So you want to be an Air Asia pilot ?

Air Asia has come up with a rather novel way of attracting candidates who would like to be pilot.

Despite the goofiness displayed in the video, candidates are expected to be “mentally fit”. From the terms and conditions, it appears that the positions are only open to young candidates who are Malaysians or Malay in origin, since knowledge of Bahasa Malaysia is required, and the spread of this language is limited to Malaysia and Singapore.

Nevertheless, this sure is a first in terms of recruitment tactics by an airline. May be Air Asia can get away with this thanks to the meltdown in the global aviation industry.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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