FAQ's

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What is the entry-level qualification for a pilot to join an airline and what does he join as?

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The minimum requirement that any airline generally requires a pilot to have is a basic Commercial Pilots License, with an Instrument Rating and preferably a Multi Engine endorsement. When the pilot enrolls in an airline, he enrolls as a trainee pilot and then he undergoes the various training programs conducted by the airline as per their requirement. Once successfully completing these training programs one is released to fly as a first Officer (often called as Co- Pilot).

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Can I join this course if I have studied Commerce or Arts?

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Yes you can definitely join this course and pursue a career as an airline pilot provided you have cleared the 10+2 level exam from a recognized board. But in the case of Commerce or an Arts Student, he/she will have to appear for an isolated paper in Mathematics and Physics at the 10+2 level from National Institute of open Schooling (NIOS). Visit www.nios.ac.in for details.

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Is the Indian CPL valid anywhere else in the world?

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Yes, Certainly the Indian CPL is valid all over the world and it is fully convertible to a license of any other country as per the rules of that country.

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How does an Airline choose its Pilots?

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Usually an airline will place an ad in the leading newspaper of the country and then call for applications, Once received they will then short list the candidates for a written exam, if successful in the written exam they would want them to undergo a IPT test (Instrument Procedure Trainer test) which is done on a basic procedure trainer like the ATC 710. The last block is that of a personal interview which is conducted to assess the individual's personality and temperament. (The above may differ from employer to employer).

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How does one choose which aircraft to fly as a basic aircraft to be included in the license as a rating?

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One can choose any aircraft below a weight of 1,500 Kgs; In this category a lot of options are available like the Cessna 152, Cessna 172, P68. The basic criteria in choosing the aircraft are easy availability, low maintenance, safe, easy to fly and understand.

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Can I join the air force with a CPL or how do I join the air force?

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One cannot join the air force with a CPL since the air force has different criteria for selection and their training methods are very different as they fly a different category of aircraft and fly it for a different purpose from the one employed in training you as a commercial pilot. In order to join the air force one can either go through the NDA or through the short service commission. But for a flying job in the air force one has to go through the NDA.

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Who is the potential employer for a pilot with a basic CPL in our country?

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One can be employed with Air- India, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Air Sahara, Kingfisher, Indigo, Go Air, Indus Air, Air Deccan and The Indian Coast Guard, Various flying schools employee you as an instructor and also flying schools outside India can employ you.

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What is the Minimum height that one must have in order to become a pilot?

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There is no particular height one has to be. The individual has to obtain a Cockpit Check Certificate which essentially states that one can manipulate controls and have an unobstructed view of the outside.

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What is the eyesight one must have? Are glasses permissible?

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Currently ± 6 corrected vision is permitted. LASIK surgery is also allowed. However the decision of the Medical Panel in the DGCA will be final.

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What are the reasons for one not to clear in the medical examination?

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People usually fail the medical examination if they have an ailment that is usually detrimental to decision making in the cockpit. For example if one has a heart condition, is obese or colour blind the medical board will have a tendency to issue an UNFIT certificate.

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What are the eligibility criteria to join CPL training?

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Educational qualification://
Minimum qualification required is 10+2 with physics & Maths. (If you don't have Physics & Maths in 10+2 you have an option of passing these two subjects at 10+2 level from National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) On-Demand Examinations and can start your Pilot training course. Visit http://www.nios.ac.in/ for details)
Age: 18 years
Medical: Class II Medical is to be done by a DGCA approved medical examiner. The list of DGCA approved medical examiner is available at http://www.dgca.nic.in/medical/c1exam-ind.htmClass I Medical could be obtained in due course of Training.

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What is the Admission procedure?

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You may contact on the number, which is mentioned on the website.

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What is an A.M.E License?

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A.M.E License is an authority issued by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Government of India, to maintain & certify the fitness of the civil aircraft prior to each flight. After earning this license, an AME certifies the fitness of an aircraft. Any aircraft cannot fly without this fitness clearance from an AME.

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What is DGCA and what is the role of DGCA in getting AME License?

