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pilot : how to become a pilot

- AdminUpdated On April 12, 2017 12:06 PM

Dear Student,

Your career path will depend on the type of pilot you want to become. You can either choose a career as a commercial pilot or you can become a pilot. Both the fields will require you to pursue different paths.

How to become a Commercial Pilot:

Courses & Eligibility: -

  • In India, if one aspires to become a Commercial Pilot, he must have a Commercial Pilot License (CPL).
  • Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is the authority which gives CPL.
  • Initially, the candidates who aspire to become a Commercial Pilot must have passed +2.
  • They need to join in a pilot training course in a DGCA-approved institution.
  • The candidates who want to join in DGCA-approved institutes need to clear a written test.
  • Apart from written test, the candidates must be medically fit as per DGCA Class I medical assessment rules.
  • For getting eligible for Commercial Pilot License, the candidates must complete 200 hours of flying.
  • Passing theory paper is also mandatory to apply for CPL.
  • Therefore, students need to clear the examination conduction by various aviation academics to get trained for acquiring CPL.

Commercial Pilot Training: -

  • Initially, aspiring pilots will undergo extensive training in academics and later the fight instructors will proceed with the flight training.
  • Initially, the candidates will be given training on dual flights.
  • If the candidates can complete 15 hours on a dual flight, he is eligible to fly solo.
  • After getting CPL, the candidates have to undergo training for six months or one year.

Also Read: How to Become a Commercial Pilot?

How to Become a Pilot in Indian Airforce:

If you want join the Indian Air Force as a Pilot, you will have to be a part of the ‘Flying Branch’ of the Indian Air Force. You can choose to join the Flying Branch after your Class 12th or even after your graduation.

If you choose to join the Indian Air Force right after your Class 12thexaminations, you will have to appear and qualify in the National Defense Academy (NDA) Exam.

If you choose to join the Indian Air Force after you complete your graduation, you can get in through any of the following options:

  • Appear and qualify in the Combined Defense Services Examinations (CDSE).
  • Join the Indian Air Force through Short Service Commissions (SSC).
  • Enter through the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Special Entry scheme.

- Akansha SirohiAnswered on April 12, 2017 12:06 PM
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