Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL): This is issued only after the authorities are fully satisfied with the competence of the candidate. In-depth knowledge of four specific subject areas and 250 hours of flying, including 150 hours solo, 25 hours cross-country, 10 hours instrument flying and five hours night flying, are essential.
Medical fitness has to be certified either at the Air Force Central Medical Establishment, Subroto Park, New Delhi, or the Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Vimanpura, Bangalore.
Subject knowledge is assessed through a written test held at the metros three times a year.
Passing rigorous flying tests is vital. The minimum age for certification is 18 years.
The candidate should have procured the certificate of proficiency issued by the Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing, and must have a Radio Telephoning Receiver qualification.
Total training of three to five years would be required to make you a commercial pilot.
CPL holders have to undergo medical inspection every 12 months and PPL holders every 24 months. A CPL is valid for five years and PPL for 10 years. Thereafter, the licences have to be renewed.
The cost of training per hour for each type of aircraft has been fixed by the DGCA. The total expenses to become a commercial pilot may come to Rs. 10 lakhs or more. To be a professional airline pilot, we should have at least 10 hours of multi-engine rating. The total expenses for this would be around Rs. 15 lakhs.
To obtain a commercial pilot licence (CPL) one should undergo these examinations
1. Air Regulation
2. Aviation Meteorology
3. Air Navigation
6. Communications in the form of Radio and wireless transmission
To join a flying club or a flying school one should complete these requirements in India
Pass in 10+12/Diploma/PD.C/G.C.E. 'A' Level (or equivalent) with credit in maths and physics
Eyesight must be 6/6 is mandatory
Age should be 17 (completed)
List of Flying Clubs in India
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udan Akademi, Rae Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh Aviation Academy, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Amritsar Aviation Club, Amritsar, Punjab
Bihar Flying Institute, Patna, Bihar
Bombay Flying Club, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Gujarat Flying Club, Vadodara, Gujarat
Government. Flying Training Institute, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa
Government Flying Training Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal
Government. Flying Training School, Bangalore, Karnataka
Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation, Karnal, Haryana
Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation, Hissar, Haryana
Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation, Pinjore, Haryana
Ludhiana Aviation Club, Ludhiana, Punjab
Madhya Pradesh Flying Club, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh Flying Club, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Madras Flying Club, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Northern India Flying Club, Jallandhar, Punjab
Patiala Aviation Club, Patiala, Punjab
Rajasthan State Flying School, Jaipur, Rajasthan
UP State Flying Training Institute, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Andaman & Nicobar Flying Training Institute, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Assam Flying Club, Guwahati, Assam
Banasthali Vidyapith Gliding and Flying Club, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Aviation Training Academy, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Delhi Flying Club, New Delhi
Kerala Aviation Training Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Nagpur Flying Club, Nagpur, Maharashtra
Jamshedpur Cooperative Flying Club, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand