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Pilot Training (Pilot Training)

Updated By Abhinav Chamoli on 25 Nov, 2020
Average Duration
18 months-2 years
Average Fee
3 L-12 L INR annual
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About Pilot Training

If you have always been fascinated by the dynamics of flying, aeroplanes and the science behind it, commercial pilot training is a right career choice for you. The pilot training course helps provide wings to your aspirations and dreams.

The job of the pilot requires skills of very high value and is very specialised. To be a commercial pilot one requires extensive knowledge of air navigation, how to lead aircraft under extreme and adverse circumstances, interpretation of meteorological reports, operating electronic and mechanical controls.

Since a pilot is responsible for the lives of many passengers, it is necessary for them to have discipline, patience, commitment, punctuality and an adaptability to follow a difficult time schedule. 

Skills Required for Commerical Pilot:

  • To be a commercial pilot it is necessary for aspirants to be mentally alert and have emotional stability in the time of crisis.
  • Must be physically fit and have good eyesight.
  • Apart from physical fitness, a person willing to take up this course should be calm, confident, technically sound and alertness during crisis and emergency situations.

Pilot Training Eligibility Criteria

Step 1:

  • To become a commercial pilot in India, candidates first have to possess a Student Pilot License. To get the SPL candidates must be class 12th pass with science as a mandatory stream.
  • Age Requirement: Candidate must be minimum 16 years of age to register for a flying club which is recognized by DGCA- Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Govt. Of India.
  • Registration: Candidates need to provide a medical certificate, bank guarantee and security clearance.
  • Entrance Examination: To obtain SPL authority conduct an oral examination in subjects such as Air Navigation, Aviation Meteorology and Air Regulation- Specific & Technical.

Step 2:

  • After obtaining SPL, the candidate has to go through Private Pilot Training PPL. It involves sixty hours of flying out of which fifteen hours are for dual flights ( accompanied by an instructor and 30 hours of solo flights.
  • Age Requirement: The minimum age requirement for the course is 17 years.
  • Educational Qualification: 10+2 and medical certificate issued by the Armed Forces Central Medical Establishment 

Pilot Training Syllabus

Popular Subjects:

Flight Training Process

Go- around procedures

Flight Information

Flight Hours- Solo Flights & Dual Flights

Maneuvering During Slow Flight

Flight Physiology

Basic Flight Instruments

Grading Criteria

Forces Acting on Airplane

Power-Off Stalls

Power-On Stalls

Aeromedical Factors

Stability and Control


Normal & Cross Wind Take Off, Climb, Approach and Landing

Training Airplane

Eight-on Pylons

VOR Navigation

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Pilot Training Career Options and Job Prospects

There is a great demand for pilots across the country both in private and government airlines. Pilots are paid really well as it is one of the high skill jobs that involves in-depth knowledge and training. The starting salary of a commercial pilot in India is Rs.8 lakh to Rs. 18 lakh. They also enjoy various other perks and benefits such as:

  • Gratuity
  • Contributory Provident fund
  • Medical Facilities
  • Concessional Air Fares/ Free Travel
  • Medical Facilities
  • Housing Allowance

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What are the top colleges offering Pilot Training courses ?

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What is the average fee for the course Pilot Training ?

The average fee for Pilot Training is INR 1,50,000 per year.

What is the duration of the course Pilot Training ?

Pilot Training is a 2 year course.

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