Life in flight school.
Many years back, joining SIA was the most obvious route to a pilot career for aspiring commercial pilots in Singapore. Today, there are many more options. One of which is by enrolling into the STAA flight school. They are the first non-airline affiliated company in Singapore to offer airline pilot training for both airlines and self funding personnel.
Ever wondered what life is like in a flight school? Want to find out what flying training in Singapore is like? Like to know what cadet pilots have to go through? If so, check out the video produced by the ST Aerospace Academy (STAA) below.
STAA flight school application
Their ab-initio pilot training programmes are designed for applicants with little or no flying experience. To enrol into the pilot training program, first make sure that you meet the entry requirements
. Subsequently, complete the STAA application form
and submit it with all the necessary supporting documents. You will be contacted for a computer-based selection test if your application meets requirements. Lastly, if you pass the selection test, you will be interviewed by the STAA Interview Panel. Applicants for airline cadet pilot programmes will attend an additional interview with the airline if shortlisted. Applications will also have to pass their Class 1 medical
before they are enrolled.
Successful candidates will be notified by STAA. Once the offer for enrolment is accepted, you are officially a cadet pilot! However, the course is not easy to pass. Candidates have to put in many hours of study. In addition, it does not come cheap. Self funded candidates can spend in excess of SGD $150,000 on the course. Luckily, there are bank loans available to help candidates fund their courses. The enrolment officer at STAA will be able to advise on how to apply for the loans. Sounds like a tough process to go through? I guess in conclusion, the road to becoming a pilot is never an easy one!