Commercial Pilot License
We offer the nation's most rigorous training programs in the fields of aviation and aerospace. Established in 1995, Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy (A Division of Wings Aviation Pvt Ltd) is India's premier flight training institute offering DGCA approved fully integrated courses. Our training programs are renowned for their consistency and relevance to the fast changing demands of the aviation industry. We have trained students from India and around the world and helped them achieve their dreams of becoming a pilot. We maintain the highest standards of safety and excellence in pilot training needed to prepare students for a challenging and exciting career in aviation. We offer courses for Commercial Pilots licence, Private Pilot licence, Instrument Rating and Multi Engine Rating. We also offer the Airbus 4-320 Course in association with Advanced Aircraft Training Institute, UK, available at very few academies.
“Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy (A Division of Wings Aviation Pvt Ltd) has contributed in setting high standards of aviation training in India. We've created a training environment that boasts state-of-the-art technology, high-quality training, a global reach and a culture of service excellence. With a large fleet of 10 Single and Multi engine training aircraft, training base at an airport dedicated for flight training, exclusive training airfield, lT enabled Ground School, an advanced simulator, a large hangar, and Industry experts as instructors, we continuously offer a practical and operational learning experience through new and innovative technology. We have teamed up with many airlines to provide customer-driven training solutions for every segment of aviation. Our students graduate career-ready with a strong academic foundation and the most comprehensive training available. Our students are now holding enviable positions in premier aviation organizations in India and abroad. Our accelerated, structured courses prepare students for the real world of professional flight, ensuring safe,skilled and professional flight operations. Whether you want to build a career in aviation or just fly for fun, we have a range of courses offering you the right choices for your training requirements. We bring you the finest pilot training available using our comprehensive DGCA approved syllabus, rigorous ground and flight instruction with the most advanced training facilities.
The Academy has an accomplished alumni base across several regional and international airlines like Kingfisher, Emirates, Jet Airways, and Air Arabia to name a few. We have a good placement record. Around 1,500+ of our students who have passed as pilots from our Academy are today working with leading airlines around the world.”
Airline pilots command some of the highest paying jobs in the country. Those with a few years of experience fall into Top 1% Income bracket in India (55 Lakh/Year+)
The process of becoming a captain in India is even quicker due to rapid growth in our Airline industry and requirement for pilots
Salaries start at 18 Lakh/Year for Junior First Officers and go upto 1.2 Crores/Year or more when you’re a Senior Captains.
These are the aforementioned salaries for different standings as a pilot in India (These values may be significantly higher for International Airlines Abroad)
Junior First Officer — 1.25 - 1.5 Lakhs/ Month (18 Lakhs/Year)
First Officer — 1.5 - 2 Lakhs/ Month (24 Lakhs/Year)
Senior First Officer — 2.5 - 3.5 Lakhs/ Month (42 Lakhs/Year)
Captain — 4 - 5.5 Lakhs/ Month (66 Lakhs/Year)
Senior Captain — 6 - 10 Lakhs/ Month (Upto 1.2 Crores/Year)
Being a pilot provides you with opportunities to travel all across the world for Free! (Vast Indian Diaspora and Tourism are creating a great market for Indian Airlines to operate new routes across the world)
Airlines also provide 4-5 Star Hotel accommodations with extra cash to spend in the layover destinations
As a commercial pilot, you are legally required to fly for not more than only 1000 Hours a Year.
This provides you with a lot of spare time to spend with Friends and Family
friends & family
As a Pilot, Airlines provide you with benefits enabling your friends and family to have incredible discounts on tickets
Some Airlines also have Buddy Passes that enable you to carry fly another person with you for Free
This makes your Travel experience even better!
Interested in viewing the Glaciers of Himalayas/Arctic region, Uninterrupted view of the Milkyway, Bright Slivers of Sun Rays gliding over the fluffy clouds, Endless stream of Saharan Deserts, Lush Green Amazon Rainforests, and other magnificent sceneries right from your Cockpit? Then this is for you
If there was one word used to describe the community at Airline industry: Elegant.
By becoming a Pilot you get to meet kind and interesting people everyday, providing you with opportunities to make lasting connections.
With a PPL, you’re officially a pilot!! This commands immense respect from the people around you, no matter what career you decide to pursue. Once you receive your PPL, it’s valid for life. There’s only some minor procedures required to renew it once every few years.
Minimum of 10 + 2 with Physics and
Certificate from DGCA /FAA Panel Doctor
18 months and
200 hours of
180 Hours on Single Engine Cessna-172R Aircraft with Garmin-1000
20 Hours on Multi-Engine Aircraft with Gramin-1000 and Autopilot
20 Hours on flight simulator with 120 Degrees Field of View and real time display of terrain and airports
Human Performance and Limitations
Principles of Flight
Radio and Navigation Aids
Theory and Practicals of Radio Telephony
Flying Tests would be conducted in accordance to DGCA rules and regulations, either by the CFI or by a DGCA authorized examiner
Written Exams are generally in MCQ format with 70% required to Pass
Written Tests on Ground Subject Tests, according to schedule published by DGCA
Test for Radio Telephony Restricted (RTR) license would be conducted by the Department of Telecommunications according to their published schedule
A Commercial Pilot Licence holder can become a captain of a Single/Multi engine Aircraft. The licence issued is valid internationally and the students are eligible for working in any Country/Aviation Organisation. They may also work as an officer under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, become a Flight Instructor, work for Cargo planes, Private Jets, among a plethora of other career opportunities.