Police Air Wing unit training base now a full-fledged flight school


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  • Friday, 11 Sep 2020

IPOH: The Police Air Wing unit training base here has been recognised as a full-fledged flight school, says Tan Sri Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) chairman said on Friday (Sept 11) that this was the first government agency air training base in the country to be given such recognition.

“Now this base will function the same as other flight training organisations,” he said after handing over the recognition certificate to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador at the base here.

Hamid said the recognition was a historical event for the police force.

He said the base had been in existence for 41 years, and now it would finally be able to train pilots.

‘With this recognition, the police force no longer needs to send its pilot trainees overseas or to other private institutions for training.

"The government would also be able to save on training costs, as we no longer need to fork out hefty sums to send trainees overseas or to private organisations,” he added.

Hamid added that the Home Ministry had also related its decision to use the flying school to train departments under its wing with flying units.

“Agencies like the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), the Immigration and Prisons Department under the ministry, could train their pilots here.

“It is not cheap training pilots, co-pilots and its crew, but with the flying school now, we would be able to prevent high expenses,” he added.
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