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Old 23rd Aug 2020, 09:21
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[Singapore] Flight School Questions

Hello, anyone here from Singapore?

I have many questions regarding flight schools and its requirements.
Hopefully we can use private messaging.


Until you have a posting history you don't have access to private messaging and adding urls.

Also there is a specialist forum for South Asia and Far East wanabees in another part of the site.
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Old 5th Sep 2020, 13:30
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I tried to message you. Strange. It says, you need to clear your inbox.
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Old 6th Sep 2020, 06:21
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It seems that i don't have access to my inbox due to being an inactive/new member here.

I was wondering about the costs to obtain a CPL in Singapore and recommendations for flight school.
What is the cost for the medical assessment? CAAS website doesn't state it and its requirement.
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Old 7th Sep 2020, 15:15
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Contact Singapore Flying College. Here you go;

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Old 10th Sep 2020, 12:21
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SGD200K for flight school.

I can't remember what my initial medical cost, but my ATPL renewal + medical cost somewhere in the region of SGD350.

If you're going to spend 200k on flight school, you might want to ask yourself whether there's a job waiting for you at the end of training.

3K is shuttered with all crew on no pay leave.
TR is in the process of laying off 105 of theirs.
SIA group is laying off 2-500 of theirs.

Flight training takes about a year or so. In good times, you would finish up and be able to land an interview if you went to SFC, provided you kept your nose clean and didn't behave like a prick who thought of himself as a customer.

If you start now, assuming SFC is even taking in cadets, you'll finish at the end of next year.

1. SIA is only forecasting a recovery in 2024, 50% recovery end of FY20.
2. SIA will be looking at the crew they let go first before they make new hires.
3. Ditto for 3K.
4. TR will probably look to hire from those let go by SIA as well, when recovery arrives and demand picks up.
5. SIA has about 200 cadets in various stages of training.

If you're able to burn 200k without blinking an eye, and able to get another decent paying job other than flying, sure, go for it. Remember though, current rolling average to command is 12.5 years in SIA. Add 5 years to that thanks to China. They want at least 10 years out of you as a captain. You've got to join and check out as a productive FO by 34.5YO.

If you're banking on getting a flying job after graduating flight school, the reality is that you might probably only get one in the second half of this decade, if at all.
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Old 11th Sep 2020, 01:21
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If this helps, the list of CAAS approved training organisations are listed here:


The industry is really in a bad shape now though, to echo maxconthrust.
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 17:43
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Do you want to be paid for flying or pay for flying.
If its just for fun, ill suggest getting an FAA licence. Otherwise, If you have the money and want to throw it? By all means, the posters have given you the answers. CAAS website have all the training organisations listed.
if you want a job after training, good luck getting one with airlines slashing their fleets, SQ giving the sack to cadet pilots after training. Not to mention the experienced pilots who been released.
Your 200hr on a fresh CPL doesnt worth mucha in the midst of those experience.
id say easily for the next 3-5yrs there wont be any fresh private CPL hires with that much of experience in the market, or just looking at the cadet pool, your chances is way low.
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