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Mr. Ashwani is a graduate of the Royal Air Force College (Bracknell-U.K) Awarded the Vishist Seva Medal by president of India he is an ex Fighter pilot of The Indian Air Force. Presently he is working as a Chief flying Instructor at National Flying training Institute, Gondia. He is also a postgraduate in Psychotherapy and Counseling and had been conducting career counseling based on psychometric assessment and behavior profiling on the aspects of human behavior, career choices and attitude building. With his extensive experience he had been conducting career counseling sessions in schools and colleges in Pune. He is also trustee of ‘connecting NGO’ ( works with depressed and suicidal)

 Ashwani Bhakoo, Career Counselor/ Chief Flying Instructor at NFTI, is a career counsellor based at Pune, Maharashtra area. View all career counsellors from Pune

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Working as an Airline pilot is in any case a very interesting, challenging and demanding job. I say - job as some people look at this as a job but I feel that to be a pilot is a passion. A pilot is a unique commodity even in todays world and in todays environment of high tech jobs. This is a very demanding, skill based environment where a person is in the environment which is new to them, flying heavier than air machines, taking responsibility of hundreds of passengers, your crew and an aircraft which costs millions of dollars. The task is so demanding that any one miscalculation or wrong deci

Answered by: Ashwani Bhakoo, Career Counselor/ Chief Flying Instructor at NFTI, on January 23, 2015
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The working and the flying hours of an airline are two separate things. This depends upon the type of aircraft the pilot is flying and the type of work he is doing. In India this is regulated by the Director General of civil Aviation and are given in an order by them for all airlines. The duty of an airline Pilot

Answered by: Ashwani Bhakoo, Career Counselor/ Chief Flying Instructor at NFTI, on February 20, 2014
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Airlines pilots are as sociable as any other professional. They are very thorough professionals, they have a very hectic schedule, they have to take care of their health and they have to ensure that they have got their rest before they fly. All this is true but at the same time an airline pilot is a very social person. They are actually the people who come in contact with the passengers after the other airline staff like the cabin crew. The airline pilot while on a flight and on a particular trip may not be able to have a late night party or go out late at night but when they have their day of

Answered by: Ashwani Bhakoo, Career Counselor/ Chief Flying Instructor at NFTI, on February 19, 2014
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Before we go into understanding the relevancy of doing an MBA let us understand what is the role of an airline pilot. The role of an airline pilot is to lead his time, manage his time, be efficient in resource management, make optimum use of the equipment he is given, to plan well and have a contingency plan, to understand finance, be economical, have emotional intelligence, manage stress well, be a good human resource manager, be a good coordinator and more than anything else understand the importance of time management. Knowing what an airline pilot is required to do let us look at what

Answered by: Ashwani Bhakoo, Career Counselor/ Chief Flying Instructor at NFTI, on February 13, 2014
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Becoming a pilot is a long process but a process which is worth the hard work and the effort. To become a Pilot the first requirement is that you should be 12th with Maths and Physics as your subjects. After this you should do a class 2 medical and get a computer number from DGCA and a File number. Having done this you should look for a good flying school which would help you to fly and also have a good ground school. Join the flying school and then you have to appear for exams with director general civil aviation. These exams are held every three months and are conducted 4 times a year. The s

Answered by: Ashwani Bhakoo, Career Counselor/ Chief Flying Instructor at NFTI, on February 13, 2014
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An airline Pilot has a very challenging job to perform. His primary job is to make sure that the aircraft, passengers, crew and his cargo reach the destination safely and securely. To do this he has to make sure that his aircraft is fully serviceable and this is done by coordinating with the maintenance, then he has to make sure the aircraft is secure, this is done by coordinating with security and then he has to ensure that his crew is briefed. To ensure that the entire flight is smooth he has to coordinate with various agencies including the ait traffic control, apron control and flight plan

Answered by: Ashwani Bhakoo, Career Counselor/ Chief Flying Instructor at NFTI, on February 13, 2014
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To become an [Airline pilot][1] in India one has to have the following requirements. First he should have a min [qualification of being 12th][2] pass with Maths and Physics as subjects. Then he should be medically fit. After this he need to do a Professional pilot course to do a Commercial Pilot License. This takes 2 years normally though some institutes would thell you that it can be done in 18 or 19 months. Tis requires you to fly 200hrs and also clear the Director general Civil Aviations exams on Air regulations, meteorology, navigation, Technical Specific and Technical General. Along with

Answered by: Ashwani Bhakoo, Career Counselor/ Chief Flying Instructor at NFTI, on February 12, 2014
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As an engineer you have multiple options to work in airlines. All airlines need engineers for their aircraft. The engineers are needed in various streams like electronics, mechanical and communication fields. To be able to do so you will have to apply to an airline and then go through a course on various systems. This would then lead you to prepare for exams which are conducted by Director general of Civil Aviation every 3 months. On clearing these exams you could then become a certified Aeronautical Maintenance Engineer. Some developing airlines may take fresher but many would prefer to take

Answered by: Ashwani Bhakoo, Career Counselor/ Chief Flying Instructor at NFTI, on February 12, 2014
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To join the Indian Air Force as a Fighter pilot there is no need to do Aeronautical engineering. There are basically two ways to join the Air Force and then become a fighter pilot. The first is through the National Defence Academy after the 12th class and the second is to join the Air Force Academy after Graduation. If you join the National Defence Academy , you will do a 3 year course there and then be sent to the Air Force Academy for 1 year of training. At the end of this you will join the Indian Air Force as a commissioned officer. It is during the training at the Air force Academy where y

Answered by: Ashwani Bhakoo, Career Counselor/ Chief Flying Instructor at NFTI, on February 12, 2014
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To be able to form - make bombs, fighter planes and missiles the best thing is to do engineering. All three require different skills and different education background. The requirement for all is engineering and depending upon your interest you could join electronic and communication engineering, mechanical engineering, or even chemical engineering. The engineering stream could be selected based on your interest. All three are required to be able to participate in this field. The good way to do this is to do engineering and opt for the Defence services. The defense services provide you g

Answered by: Ashwani Bhakoo, Career Counselor/ Chief Flying Instructor at NFTI, on February 12, 2014