Month: June 2008

Weighty issue clips hopefuls’ wings

New Delhi: At Indian aviation schools, where legions of flight attendants are trained for the country’s burgeoning airline industry, the sky is not the only limit.Women need to be at least 5 feet 3 (160cm), while men face a steeper…

California ‘Prince’ dupes aspiring pilots

Washington: More than 100 Indian students of American School of Aviation who shelled out about $40,000 each in the hope of finding jobs as pilots in India’s booming civil aviation industry, were evicted from their accommodation yesterday after officials in…

Foreign flying schools on govt radar

New Delhi: Several flying schools in Asia may have run into troubled weather with the Indian government planning to withdraw recognition to at least some of them following a spate of accidents and reports of mismanagement.The government’s move comes even…

Indian students stranded in U.S.

In California, more than 100 Indian students training to be pilots have been left stranded after their Aviation Academy abruptly shut-down. The students have been served with an eviction notice and asked to vacate the Academy premises by Friday (June…

Aviation institutes mushroom in Lucknow

New Delhi/Lucknow: Lucknow is emerging as a hub for aviation training in Northern India. All top-notch institutes of this emerging industry are starting shop in Lucknow, which is catering to satellite towns in its periphery.The city has centres such as…

The flight to success

Seventeen-year-old Nikhil Prabhune is a step closer to his dream of becoming an aviator thanks to his standing 17th in the All India NDA merit list this yearThe National Defence Academy, the flag bearer of courage and discipline has stood…