*updated December 2019
This is a question I get asked a lot, so I thought I would write it all down here so you are able to get all the same information.
First of all I am not the person that Hires or has any say in who gets hired at Susi Air, so please don’t ask me to “put in a good word” or personally hand in a CV for you. Unless I know you well I will not recommend you to the company.
So lets start:
First of all you need to hold a valid IFR Commercial Pilot Licence (FAA, ICAO or EASA) with at least 250 hrs TT, this is a minimum requirement for expat pilots in Indonesia, the company however prefers pilots with more than 750 hrs TT.
Be the age of 23 or older, again this is preferable but the company has hired people younger than this.
You need to be a nice person, remember this is a multi-crew company and you live with the people you fly with, so we don’t want people that are not easy to get along with.
If you meet all above criteria you can apply at firstname.lastname@example.org, the Training Managers name is Reiner. Remember to make your CV look professional and to the point, follow this link to get a template. There are a lot of people applying all the time, so be patient and keep updating your CV.
Bear in mind that you will have to travel to Indonesia on your own expense for the interview, so if you don’t have the financial means to do so, maybe wait to apply until you do. On that note there is also a training bond of 2500 USD if you get accepted.
The Interview Process
It is mentioned on a view sites on the internet already, but the interview process consists of 4 basic sections: Pre-Interview, Tests, Sim and Interview with a Panel of management.
Pre-interview: English and personality test over the internet from home, this costs USD 150.
Tests: math, compass, basic aviation knowledge, C208B knowledge
Sim: basic IFR sim test, on a C172 G1000 sim. (link to G1000 trainer app at the bottom)
Interview: Scenarios, personal questions, general knowledge
It usually takes a few weeks to get an answer if you have passed or not, so be patient and just wait for the mail, they will let you know.
That is about all the information I can give you, the rest is up to you to study hard and perform well in the interview! Helpful tip is to do some practice Sim sessions before you come to Indonesia.
If you have more questions please feel free to email me.
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Hello!, I came across with your blog while I was searching for more information about Susi Air and bush flying.
This is just perfect, I want to congratulate you for this amazing blog that you have.
I’m from Argentina and I have some experience with bush flying, and I recently achieved my CPL with instrument rating with 250hs. Im looking forward to apply to Susi but I’m just 21, that could be a problem?.
And I want to know from where I could study for the exams, would you recommend me to study from the ASA Book “Test Prep: Airline Transport Pilot”?
They look professional and it might help me a lot because I’ve not studied too much in English, but I achieved the ICAO 5
Thank you for your time and greetings from Argentina !
Thanks for the compliment:)
The age limit is there, but can be broken. We have hired people that are around your age. So should be fine.
I think the more you things you can study the better.
Have a look at my latest blog post http://sabushpilot.com/passing-a-pilot-interview/
It gives a few tips on what to study. There is always so much to go through, so I think the ASA book would be good as well.
I would suggest working on your english if you can, the better you are the more confident at explaining systems you will be.
Thank you so much for taking your time to answer my questions. (Lekker)
Hello! I just came across your post, and find it very interesting. Been thinking to pursue Susi Air as a stepping stone to the future.
I tried to click on the materials you attached to this blog, but I couldn’t open any. I’d be grateful if I could access those materials for preparation. Thank you very much.
Thanks a lot. All is available if you sign up to the newsletter.
Does SusiAir also host PPL, CPL courses? Thanks/Sharma
Hello, are there mature aged applicants with low time at susi air? I would live a career change.