Last year on 30th of December, I sat for my Airframe written examination. After passing that, 3 weeks ago on Friday the 13th, I sat for my oral examination at the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia. 4 years of knowledge was evaluated in about 40 minutes. And today, I am pleased to say I have passed and have been issued the coveted “red book”:
As you can see it is obvious why it’s called a “red book”.
The red book contains the license to maintain planes. However, having this book does not give me any certifying privileges, i.e. I still can’t work on planes. I have to go through the company’s Quality Assurance oral to get my company approval before I can start signing off planes. This is merely the first step in achieving that. It’s a prerequisite for the company approval.
I have a lot of people to thank for this. Couldn’t have done it without all the support, guidance and motivation. You all know who you are
Next: QA. The last hurdle.