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Career as a Pilot

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About Career as a Pilot

Careers as a Pilot has a lot of demand due to high paying salaries. Commercial aviation includes passenger airlines and cargo planes, international air services and charter operations.A commercial pilot basically flies aircraft carrying passenger or cargo or both.The job of commercial pilot is the most glamorous and exciting job in aviation. It is highly rated and one of the most adventurous career which requires intensive training. This is a highly specialized job which requires knowledge of air navigation, interpretation of meteorological reports, operations of sophisticated electronic and mechanical controls. They are the captains in charge, who are responsible for the safety of the crew and passengers or cargo.
 

Career Prospects of Career as a Pilot

Career as a pilot have wide varieties of employment opportunities in government as well as private domestic and international airlines, cargo planes, charter planes and private planes. . They can be employed in public sector airlines like Indian Airlines and Air India. They also have the option of joining private domestic (Air Deccan, IndiGo, SpiceJet) and international airlines (Kingfisher, Jet Airways, Sahara). Even large corporate houses with their own aircraft require the services of pilots. As the government plans to widen the air services network, the demand for this profession would continue to grow. Nowadays even the corporate are entering this sector, further making this profession an exciting career option. With globalization jobs as commercial pilots are available in airline companies outside India like USA, UK, Australia and some European countries.

Skills & Education Required for Career as a Pilot

To make a career as a pilot one has to first possess a Student Pilot License (SPL). The basic minimum eligibility for a SPL is that candidate should have passed his/her Higher Secondary Examination with at least 50% marks in Physics and Mathematics and should have over 17 years of age. He should register himself at a flying club which is recognized by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Besides these qualifications certain other things are also required for this registration like a medical certificate, security clearance and a bank guarantee. After successful completion of SPL examination one can apply for Private Pilot License (PPL) which is the second step to be a commercial pilot. The training includes sixty hours of flying which comprises dual flight, solo flights and cross-country flying. A Commercial Pilot License may be obtained only after a PPL has been acquired. CPL training includes 250 hours of flying. With the CPL, a pilot can take up any professional assignment.
 

Comments/ Reviews on Career as a Pilot

  • I have completed 10+2, i want to know complete details about how can i get SPL,PPL and CPL... and please send me institutions in karnataka state as fast as possible.... Posted By : Akash, on 03-01-2012 15:08:54 Report Abuse

  • i submit as a pilot Posted By : md saddam hussaik, on 13-07-2011 11:39:42 Report Abuse

  • i will work hard to be a good pilot. Posted By : md saddam hussaik, on 13-07-2011 11:37:51 Report Abuse

  • i will work hard to be a good pilot. Posted By : md saddam hussaik, on 13-07-2011 11:37:39 Report Abuse

  • i completed bsc nursing course. so i want know more about pilot traing course. because i am very intersted to become a pilot. Posted By : ashwini more, on 06-07-2011 12:06:47 Report Abuse

  • hello sir ,Am from kerala. i have completed my +2 in comp.science stream.i would like to join for pilot cousre.i want to know about this course and best flying clubs in india..i have only 65% mark in science stream...can i join this course?and where should i join ?... Posted By : Sabarinath, on 04-07-2011 18:16:58 Report Abuse

  • Hai Sir, I have completed 10+2 , i want become pilot please tell me how to do this.....? Posted By : shravan, on 01-07-2011 16:22:32 Report Abuse

  • i have done 10+2 in 1999.now i want to become pilot if any option please tell me. Posted By : mukti, on 28-06-2011 13:00:17 Report Abuse

  • Hello.. i am doing B.E. 2nd year in E&TC.. after completing my degree is there any course in India to become as a pilot?? if any please suggest me and fees structures of it. Please reply Posted By : Sanket, on 19-06-2011 10:32:50 Report Abuse

  • Hello.. i am doing B.E. 2nd year in E&TC.. after completing my degree is there any course in India to become as a pilot?? if any please suggest me and fees structures of it. Please reply Posted By : Sanket, on 19-06-2011 10:29:20 Report Abuse

  • Hello ! I have completed my 12th with 69.83% n in pcm 67% . I am intrested to become pilot . Plz give me details abt good institute and their respective fees struc. Posted By : Fahimuddin, on 04-06-2011 10:05:30 Report Abuse

  • I have completed my Hr.Sec.Public examination and awaiting for the results. I am very much interested in becoming a pilot right from my childhood. It would be more helpful if i could get the detailed fees structure for the successful completion of the pilot training and also the best place to persue the course....Thank you. Posted By : hari narayanan, on 08-04-2011 19:48:43 Report Abuse

  • I have completed my 10+2 , and want build a career in Aviation as an PILOT, can you provide me the information, how to do this.... Posted By : Anilkumar, on 11-03-2011 18:17:09 Report Abuse

  • i study in class10.i very confuse in subject for pilot is science & maths so which sub i choose in 11. Posted By : gulapsha khan, on 19-02-2011 07:33:33 Report Abuse

  • i have pass 12th form science stream by 42.84% can i join this course Posted By : amit chodankar, on 15-01-2011 03:38:08 Report Abuse

  • I'VE PASSED 10+2,&WANT TO KNOW HOW I CAN GET A SPL,& LATER PPL IN DETAIL .PLS NAME SOME INSTITUTES.ANS AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE Posted By : GAYATRI , on 17-09-2010 09:41:59 Report Abuse

  • I have completed my twelfth I wanted to know what are the steps for becoming a pilot and institutes for it Posted By : Anmol Pareek, on 20-05-2010 09:33:52 Report Abuse

  • hello...........i have done my graduation in tourism nd travel mgt.i want to know about..aviation industry in chandhigarh?...please suggest me what i do after my graduation...in tourism or aviation industry....say about chandhigarh colleges for masters in these fields.....thankyou. Posted By : deepika sharma, on 17-05-2010 21:17:52 Report Abuse

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