Commercial Pilot Training: How Can You Become One?

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Commercial pilot training has ample scopes in India nowadays. The flying schools of India are replete with opportunities for the budding trainees. In pilot training the students have to go through the certain stages like introductory lessons, solo flight lessons, private flight lessons, commercial pilot’s license, multi engine training and instructor’s ratings. The Student Pilot License (SPL) is the first step to being a pilot. Following this most students aim at gaining Private Pilot License (PPL). It is mandatory for the CPL trainees to have the 'flight radio operators license including the radio telephone license'. You will come across some of the top flying academies of India at Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Trivandram and Ahmedabad.

One revolutionary move in the commercial aviation industry is the induction of women as pilots. It has been long since women used to serve as air hostesses only. But now they are spreading out their influence in the aviation industry, as they now act as successful pilots too. Though, only a small percentage of women indulge in commercial pilot training courses as discrimination in this field is still quite high. However, the latest industry conditions are becoming more conducive for women to join in as commercial pilots.

Nowadays the concept of Private Pilot Training is also coming up as people have to put in a lot of effort and many hours of study and hard work. However, the experiences of a private pilot differs from that of a commercial pilot. The market for the private pilots is equally good as numerous businessmen need pilots for their private jets and private helicopters.

It is important for a commercial pilot to have a valid private pilot's license. Moreover, at least 120 hours of training is essential where 55 hours you should train with the instructor, 10 hours solo flight trainings and sufficient time should be given for night training and cross country training. It is equally important for most pilots to have instrument rating. Once the training schedule is over, the pilot has to go through oral, written and practical examinations.

One can opt for being a airline transport pilot which is one of the many disciplines of commercial pilot training. It is important for a commercial pilot training student to pass 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics. The applicant might also complete 100 hours of ground training while covering all the subjects for CPL from an affiliated training institute as referred by the Chief Ground Instructor.

The applicant should appear in the exams related to the Aviation Meteorology and Air Regulation papers and after he has passed the papers successfully and has completed at least 15 hours of flying training that includes 5 hours - simulator training, he shall be allowed to appear for CPL subjects such as Air Navigation, Technical General and Technical Specific.


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Ranjan has been associated with the leading flight training school in India - for the past 4 years and has authored different articles on flight training, commercial pilot training, etc.

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This article was published on 2011/03/26