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DGCA stands for Directorate General of Civil Aviation which comes under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India. DGCA is the regulating authority of aviation industry.It conducts the AME & Pilot License examinations and issues the license to the candidates without which a student cannot become Aircraft Maintenance Engineer / Pilot.

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What does an AME do?

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An AME is the key person in-charge of the fitness or the health of an aircraft. Each flight has to go through a Daily Inspection (DI) before it is allowed to take off. Routine inspections are done on strict periodic intervals depending upon the hours of flight. No aircraft can take off without a Certificate Release to Service (CRS) issued from an AME.

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How to become an AME?

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Though it is an engineering programme, the AME license course does not require approvals from the AICTE. Licenses are issued by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Government of India. DGCA coordinates all regulatory functions with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). To become an AME, one has to undergo training from a DGCA approved institute and then clear DGCA exams. One has to clear six semesters to receive the Basic AME Certificate License (BAMEL).

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What is the minimum qualification required to get admission in this course?

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To make a career as an AME one needs to have passed at least 10+2 / Intermediate, with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, or its equivalent from any recognised board / university. The applicants appearing in these exams can also apply. The admission to the course is subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria.

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Are there any entrance tests for joining this course?

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Yes. Students who have passed 10+2 / Intermediate with PCM are eligible but they have to undergo an entrance test conducted by our colleges. These tests are usually taken in the month April. One can check with colleges to find out the examination dates.

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Can a student avail loan from bank?

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Yes, Bank at its discretion give the loan provided the students produce all the required documents to bank including admission letter, institutes approval letter, validity sheet, scope of approval and students below poverty line can approach to the welfare department also in their corresponding sate for study loan, if available. IIA Group helps students in procuring these loans from the banks.

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Are the hostel facilities available?

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Yes, we arrange for hostel facilities on need basis.

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How is the AME course curriculum designed?

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Ans. There are five semesters of six months each for theory portion or part. The syllabi are primarily differentiated in Mechanical and Avionics streams and broadly undertake the following: Mechanical stream (Aeroplane and Powerplants) Light Aircraft (LA) Heavy Aircraft (HA) Piston Engine (PE) and Jet Engine (JE) Mechanical stream (Helicopter and Power plants) Rotary Wing Aircraft (RA) Avionics stream Electrical System (ES) Instrument System (IS) Radio Navigation System (RN) The sixth semester before the BAMEL certificate focuses on training on the aircrafts. This is usually provided on type of aircrafts As per the DGCA regulations, the institute offering AME course should have aircrafts within the campus.

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What are the salient features of the AME course?

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The AME training courses are designed to give students a comprehensive knowledge of the aircrafts, their systems and good maintenance practices to equip the students to become skilled and competent aircraft maintenance professionals. The syllabus covers knowledge of Indian Aircraft Rules, Civil Aviation Requirements, theoretical and practical technical knowledge of design, construction, maintenance and operation of aircraft, engines, systems and aircraft materials used in the construction of airframes, engines and accessories; knowledge of engineering practices and skill in the use of various equipment; knowledge of good maintenance practices, human factors and human performance, necessary judgment and competence required to assess the airworthiness of aircraft and its equipment etc.

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What is the industry outlook for job opportunities?

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The sector is promising and placements are never a problem after successful completion of such courses. Aviation is the fastest growing industry in India in comparison to other sectors. Sources report that Indian carriers have ordered nearly 500 aircrafts which will be delivered over next decade, 05 aircrafts a month, and as per industry standards, 30 maintenance personnel are required per aircraft. After allowing foreign investments in Indian Aviation Industry, international players are positively looking Indian market. A lot is already happening in Indian Aviation with Jet-Etihad deal, Tata-Singapore collaboration, and Tata-Air Asia JV creating more jobs in near future.

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Can AME's from institute join Defence Services?

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Although this course is only for civil aviation industry but, BSF also recruits BAMEL holders passed from our colleges.

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Why only ACAPL?

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ACAPL is proud to provide Indian Aviation Industry with more than 50% of technical workforce in last 3 decades. May of our Alumni are holding senior positions across the leading companies. There is a very high probability that one of our alumni be a part of the panel members who would take your interviews when you appear for placement interviews.

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