Malawi Airforce Recruitment 2020-2021 | APPLY

The Malawi air Force shall conduct Malawi Defense force Recruitment recruitment exercise for suitable young men and women wishing to pursue a career in the force as Regular Soldiers and Air force soldiers too.

Malawi air force recruitment comes in different forms each year different processes are always applied. This particular process is not carried out by a different force unit but by the same Malawi defense force recruitment unit.

World scholarship forum would make available through this article the basic and advanced information needed for an individual who wants to get involved in the Malawi air force through the Malawi defense force recruitment process.

Disclaimer: Please note that the World Scholarship Forum does not have any affiliation with the Malawi Airforce. We do not recruit, organise aptitude test nor select successful applicants for the Nigerian Navy. Therefore, this article is just an informative article.

Just follow the information in this article at the end will be able to single-handedly without external help apply for Malawi air force.

Note: there is nothing like a different platform that organizes this kind of recruitment, it is as well done by the Malawi Defense force recruitment unit. They are responsible for recruiting air force army and as well troops that operate on the ground

The exercise shall be conducted in various part of the Districts and chosen applicants shall endure an intensive six months basic training at Malawi defense force school(MAFCO) in Salima


18 years of age is definitely required for voluntary military service, where one would go into the Malawi Defense force Recruitment voluntarily.

A high school certificate is required for enlisted recruits from deferent parts if the country.

College certificate is required for Malawi Defence Force Recruitment in the officer level.

This listed criteria applies for both Malawi air force and the recruitment of Malawi ground troops where it is explicitly explained that to be recruited a normal recruit you’d need a secondary school certificate or equivalent but to be recruited directly to the office of an officer, you would need to have a college certificate for that to be possible.


Must be Malawian citizen
Must be single and without children
Must be between 18-24 years of age to be eligible Malawi air Force recruitment
Must not be less than 165cm tall for males and 158 cm tall for females

Must have a Malawi education Certificate of Education (MSCE).

Those with special skills will have an added advantage
Must have no criminal record
Must be physically and mentally fit
Must be prepared to undergo intensive medical checkup



The Republic of Malawi Air Wing was established with German aid in 1976 with the delivery of six single engined Dornier Do 27s and eight Do twenty-eight light-weight twins in 1976-1980.

Also in the same era, the air force received an Alouette III, an AS 350 and an AS 355 Ecureuil, as well as three SA 330 H/L Puma Helicopters from France. A single BAe 125-800 was delivered in 1986.

The Republic of Malawi Army Air Wing (MAAW) had one fixed-wing squadron and one chopper squadron as of 1988.

The Malawi air Force had the potential to move a little or small contingent of troops, perform a limited visual reconnaissance role, and provide some VIP transport.

The fixed-wing squadron had four Dornier-28 Sky servant utility Plane for troop transport, a pair of D0-228 light-weight transports, and one HS-125 VIP transport.

In addition, the Federal Republic of Germany was expected to deliver up to four D0-228 light-weight transport craft to the Air Wing in 1988.

Pilots received military training for the Dornier Plane in the Federal Republic of Germany.

The United States provided coaching for this squadron in Phoenix, Arizona.

The chopper squadron was equipped with four French helicopters, two SA-330 Pumas, two AS.350 Ecureuile, and one SA-360 Dauphin acquired in 1985.

As of 1988, there have been thirteen rotary-wing pilots within the MAAW.

French and West German technicians were allotted to the Malawi air Force and were essential to the correct maintenance of the Plane.

For thirty-one years (1979 to 2010), France maintained military cooperation in Aeronautics and plane related study by posting a military cooperation officer responsible of coaching pilots and mechanics to the Republic of Malawi Air Wing helicopter squadron, known as the French Squadron.

Since the concept of Malawi taking part in peacekeeping operations in Africa appeared impossible, France terminated this cooperation in July 2010.

The government of Republic of Malawi President Joyce Banda round-faced pressure to reveal documents associated with yield from the sale of a presidential jet to British island company Bohnox Enterprises.

The money from the $15 million group action was to be Invested to obtain maize and medication for the country.

Reports, however, surfaced in March 2015 that the cash was either missing or had been invested in offset military arms and Malawi air Force debt.

Malawians began to ask regarding the money when an area newspaper recently revealed a story on the problem.

The story quoted sources within the treasury as saying they might not trace however the funds were used as a result of not being deposited into the government’s consolidated account referred to as Account Number One. Several government authorities said the money was used for its intended purpose.

Finance Minister Maxwell Mkwezalamba aforesaid the cash didn’t really get in the Treasury but was used to offset a military arms debt, which the government owed to private defense firm Paramount Group, whose subsidiary is Bohnox. “Instead of them giving us the $15 million for the presidential jet, we requested Bohnox, given their association with Paramount, to basically pay Paramount that amount,” the finance minister said.

“So that cash was never available.” info Minister Brown Mpinganjira antecedently told reporters that the cash was invested to obtain maize and military instrumentation which an amount of it had been used to f

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