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BANGKOK: -- Pattani native Ms Suwattana Chanthalert is the first woman to apply for the job as a pilot of the Royal Thai Air Force at the RTAF museum on Monday.

She told reporters that she has always dreamed of becoming an air force pilot and is confident that she is as qualified as men for the job.

Air Vice Marshal Pongsak Semachai, director of the office of policy and planning of the Directorate of Civil Affairs of the RTAF, said he didn’t expect high turnout of applicants this year due to the high qualifications requirement which include physical fitness, at least 162 cm tall, a commercial aviation license, level 4 English proficiency as set by ICAO and without criminal record.

According to the Office of Civil Aviation of Thailand, there have been 92 women with commercial pilot’s licenses during 2003-2016 compared to about 5,000 male commercial pilots.

Application for air force pilots remains open until Sunday after which there will be a written test and physical fitness test. Result will be known in May. The successful applicants will have to study for one year in order to be eligible to become air force pilots.

Source: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/content/159976

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-- Thai PBS 2016-04-19

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Great for her, I think many Thai men will feel threatened, like they do about Thai woman being allowed to own dildos (spelling ?? sexy time toy).

For the average Thai graduate, "level 4 English proficiency as set by ICAO" would probably be the hardest part. Can't easily be bought.

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Great for her, I think many Thai men will feel threatened, like they do about Thai woman being allowed to own dildos (spelling ?? sexy time toy).

For the average Thai graduate, "level 4 English proficiency as set by ICAO" would probably be the hardest part. Can't easily be bought.

Well Bangkok Airways has 11 ladies up front in the cockpit, 4 of them full captains and flying jets so why not the Air Force ?

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Well, the English requirement will have her application crash down to Earth. gigglem.gif

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Well, the English requirement will have her application crash down to Earth. gigglem.gif

ICAO Level 4 is the minimum acceptable operational performance and anyone holding a pass at this level has to be re-tested every three years to maintain the qualification.

Providing that is if the holder and / or their organisation bothers with the re-testing aspect !

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I admire her bravery and persistence.

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first woman to apply for the job as a pilot of the Royal Thai Air Force

Air force chief ACM Tritos Sonchaeng said that the RTAF will, for the time being, recruit female pilots to fly military transport aircraft and helicopters.

The move comes at a time when the air force is facing a shortfall of military pilots who have resigned to work with private airlines offering higher salaries.

Hopefully some day in the near future Thai women will be trusted to fly fighter aircraft.

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first woman to apply for the job as a pilot of the Royal Thai Air Force

Air force chief ACM Tritos Sonchaeng said that the RTAF will, for the time being, recruit female pilots to fly military transport aircraft and helicopters.

The move comes at a time when the air force is facing a shortfall of military pilots who have resigned to work with private airlines offering higher salaries.

Hopefully some day in the near future Thai women will be trusted to fly fighter aircraft.

One day maybe. But what I don't understand is why they require the female applicant to already hold a pilot license. With that in hand financially it would make more sense to apply with a commercial airline than with the RTAF. In most countries people join the air force to become trained as a pilot there, serve their years, and then make the transition to a commercial airline.

Anyway good news for my daughter as she is really interested in the armed forces and being a pilot interests her as well. Now if they just pay for the full training from the start, then it is all sorted. (Apart from the 2cm she still needs to grow)

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Another empty kitchen!!

Seriously, they make great pilots, generally pay attention to detail, better than men.

I worked with a lot, and they don't tear a fart off like male copilots!

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Well, the English requirement will have her application crash down to Earth. gigglem.gif

Do you know the lady personally and have full knowledge of her English proficiency, or are you trying to make a joke in poor taste?

Personally I wish her the best of luck and I hope that she succeeds.

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first woman to apply for the job as a pilot of the Royal Thai Air Force

Air force chief ACM Tritos Sonchaeng said that the RTAF will, for the time being, recruit female pilots to fly military transport aircraft and helicopters.

The move comes at a time when the air force is facing a shortfall of military pilots who have resigned to work with private airlines offering higher salaries.

Hopefully some day in the near future Thai women will be trusted to fly fighter aircraft.

One day maybe. But what I don't understand is why they require the female applicant to already hold a pilot license. With that in hand financially it would make more sense to apply with a commercial airline than with the RTAF. In most countries people join the air force to become trained as a pilot there, serve their years, and then make the transition to a commercial airline.

Anyway good news for my daughter as she is really interested in the armed forces and being a pilot interests her as well. Now if they just pay for the full training from the start, then it is all sorted. (Apart from the 2cm she still needs to grow)

Lower salaries maybe, but the declaration of wealth given by the top generals, Admirals and Air Chiefs would indicate that the fringe benefits can be outstanding.

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The country is already run by women albeit indirectly so no reason they should not finally have their first shot at a competent pilot.

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If she is "simply" applying for the job then how come she already has 2 bars?

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