Hi Captain Lim, I was wondering which flying school you attended. Well nowadays, Malaysia Airlines no longer send their cadets to train overseas, so could you recommend which local flying school is the best for me.
I am asking you because, from my point of view, the best pilot must come from the best flying school. I heard about MFA, HM Aerospace and APFT in Kota Bharu but I have no idea which one to go to.
I really hope you can help me decide. Gracias!
P.S. I'm just 16 years old.
Whilst it is true that the best pilot must normally come from the best flying school, the reality is that, the individual character of the aspiring pilot plays a very important part as to how he would turn out in the end. If you are not hardworking or resourceful, the best flying school will find it very hard to make you a good pilot.
Currently, there are three flying schools in Malaysia offering courses up to CPL/IR (Frozen ATPL) to enable one to join the airlines.
From what I can observe, HMA is the largest and has the best flying equipment (aircraft and flight simulator) for flight training.
You can visit their websites, read their FAQ and check on the facilities provided (click on the links above). Thereafter, make your own decision base on your convenience and financial standing. On the average, the cost of training for the CPL with IR (Frozen ATPL) is around RM 250,000.
By the way, I was trained in the United Kingdom many years ago using older technology on conventional flight instruments but HMA students today are being introduced to EFIS (Electronic Flight Instrument System). You have the advantage here as all modern airliners are equipped with EFIS.
I wish you all the best in your future flying career.