Pilot Training


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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India records maximum number of women pilots in the world, says MoS Jayant Sinha

January 31, 2018

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Tuesday said that India recently recorded the maximum number of women pilots in the world. “India is the country with the maximum number of women pilots in the world, be it in Air India or Indian Air Force. This is a testimony of the contribution...

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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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‘No discrimination with women pilots’

January 12, 2018

Harpreet A De Singh is the president of the Indian Women Pilots Association (IWPA), a registered charitable trust which celebrated its 50th anniversary recently. The motto of an IWPA event held in the Capital was “Bharatiya Nari Ki Udan Shakti”. IWPA has been helping women who want to pursue a career in aviation and...

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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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FlightSafety Launches New P&WC PT6A Pilot Course

December 4, 2017

  FlightSafety International will begin a new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-series pilot familiarization course in Brazil early next year, geared for agricultural pilots. Additional locations will be added according to customer needs, according to the company. The one-day course will provide pilots with information regarding normal and abnormal operation, operational procedures and recommendations...

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Flying training starts for Chhattisgarh youth

September 24, 2017

Raipur: The cadets of Chhattisgarh will be benefitted by this unique opportunity and their chances at securing their employment with the Indian Air Force and other Armed Forces will be enhanced With concerted efforts of the NCC Squadron, the aircraft has been made serviceable at Raipur now and is ready to restart flying training...

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14-year-old Indian origin boy becomes youngest pilot to fly single-engine plane

September 10, 2017

A 14-year-old Indian-origin schoolboy in the UAE has become one of the youngest pilots to fly a single-engine aircraft, according to a media report. Mansour Anis, a class IXth student at Delhi Private School in Sharjah, received a certificate for his first solo flight from an aviation academy in Canada last week, Gulf News...

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