Month: July 2013

Move on to revive Assam Flying Club

Guwahati: A meeting organized by the College of Aeronautical Engineering, Borjhar, at the Circuit House today expressed concern over the non-functional status of Assam Flying Club in Guwahati since the past two decades, and resolved to move Chief Minister Tarun…

University of Pune offers M Tech aviation course

Pune: The University of Pune (UoP) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Germany’s top pilot training and flight school, Fachshule fur Luftfahrzeugfuhrer (FFL), to launch a two-year M Tech (Aviation) course which will commence from September 1.…

Flying school hits a road block

The six-lane elevated highway between Hebbal and Bangalore international airport is posing a risk to flight safety at Government Flying Training School (GFTS), while burning a hole in the pocket of trainee pilots. Located at Jakkur, the GFTS, is one…

Aviation training comes of age in India

Mumbai: India’s civil aviation authority, DGCA, has approved a Flight Simulation Technique Centre (FSTC) as a training organisation for the Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 NG family of airplanes. The move has been termed a significant achievement for FSTC, which…

No steps yet to revive Assam Flying Club

Guwahati: The Assam Flying Club, which produced a number of commercial and private pilots from Assam and other parts of the North Eastern region, is lying defunct since 1991 and despite repeated assurances by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, no effective…

Training for pilots third time lucky

Calcutta: The state-sponsored commercial pilot training programme for youths from scheduled tribe (ST), scheduled caste (SC) and other backward class (OBC) categories, took off in July for the third time since 2010 after being grounded for over a year. On…