FlightSchool.sg's Aviation-Related Courses
FlightSchool.sg offers very affordable flying training and aviation courses in Singapore using a Redbird MCX full-motion flight simulator.
So You Wanna Earn a Private Pilot License at Minimal Cost and with Minimal Effort?
You've found the right platform.
FlightSchool.sg, established in November 2016, is the most seasoned and accomplished full-motion flight simulator-based general aviation flying school in Singapore. We are the only flying school based in Singapore that owns and operates an FAA-approved full-motion Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) flight simulator to conduct the Private Pilot training program.
Our comprehensive ground and flight training syllabus is structured to prepare you for the Private Pilot written exam and final check ride with minimal expenditure and effort.
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Our Founder, Fabian Lim, obtained his Private Pilot License in a remarkable 19 days back in September 2006, thanks to his intensive use of flight simulators! His proficiency with flight simulators further expedited his acquisition of all flight ratings - securing an instrument rating in 10 days, a multi-engine rating in 5 days, and a single-pilot jet rating in a mere 14 days.
Harnessing this proven expertise, Fabian has continually evolved the FlightSchool.sg teaching approach over the years, leading to remarkable outcomes.
Indeed, FlightSchool.sg holds the distinctive accomplishment of steering our students to obtain their unrestricted Private Pilot License in as little as 40 flying hours, considerably less than the typical 70 to 80-hour national average, and some even managed this feat in just 23 days. Most recently, one of our students achieved his PPL in a record-breaking 17 days!
Experience the edge that FlightSchool.sg offers, where efficiency and proficiency take flight.
The reality is that our PPL Preparatory Course effectively pays for itself: The course enables you to acquire crucial procedural and flying skills in our cost-effective full-motion simulator, rather than in an actual aircraft, leading to significant savings in aircraft, fuel, landing fees, and instructor costs, and reducing the in-aircraft time required for taxi, takeoff, landing, and flying to and from a training area. Additionally, it minimizes the number of hours needed to secure a Private Pilot License.
The efficacy of full-motion flight simulators for flight training has long been recognized by the US FAA. Major airlines, like Singapore Airlines, are now initiating pilot training in full-motion simulators under the newly established Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) program.
As you search for a fitting flight school for your PPL training, it's crucial to comprehend that there are various other considerations and pathways to obtaining a Private Pilot License that might not be immediately apparent.
Choosing FlightSchool.sg for your flight training gives you the advantage of accessing advice on other equally important aviation-related issues like flight school selection, Part 61 versus Part 141, Visa application, TSA Security application process, aircraft rental post-PPL in Singapore, aircraft ownership tips, recurrent & bi-annual flight training procedures, pursuing further ratings, and commercial pilot options, among others.
We encourage you to engage with us directly through our Live Chat on this website, or via WhatsApp: +6582887210 for any queries you might have.
Phase 1 - 12-Week FAA PPL Preparatory Course
Aim of this Course: Enabling a Private Pilot License (PPL) candidate to successfully prepare for the FAA PPL via weekly ground-school classes (3 hours per session) and flight sim training classes (1 hour per session) over a 12-week span.
Our FAA PPL Preparatory Course relies exclusively on a full-motion flight simulator, providing an optimum blend of efficiency and affordability on your path to a Private Pilot’s License.
Upon completion of the 12 weeks and successful passing of our internal ground and flight assessment tests, you'll be eligible to advance to Phase II of the training in the USA, which should take a maximum of 25 flying days.
To facilitate your ground school studies, we provide a comprehensive set of video recordings, allowing you to progress at your own pace.
Furthermore, you're invited to participate in our ongoing ground school classes EVERY FRIDAY from 7pm to 10pm at Novena Square.
You'll also receive our Private Pilot Kit, furnished with all necessary tools to excel in your Private Pilot Ground School.
We're currently running a promotional offer at a special rate of S$3,995, presenting a discount of S$2,000 from our standard rates of S$5,995. Alternatively, opt for three manageable monthly payments of S$1,395. This promotional price is valid until 31 October 2023.
All candidates who book our full-motion flight simulator will receive a full rebate for one session if they decide to enroll in our PPL Preparatory Programme. Please note that online bookings for our full-motion flight simulator must be made 48 hours in advance.
OPTIONAL: We now offer in-aircraft flight experience in association with an authorized partner aviation school based in Singapore.
Reach out to us at via WhatsApp or phone at +65 8288-7210 for a FREE consultation or use our Contact Form!
An Invitation To FlightSchool.sg's FREE Private Pilot Seminar
25 October 2023 (Wed)
from 8pm to 10pm
During this 2-hour seminar, you'll learn about the tasks you need to complete to earn your Private Pilot License including time and cost, aircraft ownership experiences and potential aviation pilot careers available.
There will be a Q&A session at the end for you to clarify your questions.
Receive A Certificate of Achievement On Successful Completion of Phase 1 - FAA PPL Preparatory Program
Phase 2 - In-Aircraft PPL Flight Training Options
Note: FlightSchool.sg offers complimentary consultation to all Phase 1 PPL candidates to assist in crafting the ideal path to take for Phase 2 - including flight school liaison and coordination.
