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More and more foreigners are enrolling in the Philippines' aviation schools. The schools are cheap and, when compared to other countries’ schools, the aviation training courses are tough. For other countries, you are required to complete at least 250 hours of pilot training in order to qualify for a pilot license, but in the Philippines, aviation schools won't let you fly an aircraft until you have over 1,500 hours of pilot training. It’s very impressive to obtain six times the requirement. Wouldn’t that be a great practice for everyone to follow?
Whether you want to become a pilot, a mechanic, or a member of the aviation maintenance staff, the Philipines have the most affordable options for aviation education. Below are the top aviation schools in the Philippines. They are the best aviation schools in the Philippines, too.
Best Flight Schools in the Philippines
- PATTS College of Aeronautics
- Airlink International Aviation College
- Philippine Airlines (PAL) Aviation School
- Omni Aviation Corporation
- National Aviation Specialist Academy
- Delta Air International Aviation Academy
- Alpha Aviation Group
- Achievers Airline Academy
- Aero Equipt Aviation
- Indiana Aerospace University
- Pacific Pearl Airways Aviation School
- WCC Aviation Company
1. PATTS College of Aeronautics
PATTS College of Aeronautics, or the Philippine Air Transport and Training Services, is one of the biggest schools of aviation in the Philippines. It was founded in 1969 as a joint enterprise by Filipino and American pioneers in aviation. It offers many courses.
What Does PATTS Offer?
- BS in Aeronautical Engineering
- BS in Air Transportation
- BS in Aircraft Maintenance Technology
- BS in Avionics Technology
- BS in Industrial Engineering
- BS in Airline Business Administration
- BS in Tourism
- BS in Hotel & Restaurant Management
- Aircraft Technician courses
Its primary aim was to establish a manufacturing and assembly plant for trainer aircraft. Its secondary aim was to put up an aeronautical school to meet domestic and international demands in the fields of aviation and in the air transportation industry.
2. Airlink International Aviation College
Airlink International Aviation School is one of the biggest aviation colleges in the nation. It is located near the domestic airport in Manila.
What Does Airlink International Aviation College Offer?
- Bachelor of Science in Aviation
- Private Pilot courses
- Commercial Pilot courses
- Two-year aviation tech courses such as Aircraft Maintenance Technology
- Avionics Technician courses
- Junior Tourism Management courses
3. Philippine Airlines (PAL) Aviation School
Philippine Airlines (PAL) Aviation School has opened a flight school to those who wish to become pilots.
What Does PAL Offer?
- They offer Private Pilot Training courses
- Commercial Pilot courses
- Multi-engine and Instrument Rating training courses
- Equipment Qualification courses
- Flight Instructor's License Conversion courses
4. Omni Aviation Corporation
Omni Aviation Corporation is one of the most famous aviation schools in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia. It is located in the Clark Freeport Zone (a U.S. military base in the Philippines). Omni Aviation promises that they will provide a quality education at par with world-class standards. They see to it that students fly with all the necessary requirements set by the industry. They do not compromise or take shortcuts. The skills and capabilities of students are paramount in their flying school. They don't just hand out diplomas. They are truly proud to produce pilots who are primed to make the right assessments and decisions.
What Does Omni Aviation Corporation Offer?
- They offer Private Pilot Training courses
- Commercial Pilot courses
- Military Pilot training
5. National Aviation Specialist Academy
National Aviation Specialist Academy (NASA) is dedicated to providing the highest level of aeronautical training to their students. Students will gain a competitive edge in the aviation industry. So, if you want to become a fully fledged pilot and aviation specialist, this flight school is one of the best. NASA’s school and planes are new and well maintained.
What Does NASA Offer?
- Aviation Maintenance
- Advanced Aircraft Systems
- Ability to obtain an FAA-issued Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certification.
6. Delta Air International Aviation Academy
Jeremias Testado founded Delta Air International Aviation Academy in the first quarter of 2001. His principal ambition is to provide excellent training services and produce well-disciplined pilot trainees at a sensible cost to the students. Delta Air also operates in Nepal.
