Singapore Polytechnic and Singapore Youth Flying Club enter into partnership to train students for
Private Pilot License
Singapore, 7 March 2014 – Singapore Polytechnic (SP) inked a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with Singapore Youth Flying Club (SYFC) today, to partner a flying training programme for final year students from the Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (DARE). The partnership will allow passionate students who are interested in pursuing a flying career to obtain Private Pilot License (PPL) before they graduate.
This partnership will see final year DARE students opting for the flying training programme undergoing up to 30 weeks of flying training at SYFC. Starting in April 2014, the programme includes aviation theory lessons such as air navigation, flight planning and metrological science and also simulator and practical flying training, leading to attainment of Private Pilot License (PPL).
Attainment of a Private Pilot License (PPL) paves the way for students to a piloting career in military or commercial airlines. This partnership will enthuse and provide opportunity for more youths to take up flying as a career to meet the demands of the nation and the aviation industry as a whole.
From left to right: Jarred Yeo and Winson Ng will be among the first batch of DARE students from Singapore Polytechnic who will get a shot at obtaining a Private Pilot License under this MoU.
Seated from left to right: COL (RET) Willie Chow, Operations Manager and COL(VOL) Andy Tan, General Manager from the Singapore Youth Flying Club signing the MoU with Director Dr Ng Eng Hong, Director and Deputy Director Mr Benjamin Koh from Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering. Behind them are students who have obtained their PPL alongside students who will be part of the new programme and current students undergoing their PPL.
For more information, please contact:
Singapore Youth Flying Club
Mr. Jason Ong
Recruitment Executive Officer
Singapore Youth Flying Club
Mr Frank Chua
Corporate Communications Officer
T: 6870 7043
M: 9771 7871
About Singapore Polytechnic (www.sp.edu.sg)
Established in 1954, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) is Singapore’s first polytechnic. It has 10 schools that offer 50 full-time diploma courses for close to 16,000 students. SP has adopted a proven creative teaching and learning framework and it offers students a holistic, authentic and industry-relevant curriculum, innovative and vibrant learning spaces, and enriching overseas programmes.
Singapore Polytechnic’s solid reputation as a premier educational institution and its strong association with more than 80 aerospace organisations since 1960s, including the Republic of Singapore Air Force, has given our students great opportunity to work in these companies for their Industrial Attachment Program. Such attachments not only help horn our students’ technical skills but also enhances their interpersonal communication skills with their employers and colleagues.
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About Singapore Youth Flying Club
The mission of the Singapore Youth Flying Club (SYFC) is to promote interest in aviation among young Singaporeans and inculcate in them a strong passion for flying. With a handful of flying instructors and 10 Cessna 172s back in the 70s, the then Junior Flying Club (JFC) provided free flight training experience to many young students keen on pursuing flying as a career in the air force. Students were given the opportunity to achieve the Private Pilot Licence (PPL) at the completion of their flight training. SYFC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, implemented a Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) programme in secondary schools in 2001 to enable younger students to learn more about flying and aviation through aeromodelling activities. In the last 40 years, the SYFC has conducted 267 flying courses and trained over 5598 student pilots with 874 of them having attained the coveted PPL Wings.