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Seletar Airport, Singapore

Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:14 pm

What is this airport about? Any scheduled flights?

What airlines fly there?

Or is it an airport for private jets?
 
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RE: Seletar Airport, Singapore

Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:52 pm

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

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RE: Seletar Airport, Singapore

Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:11 pm

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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RE: Seletar Airport, Singapore

Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:44 pm


Nah, Silkair doesnt fly there anymore.. all of MI 's ops are from Changi.
 
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RE: Seletar Airport, Singapore

Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:37 pm

So what is it for? Who flies there? How big is it?
 
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RE: Seletar Airport, Singapore

Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:35 pm

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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RE: Seletar Airport, Singapore

Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:16 pm

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...
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RE: Seletar Airport, Singapore

Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:06 pm


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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.
 
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RE: Seletar Airport, Singapore

Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:43 am

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.
 
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RE: Seletar Airport, Singapore

Wed Nov 10, 2004 4:06 am

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.
 
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RE: Seletar Airport, Singapore

Wed Nov 10, 2004 2:02 pm

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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RE: Seletar Airport, Singapore

Thu Nov 11, 2004 7:03 am

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."
 
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RE: Seletar Airport, Singapore

Thu Nov 11, 2004 1:34 pm

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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RE: Seletar Airport, Singapore

Thu Nov 11, 2004 11:11 pm

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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