RECRUITMENT PROCESS – PILOT

Category – PILOT

Qualifications

–    Thai national, male, not over 42 years of age and be born on 1 October 1975 onwards.

–    Exempt from military service

–    Minimum height of 165 cms.

–    University graduate with a bachelor’s degree

–    Good command of written and spoken English (acquisition of ICAO English Proficiency Level 4 or above)

–    No criminal records at the Royal Thai Police. Should any criminal or drunk driving records be found and such actions are considered harmful to the air safety or immoral to the pilot career, the company reserves the right to disqualify the candidate.

–    Currently flying fixed-wing aircraft only

–    Graduate of a flying school recognized by Thai Airways International PCL.*

–    Holding a Thai Commercial Pilot License ** with 200-flight-hour experience

–    Holding a Medical Certificate Class I issued by the Institute of Aviation Medicine, Royal Thai Air Force only

Remarks

* THAI recognizes aviation schools that require requisite courses of continuous ground and flight courses.

** Eligible qualified pilot applicants shall maintain continuous exercise and experience on the aircraft as mentioned in the Regulations of the civil Aviation Board Number 75 on Privileges of Holders of Pilot, Air Traffic Controller and Flight Dispatcher LicencesArticle 6 , Article 7 and Article 9 as follows:

Article 6. The privileges under Article 3, Article 4 and Article 5 shall be exercised only if:

6.1 The licence holder has a Medical Assessment as required in the Regulations of the Civil Aviation Board on the qualifications of applicants for personnel currently applicable. If the Regulations of the Civil Aviation Board on the qualifications of applicants for personnel requires that

the holder of a pilot licence shall have a Class 1 Medical Assessment but in fact such holder has only a Class 2 Medical Assessment, that licence holder shall have the privileges only pursuant to Article 3.2;

6.2 The holder of an aeroplane, airship, helicopter and powered-lift pilot licence flying on international routes, and the holder of an air traffic controller shall has proficiency in English used for aeronautical communication appropriate to the function to be performed in accordance with the rules specified by the Director General which shall have standards not lower than those established in Annex 1 (latest edition) to the Convention.

Article 7. The privileges of the holder of a pilot licence under Article 3 shall be exercised only with the aircraft category, class and type as specified in the licence. However, for the purpose of training, testing, or specific purpose non-revenue, non-passenger carrying flights, the holder of a pilot licence has the privileges with the aircraft class and/or type approved in writing by the Competent Official.

The privileges of the holder of a pilot licence under Article 3 shall be exercised only if the licence holder maintains competency and has the recent experience within preceding 90 days on that aircraft, including at least 3 takeoffs and at least 3 landings.

If the holder of the pilot licence fails to have the recent experience under the provision of paragraph two, the licence holder will resume the privileges pursuant to the licence upon flying dual with a flight instructor or flying dual with a licence holder who has the recent experience as specified in paragraph two, including at least 3 takeoffs and at least 3 landings.

Article 9. The holder of a pilot licence shall exercise the privileges of the instrument rating only if such rating is endorsed on the licence. It shall be deemed that the aeroplane airline transport pilot licence includes the instrument rating.

The privileges under paragraph one shall be exercised only if the licence holder maintain competency and has the recent experience with actual flights, stimulated flights, flight simulation training device approved by the Department of Civil Aviation under instrument flight rules not less than 3 hours, including at least 3 instrument approaches.

If the holder of the pilot licence fails to have the recent experience under the provision of paragraph two, the licence holder will resume the privileges pursuant to the licence upon flying dual with a flight instructor in accordance with the rules specified in paragraph two.

 

Applicant is required to exercise the above privileges within 90 days before the application date (12 August 2016).

 

Applicants must follow the below instructions:

Step 1 : Application

1.    Application is via internet ONLY www.tgpilotrecruitment.com

2.    Before the identification date, applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of THB 1,000.-  Payment shall be made at any Krungthai Bank Branch.

3.    Individually-assigned identification period to submit the printed application from to the recruitment staff will be 29-30 August 2017.

