The job of a pilot is a highly specialised one. It requires knowledge of air navigation, interpretation of meteorological reports, operating sophisticated electronic and mechanical controls, leading the aircraft under adverse circumstances, and being a leader to the flight crew and passengers under climatic and other emergency situations. Call 9953671249
You are responsible for the passengers, the crew and the aircraft. Hence you must have discipline, patience, responsibility, punctuality, commitment and self-confidence.
- You must complete Class XII under the 10+2 system or its equivalent with a minimum of 50 per cent marks in maths and physics.
- You must be at least 16 years of age to be eligible for a Student Pilot License, 17 for a Private Pilot License, and 18 for a Commercial Pilot License.
- Alternatively, you could directly enrol for the Private Pilot License once you have cleared Class XII and are 17 years old. This involves taking an exam conducted by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation* consisting of theory papers on air navigation, aviation meteorology, air regulation and technical aspects.
- Your vision in one eye must be perfect. In general medical terminology, it is called 6/6 eyesight. In the other eye, you could have an imperfection of 6/9, which must be correctable to 6/6.
- General physical fitness is mandatory. You must be free of any disease that can hamper normal function.
- You need to complete the requisite number of hours, clear written papers and the medical examination. You need 70 per cent marks to pass in each of these papers. You can keep appearing until you clear them.