Getting Your Private Pilot License (PPL)


Getting your PPL you need to:


  • To be 17 years old Malaysian or a 30 year old Singaporean by the time the student pilot license is issued from the DCA.
  • If you are a foreigner you will need to have a valid work permit or have a Malaysia my second home visa issued by the Malaysian Immigration. DCA will not issue SPL for dependents or student visa.
  • be in good command of the English language.
  • be a member of the Air Adventure Flying Club. (CP can email you this form)
  • obtain a class II medical test with a DCA approved medical examiner.


     …fly 46 hours and pass 6 theoretical test papers, pass the English language proficiency test and a verbal exam. Sounds a lot when you read it, but trust me, it can be done and is not that difficult. So far all the students that I have trained over the years have passed, gotten their wings. All what is needed is some effort and determination.


Age is not that important, I had students that where above the 60 years and others as young as 17. (Minimum age to get a Student Pilots License issued by the Department of Civil Aviation) Our Chief Ground Insructor will adjust the theoretical classes to your needs and learning speed. Same goes with the flying lessons.

….but I wear glasses…. that is not an issue either. Lots of pilots wear glasses, I have glasses as well and need to wear them and that is ok. You will get your medical certificate even you have to wear glasses that look like coke bottle bottoms. You can NOT be color blind, but glasses are ok.

I am too short, to fat, too old, too tall… I heard it all before. Don’t make decisions based on rumors, decide on facts. We are here to give you these facts and will help you to get you airborne and get your license in the shortest period of time possible.

Your flight training will be one-on-one basis with your instructor. The schedule is flexible and all up to you. You will get your account and make your own booking on-line when you are ready. We are only taking a limited amount of students to ensure that YOUR progress is our Mission.

The theoretical training is broken down into 6 subjects and conducted daily by Sebastian Payne our Ground Insructor.

….but I am busy and can not attend the classes. Again not a problem our Ground instructor will come to your house, office or anywhere you like to learn and bring along all the stuff you need to get ready for your lessons.

So, what are you waiting for? contact Ms. CP at  012 364 8646 or mail at


The requirements to start your flight training program are:


Flight training for the fixed wing PPL is done six days a week, 52 weeks a year. AAFC is proud to be able to finish keen students in as short of a time frame as 8 weeks as we are limiting the students per Instructor to 6 persons only. Primary training aircraft is a Cessna 150 M as well as a 172P, 180 horse power, equipped with a full IFR panel, GPS and Auto Pilot. Other aircrafts are a TB20 as well as a Cessna 172M. For the advanced pilot a Cessna 182 is used to do training on variable pitch props.

Club captain and Chief flying instructor and head of training is Captain Chow Tuck Heng, a veteran in the flying training industry. His experience ranges from PPL to CPL and ATPL training, aerobatic formation flying to a standard Cessna 150 straight and level. Ready to take any challenge and with a promise that you will be able to get your flying license. That is his promise, all you need to do is to get started.

Flight Instructor is Andreas Walther, a German national and a veteran Pilot with lots of hours under his belt and more than 3000 hours as a Flight Instructor. Andreas holds various licenses are aerobatic rated and is happy to take you on a loop as soon as our aerobatic aircraft has arrived.

Captain Michael Dent, British national and CPL IR license holder UK and Malaysia, flight instructor. Michael brings a lot of experience to the club and is ready to take you for flight training every Wednesdays and all weekends.


Approximate Cost
The total cost of doing your Private Pilot License is based on hours clocked with your Instructor… so in other words the better the instructor the faster you will be able to sit for your flight test. Having said this you need to clock as per the DCA a minimum of 46 hours whereby a total of 10 hours have to be solo. A total of RM 40000 (for Cessna 150) to RM 45,000 ( Cessna 172) should be considered for the entire cost of your PPL program. This cost includes a life time membership.
When can I start flying?
As soon as tomorrow morning (weather permitted) for your first flight. During that flight you will have the chance to see if you like what you see, allows the instructor to get to know you a bit and assists you in your decision to become a pilot. After that we apply for you to the Department of Civil Aviation your Student Pilot License. (Pretty much like a car license procedure). Estimate 2 weeks and voila we are ready to fly daily. For foreign students a security clearance will need to be obtained prior to the DCA issuing you the SPL. That can take some 4 – 6 weeks; all depends on how fast the clearances can be obtained. Call Captain Andreas and fix a date or download the AAFC Membership Form and fax it to 0377133379 if you are certain already that this is what you have been dreaming all along.

We will be flying a Cessna 172P 1985 with the Penn Yan overhauled and Air Planes upgraded to a 180 horsepower engine, with a 76 inch Sensenich propeller, the favourite of Andreas. Captain Chow likes the Cessna 172N model with its hugh fuel tanks that hold 7 hours endurance.  Or the more economic solution, our Cessna 150, and all the training will be step by step as per the syllabus approved by the Department of Civil Aviation.