Month: January 2010

Jakkur flying school revs to life again

More than a decade after hitting an air pocket in 1997, the 60-year-old Government Flying School (GFS) at Jakkur is getting back to its prime objective of providing the much-sought pilot training to young aspirants from across the state.Speaking to…

Punjab gets new trainer aircraft

Chandigarh: To give impetus to flying in Punjab, the State Civil Aviation Department has been allotted one twin engine trainer aircraft Beech Hawker Baron G58 by Aero Club of India. The aircraft has been positioned at Amritsar Aviation Club.Disclosing this…

Being an airhostess…

Night outs, movies, hotels, parties…all this and more fascinated 23-year-old Patna-based Rachna Pandey when she came to Mumbai on holiday in 1989. Despite her parents’ disapproval (they wanted to marry her off), Rachna joined a foreign airline. She began earning…

Tough flight for aspiring pilots

For all those aspiring to be pilots, the going is getting tougher. Earlier, a simple commercial pilot’s licence (CPL) and a multi-engine rating was enough for a candidate to qualify for an interview in an airline. Once selected, he would…

AME licence exam results out

Result of AME licence examination December 2009 1st special session is published at the DGCA website.The last date of submission of applications of candidates failed in Paper-1 of Dec-2009 session is 22 January 2010.15/01/10 DGCA