Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Worldwide > South Asia and the Far East
Reload this Page >

Converting to Malaysian CPL

South Asia and the Far East News and views on the fast growing and changing aviation scene on the planet.

Converting to Malaysian CPL

Old 20th Jul 2010, 03:33
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 5
Converting to Malaysian CPL

Howdy Folks,

I've been trying to figure out what it takes to convert a New Zealand CPL to a Malaysian CPL (CPL/IR) if you are a Malaysian citizen.

Done a bit of research and its a little bit open to interpretation but the impression I get is that if you have an ICAO CPL, once you get back to Malaysia you have to do a further 35 hours multi and 6 theory exams at an approved college. That is followed by a flight test.

Is there anyone who has done this or knows a bit about it?

Also heard a rumour that Malaysia is going JAA next year, is there any truth to this?

Cheers
cjagreen is offline  
Old 20th Jul 2010, 09:10
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 59
Yups, there is no way to escape the 35 hours of ME flying. I believe you have to do your night rating of a minimum of 10 hours on a SE as well . . .

As for the theory, I believe its about 14 papers from the JAA exams. The DCA of Malaysia implemented this year in January. Try to drop an email to the DCA and post the latest requirements if you could. I emailed them early this year and this is the info I got.

Hope it helps!
tian yu is offline  
Old 20th Jul 2010, 11:31
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: somewhere
Age: 39
Posts: 20
35hours is for pilot with total hours of less than 500
if you have more than 500 its a different story i think
nyamukterbang is offline  
Old 21st Jul 2010, 01:04
  #4 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 5
Cheers guys, will try and get in touch with the DCA. They arent they easiest people to get a hold of
cjagreen is offline  
Old 21st Jul 2010, 02:02
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: 서울/평양/沖縄/กรุงเทพมหานคร/新加坡
Posts: 263
DCA Malaysia

Originally Posted by cjagreen
I've been trying to figure out what it takes to convert a New Zealand CPL to a Malaysian CPL (CPL/IR) if you are a Malaysian citizen. Done a bit of research and its a little bit open to interpretation but the impression I get is that if you have an ICAO CPL, once you get back to Malaysia you have to do a further 35 hours multi and 6 theory exams at an approved college. That is followed by a flight test. Is there anyone who has done this or knows a bit about it?
Every now and then, many people like you wanted to find out the conversion requirements.

Originally Posted by cjagreen
Cheers guys, will try and get in touch with the DCA. They arent they easiest people to get a hold of
There are lots of Malaysians who are already foreign licence holder. Queries pertaining to licensing conversion has been posted over and over again.

Kindly help to find out,
1. for those who have >500hours, what is the conversion requirement?
2. for those who have <500hours, what is the conversion requirement?

Update the members with latest news!
thornycactus is offline  
Old 25th Aug 2010, 06:46
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Equator
Posts: 4
hey cjagreen

how long have u been NZ? which flying school are u in ?
as far as im concerned, all the requirements you said are all true
nakmoz is offline  
Old 25th Aug 2010, 13:09
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Between Girl Leg
Posts: 96
here u go..
http://www.dca.gov.my/Division/Fligh...Conversion.pdf

roxar is offline  
Old 28th May 2013, 09:01
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 4
As for the theory, I believe its about 14 papers from the JAA exams. The DCA of Malaysia implemented this year in January. Try to drop an email to the DCA and post the latest requirements if you could. I emailed them early this year and this is the info I got.

Can I know the email for malaysia dca? I tried to email the director with the email address found at dca page but there is no reply. And another question, do i need to have night flying hours first before going back to malaysia for my conversion? Please kindly reply me ASAP. Thanks!
ShawnThian is offline  
Old 28th May 2013, 09:32
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Singapore
Posts: 332
The problem with DCAM is that they are consistently inconsistent. It depends on who you know. If you're well connected with some thick cables, your foreign CPL can be converted one for one. If you're a nobody, you'll need to:
  • write to DCA to beg for their blessing to convert your licence
  • at least meet the SPM requirement or equivalent (your university degrees and foreign CPL are not good enough to prove that you meet their high school requirement),
  • minimum 500 total hours,
  • write all ground school exams (JAA except Air Law, which is still DCA),
  • do additional 35 hours in a multi-engine aircraft,
  • Malaysian Class 1 medical,
  • flight test,
  • English proficiency test,
  • etc etc etc...

Good luck.

Last edited by flying.monkeyz; 28th May 2013 at 09:33.
flying.monkeyz is offline  
Old 30th May 2013, 01:32
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 4
ok Thanks! but do I need night flying before converting my license? I mean while I'm still doing the training. I know that we will need to fly 35 hours in MER.