What Does Delta Air International Aviation Academy Offer?
- Private Pilot Ground Course training
- Commercial Pilot Ground schooling
- Private Pilot Flight training
- Commercial Pilot Flight training
- Flight Instructor courses
- Multi-Engine courses
7. Alpha Aviation Group
The Alpha Aviation Group offers world-class solutions for international aviation. They are dedicated to creating a network of world-class international aviation training academies that span the globe. They operate throughout Europe, the Middle East, and South East Asia.
What Does Alpha Aviation Group Offer?
- Commercial Pilot License with Instrument Rating (CPL/IR)
- Multi Crew Pilot License (MPL)
- Boeing 737NG Pilot Type Rating course
- Boeing 767 Pilot Type Rating course
- A320 Pilot Type Rating & Instructor course
- Private Pilot License (PPL)
8. Achievers Airline Academy
Achievers Airline Academy is a pioneering academy dedicated to career-oriented courses in aviation and hospitality. It has numerous worldwide recruiters such as Indigo Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, Spice Jet, the Shangri La group of hotels, Continental Airlines, Paramount Airways, Royal Jordan Airline, Jet Airways, and many more.
What Does Achievers Airline Academy Offer?
- Highly specialized Aviation Hospitality training courses
- Job assistance after training
- Travel Management training
9. Aero Equipt Aviation
The Aero Equipt base of operation at Subic International Airport is one of the major international airports in the Philippines. Once utilized by Fedex, it is equipped with complete and modern air traffic, navigation, and communication equipment not found in some of the other airports in the Philippines.
What Does Aero Equipt Aviation Offer?
- Private Pilot Ground training
- Private Pilot Flight training
- Commercial Pilot Ground training
- Commercial Pilot Flight training without instruments ratings
- Commercial Pilot Flight training with instruments ratings
- Flight Instructor's courses
10. Indiana Aerospace University
Indiana Aerospace University is the Philippines’ first and only aerospace university. It was conceived to answer the rapid demand for qualified and well-trained manpower in aeronautics and aviation.
What Courses Does Indiana Aerospace University Offer?
- Aerospace Engineering
- Aviation Technology-Major in Flying
- Aircraft Maintenance Technology
- Airline Management
- Airframe and Powerplant training
- Pilot School
- Private Pilot Training course (ground/flight)
- Commercial Pilot Training course (ground/flight)
- Instructor's Flight Training course
- Instrument Flight Training course
11. Pacific Pearl Airways Aviation School
Pacific Pearl Airways Aviation School has a wide-ranging aviation program, including flight attendant courses.
What Does Pacific Pearl Airways Aviation School Offer?
- Piloting short courses
- Commercial Pilot Program with multi-engine and Instrument Rating training
- Student Pilot License (SPL)
- Private Pilot License (PPL) with Radio License
- Commercial Pilot License (CPL)
- E.Q.C. Multi-Engine (Seneca PA34-200) and Instrument Ratings training
- Flight Instructor's courses
- License Conversion courses (CAAP License)
- CAAP License Renewal
- Aviation short courses
- 45-day Flight Attendant Training Preliminaries Program
- 4-year Aviation Degree courses
- BSBA - Management with Commercial Pilot Program with Multi-Engine and Instrument Ratings training
12. WCC Aviation Company
WCC aviation flight school is one of the largest aviation schools in the Philippines.
What Does WCC Aviation Company Offer?
- Offers Private and Commercial Pilot training for airplanes
- With multi-engine and instrument ratings, it offers Ground and Flight Instructor Certificates, and Multi-Crew Cooperation courses (MCC)
- It also offers Flight Attendant and Aircraft Maintenance Technology Programs
Why Should You Choose Aviation as a Career?
- Aviation is an awesome career
- The pay
- The social status
- The awesome feeling of flying
What more can you ask for?
