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Becoming a STAA Cadet

If your dream is to become a commercial pilot, take the first step to fulfill your aspiration by enrolling and training with STAA. Our ab-initio pilot training programmes are suitable for applicants with little or no flying experience. 
Applying to train with STAA is straightforward. Simply follow the four steps below to get started:



  • Consider your career aspirations and personal circumstances to select your preferred pilot training programme.
  • Ensure that you meet the entry requirements for the selected programme:

    • For pre-requisites, course structure and fees for CAAS CPL/IR Programme, please click here.
    • For pre-requisites, course structure and fees for CAAS ATPL (Theory) Programme, please click here.



  • Download the STAA application form here.
  • Have the form duly completed and ensure that you have all the necessary supporting documents. You may find the list of supporting documents in the application form.




  • We will contact you to visit STAA for a computer-based selection test if your application meets our requirements.
  • Upon clearing the selection test, applicants are required to obtain a Class 1 and class 2 medical certificate issued by the relevant national aviation authority to qualify for enrolment.
  • Applicants are also required to obtain a IELTS overall grade of 5.5 to qualify for enrolment. 
  • You will be notified for a interview by the STAA Interview Panel once you clear the selection test.
      *Applicants applying for partial sponsorship will attend an additional interview if shortlisted. 
      *Applicants for airline cadetship programmes will attend an additional interview with the airline if shortlisted.




  • We will notify you if you are successfully selected for enrolment with STAA. 
  • Upon your acceptance of our offer, you will sign a student contract with STAA and this signifies that you are now officially a STAA cadet!
  • If you are enrolling in a self-sponsored programme, please ensure that you have sufficient funds to support yourself throughout the duration of the training course.
  • If you are taking up a bank loan, please ensure that all arrangements are in place before the course commencement date.