Singaporean need to be above 26 then can apply SIA so that Airforce can have the 1st bite of the cherry. If not for this restriction not many will want to join Airforce. FT can apply to SIA as cadet pilot once 18. Airforce will recommend those Pilot with good record to SIA, their rice bowl is well taken care of. Lots of SQ pilot were former Airforce rejects, flying a fighter Jet or Helicopter is very different from commercial plane. If you can't fly a Fighter Jet you can still fly commercial but if you can't fly commercial then confirm cant't fly fighter jet.
Does a civilian pilot want to join the Airforce to fly C130? They are being pampered in the Airline, being the 1st and 2nd command of the flight and serve with free food and drinks as and when they want onboard. I doubt they would want to be a Captain rank in the Airforce and Kow Tao to the many Crabs around and above them. In the Airline they are like kings but in the Airforce they will not be treated with the same status.
Canon 30D, G11, 50 f1.8II, 10-22 f3.5-4.5, 24-70 f2.8L, 70-200 f2.8L IS, EX580II
secondly...only insane combat pilots fly straight and level for more than 10 secs...
thirdly 747 need more than 2 crew. F16 max support 2 crew. where is the FE going to sit ?
btw 747 cannot be flown like an F16... 20 mile ++ turn radius for airliner...
BTW, IIRC maximum g-force load factor on the B744 was approximately 1.5 Gs to 2 Gs for that particular flight test when the flight crew rolled it to a bank angle of 60° for a period of time in level flight. Just 10° and 1 G more or so before the B744 disintegrate in mid-air.
Speaking of pilots, I just joined the SYFC xD
great enjoy your Piper . remember civil circuit is square and military are round . well, mostly. i wish i joined youth flying when i was younger. but my school results not good enough so i was banned from that.
i cried for three days.
The situation of excess pilots can be solved by building them more planes.
Singapore Air mothballs second cargo plane amid overcapacity
SIA not doing well...