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Hi all, hoping to get some insight into obtaining a PPL license in Malaysia. Some background :

 

I'm a recent Engineering graduate and finally have the freedom (and finances) to take up powered flight training. I'm from Bintulu, where the ex-GGIFA school was. Since they've closed down, I was thinking of other alternatives around M'sia.

 

Important factors for me are duration of the training and cost. I'm looking to set aside no more than 6 months to gain a PPL. I've already done some "taster" flights while in the UK and used to be part of my university gliding team.

 

I'm open to flight schools outside the country as well if anyone has recommendations :)

 

I've already looked up the DCA list for PPL training, however most places I called don't seem keen to offer 1 to 1 tuition ... or have rather inflexible times. I would also prefer to pre-study any materials I can from books instead of taking classroom sessions.

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Hi Timothy,

 

since you are from Bintulu, maybe you can consider to join Sabah Flying Club based in WBKK.

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Hi Timothy,

 

since you are from Bintulu, maybe you can consider to join Sabah Flying Club based in WBKK.

 

thanks for that ! just went to their website and gave a call too.

 

Seems friendly, so waiting for a breakdown of costs to come by email :)

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thanks for that ! just went to their website and gave a call too.

 

Seems friendly, so waiting for a breakdown of costs to come by email :)

 

good :-) Happy Flying

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Timothy, do you mind, could you share the cost of PPL course?

 

So far I only have an estimated figure from Sabah Flying Club, and was given RM35k for completion of their PPL program. Still waiting for a proper breakdown and more info, ie: if costs change for 1 on 1 tuition and if taking the course full time or part time will make a difference.

 

Anyone else care to join me ? :p

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So far I only have an estimated figure from Sabah Flying Club, and was given RM35k for completion of their PPL program. Still waiting for a proper breakdown and more info, ie: if costs change for 1 on 1 tuition and if taking the course full time or part time will make a difference.

 

Anyone else care to join me ? :p

 

Hi, you are taking the course full time and finish in 6 months?

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Hi, you are taking the course full time and finish in 6 months?

 

I'm not sure how long the course would take, but yes tentatively going to be full time and finishing ASAP.

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Hi Timothy, I recently obtained my PPL in UK where I live. As a regular visitor to KK I am hoping to take a flight whilst there next February. Did you find out what aircraft they use for training C150/152 perhaps?

 

Flyingfish

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Bro, have Sabah Flying Club came back with the costing yet?

 

Nope :( Apparently their training Capt was giving joyrides in Lahad Datu during Merdeka Week. Got his hp and going to try a call tomorrow.

 

 

Hi Timothy, I recently obtained my PPL in UK where I live. As a regular visitor to KK I am hoping to take a flight whilst there next February. Did you find out what aircraft they use for training C150/152 perhaps?

 

Flyingfish

 

on the website it looks like a C152. I was in the UK before and could go back to do a PPL. Mind sharing if your experience was good ? And if so, which school did you go to ?

 

Will update if they provide equipment list :)

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A 2 month + update.

 

Have not even gotten a taster flight yet. Sabah Flying Club Cessna has been grounded due to faulty instrumentation. Feedback is very slow, and currently considering Aust as an alternate.

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Timothy, Sabah Flying Club is now based in Kuala Penyu airfield for their training right. Always look out for them in fine weather while descending into WBKK. There were days when i spotted 2 aircraft. Most of the time i spotted only one.

 

Why dont you come to SZB. There's aplenty of flying clubs here. Take your pic. ESB, RSFC, Elite, Subang FC etc. Or if you want to complete it within your stipulated time maybe you can consider APFT based in Kota Bharu.

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Hi all ,

Resurrecting this topic 8 years on ! Still haven't gotten started on PPL and with the recent COVID19 , things are going very slow work-wise. Sliver lining is a possible break (career wise) to pursue this 🙂

Re-looking into getting a PPL in Malaysia, thankfully MFA now states on their website such a course would take 3 months full-time. Wondering if anyone has other suggestions ? Open to options such as Australia as well IF there is a clear advantage in doing so.

 

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On 3/28/2020 at 1:34 AM, shumway1976 said:

Why not check out the flying clubs at Subang instead of looking at flying schools.

do you have a contact (preferably a instructor) who I can check with ?

Also in case anyone is interested , reply from MFA :
 

Quote

Thank you for your kind enquiry.

Currently due to our heavy schedules on the CPL/IR with Frozen ATPL
course we are not able to accept PPL students.

