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Airline Pilots work in the aviation industry. Almost all facets of air travel and the operations that support it are included in the aviation business. This implies that it covers the entire airline sector as well as the manufacture of aircraft, research organisations, military aviation, etc.


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Who is an airline pilot?

An airline pilot is a person who pilots a plane to carry people or cargo from one place to another in the aviation sector. Aviators are employed by commercial airlines, businesses, or governments.

What are the different career/profession/job options available in pilot?

  • Mainline Carrier

  • Low-cost carrier

  • Regional airline

  • Cargo carrier

  • Military

  • Flight instructor

  • Corporate aviation

  • Charter operation

What is the scope of pilot in India?

Due to a rise in air travel, there is currently a tremendous demand in India for certified commercial pilots. An experienced commercial airline pilot in India with ten to nineteen years of experience might earn a staggering 15.26 lakh rupees per year. A competent pilot with 20 years of experience may also make over 70 lakhs per year.

How many years will be required to study pilot as well as basic qualification requirements?

You must undergo flight instruction after completing the three-year course. You will then function as a permanent commission officer.

What are the top universities in India for studying pilot?

  1. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA)

  2. Madhya Pradesh Flying Club (MPFC)

  3. National Flying Training Institute (NFTI)

  4. Ahmedabad Aviation & Aeronautics Ltd

  5. Bombay Flying Club

  6. Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy

  7. Government Flying Training School

  8. OFAA – Orient Flights Aviation Academy

What are the top universities abroad to study pilot?

  1. CAE Oxford Aviation Academy

  2. CTC Wings (Europe)

  3. Flight Safety Academy (USA)

  4. Pan AM International Flying Academy

  5. Singapore Flying College

What are the entrance exams for airline pilots?

The NDA Exam is the pilot entrance exam in India after the 12th grade. You can join the IAF's flying branch after passing the NDA exam.

What skills are required to be an airline pilot?

  • Clear Communication

  • Situational Awareness

  • Team-Working Skills

  • Decisiveness & Quick Thinking Skills

  • The Ability To Remain Calm

  • Mentality — Confidence, Attitude & Self-Discipline

  • Leadership

What are the pros and cons of working as an airline pilot?


  • Pilots can make a nice living

  • You can travel to many different nations as a pilot

  • Pilots have a positive social standing

  • Due to the variety of flight paths, the work is never boring


  • Pilots spend a lot of time away from home

  • In the aviation sector, automation can result in employment losses.

  • The inconvenience of layovers

  • Your schedule is continuously shifting

  • It's common for pilots to work on holidays

  • Sleep problems are common among pilots


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