Commercial Pilot is getting one of the highest salary in India, Fresh pilot salary is around Rs 1.5 Lakh per moth for domestic airlines. Salary moves up rapidly with year of experience and on the international route. Experienced pilot on international route can get 5-6 lakh Rupees per month as salary.
To become a pilot, aspirants need to join Air flying schools after completion of 10+2, they should pass the 10+2 exam with physic, chemistry, math. Minimum marks should be 50%.
Here is some of the flying schools for training in flying from where SPL, PPL, and CPL training can be completed:
- Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi, Uttar Pradesh
- Flying Training Institute, Behala, Calcutta
- Government Aviation Training Institute, Civil aerodrome, Bhubaneswar
- Karnal Aviation Club, Kunjpura Road, Karnal, Haryana
- Government Flying Club, Aerodrome, Lucknow
- School of Aviation Science and Technology, Delhi Flying Club Ltd, New Delhi
- State Civil Aviation, UP Govt Flying Training Center Kanpur and Varanasi
- Rajasthan State Flying School, Sanganer Airport, Jaipur
- Govt Flying Training School Jakkur Aerodrome, Bangalore
- Andra Pradesh Flying Club Hydrabad Airport, Hydrabad
- Assam Flying Club, Guwahati Airport, Guwahati
- Bihar Flying Institute, Civil Aerodrome, Patna, Bihar (More details are here)
They need to clear the entrance test exam of the flying schools in India, they also need to clear the physical fitness (Which is tough one). Only totally fit person can get opportunity to get admission in flying schools.
The cost of education is very high, it is around Rs 15- 20 lakh. Many banks can give loan up to 50%.
After completion of education, they get the licence of pilot. Airlines companies hires the successful candidates as trainee.
The salary of trainee is less. After successful completion of training periods they are posted as pilot.
Even after becoming commercial pilot, they need regular medical check up, any problem in health can cause cancellation of the licence of the pilot.
So, over all, job as a pilot is too challenging as well as very high rewarding .
Don’t confuse with the job of pilot of Indian air Force. IAF pilot is selected through NDA exam, training is free and pay is based on Indian gov salary (Air Force) which is around 40-50 K Rs per moth. IAF pilot can not to leave their job to become commercial pilot easily.
Here is total rough cost estimation for becoming Pilot ( as provided by a comment)
First of all, there is no other way to become a commercial pilot in LESS cost. The cost of pilot training is high due to DGCA rules.
Cost of studying is cheap- around 80,000/-. But, in order to get your license, DGCA rules says that you must have 200 hours of flying experience,which is extremely costly I.E. flying a Cessna 152 cost around 7000-9000 per hour around 15-18 lacs for 200 hours.
Other thing is multi engine rating , its about of 15 hours and costs 30,000 per hour, so 4.5 lacs for this, and few other eatings like FRTOL,IR etc. and the main thing is UR a320/737/ATR or any other TYPE RATING you must have in order to apply for jobs, like indigo has 120 A320,so they will hire a pilot with a320 type rating and so other companies with their type rated aircrafts which they have.
Cost of A320/737 type rating is about 20 lacs rupees in CAE.
ATP flight school provides 737 type rating for 10 lacs,
total cost for cpl;-
200 HOURS – 8000 X 200= 16 LACS
MULTI ENGINE RATING – 30,000 X 15 = 4.5 LACS
A320/737 TYPE RATING – 20 LACS
TOTAL COST OF CPL(MINIMUM COST)
40 LACS (MINIMUM)
CAN GO UPTO 70 LACS IF DOING AT EXPENSIVE SCHOOLS