To fulfill a dream as a Pilot: In India there are so many prestigious and dream jobs. Pilot job is one of the dream jobs of many young fresh graduates. As comparable to Indian Army, Navy, Airforce or defense jobs Pilot job is also a dream job. But we don’t know how to prepare, what are the steps, etc. Here I am trying to discuss all the detail as my best of knowledge. Hope it will be beneficial.
What are the qualifications and qualities required of a Pilot?
>There are two routes that enable one to pursue aviation as a career.
Civil Aviation (Non-Military Aviation/ Commercial Pilot), Indian Defence Forces (Air Force)
Educational qualification: To be a Pilot in India you just need to pass 12th standard and also should score 50% in Physics, Maths, Chemistry.
Do you know how many types of Pilot in India?
>There are different types of Pilot scheme are there. They are discussed below.
Student Pilots: for a student pilot, you must be at least 16 years old and able to read, write and speak English.
Private Pilots: Applicants must be at least 17 years old and able to read, write and speak English. Also, you must complete the necessary ground and flight training.
Commercial Pilots and Flight Instructors: In both cases, aspirants must be at least 18 years old and must able to read, speak, write and understand English.
Airline Transport Pilots: Most ATP applicants must be 23 years old but certain pilots may obtain the certificate at age 21.
College Degree: While a college degree is not compulsory but it is required for the time being. Much non-science background becomes pilot if they have good math and reasoning knowledge. Airlines prefer mainly science background.
Which qualities are you require to be a successful Pilot?
Quality of a Pilot: If you want to settle your career as a pilot you need to balance good qualities which are today’s aviation Industry looking for.Motivation and ambition, technical aptitude, pressure tolerance, the maturity of all ages, spatial awareness. All factors are very crucial for a pilot.
Medical certification: Before your training begins you need an examination to test your hearing, eyesight, coordination, and overall health. All pilots are required Medical certificate throughout the career.
How many Pilot Training Institutes are there in India?
Pilot Training Institute: There are some pilot training Institutes in India. Such as:-
1)Madhya Pradesh Flying Club
2)Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy UP
3) Flying Training Institute, Behala
4) Calcutta, Government Aviation Training Institute
5)Civil Aerodrome, Bhubaneswar
6)Karnal Aviation Club, Kunjpura Road, Karnal, Haryana
7) Government Flying Club, Aerodrome, Lucknow
8)School of Aviation Science and Technology, Delhi
9)Flying Club Ltd, New Delhi
10)State Civil Aviation, UP
11)Govt Flying Training Center Kanpur and Varanasi
12)Rajasthan State Flying School, Sanganer Airport, Jaipur
13)Govt Flying Training School Jakkur Aerodrome, Bangalore,
14)Andhra Pradesh Flying Club Hyderabad Airport, Hyderabad
15)Assam Flying Club, Guwahati Airport, Guwahati
16)Bihar Flying Institute, Civil Aerodrome, Patna, Bihar
How much Salary can a Commercial Pilot get?
>You know this is a dream job. That’ why the salary of this post should be also attractive. Let us know how much salary a Pilot gain.
Commercial Pilot Salary: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average salary of a Commercial Pilot is $77,200 per year. The lowest-paid 10 percent of Commercial Pilots earn $39,430, while the highest-paid 10 percent earn more than $147,240 annually.
Other information: As a pilot, you can join not only in passenger plane but also in Indian airforce, helicopter, etc.