Asian Academy of Aeronautics
Learn to fly in Maldives
Asian Academy of Aeronautics (AAA)!
The premier Flight Training Academy in Asia offering a wide range of courses. AAA is a privately owned company based in the Gan Island in the Republic of Maldives. Formerly a well known RAF Base and at present a prominent touristic destination in Asia.
We offer flight training from the basic ab-initio to Private Pilot (PPL) and to the advanced Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) standards. The flight and ground training is conducted in accordance with ICAO and JAA-FCL compliant standards as required by the Maldivian Civil Aviation Dept; (MCAD), an ICAO member state.
Our aim is not only to help people realise their dreams but to help pilots develop to their full potential. We provide the students with all the available support and resources they need to reach their full potential as a qualified pilot and achieve their career goals.
Thank you for your interest in Asian Academy of Aeronautics and for giving us an opportunity to explain what we have on offer for the aviation enthusiast and prospective students. It will help you to understand what is involved in pilot training, the aim of the school, the commitment expected from you and the cost and duration of courses being offered.
About The Course
A Commerical Pilot License (CPL) allows an individual to work as a pilot in any airline (or company) and recieve a reward (salary) while doing so. Any person wanting to become a pilot in order to BE GAINFULLY EMPLOYED, will need a CPL. The Maldivian CPL complies with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and can easily be converted to the equivalent of another countries CPL.
A 'Frozen' Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) is the name given to the qualification of a pilot who holds passes in all 14 ATPL theoretical exams. The ATPL would become un-frozen when the flight experience requirements are met. The experience would normally be achieved during employment as a first officer.
Flight Training Our flagship course takes students with little or no previous flying experience to a 'frozen ATPL' in approximately 16 months, from where they are then eligible to work as a First Officer with an airline once specific aircraft type training has been completed. The course includes a Commercial Pilots License with Multi Engine Rating and Instrument Rating. The license is endorsed with Frozen ATPL status as the student has completed an Integrated Frozen ATPL course. You will fly 190 hours, with the majority being in single engine aircraft. For exact hours please see our courses packages below.
Commercial Pilot License
A Commerical Pilot License (CPL) allows an individual to work as a pilot in any airline (or company) and recieve a reward (salary) while doing so. Any person wanting to become a pilot in order to employed, will need a CPL.
Full Time - 10 to 12 months. Please contact us to discuss your availability for part time CPL Courses.
The ATPL exams are based on the JAR-FCL syllabus and are conducted by CAASL on behalf of the MCAA either at our facility in Gan or in Colombo (CMB), Sri Lanka.
The exams conducted in Gan are hard copy question papers, whilst those conducted in CMB are online computer based exams.
cpl3The results for the hard copy question papers' will be issued approximately 10 days after completing all the papers whilst the results for the online computer based exams are declared immediately after each paper is completed.
Those who don't clear any papers in Gan may have to wait for as much as one month before they sit for the next attempt, whilst those who sit for the exam in CMB can sit for any un-cleared paper virtually on the following day if he or she so desires.
Most students prefer to sit for the online exams in CMB since there is a significantly higher pass rate.
The ATPL exam conducted by CAASL consists of 6 subjects and 11 papers (details below), excluding Air Law which is conducted by MCAA.
Conversion of Foreign License
The following information is for pilots who wish to obtain a temporary validation of their licences for a short stay in Republic of Maldives.
On full conversion details, seek advice from CAD-FCL.
If a holidaymaker simply wishes to fly in The Maldives for a short period of time, the Civil Aviation Dept-Maldives (CAD) will usually issue the visitor with a "Certificate of Validation" upon application. This issue is normally dependent on the visitor holding an ICAO/EASA licence. The license issued is essentially a "permit to fly" for a period of three months, and ganislandis endorsed accordingly. A medical examination is generally not necessary however the applicant will require a full check flight prior to flying in The Maldives. A validation of an overseas license takes between one and three days to complete - depending on how well prepared you are when you arrive in The Maldives. We will generally need to spend around half a day with you arranging the license conversion paperwork, as well as briefing you on Maldivian procedures and local navigation variances. A delay will occur if verification of your license from the country of origin is not addressed promptly. You will then need to complete the check flight and probably a familiarization flight. You will need to purchase some basic documentation for your flights in The Maldives. The minimum documentation includes:
Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP)
Maps and charts for the areas in which you want to fly
Conversion To Sri Lankan Licenses
Conversion to Sri Lankan Licenses
The Sri Lanka Civil Aviation Authority (SLCAA) has approved Capt. Suranjan De Silva Head of Training / Examiner of AAA, Maldives, to conduct skills tests/GFTs at AAA Maldives, for Sri Lankan nationals who wish convert their foreign licenses (FAA, etc) to SLCAA licenses.