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Comparative Analysis of Flying Schools in Malaysia – Fixed Wing

by Visnu

If you’re lucky enough to live near multiple flight schools and have a variety of training options, choosing the right one can be confusing. So, it’s a decision worth putting some thought into.

As a result I conducted my own survey to review the flying schools in Malaysia with an average of 30 responds from the students of each school. Received a total of 153 responds using Google Forms.
  • MFA – Malaysian Flying Academy
  • HMA- HM Aerospace
  • LLFA – Layang Layang Flying Academy
  • IATAC – International Aero Training Academy
  • CAE – CAE Oxford Aviation Academy (For Air Asia MPL Cadets Only)

There’s more to it than just walking into the nearest one. Careful consideration of the training environment, instructors, and aircraft will ensure you get through training quickly and easily. And remember, flying should be fun. If you find you’re not enjoying yourself at any point during your training, don’t be afraid to put up a complain and get what you paid for.

Take note that schools performance will improve by time and your feedback is important for them

The Fees May Differ

Based on 5 Star Rating System

Slide1Hidden/Extra Charges – Lower rating more charges

If you guys are wondering why MFA & IATAC rating is different for bad weather frequency even though they share the same runway.It is because of the type of aircraft being operated and instructors advice. Some don’t prefer to fly even though there is a micro cumulus.



For MFA, there is no slot booking fees:

The  RM 90,000 mentioned above is the confirmation fees which you would pay after  passing the entrance examination


MFA: https://www.mfa.edu.my/

HMA: 03-2730 8111 Pn Surina ( Their Website Not Updated)

LLFA :https://www.layanglayangflyingacademy.com/

IATAC : https://www.iatac.edu.my/


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:D March 8, 2020 - 11:33 pm

I believe this isn’t an accurate comparison at all. This method only works when the cadets/students in the survey has experienced all of the flight schools. Otherwise its just a personal rating scale which cant be used to compare.

For example, flight school A is better than flight school B

You asked student that only studied in A and another in B to give a score. Student A says 6/10 and students B says 8/10. This will show flight school B is better. But thats because everyone’s scale of rating is different. If both students experience both schools student A may say flight school A is 6/10 but flight school B is 4/10. And student B after experiencing a better flight school A will say flight school A is 9/10 and B is 8/10.

This method only work if the students in the survey experienced all the flight schools or its just a measure of personal scale rating on your own flight school.

Visnu March 8, 2020 - 11:35 pm

Yes its personal scale rating
Thanks For the Feedback

:D March 8, 2020 - 11:36 pm

But, anyways thank you for the efforts on gathering the general data. 🙂

Visnu March 8, 2020 - 11:37 pm

Fully Understood Sir,
Really appreciate your feedback
Will do a better survey in future
Thank You

Alex May 18, 2020 - 6:39 pm

Hi there
You mentioned that MFA has 90K confirmation fees. Does that actually mean that other flying schools has no confirmation fees whatsoever? And can you explain briefly about slot registration fees?

Visnu June 22, 2020 - 8:58 pm

The slot registration fee is like a confirmation fee. It’s better to contact the school. As the fees may differ.

Alex May 18, 2020 - 6:40 pm

Slot booking fees I mean haha

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