All courses at MFA are offered on a full-time basis.
The passing marks for PPL, CPL and ATPL subjects are 75%.
There are four Progress Tests (PT) during the entire flight training at MFA namely:
- Progress Test (1) : Private Pilot License level check, flown with an in-house examiner.
- Progress Test (2): Single Engine Instrument Rating check, flown with an in-house examiner.
- Progress Test (3): Commercial Pilot License level check for the Class Rating on Single Engine aircraft, flown with a Designated Flight Examiner (DFE).
- Progress Test (4): Commercial Pilot License and Instrument Rating Check on Twin Engine aircraft, flown with a Designated Flight Examiner (DFE).
There is no upper age limit to train for the CPL/IR license; however, to start the training, you should be at least 17 years of age.
Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM)
No. 27, Persiaran Perdana
Level 1-4, Podium Block, Precinct 4
62618 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Telephone: 603 8871 4000
Facsimile: 603 8871 4331
Website : www.caam.gov.my
As mentioned above, to fly commercially in Malaysia you either need CAAM to validate your foreign licence (generally only for six months at a time upon meeting all the requirements) or obtain a licence in Malaysia after attending an Abridged Course at an Approved Training Organisation. So even if you hold a licence from a foreign country, you may spend an equal amount of money to obtain a licence again in Malaysia.
An applicant for an Abridged Course with a foreign licence must write to CAAM seeking approval to train at a Malaysian ATO. If you have done your flight training at a CAAM approved ATO abroad, only then will your hours be fully recognised. However, in other cases, if you hold licences from abroad, CAAM may only partially recognise the experience you have.
Fleet & Facilities
MFA currently operates three (3) CAAM approved fixed base simulators. They are procedure trainers, giving our cadets a cost-effective and less time-consuming option to hone their skills.
Your distant visual acuity with or without correction should be 6/9 or better in each eye separately, and binocular visual acuity should be 6/6 or better. There are no limits concerning uncorrected visual acuity.
If you can meet the standard of visual acuity only with correcting lenses, you may be able to pass a Class I medical assessment provided that:
- such correcting lenses are worn during the time you exercise the privileges of your licence or rating; and
- in addition, you carry a pair of suitable correcting spectacles that are kept readily available during the period you exercise the privileges of your licence.
In some instances, airline advertisements do make reference to height requirements however there is no fixed minimum height limitation as it varies from aircraft type or operation, nor does CAAM mention any height limitation for training and obtaining a pilot licence.
Academic qualification requirements would depend on the needs of the airlines and may change from time to time.
It is better to check with the airlines for their requirements in this regard; however, in our experience, visible tattoos are not acceptable unless exceptions are made for religious or cultural tattoos. Hair dye is acceptable as long as it is your natural colour