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Basic Flying Courses

Objectives of the SYFC Flying Course

The course is designed to fulfil the following objectives:

  • To introduce and expose students to flying and aviation
  • To discover each student’s aptitude and potential for flying
  • To develop the skills, knowledge and character necessary for flying training

The SYFC Flying Course is divided into 3 phases. Phases I and II constitute the Basic Flying Course, which can be completed with or without the achievement of the 1st Solo Flight. Phase III is the PPL Course, which leads to the attainment of the CAAS issued PPL.

The primary aim of the SYFC is to expose as many students as possible to the world of aviation. To this end, the Club’s aim would have already been achieved if a student completes Phase I of the Flying Course. Students who show good potential will however be recommended to proceed to Phase II, where the basics of take-off and landing are taught. Students who demonstrate competence in this phase will be given the opportunity to make their 1st solo flight, which marks the end of this phase. Out of those who achieve 1st solo, only the outstanding ones will be recommended for Phase III of the course, which is the PPL Course.

Phase I – Basic General Handling

This phase consists of 6 sorties designed to introduce and teach the basic manoeuvres of flying. It will develop the necessary skills required to proceed on to Phase II of training. Training is conducted in the Light Aircraft Training Areas ‘Alpha’ and ‘Bravo’.

Phase II – Circuit Training

Phase II consists of 11 sorties as well and is designed to introduce and teach the students how to Take-Off and Land safely. After learning about stalling, students will be taught to fly the Normal Circuit, which will allow them to continuously practice take-offs and landings and hone their skills in this area.

Achievement Certificates for the BFC

Students who complete any of the phases in the BFC will be awarded the Basic Flying Course Certificate. Those who achieve 1st Solo will also be awarded the First Solo Certificate.