The Aviation Industry in India is divided into two sectors – Commercial and Military. Commercial aviation includes passenger airlines and cargo planes, international air services, air taxi, and charter operations. Military aviation consists of the Indian Air Force and the aviation arms of the navy and army. Commercial aviation has an organized structure that includes airlines operation, maintenance, marketing and finance. The job of a pilot comes under airline operation. A career as a pilot will give you an attractive salary along with other perks. With the growing aviation industry, plenty of jobs are available for aspiring young pilots.Watch Video
|Commercial Pilot License Certificate||Class 10+2 (PCM) or equivalent (minimum 50% marks) + minimum 16 years age||3-4 years|
All the flying clubs have their own entrance examination.
Procuring a commercial pilot license can cost between INR Sixteen lakh to Forty Five lakhs, these charges may vary.
Good IQ and Problem solving skills
Decision Making Skills
Good Communication Skills
A commercial pilot can have the following options:
Commercial Pilot:As the name suggests, these are pilots that fly for commercial purposes. They are responsible for handling the commercial requirements of the airlines. Be it carrying passengers from one place to another or being involved in activities like aerobatics, air rallies and aeromodelling. Candidates must also know that these commercial pilots are licensed pilots and are directly and indirectly responsible for the flights they use. The commercial pilots can further be divided into three sub-categories, based on the different functions they perform. These are as follows:
Military Pilot:They are considered as the backbone for the Indian Armed Forces comprising the Indian Army, Airforce and Navy. The military pilots support the Armed Forces with their air skills to engage into air-to-air combat, identifying missions and transporting army essentials and personnel. The subdivisions are as under –
Private Pilot:These are the pilots hired for corporate or personal requirements. Private jets and helicopters are flown by these private pilots. Private Pilot License is issued to these pilots under the guidance and regulations of the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Private pilots can also be commercial pilots as per the needs and requirements.
Gujarat Flying Club, Vadodara, Gujarat (http://www.gujaratflyingclub.in/index.php)
Ahmedabad Aviation and Aeronautics, Ahmedabad, Gujarat (http://www.aaa.co.in)
Bombay Flying Club, Mumbai, Maharashtra (http://www.thebombayflyingclub.com)
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udan Akademi, Rae Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh (http://igrua.gov.in)
Government Flying Training Institute, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa (http://www.flywithgati.com)
Madhya Pradesh Flying Club, Indore (http://www.mpfc.in)
Madras Flying Club, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (http://www.themadrasflyingclub.org)
Kerala Aviation Training Centre, Thiruvananthapura (http://www.rajivgandhiacademyforaviationtechnology.org)
To become a commercial Pilot one has to follow three steps:
Indian Air Force
All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges / universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.