Kolkata: We are there to help you to choose your track after your 12th exam. Today we are discussing about Commercial Pilot.
If you want to become a successful commercial pilot, you have to join reputed flying schools after completing your 12th Board exams. Furthermore, you should have a minimum of 50% in core science subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Math, to be eligible for getting admission in any flying school.
A few names of the flying institutes where you can complete your Private Pilot License (PPL), Student Pilot License (SPL) and Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) training have been listed below:
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi in Uttar Pradesh
Government Aviation Training Institute, Civil aerodrome in Bhubaneswar
Government Flying Club, Aerodrome in Lucknow
Flying Training Institute, Behala in Kolkata
Assam Flying Club, Guwahati Airport in Guwahati
School of Aviation Science and Technology in Delhi
Andra Pradesh Flying Club Hyderabad Airport
How to get enrolled in a flying school?
All of the air flying schools in India have two levels of entrance exams – one academic and the other, a compulsory fitness exam. As flying a commercial aircraft is a big responsibility, the authorities see to the fact that the potential pilots seeking admission in the flying schools are completely fit.
Eligibility criteria for SPL (Student Pilot License)
The candidate must be at least 16 years of age. He/she should have passed 10th board exams from a recognized institute. He/she must possess a class 2 medical certificate to get DGCA approval.
If you are eligible according to the aforementioned criteria, you can contact any flying school and appear for the SPL exam.
Eligibility criteria for CPL (Commercial Pilot License)
The candidate should complete his/her 10+2 with Physics and Math as the compulsory subjects, should be medically fit (Class II Medical Certificate). The candidate has to complete 200 hours of flight time for the course completion.
Eligibility criteria for PPL (Private Pilot License)
The candidate should have passed his/her 10 with flying grades, should be medically fit as per the standards meted down by DGCA. He/She has to complete 50 hours of flight time to get the certificate.
When choosing a flying school in India, go for the ones acknowledged and certified by the Civil Aviation Ministry. Also, do some research on the institute to make sure it has a top-notch training infrastructure.
A lot of hard work is required to start as a commercial pilot. Although the fees are quite high for pilot training, the career is worth the effort when you obtain your license and enter the cockpit.