4.   ORIGINAL documents with one copy of each are :

        Four colored one–inch photos (taken within three months prior to the identification date)

–       Identity Card or Government Employee Card

–       House Registration Certificate

–       Document of exemption from military service

–       Transcript and Degree Certificate

–       Aviation School certificate and transcript that indicate duration of the course

–       Flight hours of each aircraft training

–       Pilot’s License

–       Pilot’s Log Book (copy only the last three months)

–       ICAO English Proficiency Level 4 or above

–       Pilot’s Log Book (copy only the last three months), Medical Certificate Class I issued by the Institute of Aviation Medicine, Royal Thai Air Force only.  

5.   Place and time :

–      Thai Airways International Public Company Limited

        89 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road

        Bangkok 10900

        Building 5, Floor 13

        08.30-12.00 and 13.30-16.30

6.   Each applicant will be given an applicant's ID to carry throughout the recruitment process.

 

Step 2 : Basic Knowledge Test

(Technical Comprehension Tests & Basic Aptitude Test)

–    Applicants will be given three sets of tests:

1.  Tests of subject areas essential in pilot work namely mathematics, logics, natural science and technical. The tests also include general knowledge and THAI’s general information.

2.  Basic Aptitude Test such as Speed of Perception, Spatial Orientation, Memory, and Logical Thinking Test. etc.

–    Applicants must be at the test room on time. They must be properly attired and carry their applicant’s ID and personal identity card. Writing instruments, computers, calculators, mobile phones, electronic devices and other personal belongings are not allowed in the test room.

–    Results of the Basic Knowledge Test will be announced in the website.

–    Applicants must pass the Basic Knowledge Test in order to qualify for Step 3, Interview.

 

Step 3 : Interview

   Applicants will be interviewed by the THAI Pilot Selection Committee.

   Applicants must be at the meeting room on time. They must be properly attired and carry their applicant’s ID and personal identity card.

   Results of the interview will be announced in the website.

   Applicants must pass the interview to qualify for Step 4, Pilot Aptitude Test.

 

Step 4 : Pilot Aptitude Test

   In compliance with international regulations that require professional airline pilots to pass the Pilot Aptitude & Civil Aviation Psychological Tests, Thai Airways International has commissioned a team of behavior scientists and psychologists from SIAP (Scandinavian Institute of Aviation Psychology), Sweden to assess the suitability of applicants to assume the job.

   The Aptitude Test includes three steps as follows:

 

 

Step 4.1 Written Test

The written aptitude test is used to assess the applicants’ basic skills required for airline pilot work. It works as a screening out instrument covering areas such as Technical Comprehension, Perceptual Speed and Accuracy, Instrument Reading, Logical Ability, Spatial Ability, Short Term Memory and Numerical Understanding etc.

 

Step 4.2 Teamwork Exercise

Through different teamwork exercise, the test evaluates how the applicants cooperate, communicate and act.  The ability to work in team and to execute leadership when needed has become essential in a high-tech and changing cockpit environment.  In a group of five to seven persons, the applicants are given tasks to solve by collaborating with each other.  Crucial areas that are covered in teamwork exercise are Cooperation/Teamwork Capacity and Attitude, Initiative/Pro-activity, Leadership, Drive/Motivation, Goal Orientation, Attentiveness, Decision Making and Communication Skills.

 

Step 4.3 Individual Examination

The last process of the Aptitude Test includes Computer Based Pilot Ability Test and Personal Interview.  The former is designed to measure the applicants’ operational skills such as simultaneous capacity, stress tolerance, spatial ability, Vigilance and Alertness etc.  The latter is a semi-structured interview that is organized so that the applicant is given the opportunity to expose reflections and opinions, life history and goals.  Before the interview, the psychologist has collected all biographical information and results from all the previous steps.  All facts information in combination with the information given by this concentrated individual interaction with the candidate displays the strengths and weaknesses of the applicants’ capabilities and potentials for pilot work.

 (Source: www.siap.se)

 

Step 5 : Criminal Record Check at Royal Thai Police

–          No criminal records at the Royal Thai Police. Should any criminal or drunk driving records be found and such actions are considered harmful to the air safety or immoral to the pilot career, the company reserves the right to disqualify the candidate.

 

CANDIDATES WHO FAIL TO PASS THE TESTS MAY RE-APPLY AFTER A LAPSE OF THREE YEARS.