Whether you’ve just purchased a private plane, wish to send somebody to flight school, or are considering taking up a new hobby, it’s important to make the right decision when it comes to which flight school to attend. Obviously, you want a school that is prestigious, trustworthy and professional. With this in mind, here are several options you can look at for where you can learn how to fly in Singapore:
- Seletar Flying Club (http://www.seletar-flying-club.org/). Established in 1987 by Singapore Airlines for the purpose of attracting staff to pursue flying lessons, today anyone can walk through these doors provided they meet the qualifications. There are over 100 members today and these members have reached popular destinations such as Chiang Rai, Phuket, Udon Themi, Sumatra, and West Malaysia.
- Pilot Career Centre (http://www.pilotcareercentre.com). The Pilot Career Centre or the PCC is composed of the finest airline pilots who share their expertise and knowledge to prospective pilots/students that enrol in the centre. These pilots can give you an idea of what’s a regular day in the life of a pilot looks like and provide you advice on what type of pilot you wish to be, where to train in aviation, and more.
- Singapore Flying College (http://www.spcpl.com). The Singapore Flying College has been around since 1988 and since then it has trained hundreds of students in aviation. Training begins in Singapore and concludes in Australia. If a student enrols in the Ab-initio training program, duration of the program is 18 months. Majority of the college’s graduates have gone on to work for Singapore Airlines Group.
- Singapore Aviation Academy (http://www.saa.com.sg/saa/en). Singapore Aviation Academy has been around since 1958 and it is one of the pioneers and leaders in aviation training in Singapore. There are several programs being offered by SAA that prospective students can choose from. These include aviation management, aviation safety and security, air traffic services, and airport emergency services. There are also other new programs and fellowships to choose from.
- Air Line Pilots Association Singapore (http://www.alpas.org). Going all the way back to the 1960s, what used to be known as the Malayan Airline Pilots Association is now known as ALPAS. It has been recognized by the International Federation of Air Line Pilots Association. It’s important to keep in mind that different airline employers have varying requirements so it’s wise to do adequate research before making a decision on where to undergo training.
- Singapore Youth Flying Club (http://www.syfc.sg). The Singapore Youth Flying Club has been in existence since 1971 and it is the go-to aviation institute for youths interested in aviation and learning how to fly. One of the goals of SYFC is to promote participation in the Singapore Armed Forces in the future. There are three phases in the SYFC Flying Course. The first two are Phase I – Basic General Handling and Phase II – Circuit Training. If a student completes just one phase, they will be presented with the Basic Flying Course certificate. It is also possible to train in the Private Pilots License Course. This is Phase III.