Minimum Requirements to be a Pilot in India

Introduction

So you want to be a Pilot??. Well, I am a firm believer that if you put in enough efforts, you can achieve anything. But in todays competitive world is just effort enough?. What is actually needed, is to focus your efforts in the right direction. I hope my posts give your efforts a direction.

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Medical fitness needed to be a pilot

Introduction

Medical fitness has always been the most important aspect of a pilots life. If your not medically fit as per governing authorities in your country, you cannot fly. Its been one of the frequent questions I have been getting from budding pilots.

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Life of a Helicopter pilot

Introduction

My name is Capt Sanjith Christopher, and I’m a helicopter pilot. I have been flying since the last 4 years. I have accumulated around 2000 hours of helicopter flight time as of now. Though its not much, but its pretty good for a guy who is 26 years old. The machines I have flown are Schweizer 300, Robinson 22, Robinson 44 and Dauphin AS365N. Presently,  I am flying for the Indian Govt and my base of flying changes every month.

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How much money do you need to be a pilot??

Introduction

How much money do you need to become a pilot?? Well, I get this question a lot, and my answer is  also the same, ALOT!!

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How to become a Commercial Pilot in India

First lets cover what are the basic prerequisites to be a Commercial pilot in India. So I’m not going to waste your or my time introducing myself, you can find that in the about section.  As most of you are going to be school and college students who are going to read this. I will break it down in points, like school days!!

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Requirements to be a Commercial Pilot- Helicopters

helicopters

Introduction

Many of us dream of being a commercial pilot in Helicopters. But very few of us know the way. Well, I’m here to tell you the requirements towards being a commercial pilot. In this part I’m not going to talk about the fee structure but the necessary requirements. Well, what a joke, isn’t money the most important thing to be a pilot??. If you want to know how much money is needed click here. In any case, without these basic requirements even money can’t help you. So lets go ahead.



Age requirement to be a commercial pilot- Helicopters

He/She shall be not less than Eighteen years of age on the date of application.

Educational qualifications

He/She shall have passed Class Ten plus Two or equivalent examination. You should have Physics and Mathematics, from a recognized Board/University.

Medical Fitness to be a commercial pilot- Helicopters

He/She shall produce on a prescribed proforma a certificate of physical fitness from an approved Medical Board after undergoing a medical examination. He shall have established his medical fitness on the basis of compliance with the requirements as notified by the Director-General under Rule 39B. Click here to know about 39B.



Knowledge

He/She shall pass a written examination in Air Regulations, Air Navigation, Meteorology and Technical examinations. A Signals examination for interpretation of aural and visual signals as per syllabus, will also be held. You will also need to give an RTR exam conducted by WPC.

Flying experience to get a commercial pilot license- Helicopters

An evidence of having satisfactorily completed not less than one hundred and fifty hours of flight time. It shall include:.

1. not less that fifty hours of flight time as Pilot-in-Command of a helicopter.

2. Should not have less than ten hours of cross-country flight time as Pilot-in-Command of a helicopter.

3.  Not less than ten hours of flight time as Pilot-in-Command of a helicopter within a period of six months. It should be immediately preceding the date of application for licence. Out of which not less than five hours of flight time by night. It shall include not less than ten take-offs and ten landing patterns by night.

4. not less than ten hours of instrument instruction time of which not less than five hours may be instrument ground time.

Skill

He shall have demonstrated his competency to perform the procedures and manoeuvres. As prescribed in the syllabus by day and night to the satisfaction of an approved Examiner. It should on the type of helicopter to which the application for licence relates. It should be within a period of six months immediately preceding the date of application.

Conclusion

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Requirements to be a Commercial Pilot- Aeroplanes

Introduction

Many of us dream of being a commercial pilot in aeroplanes. But very few of us know the way. Well, I’m here to tell you the requirements towards being a commercial pilot. In this part I’m not going to talk about the fee structure but the necessary requirements. Well, what a joke, isn’t money the most important thing to be a pilot??. If you want to know how much money is needed click here. In any case, without these basic requirements even money can’t help you. So lets go ahead.

Age requirement to be a commercial pilot- Aeroplanes

He/She shall be not less than Eighteen years of age on the date of application.

