05 September 2015

Test Test...

I'll be back soon with some interesting post. Clearing some dusts now.

5 Sept 2015 =')

09 March 2013

Malindo Air (Chronology)

A new hybrid airline offers low air fares with additional services is set to takeoff its first flight on 22 March 2013 after its success in getting the AOC from Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Malaysia last month. This will mark the second low-cost carrier in Malaysia which offer additional service with affordable fares. This brand new airline will be operating Boeing 737-900ER.

It all begins last year, when one of the leading local news paper (Berita Harian) highlighted "Jobless Pilot" issues out.

(Berita Harian; March 2012)

Its started when few of flying school in Malaysia closing down due to financial and management problems which includes flying school situated at Johor Bharu, Ipoh as well as in Sabah. The issue immediately caught nationwide attention.

TV3 - Aduan Rakyat

Berita Harian took initiative to follow up the issue with local jobless pilot by interviewing them. Most of them working in a different working environment. This forces jobless pilot to take any offer that comes first.

New shine of hope for unemployed pilots out there when new local low cost carrier named as Malindo Air is announced. This brand new airline will be based at KLIA 2, its own by NADI (51%) and Lion Air (49%) respectively.




Malindo Air conducted walk in interview at Level 4, Main Terminal Building, KLIA on last September.










The response is overwhelming. Thousands of crowd turned up for the said walk-in interview.



I came at 5.30am to beat the crowd on the second day as I don't have the chance to be interview on the first day.



On the second day of interview, I managed to get in and interviewed by one of the senior captain.

Berita Harian


On 7 March 2013, the signing ceremony, product and service launch and welcoming the new AOC event has been held at Marriot Hotel, Putrajaya. Around 179 fresh pilot attended the said event.

(Berita Harian)



 Flight offers

Malindo Air Clip

 I would like to say thanks to everyone that involved in Malindo Air selection process for your kind hard work, as well as not to forget to Berita Harian for bringing up the issue. Congratulations to 179 fresh pilots that being accepted by Malindo Air.



Boeing 737NG Flight Simulator Experience

Flight Simulator is one of the most sophisticated machine ever built to train pilots. Basically, there are two types of flight simulators;
1) Full Flight Simulator (FFS)
2) Fixed Based Simulator (FBS).

Now, for those who are not really sure of the differences, I can shine you with some of the information that I know.

Full Flight Simulator (FFS)

This type of simulator normally to be used to train commercial pilots.Level-D simulator is designed to create scenarios and the feel as realistic as possible. It is powered by hydraulic or electric.

(taken from CAE.com)

This simulator also can be used with Motion OFF to act like a Fixed Based Simulator (FBS). This type of simulators is not open for public, however, some airlines do open this simulator for public for 30mins or 60mins experience. It sometimes can be costly.

Fixed Based Simulator (FBS)

It also knows as a static simulator. There is no motion for this type of simulator and it is normally powered by electric. Even though it is motionless, it serves the same purpose to train pilots mainly for procedural trainings and cockpit familiarization.

AVIAX 738NG Cockpit

In Malaysia, this type of simulator is limited. At AVIAX - Flight Simulator Experience, you can find yourself to fly Boeing 737NG aircraft. The scale is built to match as close as possible as real ones with exception of few things like CB panel which is not installed.





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Come and join us to fly. Drop your comments down here if you have any questions.



11 February 2013

The Cockpit Diaries VC

Hey everyone... As promised, the video clip is now ready to publish. It took almost 4months of hard work to get it done. The video was taken during my first and last sunset flight with my passengers when I used to work with the flying club.

It was an unforgettable flying moments for me as well as my passengers. The video clip was shoot by Mr Azri Ahmad.  

I would like to take this opportunity to express my highest gratitude to Subang Tower ATC officers ; Khairana Rahman, Hanisah Sehak, Rizalina Jumairy, Regina Razali, Shamil Ahmad, Jijan Bokhari, Ieta Abidin, Siti Fatimah Ahmad and the rest of ATC officers. Not to forget, MAB officers, Fatimah Yusof (Mak Tim), Firdaus and the rest. Thanks for your kind hospitality.

The Cockpit Diary from Azri Ahmad on Vimeo.

02 September 2012

Video Clip - The Cockpit Diaries

I always wanted to have my own video clip long time ago. A short story about me. Until I met one guy, used to be my passenger. We got to know each other and I told him about this idea.


The shooting is still going on and takes months to complete. However, this is a short teaser by Azri Production.


28 April 2012

Tips: Prior entering Flying Academy

Congratulations!


You have been accepted to enroll yourself in a Flying Academy. Regardless of which academy, rules are rules. They are almost the same. Flying syllabus won't have a great different from the other.



Rules and Regulations in Crew Residence and final agreements.

