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What trainings does one need to undergo as a college graduate which will be effective in the long run for an Airline Pilot?

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RE: What trainings does one need to undergo as a college graduate which will be effective in the long run for an Airline Pilot?

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Candidates with training in flying may join any of the reputed airline companies in India or abroad as pilots. To become a commercial pilot in India, one has to first possess a Student Pilot License (SPL). To get the SPL, aspirant should have passed class 10th , aged at least 16 years and 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( PCM) along with a medical Fitness Certificate issued by the Armed Forces Central Medical Establishment (AFCME).



A Commercial Pilot License 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, Planning, and communications in the form of Radio & Wireless Transmission. With the CPL, a pilot can take up any professional assignment. There are several DGCA-approved flying academies where one can do a CPL course. It may cost anything up to Rs 25 lakh and may last two years.
After getting a CPL, one has to fly at least 1,500 hours on different aircraft and become familiar with instrument ratings to get the airline transport pilot licence (ATPL). Many aspirants try to get the licence faster by joining schools abroad. Life is hard for pilots at entry level.

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