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Career for Pilot in India

Career for Pilot in India

To become a commercial pilot in India, one has to first possess a Student Pilot License (SPL). To get the SPL those with 10+2 with science and aged at least 16 years should register at a flying club which is recognized by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Government of India. Registration requires a medical certificate, security clearance and a bank guarantee. An oral examination in subjects such as Air Regulations, Aviation Meteorology, Air Navigation, Engine (technical and specific) follows the registration. Successful completion of the examination entitles you for an SPL certificate.


The second step is the Private Pilot License (PPL). PPL training includes sixty hours of flying of which about fifteen hours are dual flights, that is accompanied by the flight instructor and at least 30 hours of solo flights apart from five hours of cross-country flying. This makes one eligible for the PPL exam, which consists of Air Regulation, Aviation Meteorology, Air Navigation, Aircraft Engines and Seamanship. The prescribed age for appearing for this exam is 17 years and an educational qualification of 10+2 along with a medical Fitness Certificate issued by the Armed Forces Central Medical Establishment (AFCME).



A Commercial Pilot Licence may be obtained only after a PPL has been acquired. To obtain a Commercial Pilots License (CPL) 250 hours of flying (including 60 hours for the PPL) is necessary. Besides that you have to undergo a Medical Fitness Test which is held at New Delhi and an examination which consists of Air Regulations, Aviation Meteorology, Air Navigation, Technical, Plannrng, and communications in the form of Radio & Wireless Transmission. With the CPL, a pilot can take up any professional assignment.


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 If some above conditions is not suitable to you in terms of cost, then you should prefer to go to Indian air force, they will select you based on the performance in the AFCAT exam and other tests etc., will be conducted by SSB. 


Note: This is only suitable for those who want to work as a fighter pilot for Indian nation and not for the salary


List of Top 10 Pilot Training Institutes in India

  • J. Aviation academy , Bangalore
  • Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy, Hyderabad
  • Indian Aviation Academy, Mumbai
  • Wingsss College of Aviation Technology, Pune
  • Ahmedabad Aviation and Aeronautics, Ahmedabad
  • Indian Institute of Aeronautics, New Delhi
  • Hindustan Aviation Academy, Bengaluru
  • Indian Institute of Aeronautical Science, Kolkata
  • National College of Aviation, Patna
  • Kompass Aviation, New Delhi

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