How to become a Commercial Pilot in India?

Pursue the right subjects in school

Physics, chemistry and maths is needed for this career

Apply for a relevant Bachelor’s degree

Many airlines will seek out applicants with degrees like BSc in Aviation

Apply for training at flying schools such as

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi

National Flying Training Institute

Bombay Flying Club

Undergo medical tests conducted by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

Ensure you maintain your physical health

Log in 200 hours of flying time

You need to fly for a minimum amount of hours to get your licence

Obtain the appropriate licence

You will need to prepare to get a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)

Where can you apply for a job?


Delivery companies


Charter companies

Private individuals

What is the salary like?

The average base salary is Rs. 17 LPA.

However, it can vary depending on where you are working, your experience and your rank.

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