Where can I study to become a pilot in the Philippines?

Last Updated on 01/29/2020 by FilipiKnow

There are several good flight schools in the Philippines that you can choose from. But there are things you need to keep in mind when making your final decision.

First, make sure that you only choose a government-accredited flight school. You can find a list of all the government-accredited Flying and Maintenance Schools at the official website of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.

Being accredited by the CAAP is a good indicator that it’s a good school since it follows the regulations and requirements set by the government in order to create a safe and effective environment for learning how to fly.

Then,  make sure to pick a school with a great reputation. It should have well-maintained facilities and approachable staff. More importantly, the school must prioritize its students’ safety.

You also have to consider the different pilot training programs that they offer and the kind of training that you actually need. Some schools accept undergraduates while others only train students who already have their degrees. There are also schools that have a partnership with airlines to give their graduates an edge when applying for jobs as airline pilots.

The next factor that you have to consider is the school’s location. As much as possible, pick a school that’s near where you live so you won’t need to travel for hours just to get to your flying session. The weather can also drastically change so the longer your travel time, the more likely it is that you’ll deal with unfavorable weather by the time you arrive at the school.

Studying at a flight school near your place will also significantly lessen your expenses since you won’t have to rent your own place nor spend money on additional living expenses.

You should look for a school that offers a flexible class and flying schedule, especially if you’re as young as 16 and still goes to high school or if you’re working full-time to support your family and your schooling.

The tuition fee or training costs shouldn’t be a huge factor in choosing your flight school since the cost of pilot training is standard anyway. However, there are schools that can help you afford their flight training program by offering ‘Study Now, Pay Later’, bank loans, monthly payments instead of a lump sum, and a lot more.

In summary, these are the top things to consider when choosing a flight school: reputation, pilot training program, location, class schedule, and payment programs.

To help you do your research and compare different flight schools, we’ve listed down some of the best flight schools when it comes to training programs, reputation, and tuition fees:

 

1. Omni Aviation Corporation.

Address: Manuel A Roxas Highway, Clark Freeport Zone, 2009 Clark, Philippines

Contact Information: (+63) (045) 499-6664, (+63) (045) 599-5524

 

2. Philippine Airlines (PAL) Aviation School.

Address: PAL Aviation School, Gate 3, Andrews Avenue, Nichols, Pasay City

Contact Information: 02-320-8015 ; 02-855-8000 locals 2318 and 2194

 

3. PATTS College of Aeronautics.

Address: Lombos Avenue, San Isidro, Sucat, Parañaque City 1700

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4. WCC Aviation Company.

Address: Hangar 1, Binalonan Airfield, Bgy. Linmansangan, Binalonan, Pangasinan, 2436

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5. Asian Institute of Aviation.

Address: 4/F Planters Products Bldg. 109 Esteban St. Legazpi Village, Makati City 1229

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6. Alpha Aviation Group.

Address: 1092 Jose Abad Santos Ave, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga

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7. Airlink International Aviation College.

Address: Air Link Building, Domestic Road, Domestic Airport, Pasay City 1301

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