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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pay all RM42,735 or so for the PPL program at one go?
Where can I get further training to become a full-fledged professional pilot?

Is it possible to become a pilot if I don't have perfect eye vision?
I am interested to fly, but I don't stay in Kuala Lumpur.
Can non-members fly?
Do you offer charter flights?
Do you offer training for the Assistant Flying Instructor course (AFI)?
What are the additional ratings offered that will extend the privileges of a Private Pilot's Licence?
Can you fly at night?
Do you have an Instrument Rated single-engine aircraft?
Do you do international flights?
Do you fly to East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak)?
How many aerodromes are there in Peninsular Malaysia?
Which aerodromes are not accessible by General Aviation aircraft?


Do I have to pay all RM42,735 or so for the PPL Program at one go?
Absolutely not. When you join the club, a personal account will be created. You have to put in some amount in before you can fly, say RM5,000 as starters. Then your account will be deducted as you fly, or buy equipment or books. If the amount gets too low, you'll be reminded to 'top-up' your account before you can continue flying. You can take all the time you want in between.

Where can I get further training to become a full-fledged professional pilot?
Locally, you can apply at Malaysian Flying Academy (MFA), located at Melaka airport in Batu Berendam. There is also a new flying school, Langkawi Aerospace Training Center (LATC). They provide training up to the Frozen Air Transport Pilot's Licence (ATPL).

Is it possible to become a pilot if I don't have perfect eye vision?
Yes, as long as you wear correctable lenses (spectacles or contact lenses). Unfortunately, you are not eligible if you exceed a certain level of colour deficiency.

I am interested to fly, but I don't stay in Kuala Lumpur.
There are many other flying clubs in Malaysia, such as Johor Flying Club, Tanjung Flying Club (Penang), Perak Aero Club, Kedah Flying Club, ESB Flying Club (Subang), FAS Udara Flying Club (Subang), Subang Flying Club, Elite Flying Club (Subang), Elite Flying Club (Johor Bahru), and FRAS Flying Club (Johor Bahru), which also provide PPL training.

Can non-members fly?
Yes, we offer trial flights for those who are not yet sure of pursuing the PPL. Naturally, non-members are not allowed to captain our aircraft, and the rental rates are much higher. Kindly contact us to make any arrangements.

Do you offer charter flights?
Yes, we term these as 'special flights'. You can fly with one of our instructors to various destinations around Peninsular Malaysia, some aerodromes not even accessible by commercial airliners. Or you can simply choose to take a quick joy flight around KL city and its surrounding towns.

Do you offer training for the Assistant Flying Instructor course (AFI)?
Yes, we do. It is conducted by one of our experienced ex-Air Force pilots. Please contact us for more details.

What are the additional ratings offered that will extend the privileges of a Private Pilot's Licence?
Assistant Flying Instructor Rating, Night Rating, Multi-Engine Rating and Instrument Rating.

Can you fly at night?
No, the Malaysian DCA does not allow single-engine navigation flight at night using Visual Flight Rules. A twin-engine aircraft, however, may do so by Instrument Flight Rules. However, our club occasionally holds night flying events where we do circuits at Simpang and local flights around Klang Valley.

Do you have an Instrument Rated single-engine aircraft?
No, we don't, although there is such a thing.

Do you do international flights?
Yes, we fly to Singapore (Seletar Airport) quite often, since their government do not require a long prior permission process (PPR). However, we will require a minimum of 3 weeks prior permission in order to fly into Thailand and Indonesia.

Do you fly to East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak)?
No, we usually don't. Using a Cessna 172, the flight from Johor Bahru to Kuching itself will take about 4 hours, with 3 hours over the water.

How many aerodromes are there in Peninsular Malaysia?
There are almost 40 airports, airstrips and airfields in Peninsular Malaysia, not counting the unregistered ones in agricultural areas.

Which aerodromes are not accessible by General Aviation aircraft?
Butterworth, Gong Kedak, Grik, Kluang, Kroh, Kuala Lumpur International and Muar/Bakri, unless prior permission is obtained from the concerning authorities (eg. Malaysia Airports Berhad, Malaysian Army, Royal Malaysian Air Force, Royal Malaysian Police, etc.).