Philippines Air Asia inked a deal with Omni Aviation to train aspiring pilots for free. The deal provides up to two years of leadership and technical training to aspiring pilots whether already employed with Air Asia or simply anyone else who aspire to be a pilot. This cadet pilot program of Air Asia was formally launched last Wednesday.
Air Asia will shoulder the full cost of training for those who are accepted in the program. After completion, the trainees will reimburse the costs associated with the training, the airline clarified. The initial batch will compose around 10 pilot cadets. The requirements and training schedule will be announced later.
Successful applicants and cadet pilots will undergo training designed to equip them with the skills and competencies required by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines for commercial airline pilots. The training program will also enable them to assess any type of situation that they may encounter when they are pilots.
It is said that the cost of pilot training or flying school may range from Php 2M all the way to Php 5M, including the flying time required.