MFA academic qualification requirements for the CPL/IR with Frozen ATPL
course  is SPM or equivalent to GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary
Education) level with at least two B(s) and One Credit for English,
Maths and any Sciences and  two credits in other subjects. Foreign
students must pass and attain a satisfactory standard in the English
Language with a certificate in Teach English as a Second Language (TESL)
or IELTS  (International English Language Testing System) certificate

Prior to private student being accepted for the CPL/IR with Frozen ATPL
course, we are carrying out a pre-entry test on Physic.  This will be
followed by Personality Assessment Screening, Psychometric  and
Simulator Screening and interview to assess the candidate suitability
for flying training.

The following documents (hard copies) are required for application of
the CPL/IR with Frozen ATPL course and to be sent to the Academy:

a.      Application form (please contact the Academy)

b.      Entrance Assessment/Test/Course Interview Form (please contact
the Academy)

c.      Photocopy of Applicant & Sponsor MyKad/Passport (foreigner)

d.      2 copies of Certified true copy of academic qualifications

e.      14 copies passport size coloured photographs

f.      Approval letter from CAAM, Malaysia

g.      Payment by bankdraft amounting RM800/- (non-refundable) payable
to MALAYSIAN FLYING ACADEMY SDN. BHD for the pre-entry test (Physic),
psychometric, personality assessment screener, simulator screening and
course interview.

h.      TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS 
(International English Language Testing System) certificate for
foreigners

Upon receiving the above documents (hard copies) we will email the notes
on Physic for the pre-entry test.

The application form for the approval from the Civil Aviation Authority
of Malaysia to pursue the CPL/IR with Frozen ATPL can be obtained from
their website.  Please click on the link
http://www.dca.gov.my/wp-content/uploads/Request-Letter-of-Acceptance-of-Professional-Pilot-Training-23.5.18.pdf
.  Foreign candidates are to submit their documents to the Academy for
obtaining the approval from Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia.

The date of the physic, psychometric, simulator screening and course
interview conducted at MFA will be notified to the candidate.  Upon
passing the said tests only then we will place the candidate's name on
our waiting list for the CPL/IR with Frozen ATPL course

The fees for the CPL/IR with Frozen ATPL course for Year 2020 is as
follows:

Please consult the bank on their loan requirements.

COMMERCIAL PILOT'S LICENCE WITH INSTRUMENT RATING (CPL/IR) WITH FROZEN
ATPL COURSE FEES AND TERMS OF PAYMENT FOR CPL/IR

i)  Flight & Ground Training – RM364,595.00
a.      Flight Training of 135 hours on Single Engine
b.      Flight Training of 25 hours on Twin Engine
c.      Ground Training of 920 hours
d.      FNPT II Flight Simulator Training - 30 hours Single Engine &
e.      10 hours Twin Engine
f.      MFA Exam Centre Fees (17 papers - 1st attempt only)
g.      English Language Proficiency Test - 1st attempt only)
h.      Administrative Charges

ii)  Mandatory Campus Accommodation – RM31,200.00
      (Inclusive of complimentary meals for 104 weeks)

iii)  Miscellaneous Expenses – RM10,071.00
a.      Examination Fees
b.      Licensing Fees
c.      MAB airport passes

Total Course Fees – RM405,866.00

Course Duration:  104 weeks (average 24 months)

Terms of Payment is as follows:

1.  Thirty (30) Days Prior to the Course Commencement Date
a.      Non Refundable Enrolment & Reservation fees - RM12,000.00
b.      1st Installment Payment                                        -
  RM83,000.00

2. On Commencement Date
     a.  Examination Fees                                                 
   -    RM3,780.00

3.  By or Before 3rd Month after the Course Commencement Date
a.      2nd Installment Payment                                       - 
RM100,000.00
b.      Examination Fees                                                 
     -  RM3,840.00

4.  By or Before 6th Month after the Course Commencement Date
     a.  3rd Installment Payment                                         
- RM100,000.00

5.  By or Before 9th Month After the Course Commencement Date
     a.  4th Installment Payment                                         
- RM100,795.00

6.  Payment that will be requested as and when it is due
     a.  Licensing Fees to DCA, Malaysia                             -
RM2,400.00
     b.  MAB Airport Passes                                               
     - RM51.00

(Total Fees:  1 to 6 = RM405,866.00)

7.  By or Before 12th Month After the Course Commencement Date
     a.  Refundable Deposit                                               
   - RM5,000.00

Please note that at present we have quite a number of candidates on our
waiting list for the CPL/IR with Frozen ATPL course and we are unsure
which are the intakes that will be available.  We could only place a
candidate name on our waiting list upon them passing our entrance exam.
 

 

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If I'm not mistaken from the looks of things only FAS udara flying club & Air adventure flying club are the ones still active (not during this MCO season of course).

You can check out their websites, though FAS udara website looks a bit dated.

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