Monday, February 2, 2009

Airline Pilot Cadet Programme

I saw this ad in one of our Sunday Newspapers.

If you have a genuine interest and the motivation to become an airline pilot for one of South Africa’s
premier airlines and you meet all the following requirements.

Requirements: •Should be a SA citizen •Not less than 1.6m tall •Academic achiever with Grade 12
mandatory English, Mathematics and preferably Physical Science (minimum of C symbols - Standard
Grade) OR a 5 score in each of the above-mentioned subjects in the new NCS - Senior Certificate
•No criminal record •Able to swim •Must be in possession of a PPL and minimum of 75 flying hours
•Prepared to comply with long-term contractual obligations.
A thorough evaluation process by the selection board will be undertaken and short-listed applicants will
be subjected to psychometric and medical assessments. The results of these assessments will influence
the outcome of the applications.
Kindly forward your CV to: or via fax: (011) 252 9139.
Closing date: 5 February 2009 at 12:00.
In accordance with the EE Act, preference will be given to suitably qualified candidates from the
designated groups.
Should you not hear from us by 27 February 2009 you may accept that your application has been
unsuccessful. No correspondence will be entered into.

Why on earth must a pilot be able to swim? Unless of course this low cost airline (who shall remain anonymous) do not have too much faith in their fleet of USED aircrafts. I`d prefer a pilot who couldn`t swim because I know he`ll try his utmost to keep the big bird in the air or away from big lakes, oceans, rivers, estuaries or olympic swimming pools.


Hayley said...

LMAO....i agree with "prefer a pilot who couldnt swim"

Joanna said...

Definitely a concern that it is in there. Even more so if the requirements are ranked in order of importance because it is pretty close to the top!

David Richardson said...

Wow, Francois, great observation!

I'd definitely want a pilot who refuses to go for a swim.

Hope you're doing good, my friend.

Anonymous said...

does this job interest you?

i know rigorous physical tests and psychological tests are in place for u.s. pilots. and after us air landing on/ in the hudson river, i'm glad.
hope you & hayley are well, even though still separate.
10 days until pitchers & catchers report for spring training...GO SOX!

The Running Golfer said...

Hey Joanna! I know, it seems to be a pretty big part of the job description which is a major concern to me!

The Running Golfer said...

Hey David, yeah we`re doing well here! Hope you and you family are also good?

The Running Golfer said...

Hey Lisa! I must be honest I was always a bit of a nervous flyer but after the amount of flying I`ve done in the last 2 years I`m very easy now. So to answer your question, I suppose it would be cool being a pilot but I`ll miss my Sweetie too much!

I wish we could get more coverage of preseason!!

The Running Golfer said...

Hello Sweetie! Here`s hoping your pilot tomorrow is a "non-swimmer".... :D

Ordinarylife said...

I agree - non swimming pilots!

Kevin said...

That's awesome - and I'm with Hayley, I would prefer a pilot who can swim, in case he can't fly.

The Running Golfer said...

Hey Pam & Kev, I`m with you guys, non-swimming pilots only!