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Bangkok Airways Student Pilot Application Requirements & Procedures

The requirements are as follows:

  • Thai national, male or female, age not over 28 years old (applicable date of birth not before February 09, 1989)

  • Exempted from military service

  • University graduate with a Bachelorís Degree

  • High proficiency skills in listening with good command of both spoken and written English

    • TOEIC (>650)

    • TOEFL IBT (>80)

    • IELTS (>5.5)

      • Certified score report must be less than 2 years from the date of the scheduled deadline

  • Minimum height of 163 cms.

  •  Excellent health and good eye sight 

    • Applicants who wear glasses or contact lenses are allowed up to -300

    • Applicants who had LASIK or PRK operations must wait one year before applying

        Applicants who have a pre-Lasik eye certificate of more than 300 will have very little chance of passing the Medical Examination!

       

  • Holding a Police Clearance Certificate issued by the Royal Thai Police Clearance. Candidates will be disqualified for criminal or drunk driving records.

RECEIVING ONLINE APPLICATIONS: Please check dates at http://jobs.bangkokair.com

  • Please fill in the application form and follow the instructions.

  • Please make sure you print out the online application form.

  • Bangkok Airways staff will screen all applications and inform suitable candidates by email of the date to submit their qualification documents.

RECEIVING QUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS: Please check dates at http://jobs.bangkokair.com

  • Applicants must come to apply in person between 08:30 -12:30 or 13:30 - 16:30 (except weekends & public holidays) at the 16th. Floor, Head Office, Samui Bangkok Airways Co., Ltd., Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road. Go to the Recruitment Room and give your documents to the recruitment staff.A 320

Applicants must bring along the following:

  • Print-out of online application form

  • Two 1-inch recent photographs (taken in colour within 3 months of the application date)

  • Identity card or government employee card

  • House registration certificate / book

  • Educational documents:

    • Bachelorís Degree & Bachelorís Degree Transcript or Certificate of Expected Graduation

    • TOEIC or TOEFL or IELTS certified score report

      • Validity must be less than 2 years from the date of the scheduled deadline

  • Authentic certificate of exemption from military service (males only)

  • The application fee is B1,000. This is non-refundable.

  Applicants must provide originals of all documents and one photocopy of each document.

  Applicants with fake or fraudulently obtained military service exemption certificates will not be allowed to test.

  Applicants who fail to submit all of the required documents will not be allowed to test.

  Bangkok Airways staff will email eligible candidates the date of the Knowledge Tests.

KNOWLEDGE TESTS (08:00 - 12:30): Please check date & place at http://jobs.bangkokair.com

  The Knowledge Tests are in TWO parts:

  • Technical Comprehension Test:

    • Applicants will be tested on their abilities in subjects essential for pilots, like high school mathematics, physics, general science, aviation, and general knowledge.

  • Personality Test:

    • Applicants will be tested on many aspects of their character, their strengths and weaknesses, and of their potential to become good and safe pilots.

  • Applicants must be must be at the test room on time. They must also wear shirt and tie, and bring their Thai Identification cards, and some pens, pencils, and erasers. Applicants are not allowed to take computers, calculators, mobile phones, or other personal belongings into the test room.

      Bangkok Airways staff will email eligible candidates the date of the Aviation Psychological Tests.

AVIATION PSYCHOLOGICAL GROUP TEST, 08:00 - 12:00, AT BRIEFING ROOM No. 1, 3rd FLOOR, THE INSTITUTE OF AVIATION MEDICINE, BHUMIPHOL ADULYADEJ HOSPITAL, 171, PAHOLYOTHIN ROAD: Please check date at http://jobs.bangkokair.com

  • Applicants must arrive at the test room no later than 07:30 am.

  • Applicants must wear a shirt and tie, and bring along a one-inch recent photograph, their Thai Identification card, glasses (if necessary), and some pens, pencils, and erasers.

  •  The fee for the test is 1,500 Baht per person. Applicants must pay this on the day of the examination. It is non-refundable.

AVIATION PSYCHOLOGICAL INDIVIDUAL TEST, 08:15 - 13:00, AT ROOM No, 171, PAHOLYOTHIN ROAD. 223, 2nd FLOOR, THE INSTITUTE OF AVIATION MEDICINE, BHUMIPHOL ADULYADEJ HOSPITAL: Please check dates at http://jobs.bangkokair.com

  • Applicants must be at the test room on time.

  • Applicants must wear a shirt and tie, and bring along their application ID card, Thai ID card, glasses (if necessary), and some pens, pencils, and erasers.

  • Applicants will be tested by aviation psychologists.

  The aviation doctors will make an appointment with all eligible candidates later on for their Class I Medical Checkups.

MEDICAL TEST AT THE INSTITUTE OF AVIATION MEDICINE, ROYAL THAI AIR FORCE (NEXT TO BHUMIPHOL ADULYADEJ HOSPITAL), 171, PAHOLYOTHIN ROAD: Please check dates at http://jobs.bangkokair.com

  

  • All Student Pilot applicants are required to have a Medical Examination.

