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How To Become A Pilot : A Step By Step Guide For Private Cadets

by Visnu

Becoming a pilot is not as easy as you think, It takes a long process just to get your slots secured and get the documents ready. Some people are still clueless in getting their documents verified and as well as obtaining the CAAM approval letter. This takes up to a month and sometimes 2 months to be ready.

My thought it would be wise to compile a step-by-step guide on how you can become an airline pilot, from your first step to your reporting day.

1. Write letter to CAAM (Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia ) and attach
with your SPM result (certified true copy). This will take up to a month to be received by post.

The form can be printed here: request-letter-of-acceptance-of-professional-pilot-training


2. Go to the nearest flying school which you prefer to enroll and secure your slots as the waiting list for the cadets are quite long. Around 90 cadets in MFA itself.
3. Scan and email the following documents to the respective flying schools
– CAAM Letter Of Acceptance For Professional Pilot Training
– SPM Certificate with Certify True Copy
– Identity Card (MyCard) front and back.

As a backup keep a softcopy of every documents you carry in your cloud storage.

4. Please take note that your name will be on the waiting list and they will
call you for the next available date for their internal assessment.

5. Upon passing the test and interview,  you are required to go for Medical
Check Up ( Class One Medical )
-List of Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) is inside the CAAM Website:

6. Commence training – Uniform is require from a standard formal wear at
academy which is different by schools.

7. More informations will be provided once you are ready to report & start your journey at flying school.

Pls re-confirm with the schools with the process of getting registered. But the documents required are the same.

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Kienan Lee April 9, 2020 - 2:22 pm

Hi i would like to ask am i allow to submit my request letter of acceptance of professional pilot training through an email or do i have to poast it to the office ? Please do reply ,this will really help me. Thank you .

Visnu April 9, 2020 - 2:22 pm

Have to give it by hand or by post…and give them a call to verify if they recieved it

Kienan Lee April 9, 2020 - 2:28 pm

Alright got it thank you so much , much appreciated,btw that was fast .

Visnu April 9, 2020 - 2:47 pm

Welcome…I was writing a new content and saw your comment

Darshini May 12, 2020 - 12:07 pm

Hye, my husband’s long time ambition is to be a pilot ever since he was young, unfortunately his family couldn’t afford to make him study years back. He’s 32 now, but his passion, love for aviation is always there till today.I can say if u ask him to fly a plane now, he would. that’s how much he’s loves aeroplanes, he studys, research, learns e eveything about planes meticulously. However he told me there is age limit to be pilot and hes old to be a pilot now. I would like to know, is it possible for him to apply to do pilot at the age of 32,if yes could u please guide me how can I make the application.If this can happen, its like his dream, his ambition is coming true. Kindly do reply ya. Thank you very much.

Visnu May 12, 2020 - 12:08 pm

Hello Mrs Darshini,
I ll reply you by email shortly

Darshini May 12, 2020 - 12:15 pm

Thanks alot..

Visnu May 12, 2020 - 12:27 pm

Hi Could you provide me your valid email

Suhania balan August 8, 2020 - 2:06 am

Hi,i would like to ask some questions personally.can i drop my email address ?

Visnu August 8, 2020 - 2:25 am

Yes Sure sis, You may contact me via email or instagram.

Darshini May 12, 2020 - 12:23 pm

Thanks alot ya..

Darshini May 12, 2020 - 3:12 pm

Sorry, this is my valid one

vimishna kannan March 29, 2021 - 1:22 am

is that we must have finish degree and diploma

Visnu April 4, 2021 - 12:57 pm

nope can apply using spm

David June 27, 2021 - 2:17 pm

Hi, do I apply for flight school or the cadet pilot program first ? And can I start writing a letter for CAAM when I get my SPM results or do I have to wait until graduation?

Visnu June 27, 2021 - 3:05 pm

Hi mr David
Cadetship is a way to enter flying school
But you can join flying school as a private cadet.
Read my post on how to be a pilot

David June 27, 2021 - 8:23 pm

Thanks. So can I write a letter to CAAM right after i get my SPM results?

David June 27, 2021 - 8:27 pm

Sorry, repeated question. If I have more questions can I email you?

Visnu June 27, 2021 - 8:27 pm

Contact me on Ig : Visnu_a320

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