Do you have what it take to be a PILOT.
It’s fairly simple formula; all you have to do is just complete the following
- Desire – You have to have the right desire or motivation to want to become a Pilot. The training cost and exams require dedication & ultimately lots of hard work to complete. Flying needs to be something you aspire to, something you enjoy. For those of you who have never been flying, I strongly suggest you doing a trial flight cause you need to experience flying & discover whether it is really for you. We could arrange a trial flight for you in India nearest to your home.
- Ability – This is your ability to actually pilot an aircraft
- Aptitude – Which is a measurement of your piloting ability. Computerized tests are used to measure different abilities such as hand-eye coordination, multi-tasking or cognitive skills. We would recommend you have your aptitude measured before you set out to become a Pilot.
- Education – To be a Pilot you need 10+12 Pass with Physics, Math and English. Although not a requirement, it is beneficial to have ‘A’ grades in Math & Physics. University level education is not necessary, however, University degree could provide as a backup plan should you not be successful in becoming a Pilot.
- Personality –It’s very important. You need to have the suitable kind, which airlines are looking for. For example, you need to be responsible, calm under pressure, maintain high standards, be a good communicator and lead by example. But above all, you have to be able to get along with people.
- Medical– You need to meet the Civil Aviation Authority DGCA Class 1 medical requirement conducted at DGCA approved Aeromedical Centre’s or by DGCA Aeromedical Examiner. Details are provided in dgca.nic.in/medical.
- Finance – You need to get finances to pay for your flight training. Many nationalized banks in India extend support to students aspiring to be Pilots.
- License – You will need to get a Commercial Pilot License with Instrument Rating & Multi-engine and a Type Rating.
- Recruitment – In most developed countries, Pilots who obtain their Commercial Licenses, start their professional careers flying light planes initially, working as instructors in flight schools to meet the required hours. Pilots after acquiring enough experience in these type of jobs then move on to regional carriers operating smaller aircraft and only after gaining enough experience in these, do they move on to the heavy jets. In India, Pilots fresh out of flight schools occupy the co-pilot’s seat on heavy jet aircraft after an endorsement course to meet the bare minimum legal requirement to qualify.
Great pilots are made, not born. A man may possess good eyesight, sensitive hands, and perfect coordination, but the end result is only fashioned by steady coaching, much practice, and experience.