Do you plan to become pilot in India someday later? If you answer yes, it is a good plan because becoming a pilot enables you to earn up to 60 lakhs yearly and go to somewhere fast. Nevertheless, do you know what to do to realize your dream? Are you sure that you can be a pilot? These questions should be answered by yourself if you really want to be a pilot. If you are sure but you don’t know what to do, don’t take any actions as you like unless you want to regret at last. You need to know that you can be a pilot in India if you:
Have basic pilot’s licenses
What are pilot’s licenses that you should have to be a pilot? Basic licenses are PPL, CPL, IR, and MER. To get those licenses, of course you have to join pilot course in India as soon as possible. Remember to choose professional and high quality pilot school so you can have good aviation skill and knowledge. This is important to do because aside from checking your licenses, airline staffs will test your ability in flying aircraft. If you look nervous and confused so that you do not know what to do, of course they will eliminate you as soon as possible. Btw, when choosing flight school, make sure that you check the reputation, track record, facility, and tuition fee so you know whether you choose the right pilot school.
To get PPL, CPL, IR, and MER, you will spend from 40 to 50 lakhs. If you think that you don’t have enough budgets for this, prepare money now. You may apply for loan from creditors or banks or choose pilot schools that offer installment or scholarship program so you can save some money. Keep in mind not to choose pilot schools that offer cheap tuition fee directly. Why? Who knows that they just want to harm you so you waste money, time and energy.
Have healthy body
You need to know that each airline needs healthy staffs to work with them. If job applicants have any serious health disorders, of course they will not be accepted. For this, do medical checkup to know whether you have healthy body. If you have any health disorders, like nearsighted, farsighted, asthma, lung disorder, and so on, you should take medical treatments as soon as possible. If you don’t do this, never hope that you can work at airlines. In other hand, if you feel that you have healthy body, you should have medical certificate from professional hospital so you can make airline parties sure that you are a candidate worthy to be considered.
Follow endorsement (if you study abroad)
This is very important to do if you study abroad. Why? In each country, flight schools apply different standards. For India, flight schools apply CASA standards that are also used by pilot schools in Australia. If you take pilot training program in Indonesia, Philippines, or other countries that apply FAA standards, you have to follow endorsement or convert license program so you can follow all tests that are held by airlines. What if you don’t take this program? You will never be accepted at airlines in your country. What if you study in a country which applies the same aviation standards? You don’t need to follow endorsement because you can apply for job directly.