Pilot Training ? The New High!

March 22, 2010

Flight or pilot training is a course of study used when learning to pilot an aircraft. The overall purpose of primary and intermediate pilot training is the acquisition and honing of basic airmanship skills. Pilot training is gaining a lot of interest and momentum these days especially among the adventurous types and prospective pilots. This has resulted in the opening up of many aviation academies in India like Chimes Aviation Academy, which boasts of providing pilot training on Cessna 172 and is also one of the best aviation academies in the country.

While undergoing training at an aviation academy, the student is given a Student Pilot License. After training, he can opt to become a private pilot or a commercial pilot. To become a private pilot, one has to obtain a Private Pilot License while to fly a commercial plane, Commercial Pilot License is required.

Student Pilot License is given those with 10+2 with science and aged at least 16 years should register at a flying club which is recognized by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Government of India.

The second step is the Private Pilot License (PPL). PPL training includes sixty hours of flying of which about fifteen hours are dual flights, that is accompanied by the flight instructor and at least 30 hours of solo flights apart from five hours of cross-country flying. This makes one eligible for the Private Pilot License exam. The prescribed age for appearing for this exam is 17 years and an educational qualification of 10+2 along with a Medical Fitness Certificate issued by the Armed Forces Central Medical Establishment (AFCME).

A Commercial Pilot License may be obtained only after a PPL has been acquired. To obtain a Commercial Pilots License, 250 hours of flying (including 60 hours for the PPL) is necessary. Besides that one has to undergo a Medical Fitness Test and an examination.

Although there are various types of aircraft, many of the principles of pilot training have common techniques. All pilot training courses consist of some combination of theoretical learning conducted on the ground and practical exercises conducted in the air. Initial pilot training is often conducted in specialized training aircraft (most aviation academies use Cessna 172), which are designed for benign handling characteristics and lower costs compared to the aircraft which the pilot concerned is ultimately aiming to fly.

Aviation academies train an individual on the various skills required to fly an aircraft. It teaches a pilot the process of flying an aircraft through the air with proper direction and control. It also teaches the students to understand the weather forecasts. A Commercial Pilot License holder is supposed to be an expert in leading his crew and the passengers even in trying circumstances and a leader par excellence. Besides academic qualifications, a commercial pilot should also have a sound mind in a healthy body, lot of courage, determination and self-confidence.

Chimes Aviation Academy is one of the few aviation academies in India that boasts of a sound education system, world class facilities and a fleet of brand new aircrafts. More information about Pilot Training can be found on www.caaindia.com


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