Candidates who wish to proceed to Phase 2 - In-Aircraft PPL Flight Training during this period may wish to consider enrolling with our local partner school based in Singapore after completing our 12-week program. This Phase 1 - FlightSchool.sg & Phase 2 - local partner school route is still more cost-effective as it costs S$150 in our full-motion flight simulator versus S$700 in the aircraft (excluding local landing fees of $37.50 per landing).
The more proficient you are when training in our full-motion flight simulator, the less time (and money) you need to spend on in-aircraft training.
You will however need to obtain your Singapore Student Pilot License before you can commence flight training on a Singapore-registered aircraft. The good news is flying hours clocked locally count towards the 40 hours minimum required to earn a US FAA Private Pilot License.
Phase 2 - USA Partner School Video Featuring FlightSchool.sg PPL Graduates
Phase 2 - FlightSchool.sg Endorsement by US Partner School
Why obtain a Private Pilot License in the United States instead of Singapore?
For two main reasons:
1) Ample availability of US-registered rental aircraft in Singapore
After spending all the time & money to earn your PPL, surely you wish to bring your family and friends on board an aircraft piloted by your good self. Or you wish to spend a weekend flying to Penang and staying for one or two nights before heading back to Singapore.
So firstly, it is worth noting that pilots can only fly an aircraft that is registered in the same jurisdiction as their pilot license. Meaning Singapore PPL holders can only fly Singapore-registered aircraft and USA PPL holders can only fly US-registered aircraft etc.
The fact is as follows: There are ample US-registered light aircraft available in Singapore for rent, while the inventory of Singapore-registered light aircraft is limited to the airlines, Singapore flying schools and corporate jets.
2) Ample availability of US-registered rental aircraft in most parts of the World
Another significant advantage of an FAA PPL is the ability to rent and fly a US-registered anywhere in the world other than in the USA and Singapore (subject to a 1-2 hour assessment flight).
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2) Lower Cost of Flight Training
Flight training in the United States can cost anywhere between USD8,000 and 15,000 for a 40-hour Private Pilot License package. The final bill depends on many factors, including but not limited to:
i) Location of Flight School
Flight training in the East Coast (e.g. New York) and West Coast (e.g. California) will generally be more costly than in Texas, Washington, and Nevada.
ii) Number of Hours of Flight Training Incurred
The national average in the US for the average number of hours of flight training required to earn a Private Pilot License level is between 70-80 hours. The good news is FlightSchool.sg students have historically been able to earn their PPL in 40-45 hours.
*How about earning a Private Pilot License in Australia?
We do have students who opt for the Australian route to earn their PPL. This is because their primary purpose of earning a PPL is to eventually fly for the airlines. In other words, they are not concerned with the fact that there are currently no Australian-registered aircraft available for rent in Singapore.
FAA Private Pilot License (USA) Requirements:
– At least 17 years of age (at the time of the flight test)
– English proficient (can speak, read and write)
– Color vision: If you can’t pass the initial color vision test but otherwise meet medical standards, you may be issued a medical certificate with the limit “NOT VALID FOR NIGHT FLIGHT OR BY COLOR SIGNAL CONTROL.” To remove the color vision limitation, a Class-3 medical applicant must demonstrate the ability to pass an Operational Color Vision Test (OCVT) during the day. The OCVT consists of the following:
A Signal Light Test (SLT): Identify in a timely manner aviation red, green, and white
Aeronautical chart reading: Read and correctly interpret in a timely manner aeronautical charts, including print in various sizes, colors, and typefaces; conventional markings in several colors; and, terrain colors
– 20/40 (able to see at 20ft what a normally sighted person is able to see at 40ft) or better in each eye separately, with or without correction
- Able to pass the FAA Class-3 Medical exam
Regarding age limitation, the minimum age to take the FAA PPL written and practical tests is 17 years old. In order to fly solo in an aircraft, the student pilot needs to be at least 16 years of age. There is no maximum age limit to take the FAA PPL written and practical tests. However, note that there is no minimum age to commence ground and flight training. So even children (we recommend at least 13 years of age can start to learn to fly!).
Also, note that there are no minimum educational requirements to earn an FAA PPL. However, educational requirements are typically imposed by airlines and corporate charter companies.
In order to pass the FAA PPL Class-3 Medical Exam, here’s the official requirement as per the Code of Federal Regulations §67.303:
(a) Distant visual acuity of 20/40 or better in each eye separately, with or without corrective lenses. If corrective lenses (spectacles or contact lenses) are necessary for 20/40 vision, the person may be eligible only on the condition that corrective lenses are worn while exercising the privileges of an airman certificate.
(b) Near vision of 20/40 or better, Snellen equivalent, at 16 inches in each eye separately, with or without corrective lenses.
(c) Ability to perceive those colors necessary for the safe performance of airman duties.
(d) No acute or chronic pathological condition of either eye or adnexa that interferes with the proper function of an eye, that may reasonably be expected to progress to that degree, or that may reasonably be expected to be aggravated by flying.
