Kelab Penerbangan Belia Singapura (Malay)
|Formation||1 December 1971|
|Services||Aeromodelling, flight training|
|Secondary and pre-tertiary students|
|COL (RET) Foo Yang Ge|
|Affiliations||Republic of Singapore Air Force|
|Youth Flying Club|
Junior Flying Club
The Singapore Youth Flying Club (SYFC), headquartered at Seletar Airport, was established in December 1971 as the Junior Flying Club, by the then newly formed Singapore Armed Forces. It aims to introduce and promote aviation to students, by providing aeromodelling courses for secondary school students and flight training courses for pre-tertiary students. The club's purpose is to provide flying experience to students, and boost recruiting for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).
The Junior Flying Club initially operated with a fleet of eight Cessna 172s and six AESL Airtourers, all of which were handed down from the RSAF. In 1989, the club acquired twelve Piper PA-28-161 Warrior IIs to replace the older Cessnas and Airtourers. Later, in November 2002, the club also purchased two PAC CT/4 Airtrainers. The fully aerobatic aircraft was meant to demonstrate to students the rigours of military flying.
In 2010, to replace the ageing Piper PA-28-161 Warrior IIs the SYFC purchased 13 Diamond DA40s, with first deliveries scheduled for late 2010. All 13 Diamond DA40s have since been delivered, while the older Piper Warriors and PAC Airtrainers have since been retired.
|PAC CT/4E Airtrainers||2||2002||2010||Diamond DA40|
|Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II||12||1989||2010|
|AESL AT-6 Airtourers||6||1971||1989||Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II||Transferred from Republic of Singapore Air Force|
Almost five decades on, the club's mission to promote interest in aviation among youth and groom them for a potential career in the airforce remains unchanged.