Aviation courses in India are gaining popularity not only because of the career options it offers but also due to the fact that the job opportunities are lucrative and challenging. Given below are few Aviation courses frequently asked questions (FAQs) that a student intending to pursue a career in this field, may want to know. These questions are mentioned below.
1. What are the different career options in the aviation sector?
An individual can assume responsibilities in the following areas of aviation-
- Ground staff
- Air Hostess
- Aeronautical engineer
- Customer executive and support
- Air Traffic controller
- Cabin crew
- Airline ticketing personnel
2. What are the names of institutes offering aviation study programs in India
The institutes that offer courses in aviation include the following-
- Indian Institute of Aeronautical Sciences in Kolkata
- Indian Institute of Aeronautical Sciences in Jamshedpur
- Indian Institute of Aviation in Delhi
- Bharat Institute of Aeronautics in Patna
- Avalon Centres in Mumbai, Lucknow, Delhi, Ahmednagar, Nasik, Kochi, and Allahabad
3. What are the different types of aviation courses offered
A number of aviation courses are offered by different institutes in the country. These courses are offered in-
- Booth board services
- Pilot training (Commercial Pilot Training, Private Pilot License, Special Pilot License)
- Flight deck crew
- Aircraft maintenance
- Aviation safety training instructor
- Air hostess training courses
- Aeronautical engineering
- Air traffic control
- Airport ground staff
- Airline ticketing and marketing
4. What are the different types of Pilot training courses?
There are 3 modules offered in a pilot training course. The first step is to get a license for SPL or Special Pilot License. In this case students are tested in subjects like Aviation Meteorology, Air Regulations, and Air Navigation. Once a student gets SPL, the next step is to get PPL or Private Pilot License. The training program comprises 60 hours of flying time. Also included is 15 hours flight training with instructor, 5 hours flight – cross country, and 30 hours flight on own (solo flight). Age limit for this training module is 17 years. The next step is to get CPL or Commercial Pilot License. It includes 250 hours of flying time. A medical fitness test is also conducted in the capital city. Subjects on which students are tested include Aviation Meteorology, Air Regulations, Radio and Wireless Transmission, and Technical Planning.
5. What is the salary range a student can expect to get after passing out of an aviation institute?
The aviation industry is a high paying sector. One of the main reasons is that this sector requires an individual to be highly skilled in certain areas. To cite an example of a pilot’s salary, a senior pilot can expect to get paid between INR 4.5 lakh to INR 5 lakh every month. A beginner can expect to get not less than INR 16,000 every month.
6. What are the topics that are covered in an aviation course?
An aviation course will cover a wide range of topics. Few of them include aviation safety, flying, air traffic management, aircraft maintenance, various technical aspects, and regulatory policies governing the sector.