The job of a pilot is one of the most pleasing careers, and it requires dedicated expertise of air navigation, rigorous training, and analysis of meteorological statements and working of sophisticated electronic and mechanical controls. The pilot must have coordination, endurance, responsibility, timekeeping, commitment, and self-confidence; they should be hardworking, attentiveness of mind, good team strength, and emotional constancy in emergencies. Pilots can work for commercial airlines or the military aviation of India.
Commercial aviation includes the following:
- Passenger Airlines
- Air Taxi Charter Operation
- International Air Services
- Cargo Planes
Military aviation includes:
- The Indian air force and aviation arms of Navy and Army
There are no pilot courses in India rather than courses the exams are held and it is carried out by flying clubs.
- Student pilot license (SPL)
SPL is a qualification for flying and obtaining a private pilot license and commercial pilot license. No flight knowledge is necessary for obtaining SPL. The eligibility is that the student must be at least 16 years of age with minimum qualification of 10th class.
- Private Pilot License (PPL)
This education is given to the person who wants to become a licensed pilot in preparation for the advanced program for business transportation or wants to knowledge limitless freedom of flying.PPL offers training for 3-4 months, 40 hours of flying time. On the achievement of this training, a person can fly an aircraft carrying passengers or cargo.
- Commercial Pilot License (CPL)
CPL offers 200 hours of flying training for about 8-10 months. The candidate must be at least 18 years of age with minimum qualification of 12th standard. CPL possessor can act as a pilot in command of any aircraft. This license is applicable internationally.CPL holder can be employed as a pilot in the government sector or private companies and it has a wide variety of career options.