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Asked this 1 year, 10 months ago

Pilot course cost

I wanna be a Pilot, so what should I do after my +2? How could I apply for that and what would be its cost and which institutes are the best?
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Answer written 1 year, 10 months ago
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Jayita Ekka
Answer written 1 year, 10 months ago
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Dear student, 

Happy new year! Wanting to be a Pilot is a good choice. Not only is it adventurous, but it is a lucrative career prospect as well. There are 3 levels of a Pilot Training:

  • SPL: Student Pilot License
  • PPL: Private Pilot License (you can get this after 60 hours of flying (with trainer and individual flying)
  • CPL: Commercial Pilot License can be obtained by 190 hours of flying 

Eligibility Criteria to become a Pilot:

  • Class 12 pass from a recognised Board with Maths, Physics & Chemistry as main subjects
  • Minimum 50% marks in Class 12
  • Top physical health - especially eyesight (6 by 6 vision)
  • Minimum 17 years of age

Selection Process:

  • You will need to perform well in the entrance exam conducted by the college
  • If you are interested in joining the Armed Forces, then you will need to give the AFCAT exam

Fees for Pilot Course:

While the fee varies from college to college, the average fee to complete a 15 - 18 months pilot training course will be around Rs. 20 - Rs. 40 Lakhs. This amount will include course fee, living expenses etc. 

Pilot Training Schools in India:

  • Indira Gandhi Institute of Aeronautics, Chennai (Jaipur, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Ghaziabad)
  • Academy of Carver Aviation Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
  • The Bombay Flying Club, Mumbai
  • Andhra Pradesh Aviation Academy, Hyderabad
  • Andhra Pradesh Flying Club, Hyderabad
  • The Gujarat Flying Club, Vadodara
  • Banasthali Vidyapith Gliding & Flying Club (BVGFC), Rajasthan
  • Assam Flying Club, Guwahati
  • Bangalore Aeronautics Technical Services, Mysore Aerodrome, Karnataka
  • Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Bihar Flying Institute, Patna
  • Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation, Haryana
  • Coimbatore Flying Club, Tamil Nadu

    Good Luck!


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