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An Airline Pilot

Want to be a pilot?
         Are you interested to be a pilot? You need not be Chuck Yeager or a "Top Gun" to be a
pilot. What you need, is to be a normal person. In Singapore, there are 3 Flying Clubs that are
certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)

Steps to be a Pilot
You must be at least the age of 16.

  You are required to speak English.

   You have to make an appointment with the Authorised Medical Examiner or
Designated Medical Examiner for your Initial Medical Examination in order to obtain your
Student Pilot License. You are required to pass at least a Class 3 Medical Examination.
Read more about Aeromedical Facts:

  After you have been confirmed "FIT TO FLY", proceed to Changi Airport
Terminal 2, 4th Floor, CAAS Flight Operations Office to hand in your medical certificate. It takes
2 weeks for your Student Pilot License to be issued.

  After you obtained your Student Pilot License, you may commence your
flying lessons to obtain your Private Pilot License (PPL) at one of the 3 Flying Clubs in

* Singapore Airlines Flying Club

* Youth Flying Club

* Republic of Singapore Flying Club

Note 1: The Youth Flying Club offers free flying courses for Singaporean students studying in
either Junior College, Polythecnic or University. In order to qualify, applicants must have 5
credits in the GCE"O" Level examinations including English Language, Mathematics, Science
and two other subjects. In addition, applicants must be at the age between 16-23 years old and
standing at a height of between 1.62-1.90m.

Note 2: Flying is a very costly activity. A Private Pilot License may cost at least $15,000 in total.

Note 3: Flight training is done at Seletar Airport. (Singapore's General Aviation Airport)

  In order to obtain your Private Pilot License you are required to undergo air
training and sit for ground examinations.

Air Training:

*Familiarisation/Air Experience

*Effects of Controls:

*Primary flight controls

*Secondary flight controls

*Ancillary controls


*Straight & Level flight


*Best rate climb

*Best angle climb

*Cruise climb

*Effect of flaps


*Glide descents

*Powered descents

*Effect of flaps

*Turns :

*Medium level turns

*Climbing turns

*Descending turns


*Power-Off stalls

*Clean stalls

*Stalls with Flaps

*Approach Configuration Stalls

*Stalls in turns

*Spinning (Optional - not carried out due to aircraft flight manual limitation)

*Phase 2 - Circuits

*Take-off & Climb:

*Normal take-off

*Performance (short-field) take-off

*Engine Failure After Take-off

*Approach & Landing:

*Engine Assisted approach & landing

*Glide approach & landing

*Flapless approach & landing

*Performance (short-field) approach & landing

*Go-Arounds (baulked landings)

Phase 3 - Advanced Exercises

*Advanced Turning:

*Steep turns

*Max Rate turns

*Min Radius turns

*Operation At Minimum Level:

*Low Level/Bad Weather Circuits

*Forced Landings Without Power

*Slow Flying

*Without flaps (clean configuration)

*With flaps

*Navigation (Completed separately due to constraints of airspace usage north of Singapore)

*Instrument Appreciation (basic instrument flying - full panel)

*Instrument scan - primary/secondary instruments, gyro/pitot-static instruments, electric/air-driven instruments

*Straight & level instrument flying

*Instrument climbing/descending/turning

*Recovery from Unusual Attitudes

* Final Handling Test (FHT)

Ground Examinations:
* Radio-telephony (Theory)

* Radio-telephony (Practical/Oral)

* Air Law

* Navigation and Metereology (The study of weather)

* Air Rating

* Human Performance and Limitations

After obtaining your Private Pilot License, you may train for your Commercial
Pilot's License in order to be an airline pilot.


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