How to become a Pilot in Malaysia

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Do you have what it takes to be a Pilot ?

  • Age: Minimum age to start your pilot training is 17 years old and above

  • Medical Certificate: In order to start your pilot training, you will need to pass a Medical examination – We will guide you on the list of approved Medical Examiners by Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) where you obtained a Class 1 Medical Certificate

  • Educational requirement: At least 5 credits at SPM level (including English, Mathematics and a Science subject) to be able to obtain a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) from CAAM

  • English Proficiency: The international language of Aviation is English so it is essential to have a strong credit in SPM English

  • Letter of Consent issued by the CAAM


  • Private Pilot License (PPL)

    This license will allow you to fly solo or fly passengers or cargo but without receiving any money/ payment.  You may get your Private Pilot License either at a Flying Club or an Approved Flying Training Organization where you can continue to do your Commercial Pilot License

  • Commercial Pilot License (CPL) This license will allow you to earn from flying and be a paid professional pilot. The total flight time requirement is at least 200 flight hours (of which 165 hours are on single-engine aircraft and another 35 hours on twin-engine aircraft)

  •  Instrument Rating : If you want to expand your employment options with a view to becoming an airline pilot, you will need an Instrument Rating

  • Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) : This is the highest level of Pilot License both in Malaysia and globally. The license is a requirement if you want to be a Captain (in command) of a multi-crew aircraft (like a commercial airline aircraft)


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