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To become a pilot, what branch of education, requirements, eligibility, training, expenses, job prospects etc.

Shivangi Singh
created: 22nd Mar 2017 Last Modified: 27th Mar 2017
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YoungBuzz Career Counsellor
created: 22nd Mar 2017 Last Modified: 22nd Mar 2017

Academically you need to have completed your 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics or BSc with Physics, Maths and Chemistry.

You need to be:

  • A very intelligent person with excellent analytical and reasoning abilities
  • Excellent scientific reasoning and comfortable with scientific facts and figures
  • Alert in every situation
  • Able to maintain your cool in times of crisis and even otherwise
  • Quick at taking decisions
  • Excellent leadership qualities
  • Physically fit

Pilot Training expenses range between Rs 12 Lakhs to Rs 14 Lakhs.

You can look forward to joining

  • Government carriers like Indian Airlines; Air India or their subsidiaries

like Alliance Air.

  • Domestic private airlines like Sahara India, Jet Airways, etc.
  • Foreign Airlines like British Airways, Delta Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United Air, Lufthansa, etc.
  • Corporate companies that own private jets like TISCO, Kirloskar, Reliance, Tata, Mahindra & Mahindra, etc.
  • Cargo companies that own fleets like DHL, UPS, etc.
  • You could also acquire a CPL and apply to the Air Force as a pilot on Short Service Commission for a period of five years