Are you interested in joining India flight training? If you are, do not choose pilot schools in India carelessly because not all of them are trusted and experienced. If you choose them, you will have bad knowledge and skill and fail to graduate on time. The worst part is your opportunity to work at airline will be very small. Therefore, be careful of choosing flying school and make sure that you don’t do mistakes like mentioned below:
Not check flight hours that you can get
You need to know that DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) requires all pilot candidates to have minimum 200 flight hours to apply for job. This means that if they don’t have enough number of flight hours, they will never work at airline. Besides, you have to know that the more flight you have, the better your skill and the higher opportunity to get make your dream come true. Unfortunately, most students don’t pay attention to these. They are tempted with cheap tuition fee whereas they will not reach standard flight hours. For instance, if pilot school A offers 50 Lakh for license private pilot license (PPL), commercial pilot license (CPL), instrument rating (IR), and multi-engine rating (MER) with 230 flight hours and pilot school B offers 52 Lakh for the same licenses with 233 flight hours, you should choose flight training B because you will get more flight hours.
Not learn carefully fee that needs to be paid
Most students think that they don’t need to spend more money after paying off fee that is informed by flight school. They don’t know that there is more money that they should spend at last. Therefore, check and learn in detail whether fee that you have to pay including registration fee, living cost, exam and check ride fee, exam transport fee, endorsement fee, and additional flight hour fee. If the answer is no, this means that your expense does not match with your expectation. Imagine if your parents have 50 Lakh and all fees are 80 Lakh, of course your parents will get difficulty in paying off those fees. In other hand, if you already know that total of fees are 80 Lakh before joining pilot school, you will not bother your parents because you can tell them first and ask them to prepare enough budgets.
Not know number of aircrafts
This is one of the big deals. You need to know that if pilot school just has 5 or 6 aircrafts while the number of students is up to 100, of course this will make students fail to graduate on time. Furthermore, you need to know that ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) asks each flying school to have 1 aircraft for 5 students so they can graduate on time. This means that if number of students is 100, flight school should have minimum 20 aircrafts. Thus, check number of aircrafts before determining your choice and make sure that you will not spend most of your flight hours by waiting your turn.