Friday, 19 September 2014

Pilot Courses with MFA

The Malaysia Flying Academy or MFA is one of the most accomplished flying schools and academies in Malaysia. To date MFA has produced pilots who fly with Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Air Asia, Jetstar Airways, Silk Air and so on.
The academy does not only enroll local students but also take overseas cadets who come from as far as Australia, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Emirates, Yemen, Finland, Japan and India.
MFA main flying campus is located adjacent to the Batu Berendam Airport, Melaka, which is some 7 miles away from the city center.
Currently Malaysia Flying Academy offers 4 main courses, namely: Private Pilot License Course (PPL), Commercial Pilot License with Instrument Rating Course (CPL/IR), Frozen Airlines Transport Pilot License Course (ATPL), and Assistant Flying Instructor Course (AFI). Below are the details of each course, that underline the courses structure, requirements and the associated fees (Please take note that figures/fees and other details may change, so to get the latest details, contact the MFA office at the contact details given at the end of the article).
1. Private Pilot License Course (PPL)
To enroll for the Private Pilot License Course, candidate must be of minimum age of 17, has completed SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) for local students or O-Levels for overseas students, and possess high degree of English competency. He or she will also be required to undergo (and pass) the medical examination for Airlines Transport Pilot’s License standard (Class I or II) from DCA’s (Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia) approved medical practitioner. The list of the most up to date approved practitioners is available from the DCA office, at the following contact details:
Department of Civil Aviation, Malaysia
No 27, Persiaran Perdana
Level 1-4, Block Podium
Precinct 4, 62618 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Telephone: +603 - 8871 4000. Website:
The total fee for the Private Pilot License Course is RM33,024. An initial Enrolment and Reservation amounting to RM5,000 is required to be paid during registration, while the remaining RM28,024 must be settled 30 days before the course commences.
The course does not include accommodation, and students requiring accommodation should discuss with MFA and prepared to pay additional rate of RM250 (inclusive of meals) per week (also, subject to availability as accommodation in MFA will be given priority to students enrolling the Commercial Pilot License, which is compulsory).
The initial step to register with the course is to fill up a Preliminary Application for Enrolment Form (available in the prospectus below) and send to its headquarter addressed at: Malaysia Flying Academy Sdn Bhd, Ninth Floor, Tower Block, Syed Kechik Foundation Building, Jalan Kapas, Bangsar, 59100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and accompanied with the required documents and enclosures. This include a non-refundable Enrolment and Reservation fee of RM5,000.
(Note: this non-refundable clause is only applicable for successful candidates, i.e. if you are accepted but decided not to proceed, you will not get back the RM5,000. However, if your application is unsuccessful, the RM5,000 will be refunded back to you)
Successful candidates will receive a formal Letter of Enrollment, which comes together with other details including contract documentation.
2. Commercial Pilot License with Instrument Rating Course (CPL/IR)
As a pre-requisite, candidates applying for this course must be 17 years old (17 years old upon commencement and not less than 18 upon issuance of a Commercial Pilot license) or older and have successfully completed SPM with 5 credits including in English, Mathematics and Science subjects. The person also must undergo and pass Class I medical examination from DCA’s approved medical practitioner, together with a Letter of Approval from the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia.
The course, which spans across a 12-month duration, costs RM222,522 which cover the the flight and ground training (RM194,770), mandatory campus accommodation (RM20,500) and miscellaneous expenses (RM7,252). The fees can be paid on installment basis. Download the prospectus and the application form below for breakdown of fees, and installment schedule.
3. Frozen Airlines Transport Pilot License Course (ATPL)
The APTL is only offered to existing holders of Commercial Pilot License (CPL), and runs for 8 (uninterrupted) weeks. In other words, it is applicable for those who with exposure in real flying experience, and knowledgeable with flying certification processes and procedures. The course costs approximately RM12,000, which covers the ground training and examination fees.
4. Assistant Flying Instructor Rating Course (AFI)
This is a fundamental course that will prepare the participant to train cadet pilots commercially. AFI is an essential certification before an instructor can earn his or her status as a Qualified Flying Instructor. Requires 150 hours of Pilot-in-Command (PIC), which often refers to pilots with senior experience. An investment fee of about RM20,000 will be required for the certification.
For inquiries, you can be in touch with MFA through the following contact details:
Malaysia Flying Academy Sdn Bhd
Campus Address, No. 101 Lot 3244
Mukim Batu Berendam
75350 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel: +606 317 4026/4834

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