Procedure to become Civil Pilot
KNOW YOUR PROFESSION
Is it a good idea to become a Professional Pilot? Most definitely! It’s a choice, you will never regret; since it is at par or even better than a career in Corporate, Engineering, Medicine or Banking etc. Majority of the airlines in India are aggressively ramping up their capacity, while newer airlines are planning to go International. The Corporate and Business Houses have placed orders for more than 200 aircrafts. International airlines, too, are interested in forays in the Indian sky. As a result the demand for trained aviation professionals is all set to skyrocket in the near future.
Here are the Basic procedural Details for Joining the exciting Profession of Commercial Flying:-
Commercial Pilot License (CPL)
10+2 with Physics and Maths from recognized school. Non Science students can apply to National Institute of Open School www.nos.org to meet the requirements.
Age/Date of Birth
Should not be less than 16 years on the date of application
CAUTIONARY NOTE:- Obtaining a CPL involves an expenditure of Rs. 25 Lakhs, apart from your aptitude, suitability, academic ability and fire in the belly to succeed. Therefore, it is necessary to be sure of your ambition of becoming a Pilot before you proceed any further.
STEP 1: MEDICAL REQUIREMENT
You must ensure that you are medically fit to become a Pilot before you commit your time, money and resources towards your aim. You must get your Medical II done as a preliminary but; a mandatory step. Mandatory, because to hold a DGCA CPL in India, you will need to clear the class I medical exam and to apply for it, you need a DGCA File Number which you receive from the DGCA only after clearing your class II medical exam. You class II medical certificate has this DGCA file number in it. Therefore, one cannot skip the class II medical step and directly apply for the class I medical.
You can get it done by any of the DOCTORS approved by DGCA. The list of doctors and the procedure is given on the DGCA Website as mentioned below.
Medical II (by DGCA approved Doctor) http://www.dgca.nic.in/medical/class2-ind.htm
The average cost of the class II medical exam is Rs5000/.It usually takes about 1-3 days for the exam. The class II medical generally includes the following checks: resting ECG with tracing, X Ray Chest PA View with film and report, Blood Hb, TLC, DLC report urine RE report, Pure Tone Audiogram. The examiner might also require you to conduct additional tests in order to determine your compliance to other prescribed medical standards.
The doctor will inform you whether you have passed the medical exam or not. The doctor needs to complete paperwork regarding the exam which needs to
be submitted to the DGCA by the doctors or yourself in New Delhi. Either way, after the documentation reaches the DGCA, they will then review the paperwork and if it is in order, they will create a file for you and assign it a unique file number. This will be your official DGCA File Number and all your medical documents starting with your class II medical information will be kept in this file. Since it will contain all your previous medical records, the file is officially known as the Previous Medical Records (PMR) file.
STEP 2: MEDICAL CONTINUED
As mentioned earlier, you need to have a class II medical certificate before applying for a class I medical. This is because your class II medical certificate has the all important DGCA file number in it, which is required for applying for a class I medical appointment. It needs to be entered in the class I medical appointment form.
The list of locations far both initial medical and renewal can be found at
htpp://www.dgca.gov.in/medical/c1exam-ind.htm. To make a class I medical
appointment at any of these centers, you will need to complete appointment request form
at http://www.dgca.nic.in/medical/ClassIMedform.pdf The Licence file number that
is asked in the form is the number found in your class II medical certificate. They also ask for
a desired medical date in the form. Enter a date that is convenient for you and if they cannot
accommodate your request, they will give you an alternate date according to the schedule.
Also, it is your responsibility to ensure that a copy of your PMR file (Previous Medical Records) reaches the medical center (from the DGCA headquarters) before your appointment date. Your PMR file as explained before consists of your medical records that are maintained with the DGCA at all times. For the DGCA to forward a copy of your PMR file to the medical center, you need to make an initial request to the DGCA atleast 45 days before your appointment date.
Use the PMR forwarding request form located at http://www.indianaviators.com/forms/pmr.pdf for sending in the request. You can either email this form to (the email address email@example.com also located in the form) or by mailing it in via regular post at the address: Medical Cell. Directorate General of Civil Aviation. opposite SafdarJung Airport: Aurbindo Marg. New Delhi-110003. Either way, once you have sent your request you can check the status of whether or not your PMR has been forwarded to the medical center at http://www.dgca.gov.in/medical/pmr/pmr_req.asp. A class I medical exam costs around Rs. 2000/ at the IAF Centers and higher amounts at the Civil Hospitals like Appolo at Cennai, Max at Delhi and Nanavati at Mumbai. The appointment request form should have the most up-to-date cost on it.
After having met the eligibility criteria and declared medically fit for pursuing this career, you should contact Aviation school/academy for staring the actual Ground/Flying training.
However,If you do not want to lose time:-
You could start your Ground Subjects Training after clearing Class II Medical / applying for your Cass I Medical at any of the IAF Medical Centres or the Hospitals approved by DGCA as mentioned above. Remember! This process of obtaining final CLASS I MEDICAL can even take up to six months of your time. You must aim to finish all your Ground Subjects and flying training by the time you are 18 years of age, which shall entitle you to get a CPL License.
