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Best Flying Schools in India

Yash Dhamija
Yash DhamijaUpdated On: July 28, 2022 10:39 am IST

Are you interested in becoming pilots? There are many flying schools available in India so please check all the information for admission at best flying schools in India and also top 20 flying schools in India in this article.

Best Flying Schools in India

Working as a pilot is a dream that many have held from a young age. However, becoming a professional pilot now is within the reach of people who once only dreamt of it as the number of jobs in the aviation sector has been growing rapidly. But it is certainly not an easy job and comes with its own set of challenges.

It is necessary that the pilot must be well trained to handle all the difficult or challenging situations comfortably. In order to meet this demand for supplying good and well-trained pilots, many flying schools have been established in the country. Many schools offer admission on the basis of academic qualifications of the candidates while some offer admission on the basis of the entrance exam. One of the well-known entrance exams conducted for those who wish to become a commercial pilot is IGRUA. The exam is conducted by the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademy (IGRUA) for admission to its Commercial Pilot License (CPL) course. This article will provide you with a list of the best flying schools in India along with their fee structure.

Best Flying Schools in India

There are many flying schools in India but the schools listed below are highly recommended.

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi

Established in 1985, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA) is a one of the well known and famous pilot training institute situated in Fursatganj Airfield, in Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh, India. The Akademi works under the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Govt. of India (GOI) through the Governing Council (GC). The college is the first institute established to provide training for the commercial pilot in the country. It is the first priority of the students who are looking for a career as a pilot. Candidates will have to fill the application form of IGRUA in order to apply for admission at the academy. Selection will be followed by a pilot aptitude test. Once both the rounds are cleared, the candidates will be selected for admission. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA) will use TB-20, DA-40, Zlin and DA-42 aircraft for training.

Courses Offered

Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL)CRM Workshop
Multi-Crew Co-operation (MCC) CourseMulti Engine endorsement
Simulator training as per candidates requirementsInstrument rating
Specifically designed training courses for Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard PilotsAELP Training and Testing course


The fee of the CPL program offered by Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi is INR 45,00,000.

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National Flying Training Institute (NFTI)

Established in 2007, the National Flying Training Institute is another name for CAE Gondia. The institute is a joint venture between the Airport Authority of India (AAI) and CAE. The institute provides high-quality training to aspiring pilots. Training at the National Flying Training institute combines theoretical knowledge with high-quality flying training. The colleges follow the standard set by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Candidates will be awarded a commercial pilot license(CPL) with a Multi-Engine Rating (ME) and Instrument Rating (IR) on successful completion.

Courses Offered

Airline Pilot TrainingBusiness Pilot Training
Helicopter Pilot TrainingAviation Maintenance Training
Cabin CrewAircraft Platforms


The fee of the CPL program offered by the National Flying Training Institute (NFTI) is INR 42,00,000.

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Madhya Pradesh Flying Club (MPFC)

Established in 1951, the Madhya Pradesh Flying Club (MPFC) is known for creating flying records. The club has maintained and operated aircraft belonging to MP government for over 24 years. MPFC has also trained pilots from the Indian Air Force. The club is approved by DGCA. Numerous private pilots license holders, commercial pilots license holders and aeronautical maintenance engineers have been qualified by the club so far. Madhya Pradesh Flying Club (MPFC) has a fleet of Cessna -172R, Cessna -152/A, and multi-engine six-seater aircraft P-68C-TC along with a Baron G58 for training aspiring pilots. MPFC offers a Private Pilot License (PPL), Multi-Engine Rating, Commercial Pilot License (CPL) and Instrument Rating (IR).

Courses Offered

Private Pilot LicenceCommercial Pilot Licence 
Instrument RatingMulti Engine Rating
Simulator Training Or Instrument Procedure Training


The fee of the CPL program offered by the MPFC is INR 8,50,000.

Ahmedabad Aviation & Aeronautics Ltd. (AAA)

Established in 1994, Ahmedabad Aviation & Aeronautics Ltd. (AAA) focuses on training the pilots according to the current need and requirements. The club is committed to meet the expectations of the aviation industry. Ahmedabad Aviation & Aeronautics Ltd. (AAA) provides training from its own hanger at Mehsana Airfield and SV Patel International Airport Ahmedabad. The club comprises a multi-engine aircraft and 4 single-engine which are approved by DGCA for pilot training. AAA is the only flying institute available in Ahmedabad, Gujarat with a fleet of four single-engine aircraft-Cessna 172/ Cessna 152. Candidates may apply for any of the Private Pilot License (PPL), Commercial Pilot License (CPL) or Instructor Rating at the flying school.

Courses Offered

Ground Class for CPL CourseCommercial Pilot Licence 
Private Pilot LicenseAspirant Pilot Licence
Instructor RatingFlying Hours Building


The fee of the CPL program offered by the Ahmedabad Aviation & Aeronautics Ltd. is INR 2,05,000.

Also Read:Aviation Courses Available after Class 12 in India: Eligibility, Duration and Scope

Bombay Flying Club

Bombay flying club was established in 1928 and is affiliated with DGCA and Mumbai University. Late Mr J.R.D.Tata, the founder of aviation in India, was the first to receive a pilot license from The Bombay Flying Club in February 1929. Training at Bombay Flying club is provided by the fleet of Cessna 152A, PIPER PA18, Cessna 172, Cessna172R (glass cockpit-like airlines aircraft cockpit)-Single Engine & Seneca (twin engine) aircraft.

Courses Offered

Aircraft Maintenance EngineeringCommercial Pilot Licence 
BSc Aeronautical DegreeBSc Aviation Degree
Hobby Flying – Executive PPLRemotely Piloted Aircraft System(Drones) Course


The fee of the CPL program offered by the Bombay Flying Club. is INR 41,00,000.

Apart from the flying schools provided above, there are many other flying schools as well which are mentioned below:

Best 20 Best Flying Schools in India

The candidates can check the top 20 flying schools in India given below.

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA)

Madhya Pradesh Flying Club (MPFC)

National Flying Training Institute (NFTI)

Ahmedabad Aviation & Aeronautics Ltd. (AAA)

Bombay Flying Club

Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy

Government Flying Training School

OFAA – Orient Flights Aviation Academy

Chimes Aviation Academy (CAA)

Gujarat Flying Club


Mams Air Private Limited

National College of Aviation

Blue Bird Flight Academy

Fortune Aviation Academy

Dean International Flight School

Since the fee structure of most of these flying schools is usually on the higher side and becoming a commercial pilot is a huge financial commitment and is also competitive, it is important to consider a variety of flying schools and go for the one which falls under your budget. However, if you are comfortable with joining any then you can research about the flying school before joining it. Candidates who have any doubt regarding the flying schools of India can ask questions on the Collegedekho QnA zone. For admission related assistance, fill our Common Application Form.  

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