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Want to fly high? Do it right in your home town

May 29, 2018

Jamshedpur: Aspiring pilots of Jamshedpur would no longer have to go to metros for a commercial pilot’s licence. On Monday, flying training institution Alchemist Aviation, which operates out of the Sonari Airport, received the certificate of approval from Director-General of Ci: vil Aviation (DGCA) to conduct flying courses. This development makes Alchemist Aviation the...

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IndiGo to hire trainee pilots for A320s from IGRUA

May 26, 2018

In a first for the government-run flying training academy IGRUA in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi district, private budget carrier IndiGo will recruit pilots for its fleet of Airbus 320 planes. Traditionally, trained pilots from the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA), an autonomous body under the Civil Aviation Ministry established in 1985, get jobs at...

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HC asks oldest flying club to vacate Juhu airport

February 9, 2018

The Bombay Flying Club — the oldest in its league in the country — has been dubbed a “rank trespasser” by the Bombay High Court and asked to vacate the Juhu airport by April 24 or face forcible eviction, including police intervention. In an order passed two weeks ago but made available on Thursday,...

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FIR lodged against director, accountant of flying academy in Amethi

January 15, 2018

Lucknow: Set up by former Prime Minister in 1985, the flying academy located in Amethi district seems to have landed in trouble. A commercial pilot license aspirant who took admission in the academy in 2015 has lodged an FIR against its director, accountant and other staff members. Registered at Fursatganj police station on Friday...

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Training at Thiruvananthapuram flying academy to be further delayed

January 15, 2018

Thiruvananthapuram: New Year plans to resume flying training at Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology (RAGAAT) will not become a reality. The academy staff had planned to begin the flying training from first week of January, but, the training is likely to begin from next month only. The delay in obtaining airport entry permit...

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Jharkhand to start producing commercial pilots in six months

December 23, 2017

Ranchi: If speed of movement of files and negotiations matches with that of will-power and interests of the government on the matter, Jharkhand will start producing professional pilots in not more than six months. Civil Aviation Department Director Captain Surendra Prasad Sinha said on Monday that the process of upgrading existing Glider Pilot License...

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Poser to aviation academy

December 20, 2017

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has sought a report within three weeks into complaints that training of students at the government-owned Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology (RAGAAT) in the capital had come to a standstill owing to the absence of the Chief Instructor. It is a matter of concern that five...

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Finally, Patiala Aviation Club gets multi-engine aircraft

September 30, 2017

Patiala: After a wait of over six months, the multi-engine Tecnam PP 2006 aircraft finally arrived at the Patiala Aviation Club on Friday. The arrival of the plane is likely to give the much-needed boost to flying activities at the Patiala airstrip. The half-a-century old club had in March received two new Cessna-172 aircrafts....

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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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