Delhi-based Flightrule Aviation Services (FAS) LLP, a company offering pilot aptitude testing, coaching, training and other consultancy services to pilot students, has entered into a strategic partnership with Nordian Aviation Training Systems, a leading Norwegian distance learning specialist in aviation training. With this tie up, FAS will be able to offer world-class course material to students on their devices online.
The Nordian E-learning System for pilot preparation consists of the content and two seamlessly integrated systems: A Learning Management System (LMS) and an Evaluation & Reporting System. Both will become available to students enrolling with FAS.
Tor Nordvik, CEO – Nordian Aviation Services said, “Being an aviator is a very responsible job and one has to be well versed and updated with the latest knowledge in the aviation space. Nordian is dedicated to bringing high-quality training material and course curriculum to students from across the globe. We are delighted to partner with Flightrule and we believe their faculty experience and training will be very beneficial to students who want to become future aviators.”
Expressing his satisfaction and happiness on the partnership Capt. Rahul Monga, CEO & Chief Instructor, Flightrule Aviation Services said “Aviation training in India suffers from lack of quality, standardization, and regulation. Our goal is to fill in the existing gap of the shortage of pilots in the country and enhance the quality of education provided to prepare students for their careers in aviation. Imparting students with structured knowledge will make them well adept with the ground training as well as flying training and also help them clear necessary examinations by the DGCA. We are excited to partner with Nordian Aviation Services which will enable us to provide the finest ground training in the world.”
Elaborating further in a conversation with Curriculum, Captain Monga said that aviation careers will see a boom in India as the Government has started to pursue policies to built new infrastructure and connect more remote places through air travel. “Already we’re seeing India becoming one of the biggest aviation markets in the world with requirement of over 1000 pilots annually for several years now. As per some estimates, by 2025, India will require 10,000 pilots and by 2035, this figure could go upto 30, 000,” he added.
The veteran aviator, who has been in the industry for the past 35 years with a successful career with Indian Air Force shared that the ratio of women pilots in India is higher and compared to other parts of the world, a lot of young pilots from India are commanding aircrafts than their counterparts because of starting early and passion.
Saying that young generation of today is more suited to flying career due to their prowess in online gaming and tech use, Captain Monga says a pilot job is today more of a corporate job than a specialist adventure. “Flying nowadays is more of system management and your workstation is in cockpit. It is a clean job. It is better than medicine or engineering in conventional sense because first you just need to qualify DGCA exam and once you obtain commercial license, it is just to be converted for the host country if you chose to work aboard.”
To become a commercial pilot, one needs to have passed 10+2 with mathematics and physics subjects. Then, medical fitness certified by a doctor is another requirement before one enrolls for DGCA examination, which is held every 3 months. Once an aspirant qualifies, he or she has to enroll with a flight school for flying training. The flying training as well as on ground training as per syllabus takes about two years. After successful competition of this hand on training and other proficiencies, commercial pilot license is obtained by the student. Then she/he applies with airlines for becoming co-pilot and the career takes off.
It is not only young students who can become pilots, rather working professionals who have aptitude and want a change in career can also go for it as normally but for HR policies of airlines one can become a pilot even at 40. Roughly, it would cost you around INR 40 lakh for obtaining the commercial pilot licence involving due process and mandatory flying hours.