Singapore Airlines will welcome members of the general public into its SIA Training Centre next month for the first time in the carrier’s 50-year history, but for one day only!
That day is Saturday July 25, on which lucky visitors can tour SQ’s flight simulators for pilots and its cabin crew safety and customer service training facilities between 9am and 6pm, which have until now been kept behind closed doors.
Guests can choose from two of those three options – either mixing one aspect of cabin crew training with a walk-through of the flight simulators...
... or spending their time wholly in the cabin crew areas.
Choose the latter and you’ll have 30 minutes to explore the safety and emergency training hall, complete with cabin evacuation trainers with inflatable escape slides…
… and a further 30 minutes to wander through mock-ups of the aircraft cabins where flight attendants practice to perfect their service techniques and the ‘grooming room’ where the airline’s style techniques are taught.
There’s also a separate option for parents with children aged between four and 10 years old, whose young ones can don a miniaturised Singapore Airlines uniform and serve their parents in that mock version of SQ’s Airbus A380 business class cabin.
In any case, you won’t need a Wonka-esque Golden Ticket, or indeed a KrisFlyer Gold card, to get inside – just head to the Singapore Airlines Open House website and register for the tours of your choosing, which each cost between S$5 and S$20 per person.
Free shuttle busses will be available between the Training Centre and both the Tanah Merah MRT station and Singapore EXPO, as parking isn’t available on-site.
The brief opportunity is part of the broader celebrations for Singapore’s 50th birthday, and will be complemented by nearby carnival activities and a Singapore Airlines-themed live concert on the same day.
Stay behind the scenes of aviation:
- Fires, escape slides and champagne: training Emirates' cabin crew
- Take a ride in the Emirates Airbus A380 flight simulator!
- The inner workings of the Airbus A380 factory...
- Designing your own Boeing 787 at the Dreamliner Gallery
- Photos: the Airbus A380's secret hangout zone for cabin crew
- Keeping an airline flying: inside Emirates' Network Control Centre
- Photo tour: inside Boeing's 787 Dreamliner factory
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