  • The fee for the Medical Examination is 3,200 Baht per person. Applicants must pay this on the day of the examination. It is non-refundable.

  • Applicants must:  

    • Not eat any food after 8 pm on the day before the Medical Examination. Applicants can drink a little water if it is really necessary.

    • Applicants must wear shirt and tie, and bring their application ID, Thai ID card, and some pens, pencils, and erasers.

  • It is not difficult to pass if applicants exercise a lot before the tests. The doctors are very strict about eyes, ears, and blood. If you are not sure or if you think you a problem, it is a very good idea to check your health 2 or 3 months before you have the examination. If you drink or smoke, it is also a very good idea to stop or limit it. If you cannot pass the easiest step to be a pilot, you will not be happy, so it is up to you to follow the advice above.

  Applicants who have a pre-Lasik eye certificate of more than 300 will have very little chance of passing the Medical Examination!

  Bangkok Airways staff will email eligible candidates the date of their Individual Interviews.

INTERVIEW BY THE PILOT SELECTION COMMITTEE AT THE 16TH. FLOOR, HEAD OFFICE, SAMUI BANGKOK AIRWAYS CO., LTD., VIBHAVADI-RANGSIT ROAD: Please check dates at http://jobs.bangkokair.com

  • All applicants will have a 20-60 minute interview with a pilot selection committee.

  • Usually only 2 people from the selection committee talk to you. The other person will watch you, and check your reactions when they stress or pressure you. They want to check you are serious to be a Bangkok Airways pilot, that you have the ability to work well under pressure, and that you can do 2 or 3 things at the same time. (This usually includes solving mathematics problems.)

  • Applicants must be at the meeting room on time. They must also wear shirt and tie, and bring their Thai Identification card.

      Bangkok Airways staff will email successful candidates the date to sign their contracts.

ORIENTATION & CONTRACT SIGNING FOR NEW EMPLOYEES AT THE 16TH. FLOOR, HEAD OFFICE, SAMUI BANGKOK AIRWAYS CO., LTD., VIBHAVADI-RANGSIT ROAD: Please check date at http://jobs.bangkokair.com

  • After the Final Results are announced, successful applicants are required to sign a contract with the company.

  • Applicants must be at the meeting room on time. They must also wear shirt and tie, and bring their Thai Identification card.

 

 

Bangkok Airways started in 1968 as Sahakol Air. They used a twin-engined 9-seater aircraft to serve construction, oil, and gas companies. After the Vietnam War, more and more foreign tourists wanted to visit remote destinations in Thailand, so in 1986, the Thai Government allowed the company to change their name to Bangkok Airways and run charter services. Three years later, Bangkok Airways became completely private. Today, Bangkok Airways has 6 of the twin turbo-prop Regional Air Transport 72-500 aircraft, 8 of the new twin turbo-prop Regional Air Transport 72-600 aircraft, 9 twin turbo-jet Airbus A320-200 aircraft, and 12 of the new twin turbo-jet Airbus A319-100 aircraft. Bangkok Airways flies to 11 international destinations (Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, and the Maldives), as well as to 8 destinations in Thailand. Bangkok Airways is a holiday airline. They continue to fly to destinations that are not easily accessible to the everyday traveller. This helps to promote local heritage and tourism. Bangkok Airways plan to use 6 of the twin-engined 258-seater Airbus A350-800's to increase their routes, and fly to even more holiday destinations in Japan and the U.K.

REGIONAL AIR TRANSPORT (ATR) 72-500 / 600

Fleet: 6 / 8

Engines: 2 Pratt & Witney (Turbo-Prop, 6 Blades, More Thrust, Quieter, Less Fuel Consumption)

Cockpit: Semi-Glass Cockpit

Cruising Speed: 0.39 Mach

Range: 420 NM (Very Short Range)

No. Of Passengers: 70

Characteristics: Small, 1 Deck, No Winglets, Short Take-Off & Landing Distance (1 KM) = Suitable For Bad Airports, Landing Gear Very Short & Near Body = Difficult To Control On Ground, No Door To Cover Retracted Landing   Gear, High-Wing/T-Tail (Military Design)

AIRBUS A320-200

Fleet: 9

Engines: 2 International Aero V2500-A1 (Turbo-Jet, Noisy, More Fuel Consumption)

Cockpit: Glass Cockpit, Fly-By-Wire (Side Stick - Controlled)  

Cruising Speed: 0.70 Mach

Range: 2,000 NM (Short Range)

No. Of Passengers: 162

Characteristics: Small, One Deck, Small New-Style Winglets

AIRBUS A319-100

Fleet: 12

Engines: 2 International Aero V2500-A1 (Turbo-Jet, Noisy, More Fuel Consumption)

Cockpit: Glass Cockpit, Fly-By-Wire (Side Stick - Controlled)

Cruising Speed: 0.82 Mach

Range: 3,700 NM (Short - Medium Range)

No. Of Passengers: 144

Characteristics: Very Small, One Deck, Small New-Style Winglets

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