Bitterness in the skies: Interview with unionists (a pilot and two flight attendants)
A local TV drama “Triumph in the Skies II" has set off a stir throughout the city. Many people admire the wonderful lives of pilots and flight attendants because of the series. Is their career in real life similar to that portrayed in the series? We have interviewed a pilot and two flight attendants to understand the sweetness and bitterness of their jobs, and how their unions strive for labour rights.
“Cry out against injustice” is the entry requirement for pilots
Jeremy Tam has 12 years’ experience in civil aviation. In 1999, he joined the cadet pilot programme. He said during the 13-month programme they have had almost 70 examinations. But high IQ is not a major criterion for a pilot. “The most important requirement is to dare express your views. Extroverted personality could help the work very much,” said Jeremy. People think that pilots have an easy job.