Who's Online

We have 1396 guests online

Live Traffic Feed

Life in the Skies

'A Local Bestseller!'

What Tony says
(See here)
and Book Launch video here
What others say

Les Posen

Yvonne Lee

Louisa Lim & Allan Koay

Aireen Omar, Asran & Bo Lingam

38 Readers' Comments
(See here)

Get an autographed copy here

AMAZON.COM  -  To Order, please Click here 

(eBook) Kindle edition - please Click here

Latest Comment

What are the cruisin
"how in the hell can you reach JFK if you leave fr

What are the eyesigh
tjsoihsdojfsioufs f post

What are the procedu
Hello Sir, I am currently B737NG Cpt.TRI /TRE hol

Could an A320 pilot
I plan to do ATR 72 -600 type rating , for that be

Is there less turbul
Flying from San Francisco to Philippines, end of M

What you have to do
Hi Capt . Im a grade 12 student and i really want

Does a jet aircraft
Earth is flat.

What factors lead a
Hi Captain Lim! Thank you so much Sir, you enligh

What do you think ab
i am from Taiwan, now planing to PEA, but after re

Etihad Airways Cadet
hi sir i am Ashutosh mahajan from india and my dr

Paperback Version

 For Local Availability - Check Here
Home > Air Crash > Seeking a flying career for my son
Seeking a flying career for my son
Pilot Career - Flying Schools
Saturday, 05 March 2016 14:17

Airways Aviation Flight Training Academies
Hi Capt Lim,

I want to seek an expert and veteran's advice on Aviation. My son is 15 years old and has shown a keen interest in this industry. He has recorded all the Air Crash Investigation series and is able to quote the errors made by the pilots and what should have been the right procedure.

He has read your book (Life in the Skies) many times and aspires to be a commercial pilot like yourself. He has constantly shown much interest in becoming a commercial pilot.

However, in terms of vision he has high astigmatism, nevertheless his grades in school are commendable.

Would like to seek your advice on the career path of achieving this with the following questions below :

1. Would the astigmatism issue pose a problem to becoming a pilot.

2. Is there a college that I could enroll him after his PT3

3. Is there a good and reputable flying school I could enroll him.

4. Is it true that we have excess pilots in the country and the waiting list is a long queue?

Thanking you in advance and appreciate the guidance.



Hi Mervin,

Your son’s enthusiasm in flying is commendable. Below are the answers:-

1. Astigmatism is not a big issue as it can generally be corrected. In fact, shortsightedness is also acceptable as long as it can be corrected to a normal vision of 6/6 (20/20)

2. Flying Schools normally accept students that have at least 5 credits in ‘O’ level or SPM which must include English, Mathematics and Physics/Science. PT3 qualification is not acceptable in any local flying schools in Malaysia.

3. If your son intends to work for an airline in Malaysia, you can enroll him in one of the 3 flying schools in Malaysia at Malacca, Kota Baru or Langkawi (for more details, go to my Website under Flying Schools  here with 313,354 hits and 35 comments). Doing the course in Malaysia saves you additional expenses in converting the overseas license to a local one. For oversea flying training, try Airways Aviation for further enquiries.

4. Yes, we have excess pilots in the country but they are gradually being absorbed by the airlines. Remember, Malaysia Airlines has just closed down the Boeing 777 fleet and that affects the short term pilots demand.

Airways Aviation Australia


TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (2)

Subscribe to this comment's feed
Excess pilot vs demand of pilot
Hi captain lim, is it only malaysia has excess pilots? I read a news from CNN if not mistaken it says that the Asia is short of pilot? if the pilots cannot find job in Malaysia, there is still chances to get job outside this country ?

Penny , 10 Mar, 2016
Excess pilot vs demand of pilot
Malaysia has excess inexperienced (new graduates) pilots but short of experienced ones! There are flying jobs outside the country and most of the airlines are recruiting only those with experience.
Captain Lim , 22 Mar, 2016

Write comment

smaller | bigger


Paperback Version

 For Local Availability - Check Here

Recommended By..


'A Local Bestseller!'

Recommended by

Patrick Smith
Boston USA

Capt Meryl Getline
ex-United Airlines USA

Capt Doug Morris
Canadian Airlines

Capt  Robert J Boser
ex-United Airlines USA

38 Readers' Comments
(See here)

Get an autographed copy here

AMAZON.COM  -  To Order, please Click here 

(eBook) Kindle edition - please Click here

View Book Launch video here

Follow me


Like What You Read?

If you like what you read, more stories are found in my book LIFE IN THE SKIES (Preview here) and you can purchase a copy here. To check for any latest updates or postings, you can follow my Twitter at @CaptKHLim or Facebook here

MH 370 Interviews

Click here to View

10 Most Popular Posts

Disclaimer | Privacy
2004 - 2011 © AskCaptainLim.com | Site Concept by eQuilec.com