Cost of Flight School in the Philippines
How much would you spend on flight school in the Philippines? The Majority of flight schools offer a flight course training package that costs from $30,000 to $35,000 (USD) with food and accommodation already provided. The flight school package is for 7-8 months of aviation training. It usually includes commercial pilot courses with instrument and multi-engine rating.
What Most Flight Schools in the Philippines Offer
- A Private Pilot Licence course (PPL course)
- A Commercial Pilot Licence course (CPL course)
- Instrument Rating course (IR course)
- Multi-Engine Rating (MER)
vinayak on July 30, 2020:
what is the education for joining pilot training
rishivarthan on July 18, 2020:
how can students to apply for admission and there is a any cheap school for middle class student and total cost of studying cpl.can a india student will offered to study cpl in philippines.any charges os admission.
waim mathias on May 21, 2020:
any comercial program is offering in Philippines?
unknown on April 21, 2020:
do you need to have a 4 years course to study AERO?
Alphamike on March 26, 2020:
AERO Equipt Aviation INC?
Lem Pilicano on March 01, 2020:
Any age limits to be a qualified pilot?
Nik on January 08, 2020:
Is the National Aviation Specialist Academy closed/suspended? Is this blog updated?
Martin Pala on December 15, 2019:
I really have the great interest to studying pilot in Indiana Aerospace University, but how can I apply there. Please confirm and advice.
jem on September 01, 2019:
hi, is there an age limit in starting a private and commercial pilot training course?
Aaron on August 25, 2019:
@Mark Patts doesn't offer courses if you want to be a pilot.. Enroll to airlink or other flying school instead if you want to be a pilot
Janak KArki on August 16, 2019:
Can Someone apply for pilot,If he had done surgery of his eyes?
I wear glass of -4 diopters.(concave lens)
Aureen on August 06, 2019:
hello. This price range is impossible. I've recently searched, Flight schools offer a flight course training package that costs not less than $45,000 excluding food and accommodation. Do you have a list of flying schools that offers $30,000 to $35,000 ? i would like to enroll there.
Rawali Robinson on June 20, 2019:
Hey, i am 19 years old, completed year 12. I am interested in taking up the piloting courses in the Philippines to achieve my dream. As far as i have read, that is where i wanna be. Any feedback from you would be so much appreciated. PAT is the school i would like to go for. Thank you for your time
Madhushudan Aryal on May 30, 2019:
Total cost for pilot training from zero level to frozen ATPL with accommodation for foreign students?
mark on March 28, 2019:
Greetings! I was just wondering if I could go to PATTS to pursue my dream of become a pilot?
lokesh giri on March 25, 2019:
paramedical ( pharmacy student with equivalet coucess) student can join the flight school in philippines.
mikelaguirre on February 25, 2019:
Greetings! I want to be a pilot.where can i enroll and what is the requiments? And where do i enroll the best school of pilots here in manila??
Shekele Atende on January 02, 2019:
I want join you to be pilot let me know how much is the class pay month
John Lester on December 11, 2018:
`This must be a joke.Wcc among the top schools in PH? 10 years before they flew like manila Taxi drivers.No navlogs,passing exams without actually giving exams and all kind of bullshit.Instructors would plan group cross country so that they can take rich students and make them pay for everything for the expenses at the destination.10 years after they have only gone down from the below average standard they had.Still no navlog and group cross country.We had some students transferring from WCC to our school and they dont even know how to decode Metar.Their marketing team is exceptionally good,you look at the website and you think its the best school in Ph.
Jeolani Tugbong on October 20, 2018:
anyone knows here in Philippines where I can apply for a Commercial Pilot Training?
MARIO on October 08, 2018:
What is your basis on why you consider those 12 schools the best? Do they have good facilities and a good track record of employed alumni? You did not mention it in your article.
Joey on October 06, 2018:
I am currently taking up BS Psychology in UST but I want to become a pilot, are there any course requirements to get into PATTS or Airlink?
