3 things Thai pilots can do to find an airline job!
In response to a posting in Thai Rath quoting there will be no jobs for graduate Thai pilots for the next 60 years, well there is light over the horizon! Read these ways to get ahead of the pack and land an international pilot job!
1 Situational awareness
Defined as the management of your internal and external representations to maintain a given outcome. This is a demanding task during commercial pilot training. Should you or what you are seeing disagree, then you are lost! Having a professional license with inability to practice that profession, could also be defined as a loss of situational awareness! Here is how you can prevent it! Preparation, dedication, time & passion to study up to 6 years is demanding and costly. After years without practicing the profession you prepared for, you will lose your initial sense of direction. Prevent this by studying requirements for the position or profession that you are interested in as early as possible. Research the current and forecast job market, assess your own abilities, look at the tools and knowledge you will need, assure that you are continuously on target, and assess the risks, plan for eventualities in case of change in the external world. A negative job market, in a global industry that is expanding faster than ever is: “industrial loss of awareness’’
You want to fly above all else? Look at the global scale. Takeoff at night in stormy weather with a radar that only sees 10km ahead is legal, will it get me where I want to go? Probably not! Those pilots that have the best plan, and possess global skills and tools required to arrive at planned destination whatever the challenges is what EAA can assist you with, find out what EAA can offer below!
2 Commercial knowledge
Educational institutes whether they are Flying schools, colleges or universities are all profit-making capital institutions, no matter what they look like, some have government funds for core national professions. Not many flying schools or clubs are government funded, or have non-profit status, they are generally run by the elite private club groups or organizations. In Thailand flight schools are run by a small group compared with other countries, understandably they will try anything to sustain their businesses, however the consumer is without the legal and contractual protections offered in other countries. Does industry require training institutions to publish substantive data to back up their claims? Do the institutions follow or understand the position of the global airline industry and have real understanding of the economics? Will they tell you of the real employment prospects based on forecasts? If they or their airlines are in financial difficulty, or if there is over-subscription of jobs after you graduate? Be aware of any person, company or industry making representations when their industry is shrinking, in an unsustainable cycle no confidence should be given to any single person or organization. If you are prepared to spend close to three million baht or one hundred thousand dollars, and this is private funding, you always have the right to ask anything you like regarding your actual prospects, prospects for employment and, performance of the organization in quality or financial matters.
Research schools and references from outside the normal sources, take statistics of pilots that went into jobs from cadet programs and see who has the knowledge and authority to pass you information about the global job market, check which airlines in Asia and around the world have cadet programs, what the conditions are and what they cost. Check out how EAA can provide information on this.
3 Follow the footsteps of successful people
Adopting good habits, emulating successful groups, will lead you to a greater chance of success than being a sheep. If you follow the previous two steps and then follow a commitment to be successful, then you must learn to recognize success. Try not to be distracted by unfounded claims and follow your plan, not to do as everybody does, but to do what the industry leaders do.
Where did the International Pilots study that work in Hong Kong? Where did the French Captain on my Scoot flight to Singapore study? The Thai airline market is growing at only 25% the rate of other countries! Thai students have realized in themselves that they deserve to get the best from an international authority that has no safety issues with ICAO. In the Airline industry there is rarely a time when the demand was greater than available pilots. People talk of pilot shortages but in reality: it means the airlines require more resources to groom their workforce. Not every pilot is destined to work for airlines, sometimes pilots have more passion than ability. If you want to achieve the level of ability then take your time to learn about the industry in a global perspective, you can place yourself at the front of a global pilot market. Well ahead of those who choose to limit themselves to one small prospect.
How can a Thai pilot find a job in another country over a local pilot? There are many formulas, and now that the training industry in Thailand is searching for solutions to place their trainees, they suddenly looking at the global market. Talk to the persons and organizations that have been training and placing pilots in international jobs for 30 years. Get the facts that support a quality international standard and your career will not look back. Start talking to international training organization with a track record of placing their pilots in jobs, your future career becomes more clear with greater knowledge -find out how at: http://www.euroasianaviation.com/atpl-professional-pilot-training-in-12-months/