Monthly Archives: January 2010

Jakkur flying school revs to life again

January 28, 2010

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 Bangalore Mirror, sports and youth affairs minister Goolihatti Shekhar said, “Preparations are underway and...

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SpiceJet to hire 150, plans to enter overseas markets

January 26, 2010

New Delhi: The leading low-cost carrier SpiceJet today said it is planning to hire about 140-150 employees to meet the manpower requirements for the four new aircraft it would add this year, besides flying abroad.“We will hire about 100 flight attendants and 40 pilots for the four aircraft we plan to acquire this year,”...

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Punjab gets new trainer aircraft

January 26, 2010

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 here today a spokesman of the Chief Minister’s office said that Baron G58 was...

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From neta to natty pilot, Rudy soars high

January 25, 2010

New Delhi: BJP spokesman and Rajya Sabha member Rajiv Pratap Rudy is the first MP who has turned a commercial pilot and that too at a ripe age of 47.There have been earlier instances of pilots turning to politics and entering Parliament. Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was the most illustrative example followed by...

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Being an airhostess…

January 24, 2010

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 somewhere around Rs 50,000 per month, and suddenly there were frequent foreign trips, stays...

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Spicejet to hire 100 flight attendants and 40 pilots

January 21, 2010

Gurgaon: Buoyed by a spurt in air-traffic numbers, low cost carrier Spicejet today said it is lifting freeze on salary hikes imposed last year, while it plans to raise up to $ 75 million to fund future growth.The airline also plans to hire about 100 flight attendants and 40 pilots for the four aircraft...

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Tough flight for aspiring pilots

January 19, 2010

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 be trained by the airline for type rating, i.e, to learn to fly the...

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AME licence exam results out

January 16, 2010

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

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Students say Denison flight school owes them thousands

January 14, 2010

Denison, Texas: There is new information on Air Safety Flight Academy, which announced yesterday that all operations were temporarily suspended.Nine international students say ASFA owes them thousands of dollars, part of it for visa extensions they never got. The students from India did not want to appear on camera because their I-94 visas are...

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Texas Air Flight Safety Academy suspends operations

January 14, 2010

The hangar at Air Safety Flight Academy was shut Tuesday, and while a few students still walked the dormitory halls, Air Safety Flight Academy’s vice president said flight school is out, maybe until fall.Backed by more than $100,000 in economic development incentives from Sherman, Denison and Pottsboro, Air Safety Flight Academy began flight training...

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