Interview with Captain Kyohei

Kyohei's Interview

Capt Kyohei joined as a First Officer in 2012 when Scoot first started. Now a Captain, read on to find out how he overcome and achieved that in 2.5 years! Take Command of Your Career Today!

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1. Brief introduction about yourself.

My name is Kyohei Hotta and I started my commercial flying career in Japan flying the B747 and B777. I’ve been with Scoot since 2012 and currently flying the B787 Dreamliner.

2. How has Scoot help in your career progression?

I was promoted to Captain 2.5 years after I’ve joined Scoot. Not only for me, most of the experienced First Officer can get the opportunity to be a commander in 2 to 3 years. The career progression in Scoot is fast compared to the other airlines because we are still expanding. All Management Pilots, staff and colleagues supported me a lot.

3. Share with us the experience of your command training.

In Scoot, the training is different from my previous company. I really enjoyed the command training. The instructors distinguished between SIM training, line training and checks. I experienced and learnt a lot during SIM lessons. I felt relax and could represent my thoughts and techniques in the line training. Our experienced instructors always have big pictures and had never given me any stress.

4. Share with us how different is Scoot Culture compared to the other airlines you have worked in.

Every company has their own culture, I prefer Scoot because we are like a family!

5. How is life in Singapore like with your family?

Initially it was tough for my family; especially for my children to adapt to a different culture and language. However, they are able to settle and managed to catch up with Singapore education system. Of course these were possible with the help of our Singaporean friends & colleagues. We have adapted well into Singapore’s lifestyle, and we are here to stay. As we know, Singapore is the safest place in the world (I'm sure it's safer than Japan.). Fortunately, people understand Japanese culture and are welcoming. In comparison to Japan, certain living expenses and international education can be costly but it can be managed.