Malaysia was founded as a Chapter of EAA America to focus on promoting
Sport Aviation activities in Malaysia which was flagging due to
perceived unaffordability. Fourteen flying enthusiasts met at Kuala
Lumpur and took a decision to form the Chapter, to be modeled after
the highly successful American experience.
first activity embarked upon was a participation in a Young Eagles
Flight Rally at which 80 children were given familiarization flights
in Cessna 172 aircraft. 1993 saw the first kitplane imported to
Malaysia, and construction commenced in ernest.
CONTINUES STEADY GROWTH
Malaysia continued steady growth by memberships and aircraft building
projects. The Prime Minister of Malaysia visits Oshkosh and expresses
interest to see similar activities being conducted in Malaysia.
Young Eagles program expanded to include residential camps, with
aeronautical activities. The Young Eagles Program is further expanded
to include flying training to PPL standard. The first four young
pilots are trained, two becoming the Youngest Malaysian Pilots at
age seventeen. Members and Flight Parks are established in Kuching
and Johor. First two homebuilt planes fly in Kuching. More recreational
flying fields are accessed and established. The EAA's Technical
Counsellor and Flight Advisor Programs are established to assist
members with technical challenges.
Malaysia today is a 120 member strong and thriving club of aviation
enthusiasts, continuing in the tradition of its successful parent
organization by assisting and promoting all manner of sport aviation
activities, representing its members' interests with the National
Aeronautical Authorities. International links with other related
organizations have been established and the association's official
organ SPORT AVIATION keeps members up to date on current trends,
technology, personalities and issues. Other benefits include technical
manuals and "How To" video tapes on a variety of aviation
subjects. Technical Consultation Services are also provided.
in mind the ever present value of tomorrow's generation, EAA Malaysia
pursues and maintains interest in the Young Eagles and other Youth
programs to encourage Malaysian youths. Greater emphasis and effort
will be expanded to promote a technical culture among Malaysians
in general. The aviation industry in Malaysia will be engaged to
sponsor various programs envisaged.