Airport Facilities.

We operate from the New Bacolod-Silay Airport in Silay City.  The airport is available throughout the day for training flights and provides minimal taxi time due to the airport’s limited commercial traffic.  Students get exposed to operating in an undisturbed environment, while operating alongside modern aircraft and always having access to the available modern approach aids.

The day hours of operation are from dawn to dusk. Night flying is scheduled as per the academy course schedule without restriction.

  • Runway: The airfield has a 2 km long runway and is equipped with all required facilities and aids. The tarmac ramp/flight line is big enough to accommodate the entire fleet of academy aircraft.
  • Air Space: The airfield zone and area do not have any major obstructions with significant area designated for training use by academy aircraft.
  • Night Flying: The airfield is fully equipped for night flying.
  • Navigation Facilities: The airfield is equipped with the following navigation aids that permit IFR and night flying:
    • ILS
    • VOR
    • DME
  • Air Traffic Control (ATC): Bacolod airfield is open 24 hours. Students are mandated and scheduled to spend time and work in the ATC to gain knowledge on ATC functioning.
  • Weather: Weather briefing is provided by local ATC.  The students are also encouraged to use the internet to access satellite pictures and weather updates.