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Experiential Pilot Training with Flight Simulator


Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    27 Mar 2023 to 29 Mar 2023
    26 Jun 2023 to 28 Jun 2023
  • Registration Period:

    09 Nov 2022 to 27 Feb 2023
    01 Mar 2023 to 07 May 2023
  • Time:

    08:30 AM to 05:30 PM,
    3 days
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F)
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.
You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is new run.

Course Objective

In the duration of the course, participants are exposed to authentic aircraft piloting experience via static and full motion flight simulator. The full motion simulator is also an exact mockup of an A320 cockpit. The course instructors are current first officers and captains from reputed airlines and thus they will be able to share valuable flying experience with the participants.

For participants with the intention of being a pilot, the instructors will also be able to provide valuable insight on how to embark in the journey to being a pilot.  

This course provides participants with essential fundamental knowledge on the theory of flying, advanced aircraft operation principles and techniques which are abstracted from CAAS ATPL / SASP syllabus and regulation from IATA CBT Framework.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

1. Explain the basic theory of flight, basic aerodynamic of an aircraft, how an aircraft can achieve flight, the forces acting on the aircraft and basic flight control
2. Describe the operation of the various flight instrument within an aircraft cockpit and explain how to read them
3. Explain the function of the various avionics system within the cockpit and explain how they work.
4. Introduce to the different types of aircraft like Piston powered, turboprops and jets aircraft
5. Describe and explain basic manoeuvring of an aircraft in flight
6. Explain the optimum envelope for Jet aircraft
7. Plan and create a flight plan that contain the flight route and information to navigate the aircraft to destination
8. Explain the communication method between pilot and Air Traffic Control (ATC) and how pilot collaborate with ATC to achieve safe flight operation.
9. Introduce to cockpit operation and familiarize learner on cockpit layout in the simulator
10. Explain and demonstrate via simulator on the entire process of aircraft operation starting from ground handling, take-off, basic aircraft maneuver (climbing, turning, etc.) reading of cockpit flight instrument and landing

Topics to be covered

1. Principle of Flight
2. Flight Instrument
3. Cockpit Avionics System
4. Introduction to aircraft type
5. Basic Manoeuvring of Aircraft
6. Navigation
7. Communication with ATC
8. Flight Training using Static Simulator
9. Flight Training using Full Motion Simulator

Minimum Requirements

Basic English Literacy

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Pilot - Trainee

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $700.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $630.00 $16.80 $86.80
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $490.00 $16.80 $226.80
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $490.00 $16.80 $226.80
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $630.00 $16.80 $86.80
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $56.00 $756.00

*As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023. Also, as per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

¹ Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.      
² Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
One-Stop Service Centre

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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