Air Force-AI pilot pact crashes

New Delhi: An eight-month-old ambitious plan to end the shortage of pilots in Air India with the help of the Indian Air Force has failed to take off. Only nine IAF pilots have joined the national carrier so far, and…

Tough exams aggravate pilot shortage

Mumbai: With the aviation boom underway, and an estimated shortage of 450 pilots, many feel the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) must facilitate an easier licensing process. The DGCA, however, insists that students must have maths and physics as…

Set your sights

In his late teens, my nephew declared one day that he wanted to become a professional pilot after his studies. Now, even as his passion for flying is unputdownable, I could not see how I could help, given his eyesight…