STEP 3: RECOMMENDATION
ATTEND Ground Subjects classes with us and appear for the major exams even before you start flying. The moment your Class I Medical is done successfully, you can commence your Flying Training. Keep in mind That It Is The Flying Training Which Involves 95% Of The Expenditure Of A Pilot’s Training.
We will send you for FLYING TRAINING only after ensuring that you are fully fit and equipped to undertake the final leap.
SYLLABUS for ground and flying training for CPL.
|DGCA GROUND CLASSES||FLIGHT TRAINING||TELEPHONY|
(a) Air Regulation
(b) Air Navigation
(c) Av. Meteorology
(d) Technical General
(e) Technical Specific
(f) Signal reception test
a) Total Flying 200 hrs
b) PIC Flying 100 hrs
c) Solo Cross Country Flight
(with one flight of 300 NM with Two Full Stop Landing) 20 hrs
1) Instrument Flying(Out of these 10 hours not more than five hours should be on synthetic flight trainer) 10 hrs
2) Night 5 hrs
3) 10 Take off/Landings
Fee for issue of CPL :
i) With one aircraft rating Rs. 5000/-
ii) for open rating upto 1500 kgs A.U.W. Rs. 5000/- each
(if four different types of aircraft are endorsed) Rs. 5000/-
Allotment of Computer Number:
An applicant is required to obtain a Computer Number for appearing in any of the examinations conducted by CEO. However, Computer Number is not required for appearing in the examinations of SPL, GPL, FRTO-R, RTR and Cabin Crew.
The Computer Number is a permanent number allotted to a particular candidate for appearing in any of the Flight Crew Examinations conducted by CEO. The application for allotment of Computer Number can be downloaded from the DGCA website http://dgca.gov.in. The duly completed Application Form along with requisite documents should be forwarded to Director of Airworthiness (CEO), O/o the DGCA, East Block III, Level III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110 066. The last date of the submission of application for each session of a calendar year shall be as given on DGCA website. Incomplete/ incorrect Application Form shall be liable for rejection.
Eligibility criteria for Computer Number generation:
Age should not be less than 16 (sixteen) years
1. For PPL, the candidate shall have passed Class Ten or equivalent examination from a recognized board.
2. For CPL /ATPL, the candidate shall have passed Class Ten plus Two (10+2) or equivalent examination with Physics & Maths from a recognized Board/ University.
3. Conversion of Foreign Licenses (PPL/CPL/ATPL) are also required to have Computer Number with the above mentioned eligibility criteria.
4. Attested copies of certificate related to qualification at the time of application for allotment of computer number to be submitted.
The original certificates will be verified at the time of issue of License by DGCA.
The list of fresh Computer Numbers allotted to the applicants will be displayed on the DGCA website.
THE LICENCE FOR FUN FLYING OR FLYING AS A HOBBY – BASICALLY INVOLVES NON – COMMERCIAL FLYING
Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
The qualification of this license authorizes a pilot to non-commercially fly aircrafts as endorsed on the license. Additionally, PPL licensee can also fly at night with night and instrument ratings. A candidate has to pass the examination conducted by DGCA in ground subjects and have a minimum of 40 flying hours to get this license…
|Educational Qualification||:||You should have passed class 10th with Physics and Maths as the compulsory subjects.|
|Age||:||Minimum 16 years|
|Medical||:||Class II Medical (Indian) compulsory. You should be medically fit as per the standards laid down by DGCA.|
Total Flight time (Dual/solo) 40 hrs
Solo flight time 20 hrs
During preceding 12 months From the date of application
Fee for issue of License:
i. with one aircraft rating Rs.5000/-
ii. for issue of additional aircraft rating Rs.5000/- each
SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATION CENTRES AND FEES FOR FLIGHT CREW EXAMINATIONS CONDUCTED BY CEO
Schedule of Examinations:
a) Flight Crew Examinations conducted by CEO are normally held four times in a year in the months of January, April, July and October. The information regarding the tentative date of commencement of examination for each Session, last date for submission of application for allotment of Computer Number and application for Written Examination for a Calendar Year is given from time to time on the DGCA website: www.dgca.gov.in.
Examination Fees @ Rs.500/- per paper in the form of Demand Draft shall be payable to “PAO, DGCA, MCA, New Delhi”.
No candidate will be permitted to withdraw his candidature after submitting/depositing his application in CEO and any request for adjustment of this fee for future examinations will not be entertained.
Requirements for appearing in various Flight Crew License Examinations:
An applicant who is desirous of appearing in Flight Crew License Examinations for issue of a category of license should meet the following requirements.
SPL/ FRTOL-R/ GPL
The applicant should have passed a minimum 10th standard or its equivalent examination from a recognized Board.
Private Pilot Licence (PPL):
The applicant should have
1. A Computer Number allotted by CEO, DGCA
2. Passed Class Ten or equivalent examination from a recognized board.
Commercial Pilot License (CPL)
The applicant should have
1. A Computer Number allotted by CEO, DGCA
2. Passed Class 10+2 standard examination with Physics & Mathematics as subjects from a recognized Board/ University or its equivalent examination
ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot License):
The applicant should have Indian Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) with multi-engine endorsement or a minimum of 500 hours of flying experience of which at least 200 hours should be as Pilot-in-Command in case of Defence Personnel.
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