM250,000.

If there’s a way for me to do my flying licence in Malaysia within the next couple of years, then I’ll gladly return to Malaysia, that’s for sure. However, I’m still figuring out that “one” way.

I’m still aiming for the cadet pilot programs though… God I hope I’ll get accepted into one. I don’t think anybody else is more obsessed (in a good way of course) about this than myself.

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Etihad Airways! Why have you forsaken me??

I was planning to go to Sydney for an interview with Etihad Airways this June. I wanted to try getting a spot in their Cadet Pilot Program.

Suddenly, there’s no more information about taking foreigners as their cadet pilots on their website. I assume, they’re not doing that anywmore. Hopefully not permanently.

What timing huh?

Why have you forsaken me Etihad Airways…

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Ma Pa, I want to be a pilot (Making a Career Choice)

(This is a rather emotional post.If you don’t like to read emotional posts, the ‘X’ button is at the top right hand corner of your screen.)

“Once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards for there you have been and there you will long to return” – Leonardo Da Vinci –

I’ve always thought that I knew what I was going to do with my life (career-wise I mean). Back when I was 15, I was pretty sure that I was going to be a doctor. Well, that lasted for a couple of months. Plus, during the final two years of high school, my performance in those critical science subjects were not so good, so, I thought, doctor? Hell no.. Not to mention the fact that I didn’t really like the lifestyle of a med student and also the lifestyle of a doctor itself. No offense to doctors out there! It’s just not my thing.

Since I was small, there’s only one career pathway that I have ever considered to be on. I wanted to be in uniforms and I wanted to be in the skies. That’s what I wanted to do.

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So, you wanna be a pilot? (Air Asia’s Cadet Pilot Recruitment Campaign)

Air Asia has been running a campaign since 1st April 2009 in the effort to recruit new cadet pilots to be inducted into their organisation.

Basically, what you’re supposed to do is to blog about why you want to become a pilot. The best 10 bloggers will be given a chance to have a go at embarking on a journey in becoming a pilot with Air Asia. Have a look at Air Asia’s Blog.

The blog competition ends on the 15th May 2009.

Air Asia even made a video for the blog competition.

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