FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the minimum height & minimum age to become a pilot?
Height requirements vary from airline to airline.
The minimum age for issuance of SPL is 16 years, PPL is 17 years and CPL is 18 years.
What should I do after class X?
Pass class ten plus two or an equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics, from a recognized Board/University.
How much time is taken to complete flight training in India for CPL?
Flight training in India for CPL can take between 9 -24 months (could take longer than that) depending on the individual’s pace, approach towards training, and preparedness. It also depends on the flight school.
What is the salary of pilots in India?
The national average salary for a Pilot is ₹1,45,101 per month in India according to www.glassdoor.co.in
How much does it cost to become a pilot in India?
It can take 40- 50 lakh rupees for CPL with Instrument Rating, on a single-engine aircraft. Additional multi-engine rating can take 6-8 lakhs more. Type Rating costs 25 lakhs extra.
RECENCY AND CURRENCY
How long is my English Language Proficiency (ELP) certificate valid for?
The English language proficiency levels and the minimum period of reevaluation shall be as specified below:
For more information, read the Civil Aviation Requirement published under Section 7- Flight Crew Standards, Training and Licensing, Series G Part III.
What is the validity of Instrument Rating (IR)?
According to the latest Civil Aviation Requirement under Series “B” Part XVII of Section 7- Flight Crew Standards Training and Licensing, all Non-Scheduled / General Aviation pilots are required to undergo Instrument Rating (IR) checks once in 12 months. Non Scheduled and General Aviation Pilots operating aircraft above 5700 kg are required to undertake Pilot Proficiency Checks (PPC) every 6 and 12 months respectively.
What is the validity of my Medical Assessment?
Class 1: One year up to 60 years, six monthly thereafter. For single crew operations, validity is six months above 40 years of age.
Class 2: Two years up to the age of 50 years, One year thereafter
Class 3: Up to 40 years – Four years
Above 40 years up to 50 years – Two years
Above 50 years – One year