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Malaysia Airways Cadet Pilot Trainee Interview Course of and Phases (2018)

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I utilized for MAB’s (Malaysia Airways Berhad) Cadet Pilot Trainee in Could 2018 by means of MAB’s profession web page. Please connect your credentials (i.e. SPM certs, diploma or diploma you probably have one). After ready for a few month, the invitation e-mail for first stage was despatched out. I used to be one of many few fortunate ones to first obtain this invitation because the folks from the following batches needed to wait longer for his or her first stage. It will likely be extra advantageous at this level you probably have a diploma/diploma because it determines how quickly you obtain the e-mail (in fact you will need to 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 would not have a lot time to organize after you have 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’re 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 permit you in. Solely formal apparel is allowed so please gown accordingly (it is going to be acknowledged within the e-mail too). MAB could be very specific concerning 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 number of the air conditioners weren’t functioning, so if you’re pondering of sporting 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 faculty both by self-sponsor or mortgage. MAB will help you in acquiring a financial institution mortgage must you go all phases. Upon commencement from flying faculty, MAB will place you of their important fleet to fly Boeing 737 or one in all 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 this can decide how lengthy your bond is. In fact, the B737 sort score shall be increased than an ATR sort score, so your bond shall be longer if you’re 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 may 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 folks 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 good. There have been 3 interview rooms ongoing concurrently. This can be a fairly nerve wrecking stage so make mates to ease the nerves. You may rating some suggestions too if you’re 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 completely. Google is admittedly 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 finished at dwelling. One other e-mail for the hyperlink to the take a look at shall be despatched out and it should be accomplished earlier than a sure date. There are 5 sections to this take a look at and it takes about 60 to 75 minutes to finish. Earlier than trying every stage, you’ll be allowed to practise for slightly to get a common thought of what you’ll be doing. You may take a break in between every part so fret not. Part 1 (character) is the one part that was not timed. Don’t worry in the event you can’t full any part. I imagine that this take a look at shouldn’t be meant to be accomplished, in the event you try it alone that’s. General, 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 imagine that aspiring pilots ought to be capable to deal with all of the questions by your self with the little follow given (I may so it is best to be capable to).

Stage 4 (Psychomotor):

Stage 4 e-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 few week to organize for this stage so I practised my flying abilities 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 possibly can name them to ebook a slot. I had a complete of two hours sim coaching in 2 separate periods. Once more, Google is your greatest pal for additional info on Sky Simulator.

Stage 5:

On the day of stage 5, there have been 5 of us in whole for my afternoon session. I arrived at 12pm and solely began my simulator take a look at at 3pm. Extra ready because the triple 7 simulator was defective. MAB has taught me quite a bit. I learnt that I’m truly very affected person particular person, from all these ready, one after one other stage. In the long run, we used the outdated technology 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 in the event you may land the airplane! Regardless of the state of affairs is, all the time attempt to management and land the airplane. Although touchdown itself shouldn’t be a part of the evaluation, it is best to 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 outdated 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 count on some bicep coaching through the take a look at. Fortunately, the captain for my session was very straightforward 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 it is best to 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 you must be sure to don’t deviate an excessive amount of or else the warning sound will come off.

General, I imagine that the captain expects you to have some stage on fundamental flying and aviation data. This implies flying the airplane, following the flight director, utilizing sufficient rudder to stay centreline and correction to single engine failure. Multitasking can be a should as you must monitor a number of indicators on the identical time.The captain may attempt to distract you or throw you a query while you’re monitoring 3 different indicators and making an attempt to keep up your altitude utilizing the heavy yoke. This could in fact be paired with some coaching and energy from your self. With none coaching/analysis, you’ll most likely ship your airplane spiralling through the single engine failure evaluation. Coaching and energy all the time overcome expertise so please practise earlier than going for this stage.

Stage 6 (Medical):

Lastly, the final e-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 shall be within the e-mail so simply comply with them. It’s sponsored by MAB itself (how good).

Mortgage Briefing:

After passing the medical, you’ll obtain an e-mail for mortgage briefing. About 13 folks handed for my batch. Ought to you’ve got any clarification, that is the very best time to talk up. You can be given a kind to signal.

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