Aviation Training



By its newly renewed Approved Training Organization Certificate (ATOC) which will expire in May 28, 2020, SAPPHIRE AVIATION is authorized and is quite capable to offer the following pilot training courses:

1.       Private Pilot Licensure Course (PPL)

The PPL Course is the first step in pursuing a professional career as a pilot.  The course includes the basic ground school (theory), a 100-hour course in the theory of flight, air laws, aircraft general knowledge, aircraft performance, human performance, navigation, radio-telephony, meteorology, and operations; this is followed  by  a 5-hour flight simulator training; then, a 40-hour actual flight training on a two-seater, single-engine trainer aircraft, focusing on the basics of flying, navigation, flight safety, with ample time for development of the student’s flying skills and proficiency until he is able to fly his first solo and cross-country flights. 

Upon completion, the student is eligible to apply for a CAAP Private Pilot License.


2.       Commercial Pilot Licensure Course (CPL)

The CPL Course is the next step after completing and securing Private Pilot License. Designed for PPL holders desiring to utilize their flying skills for employment in the airlines, charter or cargo operators and the like, the course includes both CPL ground school (theory), more flight simulator training,  110 hours actual flight training on a CESSNA 150 or CESSNA 152 trainer aircraft.  The flight training aims to further hone a pilot’s flying skills through proficiency flights.  He will do more cross-country flights. 

Upon completion, the student is eligible to apply for a CAAP Private Pilot License.


3.       Flight Instructor Course (FIC)

The FI Course enables a CPL holder to teach aspiring student pilots in their flight training for both PPL and CPL.FI students will learn more about the most effective instructing techniques and teaching styles. As Flight Instructors, they will get paid for the flight training as well as build up their own flying hours for future flying jobs. The course includes principles of teaching and actual right-seat flight training.


4.    Flight Operations Officer Course (FOO)

The FOO Course is a short course designed to prepare students for a career which is extremely essential in flight operations of any air operator – that of a Flight Dispatcher.  Course topics include principles of flight, navigation, operations, and dispatch resource management.

After completion of the course and practical experience through 300 hours of On-the-Job-Training, the graduate is eligible to apply for a CAAP Flight Operations Officer (FOO) License and seek employment as Flight Dispatcher ion any airline or aviation company.



5.       Instrument Rating Course (IR)

The IR Course is aimed at teaching a CPL holder the advanced techniques of flying with the exclusive use of aircraft instruments. This allows a pilot to safely fly in various weather conditions as well as at night. The course includes an abundance of flight simulator training, followed by IR flight training. 

This rating will be a big boost for those aspiring to work as commercial pilots and later as airline pilots.


6.       Multi-Engine Rating (ME) Course

The ME Rating Course gives pilots an edge in applying for flying jobs since they will have the advantage of proficiency and experience in operating a multi-engine aircraft. The course includes an equipment qualification course (EQC) and actual flight training on our multi-engine aircraft.


7.    Aircraft Maintenance Technology (AMT)

This 2-year diploma course aims to prepare a student for jobs in in aircraft maintenance, overhaul & repair. AMT students learn all about aerodynamics, airframe and engine inspection, weight and balance, aircraft instrument systems, aviation materials and processes, aircraft structures, engine cooling and fire-protection systems, landing gear systems, cabin atmosphere control systems, trouble-shooting, etc.  SIAA’s aviation workshop and laboratory is fully equipped to provide ample opportunities for hands-on exposure to aviation systems.

After graduation and gaining practical experience and actual exposure to real aviation environments through On-the-Job-Training (OJT) with established aviation companies, the student is eligible to apply for a CAAP Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic License.


Aircraft Run-up and Taxiing

In this phase of training as part of the Aircraft Maintenance Technician Course (AMT), students gain practical hands-on experience in aircraft ground operations including engine run-up and taxiing or ground movement of aircraft. This greatly helps AMT students in getting the inside feel of running up and taxiing an aircraft, particularly, in building up their confidence in their work as aircraft mechanics.


8.    Aviation Electronics Technology (AET)

This 2-year diploma course aims to prepare a graduate for employment with airlines and aviation companies as world-class Avionics Technicians responsible for installation, test, calibration, and repair of various kinds of electronic communication and navigation equipment onboard an aircraft, like altimeters, compasses, air speed indicators, attitude indicators, turn coordinators, radio communications equipment, rate of climb indicators, direction finders, collision avoidance systems, transponders, auto-pilot systems, gyros, ELTs, back-up systems, etc. After graduation and gaining practical experience through On-the-Job-Training, the student is eligible to apply for Aircraft Maintenance Specialist (AMS) License.


9.    Flight Attendant (Cabin Crew) Course

The demand for flight attendants has been growing in line with the demand for pilots worldwide. This course is aimed at preparing young professionals for duties as flight attendants trained in ensuring passenger safety and comfort in flight. The training covers modules like passenger service, personality development, communication skills, emergency procedures, survival swimming, and aircraft familiarization.

Upon completion, the graduate is now qualified for employment as a Flight Attendant in an airline and start enjoying the perks of flying.



10.     Hotel and Restaurant Servicing (HRS) Course

This 2-year skills-oriented course is designed to help students learn the principles of hotel operation, housekeeping, food and beverage services, front office service, and culinary arts. Students are also given practical experience in our HRS laboratories to apply in simulated hotel environments what they have learned in class.  Part of the curriculum is an educational tour to hotels and restaurants for immersion and exposure to real industry environments.

Upon completion, the graduate can now apply for employment in the hotel and restaurant industries.


11.     Tourism and Travel Management Course

This 2-year skills-oriented course is designed to help students learn the principles of Tourism and Travel Management, tour-guiding, airline ticketing systems, international and domestic tour operations. Part of the curriculum is an educational tour to tourist establishments for immersion and exposure to real industry environments.

Upon completion, the graduate can apply for employment in the local and international travel and tourism industry.


SIAA’s Newest Major Course

Starting School Year 2016 – 2017, SIAA is offering its newest, most attractive pioneering course:

This new 4-year course enables students to earn a degree in aviation that puts together the 2-year Aircraft Maintenance Technology (AMT) Course and the 2-year Aviation Electronics Technology (AET), or Avionics Course in one comprehensive and logical course that SIAA’s brain thrust had designed to satisfy the need for a degree course and make graduates more “marketable” and, therefore, more preferred by aviation employers anywhere in the world.  Graduates of this course can secure professional aviation maintenance licenses, like AMT and AMS from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

As approved by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the BS-AET Course provides students ample time for more technical subjects in PowerPlant, Airframe, and Avionics that will strengthen their training to be truly globally competitive in their aviation maintenance careers where specialization is always a must.

Graduates of this course will have the skills to maintain any kind of aircraft and thereby assure them of well-paying jobs in airlines and aviation companies the world over.