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Malaysia Airways Cadet Pilot Trainee Interview Course of and Phases

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I utilized for MAB’s (Malaysia Airways Berhad) Cadet Pilot Trainee in Could 2018 by MAB’s profession web page. Please connect your credentials (i.e. SPM certs, diploma or diploma if in case you have one). After ready for a couple of month, the invitation electronic mail for first stage was despatched out. I used to be one of many few fortunate ones to first obtain this invitation because the individuals from the following batches needed to wait longer for his or her first stage. It will likely be extra advantageous at this level if in case you have a diploma/diploma because it determines how quickly you obtain the e-mail (after all you could meet the minimal necessities too).

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Stage 1 (Examination):

So I obtained the e-mail on 7th June and I used to be anticipated to attend the primary stage on eleventh June at Malaysia Airways Academy, Petaling Jaya. PLEASE be ready as you do not need a lot time to organize after getting been shortlisted to attend stage 1.

My session was within the afternoon at 1pm and there was one other session within the morning on the
identical day. As quickly as I arrived the academy, I registered on the guard home. You might be allowed to park your automobile contained in the academy itself, simply inform the guards that you’re there for cadet pilot examination and they’re going to enable you in. Solely formal apparel is allowed so please gown accordingly (will probably be acknowledged within the electronic mail too). MAB may be very specific in regards to the professionalism and outlook of their crew.

As soon as I used to be within the academy, I used to be directed to an auditorium. It was fairly heat as a few of the air conditioners weren’t functioning, so in case you are considering of carrying a blazer, please spray extra deodorant earlier than leaving your home. As soon as everybody was seated, a captain and a HR personnel gave some briefing about this program. All of the cadets are anticipated to self finance the flying college both by self-sponsor or mortgage. MAB will help you in acquiring a financial institution mortgage must you move all phases. Upon commencement from flying college, MAB will place you of their principal fleet to fly Boeing 737 or one among their subsidiaries: MASWings, FireFly, MASCargo. I suppose the place the cadet finally ends up depends upon the opening and operational wants of the corporate. The price of sort
score is borned by the corporate and it will decide how lengthy your bond is. In fact, the B737 sort score can be greater than an ATR sort score, so your bond can be longer in case you are chosen to fly the B737. It actually depends upon the corporate on the place they place the cadet after commencement.

There have been some Q&A session after the briefing earlier than the examination begins.This stage includes of three papers: Physics (35 minutes),  Mathematic (half-hour) and English (25 minutes). They’re all SPM syllabus. Calculator is allowed for all papers. Please word that 2-3 log and a few IQ questions would possibly sneakily seem in your Math paper.

Stage 2 (Interview):

After ready for about 2 weeks, the e-mail for stage 2 got here in. I had solely 2 days to organize for it. Stage 2 was interview stage and it was held on the identical location as stage 1. About barely greater than 40 individuals have been shortlisted from about 200 candidates (simply my estimation based mostly on the seats within the auditorium). I arrived at 8 am and was seated in the identical auditorium. That is the stage to impress your interviewers so gown sensible. There have been 3 interview rooms ongoing concurrently. This can be a fairly nerve wrecking stage so make pals to ease the nerves. You would possibly rating some ideas too in case you are pleasant sufficient.

I solely entered the interview room at 3pm. The wait was actually lengthy. At level of time, I used to be now not nervous. Solely exhaustion from ready. However fortunately, my interviewers have been very pleasant all through the interview course of. My interview solely lasted for quarter-hour. I used to be solely requested about my background. No technical query in any respect. It actually depends upon your luck so put together totally. Google is absolutely your loyal accomplice for this stage.

