Ashish Chd

I want to join indian air force as a fighter pilot,i am planning to do aeronautical engineering so which field will suits mee the best to fullfill that air force fighter pilot criteria to fly that mon

d.o.b-03/04/1991,12 cleared in 2012

by Ashish Chd
2 answers
| Share :

2 answers

RE: I want to join indian air force as a fighter pilot,i am planning to do aeronautical engineering so which field will suits mee the best to fullfill that air force fighter pilot criteria to fly that mon

Ashwani Bhakoo
Ashwani Bhakoo
Verified Career Expert
Career Counselor/ Chief Flying Instructor at NFTI
  • Pune

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 you would be assessed about your flying skills and based on these you would either join the fighter stream or the transport or helicopter stream. In case you need more details please let me know.

RE: I want to join indian air force as a fighter pilot,i am planning to do aeronautical engineering so which field will suits mee the best to fullfill that air force fighter pilot criteria to fly that mon

Gomathi Venkat
Gomathi Venkat
Verified Career Expert
Managing Director at GV Counseling Group
  • Bengaluru

Dear aspirant


Your interest in fighter pilot is very amazing. To become a fighter pilot one person should have the basic qualification related to pilot training. This is very much different from aeronautical engineering. Students often confuse between aeronautical engineering, aerospace engineering and pilot and they think these two degrees only help to become a pilot. The truth is not that. Aeronautical engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the designing and manufacturing of aeroplanes. It is a 100% aero technical course and it has 100% no relation to becoming a pilot in future. If you study aeronautical engineering, you will be only work as a flight engineer for an airline at the airport or work as a flight engineer for an airline company at the manufacturing plant. So this clearly explains there is no relation between working as a pilot and technicians.

Secondly, there is some difference between becoming a pilot and a fighter pilot. A pilot is a person who flies planes for commercial purposes. So this includes passenger airlines and other private party owned personal use air crafts. If you want to become a pilot, you should go through pilot training academy and study with them. The minimum eligibility to study at a pilot training academy are:
  • Must be over 18 years
  • Must have compulsorily studied Physics and maths upto 10th and 12th class.
  • Enrol at a pilot training institute for a two year pilot training course
  • After the two year training, you will pass the theoretical and practical test conducted by DGCA government approved of India.
  • After you clear tests, you get a pilot license. With this you can work as a pilot for passenger airlines.

Lastly, i shall explain how to become a fighter pilot. A fighter pilot is completely different from commercial pilot. A fighter pilot only works for the government where as a commercial pilot works for both government approved airline like the air India and as well as the private airline that runs for passenger transport. To become a fighter pilot, you need to have the following eligibility.
  • Pass 12th class with physics and maths subject and study at the National defence academy. You will study a three year course and completing this you will be put up for one year at the air force academy. All together after four years you can work as a fighter pilot.
  • You can also complete any graduation degree and then become a fighter pilot. That is after a graduation degree, you can do the 1-2 year training course and then become a fighter pilot.

I hope i cleared your doubts. If there is any thing else please contact me back. All the best.

RE: I want to join indian air force as a fighter pilot,i am planning to do aeronautical engineering so which field will suits mee the best to fullfill that air force fighter pilot criteria to fly that mon

This topic is now closed. New replies are no longer allowed.
Latest ANSWERS

Hii mam,If i do mba(weekend) from Ip university then the i receive degree is clearly specifiy mba weekend or only Just Mba .?

Hello Parminder,  There is nothing called MBA weekend degree. Its just how the courses are structured so that one can pursue a course without ham .. read more

my qualification is 10th pass and i want to become a graduate

Hello Tanveer,  Good that you wish to be a graduate but in which stream is the question. Write back detailing your line of interest and liking so .. read more

I am a passionate actor and i just did my graduation in journalism and now i am confused whether to pursue my carrer in acting or journalism even though i want to pursue my carrer into acting but i am kinda insecure that i will end up jobless.

Hello Amann,  You have mentioned being passionate about acting. If it is your passion then it must be something you should go for because when yo .. read more

Hi meghana mam .I am completed intermediate bipc. Now I want join in BSC (bzc) . Next pg course I want medical field in labs .... Anesthesia ... Car... Mra scan .. ECG..So I want it suggestion in availability courses

Hello SK Humayun,  Congrats on clearing 12th. Here in terms of your B.Sc I would suggest that pursue a B.Sc in Radiology. The course would give y .. read more
Most Popular

I have passed 12th with 74% mark. I have choice to join BTech or BSc physics. kindly suggest me what should I choose out of the 2. i am flexible with my career profile as an engineer or as a lecturer.

Hi Dear, Congratulations! As I care for your career, I would like to tell you that 74% is pretty average score nowadays when most of the students to w .. read more

Which are the best colleges for interior designing in India?

Some of the leading institutes in Interior Designing includes IIFT, Pearl Academy, Lovely Professional University, Apeejey university etc. You have th .. read more

How is the typical day of a Corporate Lawyer?

 hii i am miss ravika can yoy help me   .. read more

To become a fashion designer or an airhostess

The choice on your career is with you only. It is all about your interest and talent.  In my view a career in fashion designing gives you more op .. read more
Caching Date: 5/25/2017 6:55:13 AM