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Be Sure You’ve the Passion and Then Get the Best Training

August 16th, 2010 § 0

To become a pilot, the basic requirement is that you must have a passion for flying.

If you have it in you, then  you will make an excellent aviator with the  following special skills to assist you:

  • Stress management
  • Risk management
  • Attitude development
  • Team management
  • Co-ordination

Age & Educational Qualifications
The requirement to start the pilot training is 10+2 and minimum age of seventeen years. The flight theory includes a lot in physics and maths. Besides that you need an ICAO Medical Class 1.
Aviation schools abroad generally required 10+2 and the ability to read write and understand the English language. To study abroad you need language proficiency certificate.

Flight schools in Europe have screening test which ensure that a high quality standard is maintained. The screening procedure is intended to save you bad investments and personal disappointment. The failure rate during training is therefore low and the training can be planned reliably. A solid foundation for a high level training can be done through a screening test.

PPL & CPL & Instrument Rating
The Private Pilot Licence (PPL) entitles you to fly single or twin-engine aircraft for non-commercial purposes. Only Private travel or businesses travel in visual meteorological condition in that you may not transport other persons in your aircraft for a charge.
Commercial pilot training entitles you to fly commercial flights within an approved airline company, in most cases the combination of a commercial license with instrument rating.
The instrument rating (IR) entitles you to fly in bad weather conditions using the installed instruments and under radar control. For you this means that you can plan your flights to a large extent irrespective of the current weather conditions. Commercial pilot licence in Europe is slightly different. In Europe, flight schools do instrument rating and multi engine combined with commercial training.

The Airline Transport Pilot License
The Airline Transport Pilot License – ATPL is the highest level of pilot training. With this licence you are capable to work as a passenger airplane pilot for an airline company. In Europe (JAA) flight students do ATPL theory and get “Frozen ATPL”. The ATPL theory exam consists of 14 topics. A frozen ATPL means you have done all the theory but you don’t have the required flight experience to get a full ATPL.
To be a JAA recognised Airline Pilot means you can have more privilege than others. Once you are completed with the training you will see the difference- A wide choice of job opportunities to select from will be waiting for you. With your JAA licence you can apply to pilot jobs at most of the airlines without any conversion exam.

Selecting the School
Pilot training must be done at a school where they have good infrastructure, knowledge, expertise and good faculty.
Well qualified aviation specialists with knowledge, experience, competencies and most of all airline know-how working as ground and flight instructors is the main factor that differentiate a good flying school.

Equip Yourself Better
There are many ways of qualifying for an airline pilot’s license. And it is up to you to take a higher degree that equip you with more knowledge and know-how to optimize the preparations for future activities at an airline. Higher qualifications will definitely help you to integrate in to an airline in with out much effort.