From zero to a commercial pilot in India.

STAGES TO BE FOLLOWED TO BECOME A COMMERCIAL PILOT FROM BEGINING–

There are some steps which need to be followed thoroughly while pursuing an airline career. Some limitations and some requirements needs to filled in aviation which includes our PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS, MENTAL, THEORETICAL and obviously PRACTICAL REQUIREMENTS. The stages are listed further in a sequence. It will give you an easy pathway to go through in meeting all the requirements.

1. MEDICAL CLASS 2::-

Everyone who is willing to start his/her career in aviation should take the CLASS 2 medical test as their first step. Getting medically examined by the authorised DGCA doctors is the first step to get into this field. Candidates just have to go to DGCA website, there DGCA has listed the doctor’s name with their contact number and email Id, you have to take a suitable appointment, approach the clinic for the test and get the CLASS 2 medic test done. After testing you as per requirements, if you meet the DGCA requirements then the doctor will provide you a CLASS 2 medical certificate. To get the list of DGCA approved doctors for CLASS 2 medicals.

List of doctors who does CLASS 2 Medic test

2. APPLY FOR COMPUTER NUMBER::-

After completing Class 2 medical, you have to apply for COMPUTER NUMBER. To know what is COMPUTER NUMBER visit here..-

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You can apply for COMPUTER NUMBER through PARIKSHA PORTAL. It is an easy process of registering yourself and then you will get an unique ID, through which you will be able to login further pages for further formalities. After logging into it you have to submit the documents as per DGCA requirements. Submitting documents is a little bit complicated as DGCA has limited the size of documents files. Then DGCA will scrutinize those files and if your documents are found correct as a next step you have to send those documents physically to DGCA office at Delhi through a speed post. Then DGCA will take even a month tk scrutinize your documents and after that they will issue you a ID which is known as COMPUTER NUMBER.

3. CREATE eGCA LOGIN::-

This is a digital step which can be done easily. It is the easiest step to do. It is just logging yourself on the eGCA website. It is a registration website. You have to submit some documents as per requirements and register yourself there.

4. GROUND CLASSES::-

There are some subjects to be read thoroughly and of which you should have thorough knowledge. You need to have knowledge about many topics and subjects related to your career before getting a license.
The subjects are:-

● NAVIGATION

● METEOROLOGY

● AIR REGULATIONS

● TECHNICAL GENERAL

● TECHNICAL SOECIFIC

You have to take ground classes of these subjects to clear the DGCA exam easily. Some people stay at home and study by themselves and they do clear the examinations, but preferably you should take ground classes of these subjects.
There are many coaching institutes which teach these subjects. You can go to any institute and get thorough knowledge about these important subjects.

5. CLEARING EXAMS BY DGCA::-

As soon as you are done with your ground classes, you should apply for DGCA examinations which are conducted online in almost every city by DGCA every three months. Almost all the main cities have centres for this examination. There is a certain amount of fees which you have to pay to sit in this examination. There are no limitations on attempting this examination, you can apply for multiple times.

6. MEDICAL CLASS 1::-

This is the highest and toughest level of test you have to clear in medicals. It is the highest level of certificate in reference of which you will get your COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENSE. After done with CLASS 2 medical and all of DGCA examinations you have to apply for CLASS 1 medicals. This is only done at AIR FORCE HOSPITALS and some PRIVATE HOSPITALS. To get the list of DGCA approved CLASS 1 medical doctors visit  here::- List of doctors or organisations who do CLASS 1 Medical test

This is a little bit complicated, you have to make an appointment with the approved organisation or doctor and you will get the date on which you have to present there for the test. But here is a cache, you could get a date of even a month or two ago. CLASS 1 is a tough medical examination to clear, in this your full body, heart beat, pulse rate, blood pressure, TSH, ECG, urine test, blood test, eye, will be tested deeply. Your full body structure will be checked by doing an X-ray.

If you meet all the requirements then only you will be given CLASS 1 medical certificate

7. FLYING TRAINING::-

Only after getting the CLASS 1 certificate do you go for flying training. It is unreasonable and foolish of them to first do their flying training and then apply for CLASS 1 medical. Remember you can be a pilot only when you have a CLASS 1 medical certificate and flying training costs approx. 40 lakhs INR, so after done with your training if you fail in meeting the requirements of CLASS 1 medical then you will not be able to become a commercial pilot and your whole money will be wasted. So after getting CLASS 1 certificate you have tk go for training as per DGCA requirements. You have to fulfill all the requirements to fly for 200 hours in which there are many categories of flying which you have to meet. To get the details about flying requirements of DGCA visit here..- How to become a commercial pilot in India?| What is Conventional pilot programme? – Fox Foster

8. SIMULATOR SESSION::-

After doing the flying training you get your COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENSE. Now you have to apply to the airline vacancies. Once you are selected in a certain airline you have to do TYPE RATING which is done on a simulator. TYPE RATING is basically training to learn how to operate the bigger aircrafts. To know about TYPE RATING in details visit here::-https://foxfoster.com/how-to-become-a-commercial-pilot-in-india-what-is -conventional-pilot-programme/

Some people do their TYPE RATING before getting selected in any airline and some do after getting selected in the airline. Second one is the most preferable way to do TYPE RATING. You get trained on a simulator after a few checks and you are released as a first officer in the airline. From then you are said to be appointed as a pilot in an airline.

13 thoughts on “From zero to a commercial pilot in India.”

  1. It’s good to read this article. I got lots of knowledges from this.
    And thank you for this article.

  2. Very informative and well written! Hoping to see more posts on some lesser-known job opportunities like this.

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