Singapore Airlines opens pilot and cabin crew Training Centre to the public, for one day only!

By Chris Chamberlin, June 19 2015

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.

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

21 Aug 2014

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Great news for the people of Singapore, and will AusBT be there to show everyone their secret facility?

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

13 Jan 2015

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I wonder if they have full motion mockups of the 777 cabins with smoke and everything like the EK one has

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

29 Sep 2014

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I would expect that they would, SQ have a lot of 777's

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

13 Jan 2015

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well until like 5-7 years ago when EK went on a shopping spree, SQ were the biggest operator of 777s

Will they do a walk through of the inspection regime of prospective Singapore girls, where the girls are dressed in swimwear and are inspected head to toe (like cattle)?

I heard it happens to female prospective flight attendant (or stewardess). Does the male prospectives have to wear speedos too or is it still that sexist?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum

07 Feb 2013

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Seriously ????!

Yep. Ask a local. 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum

07 Feb 2013

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I was being sarcastic at the last part of your post

Sorry failed to pick that up! 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

29 Sep 2014

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Ahaha this will be on my birthday.

sgb
sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

30 Nov 2015

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Nice to see the usual pathetic answer 'due to Security Concerns', did not apply here, I think that is a wonder idea. Congratulations Singapore Airlines.


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