Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Continued pilot shortage in SE Asia

An interesting read in The Jakarta Globe. Although operators have been crying out for crew for the last few years, it is important to understand that there is a lack of suitably qualified pilots (type rated, jet experience and a minimum of 500 hours on type) and not young ab-initio guys.

Susi Air is continuously recruiting new first officers and will continue to do so for the remainder of 2015. As a minimum it seems like the requirement is at least 250 hours total time, but pilots with 700 hours + will be given priority as they are looking for potential quick upgrade candidates.

Asia is running out of pilots

Good luck with the job hunt!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Recruitment update December 2014

From Co. Website DEC 2014:
Information for pilot job in 2014-2015:
Susi Air will receive any pilot application all year long but shortlisted candidates will only contacted for interview or intake when necessary depends on company needs.
All pilot applications must be submitted by e-mail to email listed below.
Applications sent to other addresses will not be processed. 

Our recruiting committee shall be the one establish contact with the applicants should the submissions meet our standard AND pique our interests. That indicates only few applications will be responded and others deemed as rejected will be ignored.


Minimum 700 flight hours to apply, prefer candidates with over 1000 flight hours.


The test subjects are general CPL/IFR knowledge and the computer based 'COMPASS' Test. Also expect a number of questions related to the C208B and the PT6 engine.

These tests cannot be taken online or before coming to the interview. Arrive well prepared for the interview and consider: the costs and risks of coming to the interview are entirely on your side. Susi Air does not give any guarantee of employment.

For your information: as per our current statistics, approx. 25 percent of the pilots coming to an interview are successfully employed.

To be considered for Captain upgrade you need a minimum of TT 1.000 hrs and approx. 100 hrs line flying as FO (even if you have well over 1000 hrs at the time of your application) with Susi Air of course all depending on your performance.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

"Worst Place to be a Pilot" - New TV show now airing on UK's Channel 4

Hi All!

This past Tuesday was the premiere of the first episode of a new TV show that follows some of the British pilots working at Susi Air. I managed to watch it on YouTube the day after and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised!

It gives a pretty accurate (although somewhat dramatic) portrayal of what working for Susi Air is all about. There are 4 episodes in season 1, so be sure to catch the next one when and if you can. It was fun to see some old and familiar faces on tv from when I was working there, but also a lot of new guys of course!

Click on these links for access to episode 1:

Worst Place to be a Pilot, S01E01


Sunday, July 13, 2014

New job, new possibilities!

Hi all

I realize it has been a long time since my last entry. So here is a little update. After working in Malawi for a year, I decided to move on and try something new. This was mainly due to the fact that the company I was working for got rid of the King Air 200 I was flying. I have accepted a 5 month free lance job in Tanzania working for Coastal Aviation. The flying is very exciting, lots of island hopping and also bush flying in the Selous and Ruaha game reserves. It's all single crew operations, and although the Caravans arent as new and modern as Susi Air's, it is a very rewarding flying experience. Have a look at a few photos below. They are actually looking for crew, but you need 1000 hours total time and previous experience on Caravan.

On the Susi Air side, I hear that they are still actively conducting interviews for First Officer so get those Cv's in! The email address remains the same as stated in one of my older entries. They have also penned a deal with Summit Air in Canada for the wet lease of up to 4 Dornier 228's. Finally Susi Air has gotten those long sort after twins! Have a look at the picture below of the first one to arrive.

Happy flying everyone!

 Coastal Aviation logo resembles a Dhow (sailing boat) and the sun


Coastal Caravan parked at Mafia Island (HTMA)

Susi Air new Dornier 228

Monday, September 30, 2013

New website for Susi Air online

See the new website here:

There are direct instructions as to the recruitment policy under "updates". I have pasted the information below:

IMPORTANT! Pilot recruitment

We are receiving applications at any time of year however it never necessarily always followed by interview and course intake. The occasion will be based on company’s demand and Susi Air hold the exclusive rights on how and when to announce it.
All job applications must be submitted via email to We are not responsible for lost documents if submitted in other means. All job applications that we received will be kept for our future interest.
We will contact you if your application piques our interest. If no news after six weeks, please consider it to be unsuccessful.
Do not make a visit to the office for a walk-in interview.

Happy job hunting guys!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Have a look at my new workplace!

As some of you might know, I now fly the King Air 200 in Malawi, Africa. Have a look at or like Ulendo Airlink on Facebook! I will try do an update on flying here in the near future.