Saturday, June 9, 2007

Loy Krathong Festival 2007 - Annual Fly-in at NOK - weekend 24/25th November.

With support of Chiangmai Flying Club and Sport Flying Association of Thailand we are inviting pilots, with their aircraft and friends, to join us for this event. Foreign aircraft and visitors are most welcome. Watch this space - details coming soon.

Register your interest here

or call us 66 866702449

Monday, May 7, 2007

How Do I Learn to Glide

How Do I Learn to Glide

If you want to learn to glide, the only way to do it is to join a club and fly regularly. If you want to find out if you want to learn to glide in Thailand , there is (at the moment) only one way to go about it. Just contact Nok Flying Club 086-6702449 and ask for a Trial Lesson . You'll get a briefing and a trial flight, and 28 days membership of the Club. If you explain that you're thinking of taking up the sport, you'll get a lot more information about flying in general, and the Club in particular, than the visitor who's just come along for a bit of fun.

the glider

If you want to try more than just a flight, we run one-day courses , or you can arrange to visit us for a week. This is plenty of time to learn to fly, although there are airmanship and judgement considerations that will probably mean that you won't fly solo. However, if five days isn't enough to find out whether gliding is for you, then it probably isn't.

Details at

airspace around Bangkok?

Airspace input
Who can help me with a definition of the airspace around Bangkok? What airspace has been changed after the opening of Suvarnabuhmi last November?

Your help is much appreciated,


* For detailed information, including maps and charts of Thailand - see Rene's excellent web site

Flight Crew Aviation Medical in Thailand

Flight Crew Aviation Medical in Thailand

All initial Thai Student Pilot Licence (SPL) and the first renewal after passing PPL skills flight test, must be conducted at BHUMIPOL HOSPITAL,171 PHAHOLYOTIN ROAD, BANGKOK 10220.

Thai PPL medical renewals can then be done at Bangkok Hospital 2 Soi Soonvijai 7, New Petchburi Road, Bangkok 10320. Tel: 66+23103488 / 66+23103000

Dr. Kay - Sutuspun Kajornboon, M.D. - is the chief of Aviation Medicine at Bangkok Hospital. He is a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner qualified to issue all classes of the FAA medical certificate (USA), the CAME medical certificate (Canada), the DAME medical certificate (Australia), the SAME medical certificate (Thailand). He is not qualified to perform the JAA medical exam (Europe). Dr. Kay is a Private Pilot with who started flying in 1991 with 604 Squadron in Bangkok.

Sutuspun Kay Kajornboon, M.D., Chief of Aviation Medecine, International Medical Center, Bangkok Hospital, 2 Soi Soonvijai 7, New Petchburi Road, Bangkok 10320 Thailand. Tel: 66+23103488 / 66+23103000. Fax: 66+23103367. Email:

The aviation medical examination costs around 2,500 Baht (the price is less if no EKG is involved). For appointment call: 66+(0)23103256 or Email Dr. Kay. Dr. Kay is available at Bangkok General Hospital during the following hours:

Mon-Fri (except Wed)

08:00 - 17:00


13:00 - 17:00

Map - Bangkok Hospital

JAA MEDICAL EXAM (CAA medical renewals) - Contact in Singapore - Dr Firdos Medora,
Medora Clinic & Surgery, 115 Uppper Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 534833. Tel: +65 62880035.

Major new developments on the airfield - the areas adjacent to the runway are being grassed and new irrigation system is being installed. A new access road and workshop is currently under construction - see map below



-- Inche Ismail of MSAF is the organizer of the KUKL 2007 - KARNIVAL UDARA KUALA LUMPUR - the major ANNUAL GA event in Malaysia (supported by the Malaysian Government).

He has invited SFAT to participate in KLKU 2007 in SUBANG (WMSA) on 31Aug2007 - 01Sep07. ALL GA planes (INCLUDED ULTRALIGHTS, TRIKES, BALLOONS) are welcome!!!

He will officially invite SFAT to organize the THAI GA and THAI U-registed AIRCRAFT TO FLY INTO MALAYSIAN AIR SPACE to SUBANG WMSA (as well as other places, like exotic TIOMAN ISLAND, PENANG, PANKOR Island or the grass strip airfield in their NATIONAL PARK - TAMAN NEGARA in Central Malaysia!!)

He will request Malaysian DCA to extend all courtesies to our Thai Pilots as far as VOICE PROCEDURES are concerned! (Malaysian ATC are also famous for their machinegun CLEARANCES! so this will be a benefit for Thai pilots.)

Sunny Yong is acting advisor to SFAT on this project and has requested Inche ISMAIL to FACILITATE with: 1. OFFICIAL INVITATION; 2. MALAYSIAN DCA FLIGHT PERMITS for U-registered aircraft - so that SFAT can liaise with THAI DCA on issuance of flight permits; 3. RELEVANT MAP INFORMATION regarding REPORTING POINTS, radio FREQUENCIES, CONTROLLED VFR ROUTES - COASTAL OR INLAND ROUTES. COASTAL ROUTE - after Hatyai - to PENANG (WMKP) delicious roadside stall food - PANGKOR ISLAND (resort island with take-off over the sea) - to SUBANG, along the WEST coast. On the way back - INLAND ROUTE - FROM Subang - VIA KUALA LUMPUR (Malaysian Capital) - flying pass the TWIN TOWERS OF PATAMINA to BATU CAVES, IPOH WMKI (where we all must stop for their famous KWAE TIOW noddles lunch) - PENANG - HATYAI. 4. LOGISTICS - 95 Octane and AVGAS; transportation to/from hotels; also requested their local flying clubs in Penang to meet and HELP us. 5. SFAT will most likely send a survey flight (namely SUNNY in a ultralight to Malaysia in July to check the route and procedures.

Pre-trip meetings will be ORGANIZED by SFAT for interested PILOTS regarding details about SAFETY, pilots' SKILL, passengers, discipline, air-worthiness, documents, maps, GPS, TRANSPONDERS, RADIO, insurance, voice procedures, inter-plane communication in loose formation flying; TIE-DOWNS, emergency prodedures, ELTs. This is the first time that THAI ULTRALIGHTS will be flying across an international border and SFAT wants a well-organized and FUN trip for everybody involved!! This can lead on to future trips into CAMBODIA, LAOS, VIETNAM, MYANMAR or CHINA. --

Email Khun Niwat and Sunny // after this, we expect to see SFAT organizing a flying trip to LUANG PRABANG.

Congratulations to SFAT for moving General Aviation in Thailand forward.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Sport Flying Association of Thailand SFAT

The Sport Flying Association of Thailand (SFAT) is dedicated to the safety and promotion of General Aviation in Thailand. Secretary, Khun Niwat works closely with flying clubs and the Thai DCA to operate aircraft safely in Thailand.

New members are most welcome.

per year: 200 Baht
per lifetime: 2,500 Baht

Contact Details:
President: Pol. Col. Amrung - Tel: 01 8299450.
Secretary: Khun Niwat Wongchinsri - Tel: 09 7888474.

Khun Niwat - Secretary

125/3 Sukhumvit 55,
North Klongton,
Wattana 10110
Tel: 02 7125903
Fax: 02 7129719
Mob: 09 7888474.
Email: Khun Niwat -