I am a 12th Science student. I want to know the expenses in becoming a pilot. What is the scope for girls? Is there any aid, grant provided by the government?
Pilot training includes three essential stages of obtaining licenses. The three stages are: Student Pilot Licence, Private Pilot Licence, and Commercial Pilot Licence respectively. Cost for training for these three stages would be about Rs 12-14 lakh. There are only two scholarships available in the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udaan Academy, which provides pilot training. No other institution offers any scholarship, aid or grant. You can contact the institution directly for more information:
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi,
Fursatganj Air field, Raebareli-229302, U.P
Women have no barrier to become a pilot. All the airlines are equal opportunity employer, meaning that they do not make any sexual discrimination. So, scopes are wide open for women.
You can also avail pilot training and become a pilot training with the Indian Air Force.
Eligibility: You have to be either an unmarried or widow of service personnel killed on duty but without any child.
Age Limit: 19-23 years, relaxable up to 25 years for those holding Commercial Pilot License.
Educational Qualification: B.Sc. Physics and/or Mathematics or B.E.
Selection: Candidates are short- listed and then called for interview and pilot aptitude testing by Service Selection Board.
Successful candidates join the Air Force Academy directly for Pilot Training.
Notification: Published in the month of January and July each year in the Employment News and leading newspapers in India.