Flying Training Information

The procedure for obtaining a Private Pilot’s

Licence at  the Club is as follows :-


1.  Medical Examination:

This is generally done for our Members by Dr. R. Barrow (Tel: 088-254190) in K.K. cost is approximately RM 210/-, he will issue 2 certificates if the candidate is found fit for P.P.L.

2.  Student Pilot’s Licence:

After 1 above the candidate meets with  any Licencing Officer or Examiner, at D.C.A. office, level 5, new Terminal building, with the following:-

a)  Medical certificates
b)  3 passport size photographs
c)  RM 51/-
d) Application form is available from our Administration Officer

The candidate will then be issued a Student Pilot’s Licence

3.  Security Pass:

After 2 above, candidate should approach airport Security office, Terminal One building, to make arrangements for a security pass.  This may cost around RM 10/-.  The candidate can get help from the club to have this form filled.

4.  Membership: (Sabah Flying Club)

The candidate should next see the Accounts Officer for Membership in the Club and should be prepared to pay the following:-

a)  Entrance fee:  RM 50/- (If age 25 and above)

b)  Subscription fee: RM 90 per year.

c)  Flying charges: A deposit for 5 hours of flying is to be made. The rates are:-

RM 650/- per hour – Cessna172 A/C

The candidate can fly off the deposit but must replenish before the deposit reaches zero.

5.  Training:

After 4 above, the member can commence ground classes for approximately 2 weeks before he starts flying training.  Thereafter, ground and flying instruction will be carried out simultaneously.


Sequence of instructions:

l. Aircraft familiarization
2. Preparation for flight
3. Air experience
4. Effects of controls
5. Taxying
6. Straight and level flight.
7. (a) Climbing
(b) Descending & gliding

8. Turns
(i) Medium turns
(ii) Climbing and Descending turns.
(iii) Steep turns

9. (a) Stalls and recovery
(b) Stalls with and without power, accidental stalls

10. Take-off
(i) Normal take-off
(ii) Short take-off

11. Circuit Pattern

12. Approach and landing
(i) Glide approach and landing
(ii) Power approach and landings with various flap Settings (if applicable.)
(iii) Flapless approach with power (if applicable.)
(iv) Flapless approach without power (if applicable)

13. Overshoot and wave-off
14. Spins and recovery – actual or incipient spins.
15. Emergency procedure (as appropriate).
16. First solo
17. Consolidation of above items with additional dual or solo.
18. Side-slipping.
19. Short take-offs and landings.
20. Cross-wind take-ops and landings.
21. Precautionary landing.
(i) Low approach with power and landing
(ii) High approach, side-slipping and landing.
(iii) Precision landings (90* and 180*)
(iv) Power approaches and wheel landings.

22. Instrument flying:
(i) General flying manoeuvres
(ii) Descent through cloud.
(iii) Recovery from unusual attitudes
23. Low flying (Dual only).
24. (a) Simulated forced-landing without power
(b) Simulated forced-landing with power.
25. Recovery from abnormal attitude.
26. Night flying exercises as above and as applicable.
37. Pilot Navigation Dual (day).
28. Cross-country flight (day)

6.  Requirements:

a)  Ground School/PPL Examination:

Classes conducted from 08:30 am to 09:30 pm – Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. During the course and prior to PPL flight check the candidate will sit for the following examinations:

i)    Radio/Telephony — Oral/Written
ii)   Air Law – Written
iii)  Navigation & Meteorology – Written 1 – paper
iv)   General – Technical – Written

Normally classes conducted 7:15 p.m. –  Weekdays subject to batches.

b)  Air

Flying requirements for issue of P.P.L. are as follow:-

i)    43 hours total time of which
ii)   10 hours must be solo of which
iii)  3 hours must be solo X-CTY
iv)   3 hours instrument flying included in i) above.

After the above training and requirements are completed he will appear for a P.P.L. flight check.  If successful, the candidate gets a P.P.L., if not the candidate practices some more and re-applies.

Though above requirements call for 43 hours, experience at the Club has shown an average of 55 hrs. The estimated cost is RM40,000.


Address:  Sabah Flying Club, P. O. Box 10747, 88808 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia


Flight Ops number: 088 484406

Fax number : 088 484732

Resident Flying Instructor Captain Albert James

H/P: 016- 843 9737

For general enquiries, payment of membership fees and flying deposits, please call our Administrative/Account Officer Stephen Law at Tel. No 088-484049

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