bakyunham
Posts: 48
Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2001 4:37 pm

Free Pilot Training?!

Thu Jul 26, 2001 4:32 pm

In surfing the SAA website I noticed that SAA recruits perspective pilots and through a selection process chooses candidates which the airline fully trains for FREE! Upon completion of the program, those offered employment start out at SA Airlink or SA Express and work their way up to the 744's which the site claims takes 12 years on average. Those who are not offered employment are not required to pay the airline for the training and are free to seek employment elsewhere.

http://www.flysaa.com/navigate.jhtml?win=/about_saa/cadet_pilot_training/cadet_pilot_training_frameset.html&num=7&sta=0

This is an awesome program but is only for citizens of South Africa, my question is this, What other airlines offer programs like this and who are they open to?

Thanks in advance for any replies.
Mike from Stellenbosch, South Africa
 
ryu2
Posts: 1546
Joined: Tue Aug 06, 2002 8:18 am

RE: Free Pilot Training?!

Thu Jul 26, 2001 5:28 pm

Actually, a lot of airlines in Asia and Europe have these programs, like SQ, CX, BA, LH, etc... generally countries where they don't have a sizeable military, or regional airlines to recruit pilots from.

As you can imagine, they are very competitive to get in.

In the US, we have a large military as well as many regional airlines, which provide an ample supply of pilots, therefore no need for the airlines train them from scratch.
 
BCal Dc10
Posts: 696
Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2001 9:47 pm

RE: Free Pilot Training?!

Thu Jul 26, 2001 10:21 pm

BA does a similar scheme,
this link should help you out. hope it works...

http://www.britishairwaysjobs.com/cc/pilots/spts/index.jsp

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos