For all travellers departing on THAI flights across the network during the peak December/January holiday travel season, please note the following :

1.  Airports will be busy with additional passenger flows so please allow extra travel time to Airports on departure day.  Check-in opens 3 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure.

2.  For customers travelling with children, please allow plenty of time for check-in, Immigration and Security screening especially when travelling with infants.

3.  We recommend using the online check-in facility available from 24 hours prior to the flight departure time as this will expedite Airport processing.  Please note you will still need to allow adequate time for Luggage check-in, Immigration and Security screening.

4.  Please be aware of the maximum permitted luggage allowance for both hand carried luggage and checked luggage.  Excess luggage will be charged over and above the permitted allowances.  Please visit thairways.com for details, ask your travel agent or call 1300 651 960.

We wish you a very Happy Christmas and a happy holiday wherever you may travel.

Please note the THAI offices in Australia will be closed on Sat/Sun weekends and on all Public Holidays.  For urgent assistance, please contact your local Airport (please note Airport offices are open only during flight operational periods).

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Pilot Qualifications/Trainings

PILOT : APPLICATION PROCEDURES

CAT I : STUDENT PILOTS

  1. Filling in the application form

  2. Group written test

  3. Medical test

  4. Interview

  5. Aptitude test

CAT II : QUALIFIED PILOTS

  1. Filling in the application form

  2. Group written test

  3. Medical test is not required

  4. Interview

  5. Aptitude test

Note: Applicants for CAT II need not undergo a medical test but will proceed to the next step. Other procedures remain the same as for CAT I, expect the requirements for CAT II are slightly different and are listed in the appendix.


The Qualification of Student Pilots

form in person at the Flight Operations & Training Center (BLD. No.5), within the scheduled dates.
The requirements are as follows :

·   Thai national, male, age below 28 years (applicable date of birth not before October 1)

·   Exempted from military service

·   University graduate with a Bachelor Degree

·   Good command of spoken and written English

·   Excellent health, Good eye sight

·   Minimum height 165 cms


Pilot's recruiting and selecting process

Applicants who possess all the requirements will be required to sit for a group written test. This test will consist of English language papers and Technical knowledge papers.

Applicants who pass the written test with a satisfactory result will qualify for the medical test at their own expense.

Only applicants who pass the medical test will be required to attend an interview by THAI Pilot Selection Committee, then applicants who pass the interview test could be eligible to sit for aptitude test, which is the final decisive test.

Remarks:

·    Applicants who pass this final decisive test with a satisfactory result will be accepted for THAI's sponsorship to study at the Civil Aviation Training Center at Hua Hin under THAI sponsorship.

·     The flying training course will last for 12 months, during which time THAI will pay for the cost of the training.


Appendix

REQUIREMENTS FOR QUALIFIED PILOTS

  1. Thai National male, age below 38 years (applicable date of Birth not before October 1)

  2. Possessing a Bachelor Degree

  3. Good command of both spoken and written English

  4. Graduated from a flying school recognized by THAI AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL

  5. Holding a Commercial Pilot Licence

  6. Currently flying a fixed wing aircraft only