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Seletar Airport, Singapore  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7152 times:

What is this airport about? Any scheduled flights?

What airlines fly there?

Or is it an airport for private jets?

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User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5828 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7116 times:

Its the old, pre Changi SIN international airport. I THINK it was closed as an airport when Changi opened.

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User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7107 times:

No it's still open as the recent photo below shows.
Singapore Seletar (WSSL) was an RAF base from 1928 to 1971.
Current operators to the field include Airmark Aviation, Pelangi Air and Silkair
(from World Airport Data).
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User currently offlineFlying-b773 From Singapore, joined Apr 2001, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7080 times:


Nah, Silkair doesnt fly there anymore.. all of MI 's ops are from Changi.


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7061 times:

So what is it for? Who flies there? How big is it?

User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7033 times:

Looks like it's mainly a GA airport, i know the Singapore Youth Flying Club flies from there, I know there are some Private Jets there.

WSSL, Seletar, Singapore
N1* 25.0170'
E103* 52.0592'
Elevation=35.0ft (ASL)

Runway Length (03/21)-5373ft
Looks like they use PAPI 4 (VASI), but not sure...



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User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 48
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6937 times:

It gets mainly general aviation. When lying at the pool of the neighboring Seletar Country Club I've only seen C172's flying around and the occasional chopper...
Cheers,
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User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6905 times:


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I believe the only remaining scheduled service from Seletar Airport is Malaysia's Berjaya Air, which flies daily to Tioman Island on 48-seater Dash 7.

http://www.berjaya-air.com/flightschedule.htm

Pelangi Air has gone bust during the Asian financial crisis of late '90s, which also used to serve Seletar-Tioman. At one point Silk Air also served Tioman from Seletar.


User currently offline10mid From Singapore, joined Aug 2004, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 6841 times:

Seletar is the primary GA airport in Singapore. Generally, airplanes below a certain weight are not allowed to Changi and must use Seletar. For example, when Tom Cruise visited Singapore, his jet had to land at Seletar.

The 3 flying clubs are there - Republic of Singapore Flying Club, Youth Flying Club and Seletar Flying Club (formerly the Singapore Airlines Flying Club). The Singapore Flying College also uses the airport for some training.

The airport is also used as a base for regional maintenance facilities. I know Hawker Pacific has an operation there. The FBO is run by Jet Aviation.


User currently offlineEx_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6787 times:

Its the old, pre Changi SIN international airport. I THINK it was closed as an airport when Changi opened

Nope, that was Paya Lebar Airport.


Pelangi Air has gone bust during the Asian financial crisis of late '90s, which also used to serve Seletar-Tioman. At one point Silk Air also served Tioman from Seletar.

SilkAir codeshared on this flight, they did not operate their own equipment.


User currently offlineAviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1489 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6714 times:

Actually, SilkAir did not operate the flight to Tioman Island from Seletar Airport. Its predecessor Tradewinds operated a very beautifully-painted Shorts Skyvan 3M leased from the Singapore Air Force (believe it was then called the Singapore Air Defence Command).

10mid: I do not think that Changi bans aircraft below a certain weight. All manners of small planes land at Changi Airport. Perhaps Tom Cruise decided on Seletar Airport to dodge the adoring fans who have probably staked out Changi Airport in anticipation of his much publicised arrival.

Seletar Airport was previously an important base for airlines that supported oil exploration and mining businesses in SE Asia. Airlines that previously operated from there (almostly exclusively charter services) included AirFast, Air Trust, Kris Air, Sabre Air (just to name a few).

Several years ago, it even was the base for at least three Antonov 8s operating to nearby Indonesian island of Batam - at least one of these had the Airmark Indonesia title (with fax number too!).

Today, thanks to the maintenance facilities offers by Jet Aviation and Fokker, a stream of planes come in for maintenance.

Prior to the erection of a fence all round, I have seen and photographed some of the visiting aircraft.


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KC Sim
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User currently offline10MID From Singapore, joined Aug 2004, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6592 times:

Aviasian: According to the AIP WSSS AD 2-1 dated 10 Jun 04, under Remarks it says, "Not available to all non-sked civil aircraft types of 40-seater or
below except in special circumstances."


User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4757 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6539 times:

Looks like they use PAPI 4 (VASI), but not sure...

VASIS are in use now. It is a great aerodrome to fly out from. The view of the surrounding area is beautiful and it is next to the sea (more like straits) and the inland is surrounded by lakes and lush greenery.

But like the whole of Singapore it is crowded up in the air. It is sandwiched between 2 other aerodromes so manouvering the a/c after take off can be rather dicy. Veer a little off-course and you start to stray into another control zone.

It gets mainly general aviation. When lying at the pool of the neighboring Seletar Country Club I've only seen C172's flying around and the occasional chopper...

I currently live next to that mentioned club, I am at Maida Vale!!! Give me a buzz the next time you are there as I am a student at Singapore Flying College (SFC) now. SFC flies their Cessnas 152s all day long, so I am sure u have seen some of us droning in and out. Air Asia does their maintenance there too. I was treated to a surprise just yesterday when I saw a Jetstar A320 rotating!

Other than that, 2 dirty looking Merpati 737-200s are being moved around the ramp to various places each day, plus an Air Pacific A320 in the hangars. Throughout the day, u get many props from all over the world from C130s, to AN 24s, and several executive jets (Dassault Falcons and Learjets).

It is a pretty interesting sight compared to Changi because of all these exotic names like Air Mark, Jet Aviation, SAFair... start calling SLX home.



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User currently offline10MID From Singapore, joined Aug 2004, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6480 times:

Both runways have 3 degree PAPIs located on either side of the runways. Ref. WSSL AD 2-5 dated 5 Aug 04.

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