14-Day Accelerated FAA PPL Preparatory Course (Full-Time)
Similar in scope to our 12-week course, but delivered on a 14-day full-time timetable. The Private Pilot License (PPL) candidate prepares for the FAA PPL by undergoing daily ground-school classes (3 hours per session) and flight sim training classes (1-2 hours per session) over a 14-day period. At the end of two weeks, and upon passing our internal ground and flight assessment tests, the PPL candidate will be able to proceed to Phase II of the training in the USA. Phase II should take no more than 25 days in total.
Phase 1 - 10-Week RAAus Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC) Preparatory Course
Ideally suited for students 13 to 15 years old, the goal of this course is to allow a Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC) candidate to prepare for the Recreational Aviation Australia Ltd (RAAus) Recreational Pilot Certificate Written Knowledge Test & Practical Flight Test by undergoing once-a-week ground-school classes (3 hours per session) and flight sim training classes (10 hours total) over a 10 week period.
A total of 10-hours of flight training is included in the Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC) Preparatory Course. Flight training is conducted 100% via the use of our fixed-based flight simulator. Due to its low cost of operations, this is the most efficient and cost-effective solution to preparing candidates for their Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC).
At the end of 10 weeks, and upon passing our internal ground and flight assessment tests, the RPC candidate will be able to proceed to Phase II of the training in Australia.
Phase II comprising 20 hours of in-aircraft flight training should take no more than 3 weeks in total - or even sooner if weather and winds permit.
Our Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC) ground school classes are held EVERY FRIDAY from 7pm to 10pm.
We are currently offering a special promo price of S$2,495 (S$1,500 discount off our published rates of S$3,995). Or enjoy 3 easy monthly payments of S$850. Promotion price is valid till 31 August 2023.
Call or WhatsApp us at +65 8288-7210 for a FREE consultation or use our Contact Form!
NEW!!! Redbird GIFT Private Pilot Course (No Age Limit, Pay-As-You-Go)
Redbird GIFT (Guided Independent Flight Training) is a simulator-based, AI-powered, manoeuvres training supplement designed to help you achieve your goals of earning a Private Pilot License faster and for less money. Redbird GIFT allows you to learn, practice, and get feedback on every Private Pilot manoeuvre, at your own pace, using cutting-edge educational techniques that push you to reach your best performance level.
GIFT includes the 33 modules required to earn your Private Pilot Certificate. Each GIFT lesson focuses on a specific flight manoeuvre or skill and includes:
- A video and written pre-flight briefing
- A simulator mission with an AI-powered flight instructor that provides real-time coaching and corrections on your performance
- A post-flight debrief with objective scoring based on the FAA Airmen Certification Standards
- In-depth post-flight review and trend tracking by uploading your lesson history to the Redbird Cloud
Redbird GIFT is also perfect for students and young aviators interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) education. STEM education is the future. Science-based learning is key to succeeding in today's information-based society.
For example, STEM education in the aviation field will provide students with a deeper understanding of flight science, physics, and engineering concepts. Students can then leverage what they learn during their aviation training and apply them in other courses and use it in real-world scenarios.
The Redbird GIFT system comes with a serialised USB stick that you will need to use during the flight simulator session. Each flight simulator session is based on a pay-as-you-go basis. Meaning you can book your flight simulator session at your own convenience via our online booking page. You can also opt to book our 5-Hour Flight Simulator with Instructor Package at a special rate of S$750 (available by contacting us).
In addition, GIFT makes for a great refresher tool after you earn your pilot’s license. With lifetime access, GIFT follows you no matter where your aviation journey takes you.
Redbird GIFT is priced affordably at just S$350 and is available for purchase on our online booking page. As a time-limited promotion (till 31 Dec 2023), you will receive a complimentary 1-Hour Full-Motion Flight Simulator Session (with Instructor) worth S$170 when you purchase Redbird GIFT.
5-Hour Flight Simulator with Instructor Package (No Age Limit, Pay-As-You-Go)
This package is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning how to fly (no minimum or maximum age limit), but who may not have the time or urgency to obtain a Recreation Pilot Certificate or Private Pilot License. This package comprises solely of flight sim sessions.
The package is best utilised with our Redbird GIFT Private Pilot Course (see above).
Ultimately, the student pilot can look forward to earning his Private Pilot License (Flight Simulator) by passing our PPL flight test conducted in our flight simulator. Once he/she earns the Private Pilot License (Flight Simulator), he/she will be able to book and use our flight simulator to either fly solo or with a friend or family member using real-world maps, weather and flight planning. This 5-Hour Flight Simulator with Instructor Package is priced at a special rate of S$750 (available by contacting us).
1-Hour Flight Simulator with Instructor (No Age Limit, Pay-As-You-Go)
We offer various Flight Simulator Sessions with Instructor (45-minute, 60-minute, 90-minute & 180-minute) available for purchase directly on our online booking page. These sessions are suitable for anyone who is interested in learning how to fly (no minimum or maximum age limit), but who may not have the time or urgency to obtain an FAA PPL.
Call or WhatsApp us at +65 8288-7210 for a FREE consultation or use our Contact Form!