Deep Patole on September 22, 2018:
1- How much is the cut off marks in !2 in subjects: Physics
2- Is there any minimum height requirement gor pilot?
3- Are tattos allowed
Sha on November 13, 2017:
I'm want to study pilot,in Manila so how much tution fees and duration of year.
Muzamil Momin on July 11, 2017:
I am a student I looking for pilot training
What about fee structure
An-sOn on September 01, 2016:
Hey guys, anyone of you who knows some organization or person who offers scholarship for aviation.. Thanks
ali reza malaekeh on July 29, 2016:
iam lokking an good flying school for my student over there ,i will appreciate to have yours package quotation soon(ppl/cpl/ir/multi )
MD.MAHAMUDUL HAQUE on June 14, 2016:
I am an student.I want to make my carer one professional pilot.
You have offered including all food living and other course fee of professional pilot training course total amount is USD 30000.00.
let me know if i need loon facility 50% i can take it in Philippine.
How long time need to complete this course.
Waiting for your reply.
with best regards.
Aviator05 on March 28, 2016:
Hello miss twentyfive, are you still active with aviation topics?
Sam on April 11, 2015:
Does Indiana Aerospace University has height requirement?
TCK on January 04, 2015:
Greetings! I would like to ask if you have any idea about what aviation schools in the Philippines will do in connection or regarding to the K12 system?
And how much is the estimated tuition fee of students who would like to be licensed commercial pilots?
Mr J on December 21, 2014:
I like to take up BS aviation major commercial flying in Airlink but we cant afford 100k tuition in airlink and its is trimestral
Ms. Confused on November 26, 2014:
Hi. I am currently in college and taking up bs psychology. I want to know if there is any required course in order to be accepted in these flying schools? I was really torn between law & aviation but now, I know what I want for myself.
Harry on August 05, 2014:
hi there, i also want to be a professional pilot so i came here in the Philippine . I want to go to an aviation university which provide a degree. Because my parents won't allowed me until unless i got a degree.
I already talk with Airlink International Aviation University . But they have class on Saturday , so as for me Saturday is our holiday so everything is conflict.
Can you please tell me the aviation university that didn't have class on Saturday.
14 on March 01, 2014:
Hi!! I'm still in high school I really REALLY want to become a pilot (this has been my lifelong dream ever since I was still little) but my mom can't afford the tuition fee cuz' it's too expensive. What should I do???
Would PMA(Philippine Military Academy) be a good college to go to if I want to become a pilot?? Plus,the tuition fee is free.
Oh!! And my eyesight isn't clear , can I still become a pilot??? Can I wear glasses or contact lens to make my vision clear??
I really need an answer.Please!!!
Eight on March 01, 2014:
Um,miss twenty five.I'm in high school and I really REALLY want to become a pilot but my mom can't afford the tuition fee!!! What should I do???
Jeff on January 11, 2014:
What aviation school offers 1500 hours of flight training that cost $30,000-$40,000
Maverick on November 15, 2013:
Hi twenty five! Can you pls help me by giving me an idea how will i be able to continue my flight training. I already have my CPL lic but it is expired and I also want to have IR,FI and ME. But the thing is, I dnt have that much money to continue my flight training.Could u give me an idea what flight school offers a financial assistance? I really really need your help..Thank you so much!
Darius on March 07, 2013:
i'm graduating this month in course of criminology and i plan to become a pilot not a police,!
can you help me,.?
can i ask if how much the tuition and if they have a scholarship?
and where the in the Philippines can i enroll?
twentyfive (author) on January 27, 2013:
You're young. Just focus in your studies and do it well before your pilot schooling
Anonymous on January 26, 2013:
This is good cause I want be a pilot and Im still in high school today.
Jonathan on November 17, 2012:
oh sure!:) i'll keep you posted.:)
twentyfive (author) on November 04, 2012:
Yeah I was talking to you about the future interview :)
Jonathan on November 01, 2012:
Miss twenty five, are you referring to me? I just turned 24 and I'm planning to enroll in Masters by age of 26. My dad said he would help me and I'll just pay him when I'm already a pilot. Im really excited! cant' wait! If only I already have the money.. .