Stage 3 (Psychometric & Character Check):

After 2 days, the e-mail for stage 3 got here in. This stage was carried out at house. One other electronic mail for the hyperlink to the check can be despatched out and it have to be accomplished earlier than a sure date. There are 5 sections to this check and it takes about 60 to 75 minutes to finish. Earlier than making an attempt every stage, you may be allowed to practise for a bit to get a common concept of what you may be doing. You may take a break in between every part so fret not. Part 1 (persona) is the one part that was not timed. Don’t worry if you happen to can’t full any part. I consider that this check is just not meant to be accomplished, if you happen to try it alone that’s. Total, this stage checks you in your focus, accuracy and velocity. Please be very centered and correct as it may be fairly overwhelming after some time. Personally, I consider that aspiring pilots ought to have the ability to sort out all of the questions by your self with the little observe given (I might so you must have the ability to).

Stage 4 (Psychomotor):

Stage 4 electronic mail got here after 3 days. This was MY FAVOURITE stage. It was such an eye fixed opening and enjoyable expertise for me. YES, I obtained to fly a Boeing 737-400 simulator in Malaysia Airways Coaching Centre.

I obtained a couple of week to organize for this stage so I practised my flying expertise at Sky Simulator in eCurve, Mutiara Damansara. Me and Fatin have been my instructors and so they have been amazzzziiing! They taught me soo a lot as I didn’t have any prior flying/simulator/FSX expertise. I WhatApp them for reserving however you’ll be able to name them to e book a slot. I had a complete of two hours sim coaching in 2 separate periods. Once more, Google is your finest pal for additional info on Sky Simulator.

Stage 5:

On the day of stage 5, there have been 5 of us in complete for my afternoon session. I arrived at 12pm and solely began my simulator check at 3pm. Extra ready because the triple 7 simulator was defective. MAB has taught me lots. I learnt that I’m really very affected person individual, from all these ready, one after one other stage. Ultimately, we used the previous era 737-400. Everybody will get briefing on what to anticipate earlier than getting into in simulator. The captain instructed us that we are going to be examined on take off, cruising, single engine failure and rudder coordination. Touchdown was not a part of the evaluation however it could do you nice bonus if you happen to might land the aircraft! Regardless of the state of affairs is, all the time attempt to management and land the aircraft. Although touchdown itself is just not a part of the evaluation, you must present your effort until the very finish. Ideas: Learn to use ILS (Instrument Touchdown System) with glide-slope and localiser.

The devices and indicators have been fairly previous so I used to be not used to it. It took me a while to search out some indicators. The yoke was fairly heavy too so do anticipate some bicep coaching in the course of the check. Fortunately, the captain for my session was very simple going and pleasant. He would inform you earlier than doing something. For instance, he would inform that he’s going to show off engine 1 and that you must use left rudder to appropriate it. Actually focus and hearken to the captain all through the flight. Oh, and your “grace altitude” is plus minus 200 toes solely so it’s important to be sure you don’t deviate an excessive amount of or else the warning sound will come off.

Total, I consider that the captain expects you to have some stage on fundamental flying and aviation data. This implies flying the aircraft, following the flight director, utilizing sufficient rudder to stay centreline and correction to single engine failure. Multitasking can also be a should as it’s important to monitor a number of indicators on the identical time.The captain would possibly attempt to distract you or throw you a query while you’re monitoring 3 different indicators and attempting to take care of your altitude utilizing the heavy yoke. This could after all be paired with some coaching and energy from your self. With none coaching/analysis, you’ll most likely ship your aircraft spiralling in the course of the single engine failure evaluation. Coaching and energy all the time conquer expertise so please practise earlier than going for this stage.

Stage 6 (Medical):

Lastly, the final electronic mail for the outcomes got here in after about 2 days. I PASSED! I used to be scheduled to go for a medical verify up at Suria KLCC at a sure time and date. All directions can be within the electronic mail so simply comply with them. It’s sponsored by MAB itself (how good).

Mortgage Briefing:

After passing the medical, you’ll obtain an electronic mail for mortgage briefing. About 13 individuals handed for my batch. Ought to you may have any clarification, that is the very best time to talk up. You’ll be given a kind to signal.

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