I still remember back then, in 2009. I was quite worried initially. It was my first time entering 'boarding school'. Everything from A to Z you have to do on your own. Too much too mention here. =p I don't know How I managed to survive..Hehe. Can you imagine, the first week, my batch had some internal glitch and been called up by a flying instructor. However, as days passes by, slowly, I adapt to the new situation. Made new friends, meet people, and live like a robot. HAHA..

To my friend ; Cadet Mohd NorFitri Aliff; as promised, this post is specially made for you my friend. Here I've got few things I've learned from academy and I think you must know.

1) Never be late for class for any reason. At early stage, you might wanted to give a good impressions to instructors for few month. Yes, I do understand sometimes or someday, you will miss the first bus and end up late for the first period of class. DON'T. Not at the early stage my friend. How to overcome? Team work. If you find yourself difficult to get up early in the morning, let others know so that they can wake you up. No excuse please.

2) Respects. You must respect seniors and instructors. Remember, maybe some of your seniors are younger than you, but still, they have seniority than you. You might need their help one day. One day. Talking bout seniority, I still remember, at the early stage at APFT, we; batch 24 have to stand-up in bus regardless how early we are. We gave seats to those seniors. And we don't mind. Because our day will come too.

3)Punctuality. Time is very important. Getting yourself early for something is better than rushing at last minutes. Remember, during flying phase, do not EVER come late for sortie, standby at least 2-3hours will do. Why? Let me tell you a reason, I've been experiencing this several times, let say 2 sorties before me is for IF Letdowns, however, if letdowns is not available, they will ask some other students take the aircraft and do some exercise first before land and give back to the previous one. If you arrive 30mins prior departure, instructors wont be that happy my friend.

4)Teamwork.That's the way we are. I don't fully appreciate this until I was given an assignment which I need to prepare with my partner. And the great part was, my partner (housemate too) being kicked out for having discipline problem. Leaving me alone doing all the mess. Still, I managed to cover up.

5)Greet. Greet your instructors like "Good Morning, Sir" or anything appropriate rather than walking and watch him pass by like a stone. DON'T! Not to forget, your fellow batchmate or seniors. Always address instructors as "Sir".I've been taught that way.

6)Follow Rules. Early stage of PPL, try not to brake any rules. Just follow them. I'm not trying to say that once you have become a senior, you can break them. No, but, once you are senior, rules will be a bit "loose" since you are close with end of your course.

7)Study, Study and Study. Its not easy to pass JAA syllabus actually except to study Smart. Manage your time and if you are able to study with few of your friends, it would be good enough.

8)Mental Flying. You will listen to this words thousand times. Trust me you will. I realised the importance of mental flying especially during Instruments Approaches. Be familiar with your checklist. If possible, whenever you are free, just ask seniors to show you how to make a pre-flight check, go through checklist prior your first flight. DONT EVER EXPECT instructors will spoon feed you my friend. I've seen people 'tiau' on their first flight. Not a good kick start kan?

9)Follow SOP & guidance from Instructors. Instructors have thousands of flying hours. Some of them was from air-force. Their flying skills are not questionable. As a student, try to comply his instructions and feel free to ask if you have any questions. DO NOT ARGUE and show them that you are damn smarter or TOP GUN thingy to instructors. It's like you are the captain, and 10years old boy come to you and show you how to fly. Isn't that sound a bit awkward? Argue and asking questions are two different things. I hope you can differentiate between this two.

10) SAFETY ALWAYS COME FIRST. If you ever feel not fit to fly, especially during SOLO flying. DO NOT EVER FLY. It is your responsibility. Anything happen, you are alone up there. Remember, emergency rarely arise, but if they do arise, I want you to remain calm and think out the best solution. Remember to recite "Doa naik kenderaan" each time you flight before you crank the engine.

Personally, you already have basics of flying since you are familiar with Paragliding. Nothing much to correct you. Just remember, prepare for each and every flight. Flying without preparation is like suicide..Hehe.



So, I would like to wish you all the best for your future flying career at KISTAA. Be a good boy and do your best. Any problems, just let me know if I can help you at any way I can.




GOODLUCK!

27 April 2012

Refresh!

INTRODUCING:

New features and a few enchantments has been made to refresh and throw a new MooD..!

1 ) Like! and Share button.

It came to my understanding that most of the people who reading through post having difficulty to voice out his/her response, in that case, I've installed this plugin to make it simple! . Only 1 (one) click will do the magic. Click if you like the post. By clicking this, you will indirectly keep this blog alive. =)



2) Popular Posts.

This section has been repositioned and I added small thumbnail to give an idea of what post is all about.




















3) Search box

Search box has been repositioned from right to left column to give a better access. I hope this one will help especially cadet pilot;
Looking out reference especially for certain training exercise wont be easy if you don't know how to navigate. Just type in the exercise name in general word.

For example, Instruments Flying, General Handling , Navigation and etc.

4) Mobile site

I've tested to browse through using Opera Mini and it works perfectly. I believed some of my readers rely on handphone to do so. So I've enhanced and make sure it is accessible by handphone.













If you find any post with unreadable text, please do let me know.

Thank you.