APilot’s Licence is the qualification required to manoeuvre an aircraft. Those who hold pilot licences will be able to find jobs in private, domestic and international airlines. You could become a pilot technologist, get into research, assist pilot selection or become a pilot officer trainee.
■ Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology
The institute, located in Thiruvananthapuram offers Private Pilot Licence training (one-year course) and Private Pilot Licence and Commercial Pilot Licence (three-year course). They also offer training in Student Pilot Licence and Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s Licence. The one-year course covers 40-60 hours of flying and the three-year course includes 200 hours of flying.
■ Indira Gandhi Institute of Aeronautics
A one-year course to obtain a Commercial Pilot Licence is being offered at the institute which has branches in Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Ghaziabad. Ground training (air regulations, aircraft general knowledge, flight performance and planning, operational procedures) and flying training (200 hours of flying is mandatory) is offered by the institute.
■ Government Flying Training School
The Bangalore-based institute offers training for Private Pilot Licence and Commercial Pilot Licence. There will be a written test, interview, pilot aptitude test, and the medical fitness of the candidate will be checked.