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User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4572 times:

This is a relatively serious question, but basically I struggle to write properly, and have actually done very bad in school on the basis of the teachers just saying 0, can't read. We have an option to get a laptop in the exam, but then a label will be attatched saying that "I can't write legibly'. Will this be a problem if I want to pursue a career in the field of pilots?

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User currently offlineMarcW10 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2010, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4510 times:

Hello Ag92

I find myself in a similar boat to you. I have bipolar disorder and am trying to find a way to become a pilot, which day by day looks less and less likely. I'd think that you should be able to at least pursue a career in aviation. Maybe contact the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation (http://civilaviation.nic.in/) using the contact us link, these guys would be in the best position to answer your question, as I'm pretty sure licencing requirements vary from country to country. Please update the thread if and when you get an answer on this, as I for one am interested to hear the outcome.

Marc


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4473 times:

When you say struggle to write properly.....are you saying your hand is not holding the pen well or are you saying that your handwriting is not easy to read.
regds
MEL.



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineChrisjw From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4420 times:

I'm not positive on the rules in India, but the ICAO requires you to be "English Proficient" and here is what they test on:

Quote:
The proficiency scale ranges from Level 1 to Level 6, with guidelines published for:
-Pronunciation
-Fluency
-Structure
-Vocabulary
-Comprehension
-Interaction

Someone with more knowledge may be able to help you, but I don't believe you need to have legible handwriting (just look at doctors for an example or bad handwriting). Only problem I could see is just people always asking to clarify what you wrote on paperwork.

Once again, not an expert, just tryin to help out.


User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4401 times:



Quoting Ag92 (Thread starter):
Will this be a problem if I want to pursue a career in the field of pilots?

Could you elaborate more?

I interpret this:

Quoting Ag92 (Thread starter):
but basically I struggle to write properly, and have actually done very bad in school on the basis of the teachers just saying 0, can't read. We have an option to get a laptop in the exam, but then a label will be attatched saying that "I can't write legibly'

as possibly meaning many different things.


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4364 times:



Quoting Ag92 (Thread starter):

If you have a dream, go after it... Don't let anyone tell you you can't do it or be something you want to be. You may need to work harder then others, put in longer hours then others, study harder then others.. but just don't give in. When you reach that goal the feeling of self pride will be worth everything you've been through



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4286 times:



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 5):

If you have a dream, go after it...

I will agree, mostly. Some people aren't meant to be pilots, even if they're physically fit to do it. Hard to explain, but I've seen it too many times in my relatively short aviation career.


User currently offline413X3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4214 times:

that might be the motivation you need to teach yourself to get better in what you don't excel in. Someone stomping on your dream should motivate you more

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4133 times:



Quoting 413X3 (Reply 7):
Someone stomping on your dream should motivate you more

True....Very true.....If someone says you can't do a possible job....It should be highly motivating to attempt to achieve the job.
Working on ones weakness & practicing more than your competition is the mantra for success.

regds
MEL.



Think of the brighter side!
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