NB on October 30, 2012:
So guys, tell me.
I'm planning to be a pilot, and I'm looking around for the perfect school for me to be a commercial pilot.
Here are the requirements that I want to meet:
1. FULL ATPL LICENSE or FROZEN
2. Class 1 medical license
3. valid instrument rating
4. english proficiency level 4
5. MCC - multi crew corporate
How much would the flight training cost, and how long would it take? I'm targeting 6-9months.
Let me know the best school you think there is that can meet the requirements that I mentioned above. :)
twentyfive (author) on October 14, 2012:
Please contact OMNI or AAG personally if you wish to enroll at them. Thanks for visiting :) Have a sweet day!
sufian on October 10, 2012:
hi 25..im from malaysia and i want to join the cpl program in the philippines asap..i wanted to join near your place either aag or omni..could u give me juz the details on both the fees and duration from ppl until my cpl/ir..i need ur help on dis..btw,we can meet one day when i am already there..tq
twentyfive (author) on October 02, 2012:
Sounds so good. Can I feature you in my website when you have done the CPL and PPL? :) I am featuring a flight attendant, would be cool if I feature a student pilot too :)
Jonathan on September 26, 2012:
IBK, I am not enrolled yet in Masters Flying school, I am still saving for my tuition fee. Its the most affordable school I've found and would only take you 1 year yo have a PPL and CPL (you should be a 4year bachelors graduate) and if you can pay the tuition fee) just prepare around 1.2Million pesos. or you could visit them along the domestic road.
Flying dragon on September 06, 2012:
hello 25, I wanna be a pilot too. I've achieved the diploma in construction & I'm now attending for bachelor degree. So, I don't have any income & my parents can't afford too much to achieve CPL. I just wanna know is there any scholarship program for CPL training & how can I get it ? Please help me , thanks.
IBK on September 03, 2012:
@Jonathan- How far have you gone with Masters flying school?I have gone through their website but I didn't see their estimates.Do you have it?Please email me,Thanks
Danny on August 19, 2012:
I would like to ask how much it cost for the PPL in Phils ? I would like to do my PPL in Phils and How long to take that course ? many thanks..
twentyfive (author) on August 01, 2012:
@Chargers never heard of Leading Edge so I cannot comment on that matter. How many planes do they have?
@Youngaviator Will add PhilSCA. Thanks for sharing that info. That is so helpful to fellow pilots and pilot-wananabes :) God bless.
Youngaviator16 on July 17, 2012:
I'm just wondering why You didn't mention anything about PhilSCA or you are just unaware that it exist?
FYI, PhilSCA or the Philippine State College of Aeronatics is consistently producing top graduates for many years now. PRC licensure examinees for Aero Engineers always occupies the top 10. They are always on top 1.
If this blog is for pilots only, then why did you include PATTS which does not offer a pilot course?
Chargers on June 27, 2012:
Hi miss 25, can you give me reasons on why I should or noy choose leading edge aviation in la union?
And when will the ceb pacific flying shool open?
twentyfive (author) on June 26, 2012:
@Jay you will be eligible to apply to any airline company if you have a pilot license. CPL is just a training. You need to pass a licensure exam before you become a professional pilot.
@Nine Only the admission department aviation school could assess your brother application. I think he’s qualified because you mentioned he is totally cleared.. :)
@Maxine You can visit the pilot school website which I provided in the article. I hope your brother enjoys his flying course. Wow!
maxine on June 06, 2012:
miss twenty five my brother is also thinking of taking up Aircraft maintenance technology in WCC, would like to ask if the tuition is expensive for this course? and how many year will he be studying in order to finish?
