How to be A Pilot?

Flying is a challenge and it is a fun. To fly an aircraft ably and safely is a huge achievement. Flying is a fast, safe and cost-effective way to travel.Whether you want to fly a small aircraft during the weekends, or a Boeing 737 for an airline, you will follow much the same process. You will learn about yourself, the aircraft, the weather, the flying environment, and the rules pilots use to keep their flying safe. How much you must learn depends on what kind of pilot you want to be. With a Private Pilot License (PPL) you can fly throughout Malaysia and carry passengers. But you are not allowed to charge for your services. With a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) you can work as a pilot. With an Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) you can fly as a captain on large aircraft and receive good salary.
These licenses are like steps on a ladder and must be worked through in the correct order. First you become a private pilot, then a commercial pilot, and finally an airline transport pilot. However you have the option to become commercial pilot by attending a CPL course in an approved flying training school.

Becoming a Private Pilot

Most pilots in Malaysia hold or have held a Private Pilot Licenses. We have about 500 private pilots who fly many different types of aircraft.
After enrolling yourself as a student pilot at any flying club, you can apply to DCA for a Student Pilot License (SPL). This license will authorize you to fly instructional (dual) sortie with an instructor. The prerequisite for SPL is only pass medical examination Class 2.
You can hold a PPL only at the age of 17 years old. There is no minimum academic requirement to be a PPL pilot. A Private Pilot cannot be paid or rewarded to fly.

Becoming a Commercial Pilot

There are about 2500 Professional (CPL and ATPL) Pilots in Malaysia. Professional Pilots can be paid to fly. They may fly as pilot-in-command on aircraft with only one pilot, or as a Pilot or co-pilot on a multi-crew aircraft. You cannot hold a Commercial Pilot License until you are 18 years old.
The requirement for CPL includes both theoretical and practical training. Again, the first step is your medical certificate.

Commercial Pilot License with Instrument Rating (CPL/IR) and Frozen Air Transport Pilot License (ATPL) Course
The CPL/IR is the basic licence required for commercial flying. It is the first step towards becoming a Professional Pilot with an airline.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age of eighteen (18) years.
  • Successful completion of Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia with five (5) credits with a credit in English, Mathematics and any one of the Science subjects OR at least two GCSE A Levels subjects OR its equivalent for overseas cadet pilots.
  • Letter of approval from the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) Malaysia

Pray for my success next year.Hopefully I can join APFT next year after my SPM result announce.Thanks!


Anonymous said...

interesting ambition.
hope u'll get to be what u want to be. i'll pray for ur success.. :)

Nabiel Haniff said...

thanks ya!
nanti bawak u gi jenjalan.
pray for me k!

syuk_rafi said...

mm.. new thing for me..
write more bout this stuff (plane/flying or watsoever)

Nabiel Haniff said...

Sure,I will.