From the distinguished lifestyle to the high starting salary, for many Malaysians, the dream of becoming an airline pilot is enticing. Skyvax Aerospace Training would like to help you understand the steps necessary to become an airline pilot.
Step 1: Meeting the minimum requirements
Not everyone can become a pilot. Prior to registering for pilot training, you must check to see if you meet the minimum requirements. The minimum requirements include:
- Individuals must be 16 years old to 26 years old (as of the date of application)
- Education requirements:
- Pass SPM or its equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysian Government with six (6) credits including Bahasa Malaysia and a minimum of B in Mathematics, Physics and English taken at one sitting
- Or possess a Diploma/Degree in Engineering or a science related course with a minimum CGPA 3.0 or above
- Must be physically and mentally fit with a good eyesight and not color blind
- Minimum height of 163 cm
Step 2: Choosing your flying school
Around Malaysia, there are multiple flying schools. Of course, as a flight training institution, we recommend Skyvax Aerospace Training. Founded in 2013, Skyvax is an established flight training institution.
As the exclusive partner of Czech Aviation Training Centre (CATC), Skyvax Aerospace Training is the only aviation institution that provides cadets with both Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL). This will provide our cadets with the ability to work locally in Malaysia or work in over 27 other countries worldwide.
Another possible option is to apply for a Cadet Pilot Program offered by different airlines. If you are accepted into their program, your flying school education will be sponsored by the airline company.
Step 3: Passing your exams
It is important for you to complete your flight training with flying colors. Your results and grades will be recorded and used when you apply for an airline company. Increase your chances of getting hired by studying hard. All the courses you study during your flight training will determine your success as an airline pilot. Take your studies seriously.
Step 4: Applying for a Job & Gaining Flying Hours
After graduating from your pilot school, the pilots will receive a Frozen Airline Transport License (ATPL). In order to unfreeze your ATPL and receive more opportunities as a pilot, you would need to apply for an entry-level job and gain the flying hours. In total, pilots would need around 1500 hours of flying before becoming a full fledge pilot.
Step 5: You are pilot!
After completing your flying education, passing your examinations, and gaining your flying hours you can now say that you are a full fledge airline pilot.