Educational qualifications

He/She shall have passed Class Ten plus Two or equivalent examination. You should have Physics and Mathematics, from a recognized Board/University.

Medical Fitness to be a commercial pilot- Aeroplanes

He/She shall produce on a prescribed proforma a certificate of physical fitness from an approved Medical Board after undergoing a medical examination. He shall have established his medical fitness on the basis of compliance with the requirements as notified by the Director-General under Rule 39B. Click here to know about 39B

Knowledge

He/She shall pass a written examination in Air Regulations, Air Navigation, Meteorology and Technical examinations. A Signals examination for interpretation of aural and visual signals as per syllabus, will also be held. You will also need to give an RTR exam conducted by WPC.



Flying experience to get a commercial pilot license- Aeroplanes

An evidence of having satisfactorily completed not less than two hundred hours of flight time. It shall include:.

  1. Not less than one hundred hours of flight time as Pilot-in-Command. Out of which not less than fifteen hours shall have been completed within a period of six months immediately preceding the date of application for licence.
  2. Should not have less than twenty hours of cross-country flight time as Pilot-in-Command. It should include a cross-country flight of not less than three hundred nautical miles in the course of which full stop landings at two different aerodromes shall be made.
  3. Not less than ten hours of instrument time. Out of which not more than five hours may be on an approved simulator.
  4. At least five hours of flight time by night. It should include a minimum of ten take-offs and ten landings as Pilot-in-Command as carried out within six months the date of application for licence.

Skill tests

He shall have demonstrated his competency to perform the procedures and manoeuvres prescribed in the syllabus to the satisfaction of an examiner. It should be on the type of aeroplane to which the application for licence relates. Also, within a period of six months immediately preceding the date of application. The competency shall be demonstrated as in:.

  1.  general flying test by day.
  2. general flying test by night.
  3. A cross-country flight test by day. It would consist of a flight of not less than two hundred fifty nautical miles. In the course of which at least one full stop landing at an aerodrome other than the aerodrome of departure shall be made.
  4. A cross-country flying test by night. It would consist of a flight of not less than one hundred twenty nautical miles. Also returning to the place of departure without landing elsewhere. 



Conclusion

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Flying school- How to make the right choice!!

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Introduction

Flying is an expensive trade to be in. You have to spend a fortune to become a pilot, but that also means any mistake you make can prove very expensive. One of the biggest mistake people make while pursuing this trade is in choosing a flying school. These days you can see ads everywhere, come fly with us, cheap rates etc, but in between the age of gimmicks how do you choose the right school for yourself. I have had many friends and colleagues who got cheated by these flying schools. I don’t want you to be next open the list of a fake flying school. So, I’m here to give you some guidance towards finding the right school for yourself.

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How can a Commerce/Arts student be a pilot in India??

Introduction

When I expressed my views to become a pilot in India, the first thing my parents said is do not take commerce/arts!!. I used to think, whats wrong in commerce/arts??. These subjects look easier than science and I will have an easier life too.

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Scholarships for flying training in India- 2020-21

Introduction

Scholarships are abundantly available in most of the fields. In aviation, they are scarce, or unheard of!!. In India, its even more scarce. The Indian govt and its regulatory authority DGCA, instead of boosting up this field, has only managed to ruin it.

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Getting lost- First Solo Cross-Country

Introduction

So to start with, I got lost in my first Solo cross-country. Not very proud about it, but I thought it should write about it. Some of you might have gone through it, and some may have not.

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Leaving India for flying

Introduction- Flying in India

In India, presently as I write there are no schools where students can learn flying helicopters. I love my country, but in every country there are certain backdrops which we need to accept.

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Why does India need Jet Airways?

Introduction

Jet airways, once a shining star, is in ruins now. We can blame the government, management or whoever we want. But finally the question arises, does India need JetAirways??. In my opinion the answer is, YES!!.

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Future of Aviation- The Blockchain technology

Introduction

Aviation is a continuously evolving industry and one of the latest is the Blockchain technology. Though IATA claims that the blockchain can only be incorporated by 2035, but alot of advancements are being seen.

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