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Wings of JRD’s flying licence issuer clipped

August 20, 2017

New Delhi: From being one of the most powerful bodies in civil aviation, the Aero Club of India (ACI) now has been rendered “homeless”. Last month, ACI—an apex body of all flying clubs and other aero sports organisations in the country—was evicted from its office near the Safdarjung Airport, and now has no office....

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TS Aviation Academy to get two new aircraft

August 16, 2017

Hyderabad: The only government-backed aviation academy in the city is set to get two new aircraft almost five years after a massive fire gutted six of its training carriers on December 17, 2012. While the State government issued a soft loan of ? 5 crore on August 10, Telangana State Aviation Academy (TSAA) will...

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Flying club must leave Safdarjung airport: HC

July 15, 2016

New Delhi: The high court has dismissed a plea of the Delhi Flying Club challenging its eviction from Safdarjung airport, saying that in any case, the place is known more as a wedding venue than for aeronautical activities. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw’s decision came on the pleas of Aero Club of India Pvt Ltd...

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Airport to host pilot training

July 13, 2016

Mt. Vermon: The Mt. Vernon Outland Airport has been selected by AIRGO Incorporated, located in Centralia, to train Chinese students to fly commercial planes, according to Chris Collins, the airport director. “I’m excited,” Collins said. “It’s an opportunity for the airport and it’s a big economic opportunity for the region.” The airport will be...

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Flight Training – Time for a review

July 9, 2016

The news of many Indian air carriers placing orders for more airplanes has created a lot of excitement among the travelling public and the pilot community. One problem the growing carriers are going to face is to find qualified manpower to man their cockpits. Aviation in India goes through a cycle periodically, and as...

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CIC seeks monitoring of aviation schools

June 29, 2016

The Central Information Commission has expressed concern over the security risks involving flying schools and has stressed on the need to monitor them. In two recent orders, the CIC has underlined the need for public disclosures and transparency in such schools. “Keeping in view the expertise, inherent risks in flying exercises and all unfortunate...

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The skies await

June 27, 2016

Decisions determine where we end up in life, sometimes for the better, and sometimes for worse. This is especially relevant right after school. While parental and peer pressure can compel you to enroll with a mainstream Engineering or Medical course as dictated by popular and conventional wisdom shackling every bright and beady-eyed generation that...

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Commercial pilot licensce course admission dates announced

June 24, 2016

Flying school Orient flight school (OFS) announced the dates for admission to the commercial pilot licensce course for this academic year. The course can be pursued by eligible candidates in any of the two venues namely OFS in Puducherry or Orient Flight Aviation Academy (OFAA) in Mysuru. Candidates signing up for the commercial pilot...

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More flying schools to come up in India

October 10, 2015

Bhubaneswar: Steps will be taken to open more flying schools to meet the shortage of commercial pilots in India, said Union civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on the sidelines of Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Civil Aviation Security here on Friday. According to sources, there is a shortage of more than 1,000 commercial pilots...

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Badal approves Rs 10 cr for two new aircraft for aero clubs

September 29, 2015

Chandigarh: Two new aircraft worth Rs 10 crore were on Tuesday approved by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for Patiala and Amritsar Civil Aviation clubs. Presiding over the first meeting of the Punjab State Civil Aviation Council here, the Chief Minister asked the Civil Aviation department to ensure functioning of Aviation clubs at...

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