From Airways Aviation to the Skies with Starlux Airlines: A Remarkable Journey of Two Pilots

Airways Aviation

November 2, 2023

At Airways Aviation, we take immense pride in nurturing the dreams of aspiring aviators and helping them earn their wings. Today, we share the inspiring journey of two exceptional individuals, Tiger and Jonathan, who, despite the turbulent times in the aviation industry, soared to new heights and realized their dreams with Starlux Airlines.

In the world of aviation, Starlux Airlines is a name synonymous with luxury, innovation, and quality. Founded by the distinguished K.W. Chang, a former chairman and 777 pilot with EVA Air, Starlux Airlines set out to redefine the flying experience. With a fleet boasting the latest Airbus models, including the A320neo, A330neo, and A350-900, it was no small feat for our graduates, Tiger (Po Yu Lai) and Jonathan (), to secure positions as first officers with this prestigious airline.

 “I'm truly honored and excited about my recent appointment with Starlux. Followingmy training at Airways Aviation, I continued to expand my knowledge and skills which allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the aviation industry and further hone my expertise. I am grateful for all the experiences that have brought me to this point and for the opportunities that lie ahead with Starlux.” Former Airways Aviation student, Tiger explains of his recent selection!

Tiger and Jonathan embarked on their aviation journeys in2017 with aspirations of becoming pilots. They chose Airways Aviation in partnership with Southern Cross University as the launchpad for their careers. Both students completed their Bachelor of Business with Southern Cross University and earned their Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence) and Instrument Rating with us back in 2020. Upon graduating, the aviation industry faced unprecedented challenges due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The worldwatched as aviation grappled with uncertainty and downturns. Finding a job inthe aviation sector during these trying times was an uphill battle. But Tigerand Jonathan didn’t give up. They continued to work hard, improving theirskills and knowledge while keeping their dream alive.

Three yearslater, Tiger and Jonathan finally received the news they had been waiting for.They had not only passed but excelled in the rigorous interview process,securing their positions as first officers with Starlux Airlines. They areabout to embark on an exciting career, flying some of the most beautiful andcutting-edge aircraft in the world.

We, at AirwaysAviation, couldn't be prouder of Tiger and Jonathan’s achievements and theincredible journey they've undertaken. To all aspiring pilots, remember thatyour dreams are attainable, and with the right training, you too can reach forthe skies.

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