Its been a while kan since my last update. sorry for that. it just that i have been tied up with lots of things. final exam, studying *yeah right* and lot of other things.
so, let me briefly tell you the story about the most uprecent thing for me, well, i got what i wanted. my dream to fly :)
okay, so i ended my study at uitm. well, its such a good place. met with a lot of wonderful people and gathered a lot of wonderful memories but still, have to move on for the sake of my dream. i would feel ashamed to leave such wonderful place but as saying goes, once stay in your heart, will always there in your heart. * i made that up :p*
so, i managed to get the cadetship from Airasia. yeah, thats the only airline in Malaysia that offered cadet programme. as we all know, the other airline in the country *you know which one* is suffering quite hard time in this period. so they have to pull back and stall perhaps if not ended the cadet programme.
i have to say, Airasia selection are quite stringent. quite difficult but if you determined and got few tricks here and there, you can get it. everyone applied online through their website and wait patiently crossing their fingers * and a lot of email checking yeah*, those who are lucky enough will be call up for the assessment. so lets me brief a bit about what i had undergone through the selection process.
first stage, the assessment. the venue is airasia academy located in south southern support zone of the klia which is quite near to the LCCT itself. there you will meet people from all over the country. be prepared to brush up your english as english is the medium to communicate here.
first stage comprises of written examination of several subjects. most are at the SPM level except English. English test is the typical MUET level with a lot of long article or story you have to read and choose the answer accordingly. for most some that get through, according to them, this is the hardest stage of all. with limited time and with just basic calculator, seriously, it such a hard time.
after that, if you managed to get through, you will be invited for the interview with the captains and some of the pilots. had a good time chatting with them and yeah, you are expected to know a bit about the company and about aviation. but yeah for aviation junky like me, its quite fun actually to talk about things that we interested with the people whom actually understand. so for me it went well and we shaked hands eah other with smile on our face.
next, third stage, CASS test. CAE Aviation Selection System. It comprises of few phases which included interview, personal questionaires and yeah some flying in flight simulator. the one who handled the test will be fly from their respective country, for my time they were from India. i believe this is the second hardest stage of all after the assessment. after you finished with them, it took quite a time about 2 weeks for the result to be compile and you will be assessed from a lot of different perspective and a chart will be produced whether you are trainable for airline operation or not. had quite a good time there although quite tiring but i heard from the captains there to test our endurance so i guess its quite normal. stayed at the academy for 14 hours though. arrived there 7.30 am in the morning and left 9.30 pm just 20 mins before my flight back home.
and final stage, CRM exercise. CRM stands for Crew Resource Management. this i also one of the development in aviation industry. it is noted that most of the accident in aviation were caused by poor crew coordination which mean there are no team work. here we are test with group working and presentation infront of the captains to test whether we can play our role well in group or not. again, it is quite fun. :)
and yeah, alhamdulilah, i managed to pass everything. :) why i wanted this so much? because we are secured with a job after we graduated so yeah no need for another job seeking and practice in front of the mirror for the interview. not to forget we are paid with allowance too. :P entering private is not an option for me financially and from the industry perspective.
i also managed to shake hands and met with airasia group ceo, tan sri tony fernandes. he played a big role in my dream archieving process. he is the greatest dreamer, so am i.
so here i am standing, grateful for everything i have done because finally i can live my dream. :)