Albert Tiong

Director, Associate Mindfulness Coach


Curtin University of Technology

Edith Cowan University

Albert Tiong

Albert is currently the Chief  Theoretical Knowledge Instructor at Viet Flight Training based in Ho Chi  Minh City, Vietnam. He has been instructing Air Transport Pilot Licence  (ATPL) theoretical knowledge for 9 years, having instructed for two  flight schools in Singapore prior to Vietnam. Some of the pilots he has  trained are now flying for Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Scoot, Jetstar  Asia, Jetstar Pacific, Vietjet, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Cambodia  Angkor Air.

He has keen interest in the area of Human Factors, regularly  analysing aircraft accidents and incidents and exploring methods to  effectively educate ab initio pilots on human errors, and Threat and  Error Management(TEM). He has introduced mindfulness practices in his  classroom to improve student performance, with the objective of  enhancing core competencies of pilots.

Albert saw a common gap in many of the aircraft accidents and  incidents, where the lack / loss of situational awareness (SA) plays a  role towards contributing to these accidents and incidents. However, the  industry lacks a structured program on how to improve SA for pilots.  Albert is using the concept of mindfulness developed by Centre of  Mindfulness Singapore to improve situational awareness and enhance  competencies of aviation professionals.

Besides instructing ATPL ground school, Albert is also a Crew  Resource Management (CRM) Facilitator and a certified Aviation English  instructor. Albert holds a Commercial Pilot Licence issued by the UK  Civil Aviation Authority.