Frequently Asked Questions Advanced Search Advanced Search Close Panel All of these words This exact phrase Any of these words Without these words Search within: CAASWhole of Government Expand All Collapse All Top 5 Most Popular FAQs1. How does CAAS determine my starting salary? Through regular benchmarking with the general market, CAAS ensures that your starting salary is competitive and will commensurate with your academic qualifications and prior work experience, if any. 2. Do I need a permit to operate small unmanned aircraft outdoors for recreational/research purposes? The use of a small unmanned aircraft (i.e. total mass of not more than 7kg) for recreation or research purposes will not require an Operator Permit and Class 1 Activity Permit, if the unmanned aircraft is operated:- At an altitude not exceeding 200 ft (approx. 60 m) above mean sea level (AMSL); and- Beyond 5 km of a civilian aerodrome/military airbase; and- Outside any Restricted Area, Danger Area or Protected AreaHowever, a Class 2 Activity Permit will be required if the unmanned aircraft is operated outdoors under any of the following conditions:- Operating altitude higher than 200 ft AMSL; or- Within 5 km of a civilian aerodrome / military airbase; or- Within any Restricted Area, Danger Area or Protected Area 3. How long is the training period and is there any bond involved? Successful applicants start out as probationary ATCOs (PATCOs) and begin their training at the Singapore Aviation Academy. The initial training to obtain the 1st ATC rating generally takes about 1 year. Probationary ATCOs will undergo the following training programmes:i) Basic Theory Training (Primary Air Traffic Control Course);ii) Simulator Training; andiii) On-Job-Training at the respective units (depending on which stream the PATCO is in) for at least 4 months.Upon obtaining your 1st ATC rating, you are required to serve a bond with CAAS for a period of 2 years. Upon completion of the bond, you will be required to undergo a 2nd ATC training leading to a 2nd ATC rating, with an additional bond of 2 years upon successful completion. 4. Does CAAS accept graduates of any discipline? We accept graduates from any discipline for most of our positions. However, if you apply for professional positions such as engineers, accountants and legal counsels, a professional degree in the relevant field of study would be mandatory. 5. What are some of the benefits I will enjoy as an employee of CAAS? As an employee of CAAS, you will be entitled to various leave types, including vacation leave, family care leave and birthday leave. You will also enjoy flexible benefits and receive subsidised rates for your outpatient medical care under the Medisave-Cum-Subsidised Outpatient (MSO) Scheme. If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please submit your Feedback to let us know how we can help you.