Nine Aguilos on June 05, 2012:
Good Day! My brother is hoping to be a pilot. But he had a serious Medical Issue before. To be exact, he had a Lung Tumor when he was around 15 years of age and had major operations. Now he is totally cleared from this illness. So my question is, is he qualified for the medical requirements for the Pilot Training? or more so, qualified to be a Pilot someday? Thank you. Hoping to hear from you soon.
Jay on May 22, 2012:
Hello ms. 25. I just want to ask, if I have a CPL from the Philippines, will that make me eligible to apply in international airline companies? Will CPL also allow me to fly A-320? Thanks for the info...
twentyfive (author) on May 17, 2012:
@Emmanuel of course you have a chance. Go there and break a leg. :) Cheers! Don't let your eyeglasses stop you from being a pilot.
@Kevin Yeah pretty much. Licensed pilots are wanted everywhere not only here in the Philippines. I wonder why you prefer to work here if you have more chances abroad plus the salary of pilot is so high and amazing. :)
kevin on May 11, 2012:
if i already licensed as a pilot it will have opportunity to work here in the philippines?:) thanks
Emmanuel on May 10, 2012:
I have a question. I was looking forward to enroll at PATTS. Since I'm wearing eyeglasses would i still get a chance to be accepted? Being a pilot is my only dream.
twentyfive (author) on May 08, 2012:
@Mac hi there. Yes WCC aviation school is one of the largest flight schools in the Philippines. It’s been there in good and strong standing. He could wear contacts for some instances in the course.
@Rav pilot jobs in the Philippines are not so hiring lots of staff because there are only few domestic airline companies here. Fortunately, you can always try the international pilot career to some rich counties and huge airlines like the Emirates Group, Qantas and the like.
@Jonathan Oh you just resigned.. I think there are some aviation schools that offer financial assistance to their students. Some even offer scholarship. Just inquire from the Admin of the school you are interested to enroll. Cheers! Take it easy and don’t worry too much.
Jonathan on May 08, 2012:
Miss twentyfive, i think I can't get a loan for a million pesos.i had a job, i just resigned last feb. i am thinking if a bank would really lend me money for my tuition fee. i am looking for something like a 'study now, and then i'll pay it when i become a pilot. tnx!
rav on May 05, 2012:
Hi. Im from Malaysia and im interested in the piloting course in Philippines. But, Im very concerned about getting a job after completing the course. There are so many pilots jobless at the moment. Of course getting onto a major airline is difficult because of flying experience and all. So what do you suggest me and is it possible for me to work in Philippines?
mac on May 04, 2012:
hello miss twentyfive, just wanna ask if wcc aeronautical college is OK and eligible school , my nephew wants to enroll there and plans on taking up aircraft maintenance, is weraing of eyeglasses allowed for the course he wants to take?
twentyfive (author) on May 03, 2012:
@Jonathan yeah if only I could turn back time, I wouldn’t take that course anymore hehe Wow, that sounds so awesome. It’s a complete package for an aspiring licensed pilot like you. Amazing it is that it can be done in a year. I can only imagine those who have the enough money, they would surely fly anytime.. Did you try loan from banks? If you have a regular job and you’re a CPA, it’s so easy to get a loan here :)
@Amir what do you want to take up further? There are aviation schools and universities to suit your needs.
amir hossien zare on April 28, 2012:
I am a student pilot in Iran and I am currently holds a private pilot license.
I come to your country for further education.
Please help me to be a good choice.
Jonathan on April 26, 2012:
Sorry MISS twentyfive.:) yup, it's a very boring job to be an accountant. I cant imagine myself doing financials for the rest of my life that's why i really wanted to pursue this dream. btw, i went to pasay to look for the cheapest school, I found Masters Flying School. and only cost 1,179,000.00++ (1.2M to be prudent) all in all!as in from a PPL to CPL.(but you need to be a college graduate) and it can be finished in a year!! that's what i'm preparing for now.plus they said there's no age limit,someone is taking a CPL there thats already 41yo. so maybe i'll take it by the time I'm 25.casue im still saving. i just really wish they offer loan or collateral or something like that. I really wanted to enroll now if i have the money. wish me luck!
twentyfive (author) on April 19, 2012:
@Lon there are so few licensed commercial pilots here and in some other countries. I think it’s never too late. You will never know once you try. You said it’s your dream, why not make it come true.. :) Cheers, Captain!