"meeting the CPL/IR breakdown of 100 hours PIC of which up to
maximum of 30 hours may be as pilot acting as PIC under supervision
(P1 US), 20 hours (PIC) on cross country navigation, 10 hours night
flying of which 5 hours must be as PIC, and other requirements as
deemed necessary."
Does this mean that we have to meet all this requirement when we are done in our flight training before going back to M'sia and convert our license? Thanks!
ShawnThian is offline  
Old 30th May 2013, 05:19
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 8
Converting to Malaysian CPL

you need to meet those requirements before you submit your papers for conversion. so the conversion training also counts.
reflector is offline  
Old 30th May 2013, 07:07
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 4
Thanks! So that's mean we can also fly 10 hours night in Malaysia for our conversion then as it is not a must to have night flight hours before returning back to Malaysia.
ShawnThian is offline  
Old 30th May 2013, 11:19
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Singapore
Posts: 332
I don't mean to splash cold water on you, but unless you've already been offered a job, I don't suggest you come back unless your logbooks are filled with lots and lots of hours, or come back with a type rating of some sort. There are sooooooooooo many Malaysian CPL holders that are jobless, and they don't even need to convert!

If I were you I'd take up an Instructor's Course, and do some instructing outside, get your logbook filled up before even think about coming back.
flying.monkeyz is offline  
Old 30th May 2013, 11:35
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 4
Flying.Monkeyz thanks for the advice. read about that in the news also.
ShawnThian is offline  
Old 5th Jun 2013, 10:21
  #15 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Posts: 146
Never ending frustration

I tried to convert my UK CPL to a MY one two years ago.

I paid the CAA about 70 for a letter attesting to my CPL and went into the DCA. Unfortunately I was a few (about 50 hours) short of the 500h requirement.

I said no problem, and returned a few months later with 500 hours. They then told me that they had lost the original letter from the CAA (I was not sent a copy) and I would have to start the process all over again.

I have so many other extant issues with the DCA that I have virtually given up on the CPL one - but may have another go in a few months time.

On reading the Policy note it seems to strongly indicate that the 35h Multi-Engine training is not relevant if you have 500h in total. I was only applying for Single Engine CPL - and have Zero hours Multi, is this also likely to be a problem ??
Captain Stravaigin is offline  
Old 5th Jun 2013, 14:24
  #16 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Jungle
Posts: 507
I was only applying for Single Engine CPL - and have Zero hours Multi,
What type of job are you expecting to get in Malaysia with just a single engine CPL?
smiling monkey is offline  
Old 6th Jun 2013, 13:03
  #17 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: South of the Equator
Posts: 203
DCA Makes you do all 14 JAA exams, but at the end of the day only issues you a Malaysian License, not JAA, so basically all the JAA work for no JAA license.

As mentioned above, the DCA always loses letters, their rules change by the day

Generally tho its 35 hours twin and the JAA papers, as mentioned.

Oh you have to do the ICAO English exam again too, coz Malaysia claims the English there is different
Garfs is offline  
Old 8th Jun 2013, 01:45
  #18 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Posts: 146
Employment

Smiling Monkey - just wanted to be able to do Leisure/Intro flights for tourists etc. I am currently a Flight Instructor - but you only need a PPL here in MY for that.

Last edited by Captain Stravaigin; 8th Jun 2013 at 01:46. Reason: edit
Captain Stravaigin is offline  
Old 28th Feb 2019, 12:34
  #19 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 5
Hello fellow Malaysian Aviators,

I realize this thread is about 5 years old, but what the heck.. Still going to try my luck and see if I can get any response out of it.

I am a Malaysian and I hold a FAA Flight Instructor license with around 1000 hours of total time. I am currently still flying overseas.

I am wondering if anyone has done the conversion from foreign ICAO to DCAM with his/her minimum over 500 hours? If not yourself then, have you guys heard of anyone that has done it?

And is there any General aviation job besides flight instructing in East/West Malaysia that can allow me to build more time to at least get to ATP minimums?

Looking to move my career back to the motherland.

Thanks y'all!
Chong Kai Teh is offline  
Old 1st Mar 2019, 11:15
  #20 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Global citizen
Posts: 4
Your timing might be unfortunate, as was mine.

I hold an ATPL and have about 4,000 hours. Half of that is airline jet time.

I was making inquiries last year about converting my Aussie license to a Malaysian one so that I can go for the occasional jolly in a C172. Just when I was getting close to jumping through the regulatory hoops there was a change (I think September 2018 off the top of my head) whereby Malaysia is no longer converting foreign licenses. I presume if you get hired by a Malaysian airline there are ways around that.

What this means for me is that if I want to occasionally take a 172 for a spin with family or friends I need to go back to effects of controls with an instructor to get my license here from scratch. Obviously, that's not happening.

Good luck!

P.s I think Malaysia also did the same thing with car drivers licenses. I hope someone comes to their senses here soon and these ridiculous changes get overturned.
mercenair is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.