Surat: In a major boost to the aviation sector of the city, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given a go-ahead to Surat Airport to set up a flying club.
“An Ahmedabad-based flying club has also been chipped in for the development of this club to be named Rainbow Flying Club. It has provided three Cessna aeroplanes to the club,” said an official from Surat Airport.
The club, which will have the capacity to provide training to about 25 pilots at one point of time, has got the approval for providing both Commercial Pilot License (CPL) and Private Pilot License (PPL). To be set up within Surat Airport campus besides the ATC tower, the club will start from next week.
DGCA had conducted three flying tests of Cessna aircraft at the airport in July and on August 12 and 13. Following the success of the tests, DGCA gave sanction of the club to the airport on August 27.
31/08/09 Sandesh/Times of India