@Jessie Please read the related article I posted there about how to become a pilot in the Phil. I discussed the details there. Thank you for dropping by. Cheers!
@Steen Wow you are already licensed :) I think you can become what you want to be easily now. You must contact the admin of the aviation school you are interested about taking the course. ;)
@Jonathan I am a Miss :) Oh I graduated accountancy too but not a CPA since I don’t really like to be an accountant. It’s just not for me. It’s a very tough job plus everything is happening over and over again. You might want to read the related articles I added there so you will have more ideas about becoming a pilot here. God bless..
Jonathan on April 18, 2012:
its my dream to be a pilot, right now i'm a Certified Public Accountant but not happy with my job, always dreaming of flying. And i'm worried cause i'm already 24 and i believe there's an age limit to be a pilot,30 years old won't be accepted,is is true? cause i'm still saving money for the tuition fee. just wanna know, the cheapest and fastest way to be a pilot.a commercial pilot.I can't afford the 4-year course.is there a 2year course or lesser?i mean,you mentioned that there's 7-8 months, how is that? thanks in advance!..or if someone can answer my questions,i'd really appreciate it. thank you! here's my email address. firstname.lastname@example.org
steen on April 16, 2012:
Hi Miss 25 :) thx for all the info here...
My plan is to do IR/CPL-ME in the Philipines, i was thinking at striker wing, any info om them?
Second thing, i have a British PPL and Danish ATPL theory, do you think it can be a problem converting the to Philipine?
Jessie on April 16, 2012:
Hi fhel! this is an amazing post!
I just want to ask a simple question.
I want to be an airplane pilot, where i can apply to big airline companies as a pilot.
How can I become a pilot? and How many more years of study should I need to take?
I'm currently studying Bachelor of Laws. Prior to that, I already have a Bachelor's Degree in the field of Commerce.
I'm planning to be a pilot after I finish my Law Degree, and hopefully pass the Bar.
Lon on April 13, 2012:
I'm 40 y.o. and I'm interested in taking up PPL and CPL. It was my childhood dream to become a pilot. Do think taking up these flying courses with my age still practical for me and can I still be hirable for a job after I earned my licences?
twentyfive (author) on April 10, 2012:
@Charm read the related article about becoming a pilot in the Philippines :)
@Sharp It's a great pleasure to share these info about best pilot schools in the Philippines :)
sHarP on April 09, 2012:
thanks sir twentyfive for the info! God bless!
Charm on April 09, 2012:
I have the private pilot and instrument training done. Have over 350 total time, how can i get my commercial pilot training one in the Philippines sinc I lready have these previous trainingsnd certifications? The cost would be much less correct? Please reply if you have any info or let me know ho should I contact. Thank you!
twentyfive (author) on April 09, 2012:
@Secret yes there are schools that offer scholarship for aspiring pilots especially the universities. God bless.
@Hope It’s a pleasure to be sharing this. I have listed the best schools here. If you want to inquire about the current tuition fee, you can visit their admin section from the website I have listed to each pilot school. Thank you so much for dropping by. :) God bless.
@Wazir 12 years old?
@Hope hello there. I suggest you read the related articles I have included above on how to become a pilot in the Phil
Hope on April 05, 2012:
What airline company in the Philippines offer ab initio training to become pilots? and how can i possibly get in? and how does it the ab initio training work? i believe this is the cheapest way to become a commercial pilot. thank you!
