Career in Pilot.
Pilot is a key person in airline operations and his job is mainly concerned with flying of the air craft’s on scheduled routes. License for Flying is very important for a commercial pilot.
Job Profile of a pilot:
They Fly aircrafts on long and short flights.
You have to check the technical details of the flight.
Make calculation when flight takes off and lands.
Have to check the fuel requirements and ensure that fueling is done as per the requirements.
Need to establish the contact with the air traffic controller for takeoff.
Check all the equipment's and requirements.
Use their expertise and experience for takeoff and landing
•Speak to passengers, over the public address system on speed and height, details of ground areas they are flying over, warnings of turbulence and difficult weather conditions
•Duties are shared usually with one or two co-pilots
After Landing write the flight report, details problems or instrument difficulties employment Opportunities
•National and International carriers
•Businesses and corporations
•Flying clubs as instructors
•Military and paramilitary services
•Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
•National Aeronautics Limited
One important thing here is that the candidates have to get the license in three stages
1. Student Pilot License (SPL)
2 Private Pilot License (PPL)
3 Commercial Pilot License (CPL)
After completing class Xth or XII th the students can apply for the SPL
On passing Class XII (PCM) they may enroll for the next license -PPL
On getting the PPL training begins for CPL
Student pilot license can be taken at flying clubs in every State. It is a theory exam.
•The Eligibility criteria for this is the age of the student should be minimum 16 and pass in Class X. A medical certificate of fitness, security clearance and a bank guarantee is required.
•Selection - Candidates taking the SPL test have to appear in an oral examination on a fixed day every month. Candidates have to enroll a month before the examination.
Selected candidates go through a medical test and the Pilot Aptitude Test.
•Private pilot license is a practical training. A total of 60 hours of flying is needed of which 20 hours minimum should be solo and 5 hours cross country.
•There is a theory examination also
The top Private institutes which provide private training are
Assam Flying Club, Guwahati
Flying Training Institute, Behala
Hissar Aviation Club, Hissar
Karnal Aviation Club, Karnal
Kerala Aviation Training Centre Civil Aerodrome, Tiruvanthapuram
Pinjore Aviation Club, Ambala
School of Aviation Science & Technology