What It’s Like To Date A Private Pilot

Free Flights?!

The first thing that pops to mind is probably the glitz and glamour, riding in fancy jets around the world. Staying in 5 star hotels. Well, yes he gets to do those things. For me, yes and no. Have I seen the jet? Yes. Been on the jet? Yes. Do I get to fly on the jet? Yes and no. I get to go in the jet if the jet flys ’empty’ this means no passengers. Do I get to go with him? Yes, but I work as a Teacher so my vacation is limited. I’m working on my modeling career that suits our lifestyle.

The lifestyle of a private pilot’s significant other is complete understanding and flexibility. They are basically called up randomly to fly a jet. This is something you have to understand.

I’ve had to reschedule our Malaysia trip 6x because he kept getting called away. This is why you’ll notice the time I went to Desaru Beach, Malaysia.

As the significant other, you have to understand that it’s not their fault that it’s inconvenient. It’s his job. He’s normally 6 weeks on, 3 weeks off. This means that the time that he is 6 weeks “on” he could still be sitting around at home. Which has actually been the case lately.

Pro’s and Cons

Pro’s

  • Working time for him is like vacation time for me
  • Stay in 5 star hotel
  • Flexible lifestyle
  • Travel around the world

Con’s

  • If he’s flying somewhere and the jet isn’t empty, then you’re flying commercial.
  • Paying for your own commercial ticket – no discountsWhile on working holiday, he could get called away
  • Could be gone for weeks at a time
  • As the significant other it’s hard to have job stability. So you must be flexible.

This is our very first commercial flight together ever and we’ve been together for 4 years. Crazy eh?

With that being said, I love my life with him and wouldn’t have it any other way.

Working In Singapore

Singapore is the melting pot of Asia. If you’re one of the lucky ones to snag a job in Singapore you will be submersed in a culture that is very different than a western culture.

Jobs in Singapore

Lately the Ministry of Manpower has been constantly changing visas for expats. It is becoming harder and harder to get a job in Singapore unless you have a trade that is deemed in-demand by the government of Singapore.

Teaching English at a tuition centre is one of the easiest ways to work in Singapore. If you:

  • Hold a Bachelors Degree
  • Under the age of 30
  • Some experience working in a school environment/teaching

If you are interested in working in Singapore, do a quick google search of tuition centres in Singapore.

So what about the money? In Singapore, the average salary for an English Teacher at a tuition centre is $4,300+ SGD and goes up from there. It varies by centre.

This isn’t the easy TEFL job in Thailand or Indonesia. The schools expect you to go above and beyond. Singaporean parents expect a lot and then more. Full time working hours are 40+ per week. This isn’t traditional Monday – Friday ; 9 – 5pm
Most tuition centres will give teachers Monday and Tuesday off.
You will NEVER have a weekend off.

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