Commercial pilot training is a licensing course of Diploma level falling under the Civil Aviation course. This course permits the candidate to act as the pilot in command in a single pilot aircraft or as a co-pilot as a multi-pilot aircraft. Flying a minimum of 200 hours will grant you the Commercial Pilot License (CPL).
A candidate can get admission into a good commercial pilot training institute by qualifying the entrance exam. The candidate should also be physically fit as per the standards of the aviation industry. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) conducts a national level entrance test every year called Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA) entrance test. However, some institutions tend to conduct their own entrance tests to offer admission to the candidates.
Subjects taught in commercial pilot training are:
1. Air Navigation:
- Basics of Navigation
- Magnetism and Compasses
- Dead reckoning navigation
- In-flight navigation
2. Mass and Balance - Aeroplane
- Introduction to Mass and Balance
- Center of gravity
- Performance of single-engine aeroplanes
- Performance of multiple-engine aeroplanes
4. Flight Planning and Monitoring
- Flight plans for cross country flights
- ICAO ATC flight plans
- Practical flight planning
5. Radio Navigation
- Radio aids
- Basic radar principles
- Self-contained and external-reference navigation systems
- Flight instruments
- Power plant & system monitoring instruments
7. Aviation Meteorology
- The atmosphere
- Pressure systems
- Flight hazards
8. Air Regulations
- Aircraft nationality and registration marks
- Rules of air
- Air traffic services
- Aircraft accident investigation
- Search and rescue
9. Human Performance
- Basic aviation phycology
- Health maintenance
- Aviation physiology
- VFR and IFR communications
11. Aircraft and Engines
- Airframe and systems
- Power plant
- Emergency equipment
12. Principles of Flight
- Subsonic and transonic aerodynamics
- Stability and control
- Flight mechanics
Q: How do I become a commercial pilot?
A: After getting admission into a good academy for the course the candidate has to qualify the following series of the written test along with a minimum of 200 hours of flying time to get the commercial pilot license:
- Air Regulations
- Aviation Meteorology
- Air Navigation
Q: What are the best institutes for commercial pilot training?
A: Top institutes providing commercial pilot training are:
- Academy of Carver Aviation Pvt. Ltd, Pune
- Ahmedabad Aviation and Aeronautics Ltd., Ahmedabad
- Ambitions Aviation Academy, Mumbai
- Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi, Delhi
- Avel Flight School, Chennai
Q: What is the eligibility criteria to apply for this course?
A: The basic eligibility criteria to apply for this course is to complete 10th and 12 with a minimum of 50% mark. Also, the candidate must be above 17 years of age and physically fit.,
Q: What is the age limit to become apply for commercial pilot training?
A: To apply for commercial pilot training the candidate must be between the age of 17 - 30 years.
Q: What are the top recruiting areas for a commercial pilot?
A: Top recruiting areas for a commercial pilot are:
- Pilot Training Centres
- Airlines, Aviation Industry
- Flying clubs as instructors
- Security services
- Flying academies
- Military and paramilitary services
Q: What is the course fee for commercial pilot training?
A: The average course fee for commercial pilot training ranges between 10 - 30 lakh rupees.
Q: What job roles I could get after completing commercial pilot training?
A: Highest paying job roles a person could get after completing commercial pilot training are:
- Commercial Pilots
- Chief pilots
- Airline Pilot
- Test Pilot