Aviation Among Youths Essay

1190 words - 5 pages

Choice and Reasons for Topic

My choice is the influence of aviation on Singaporean Students, namely those in Secondary Schools, Polytechnics and Junior Colleges, and the impact on them. My project would look at the positive and negative social impacts on students who are flying and those who plan on doing so .

Supporting the relevance of my choice of topic is (Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, 2011) who says that we must “…ignite new passion for aviation among our youth and develop them.” Furthermore, the existence of the Singapore Youth Flying Club , where Singaporean youths are receiving government sponsored flying trainings showing that government is already pushing aviation to the youths. ...view middle of the document...

Figure 2: Skills Most Valued By Employers

Being Asia’s leading centre for Aerospace MRO , Manufacturing and R&D , Singapore’s Aerospace Industry offers a variety of job options for Singaporean youths who will be entering the workforce in a few years time.
Furthermore, with the development of the Seletar Aerospace Park, one would expect more notable companies to set up there in the future. This means that there would be many future job opportunities for youths.
On the other hand, apart from the positive qualities that flying develops in one. With reference to Figure 3, this shows the top 5 bad habits that a pilot might develop should they become too overconfident. This might be detrimental to their future as they have negative attitudes towards their life.
Figure 3: The Five Hazardous Attitudes Identified By the Federal Aviation Authority

Source: http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/pilot_handbook/media/phak%20-%20chapter%2017.pdf

Feasibility and Manageability of Project
Approval can be obtained by the relevant organisations

Accessibility of Information
• Survey people on their approval on such solutions
• Interviews with the CAAS director, principals of junior colleges and secondary schools, human-resource managers with various potential employers who may or may not be related to the aerospace industry to find out about their views on the skills wanted
Online Sources
• Studies of the current ways to introduce aviation to youths and how to improve on them


Part A
Singapore Youth Flying Club
Mission: promote aviation among youths and inculcate in them a strong passion for flying (Singapore Youth Flying Club, n.d.)
Encourage Singaporean Males to join the Air Force when they enlist in National Service
 Co-Curricular Activities
 About 800 students from 82 schools participating (Singapore Youth Flying Club)
 Aero-Modelling Control-line
 Radio-Controlled Planes
 Flight Simulator
 Flight Experiences on RSAF airplanes and visits to RSAF buildings
 Private Pilot’s License Course and Basic Flying Course
 Intake of about 20 students every 3 months
 Gives them an opportunity to learn about flying a plane
 Fully sponsored PPL training

Part B
Question: Did you know that you could have free flying lessons before you met me (Jeremy)?
Context: I am in such a programme and my classmates would know about it after they know me.
Mode Of Survey: Online straw poll
URL: http://strawpoll.me/1465797/r

Appendix (Continued)

Part C
Interview with Singapore Youth Flying Club Instructor Chee Ping Swee, Ex Republic Of Singapore Air Force Pilot


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