WAZIR on April 03, 2012:
I HAVE BROTHER 12 YEAR OLD I WANT HE WILL JOINE POILT COURSE PLZ GIVE THE REALL WAY WHAT CAN I DO FOR HIM
Hope on April 03, 2012:
this is such an informative site.. thank you so much.. I'm a BS Nursing graduate and plan (HOPE :D) to become a pilot. I live in Bacolod City. What would be the best school for me to enroll in in terms of cost and location. How much would I spend each year for the course? and are the opportunities in the Phils good for pilots? This would really help me decide in becoming one. Thank You! I will be waiting for your reply! God Bless!
secret on April 02, 2012:
Are there schools that offer scholarship for commercial pilot training?
twentyfive (author) on April 02, 2012:
I'm sure these aviation schools offer weekend classes schedules for interested students like you. You can contact each school I'm sure they will entertain your request :) Thank you and God bless
sHarP on March 28, 2012:
hi sir! i am currently working on weekdays but have a plan to enroll in flight school. is there any school that offers weekend trainings? thanks a lot!
twentyfive (author) on March 13, 2012:
I love Subic. Been there once. Used to be US airbase. The beach is so amazing. Would love to visit there again definitely. I'm from Pampanga. Clark Zone also has aviation school. If you ever want me write about your flight school, I would love to :) It's free anyway. Have a great day!
VGA Philippines on March 13, 2012:
here in the Philippines! The actual training is in Subic International Airport :)
twentyfive (author) on March 09, 2012:
you are welcome. Your flight school is located where if I may ask?
VGA Philippines on March 09, 2012:
I hope so, and thank you also for this page :) hehe
twentyfive (author) on March 08, 2012:
Thank you for sharing that VGA :) Pilots wannabes would be so happy about that :)
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Old Pilot on February 28, 2012:
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Angel on February 27, 2012:
Hi miss 25. Im a 3rd year student at DLSU and I recently realized that being a pilot is what i really want in life. Im 21 now and I would like to know where I can go for the PPL training? Please do advice. Thank you so much.
skysweetie on February 26, 2012:
My husband is 32 y/o and wants to become a commercial pilot. Is he too old to start a career in aviation? He's working in Makati and wants to juggle work and his PPL, IR...and probably quit his job and finish his CPL. Would you know if local airlines like PR and 5J have a max. age requirement to become a F.O.? Thank you in advance. :)
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Jeison on February 13, 2012:
Hi im 18 years old and im taked p.e.p.t. A deped program for the out of school youth and i passed it now im already a first year college . Wat course can i take to be come a pilot. Im so confuse cuz i haven't a bachelor degree ?
Can i take bs private pilot? But im p.e.p.t. Exam passers only its that enoungh grade requirements to enroll in your school. ?
@shley on February 12, 2012:
For other countries, you are required to complete at least 250 hours of flying an aircraft to qualify to obtain a pilot license, in the Philippines, aviation schools will let you fly an aircraft with over 1500 hours within your pilot training
Regarding on the above said matter which of the flying schools in PH provide this type of hours? (1500hrs)
Rot Dllan on February 12, 2012:
"250 hours of flying an aircraft to qualify to obtain a pilot license, in the Philippines, aviation schools will let you fly an aircraft with over 1500 hours within your pilot training."
which school will let us fly over 1500hrs as in the training without paying extra? do hopes u can tell me about it.as far i concern u have to pay extra to get more hours
Jensen on February 09, 2012:
I want to enter any of the schools mentioned above prolly 5 years from now (to be able to earn a CPL). However, I'm now 23. Will there be an age limit for these schools? I mean as of now, I don't have funds for schooling, and I'm planning to work overseas for quite a while until I've saved enough. I heard from other people that when you go over the age of 26, you'd be denied entrance to these aviation schools. Any truth on that?
Kaz on February 08, 2012:
Good work with you blog!:)
am from kenya and would really like to pursue a career in aviation as a commercial pilot,but unfortinately am from a poor family:(are there any student loans,sponsorship/scholarships offered in the philippines flight schools?
vienjoshua on February 07, 2012:
Sir I just want to ask this "how hard is it to become an Airline Pilot in the Philippines?"