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Turn your childhood dream of flying into a booming career!

Team StoryWeavers|May 16, 2022, 21:57 IST| 50
14 yrs old Mansour Anis from India recently became the youngest pilot to fly single-engine plane! Are you the next taking control of the flying cockpit?

14 yrs old Mansour Anis from India recently became the youngest pilot to fly single-engine plane! Are you the next taking control of the flying cockpit?

Is Aviation your Ambition?

An aviator or an aircraft pilot is a person who controls the flight of an aircraft by operating its directional flight controls.

Flying across the world and controlling some of the most sophisticated aircrafts, for many, is a dream job. In addition to this, the opportunity to travel and experience new cultures, combined with a rewarding lifestyle definitely make it an exciting career choice.

According to research by aerospace giant Boeing, the world will need an additional 637,000 qualified pilots by 2036. As people across the globe continue to fall in love with travel, demand is skyrocketing – especially in expanding markets such as Asia-Pacific, making this a fine career option. For those of you considering a future with wings, here are a few insights to help you get started on this journey.

What kind of aircrafts can you fly?

As a pilot, you can fly commercial aircrafts, helicopters, rescue planes, cargo and jet planes. But remember, the pivotal role of a pilot is much more than just flying the plane.

As a pilot…

  • You need to be highly trained to take responsibility of flying an aircraft full of passengers under all weather conditions.
  • Interpret the data presented to you on instruments and controls
  • You should have a keen eye for detailed checks before take-off and maintain contact with air traffic controls and cabin crew throughout the flight.
  • You must plan out a route in advance and study the weather along with your co-pilot.
  • You need to ensure that the fuel is safely loaded and you are conforming to the regulations at all times.
  • Most importantly, you need to ensure safety of the aircraft, passengers and crew on board.

Before you consider embarking on any pilot training and earn an Airline Transport Pilot’s License, here are few things you must know:

What are the requirements?

  1. In order to apply for a pilot training licence, you must undergo a medical test that meets the requirements set by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
  2. The security clearance and a bank guarantee are a must in order to be an eligible candidate.  
  3. In case your dream role is to become an Air Force pilot, you must maintain good health as per the benchmarks set by the defence.
  4. Good IQ, quick problem solving capabilities as well as good communication skills are bonus points to help you climb up the ladder.  

Course options:

Pilot courses are offered by different flying schools around the world. In fact, India is the biggest hub for flying aspirants with numerous colleges offering courses in aviation. Make sure you do your research well while selecting an institution. In India, your course needs to be affiliated to DGCA.

Here are some recognized institutions in India that offers pilot training courses:

  • Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA), Rae Bareli
  • National Flying Training Academy(NFTA), Maharashtra
  • Madhya Pradesh Flying Club(MPFC), Bhopal, MP
  • Ahmedabad Aviation and Aeronautics Limited (AAA), Gujarat
  • Bombay Flying Club, Mumbai
  • Assam Flying Club, Guwahati Airport, Guwahati
  • School of Aviation Science and Technology, Delhi Flying Club Ltd, New Delhi

Once you obtain the necessary education and fulfil all the requirements, you can apply for a pilot’s license. There are three types of license you can earn according to your requirement.

Top Recruiters:

At present, there is an emerging requirement in the airline industry for qualified individuals. The best part is the variety of choice that is available – you can choose to become a corporate pilot (flying only company airplanes), agriculture pilot (for crop dusting) or become a full time commercial pilot. Or you could even think of having career in the Indian Air Force. Some of the top commercial recruiters are:

AirAsia, Air India, Jet Airways, Air Costa, SpiceJet, IndiGo, Lufthansa, National Aviation Company of India and many more. So, get set and start the preparations for your dream job!

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About the Author

Books are Tanaya Goswami’s first love and cheesecakes come a close second. Talking about movies, music, calligraphy, politics, and Elon Musk will get you listed under the friends’ section of her diary. Ever since moving on from her job as an English lecturer, she spends her time at BYJU’S crafting stories filled with emotion and sprinkled with sarcasm. Outside of work, she’s either learning something new (French, most recently!) or is curled up with a book and a cup of coffee. She firmly believes that discovering what you don’t know is the key to knowledge and is constantly working towards improving herself. Drop in a line at if you liked her stories, have something nice to say, or if you have compelling ideas to share!

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April 9, 2020

If we get good score in jee mains or 12th board does the pilot training institutions give us a gree seat..?


March 6, 2020

Hey where can i opt for student pilot licence …i mean where to apply for it? I am in class 11

Parthvi mishra

January 29, 2020

Hi… I am parthvi of class 7th….thank you for sharing this topic… Becaue I wants to be a pilot…love you Byjus. ????

Vaishnavi Sharma

January 28, 2020

Please share in details wt we have to do after 10 to become a pilot and wt are the ups and downs..if v r not successful amd other alternatives

Sambit Kumar Das

January 22, 2020

Hi I AM Devang. Am IN CLASS 8. Liked all the topics very informative

Adithyan Kumar

January 22, 2020

Very useful.

November 21, 2019

I want to become a pilot

Ojaswi Jain

June 13, 2019

I am Ojaswi Jain of class 7 and I also have dream to became a commercial pilot….THANK YOU so much BYJU’S for the information

Saloni sharma

June 13, 2019

Hello ,
I am Saloni and is interested in aviation and if possible may I will be able to touch the sky I’ll be blessed .A BIG THANKS TO YOU BYJUS for providing such guidance!!!!!!!

Ivan Momin

June 4, 2019

I’m in Grade 9 and I’m currently using the BYJUs app to a great extent and it’s awesome… I’m an aspiring pilot and I’m aiming for a CPL and a license for either the Boeing 737 or Airbus A320 and I have experience in Flight Simulations with PMDG and Aerosoft
Would it be a good idea to finish college graduation and then move forward for an aviation university or should I just finish it off at 12th grade?


May 31, 2019

Can u please send me the details of how to get into agricultural field and what are the courses and requirements.
Can u please send me the same details and requirements of government banking field.


May 29, 2019

Do you have any information about a doctor Career lf you have please send me

Hardik sharma

May 28, 2019

Mam/sir please tell me how to start career in engineering ( mechanical engineer)


May 26, 2019

Being a pilot was one of child dream, but after knowing more about it has sparked an idea of being pilot in me.

Ayush singh

May 26, 2019

Hello BYJU’S i know i am asking a silly question but please do solve all my querries my name is ayush singh i am in class 10th and i wanted to become united nation chief secretrait general so for that can i get the guidlines please help me out

Subhasish Choudhury

May 24, 2019

Can you pls tell me how become a cricketer . And what are the steps .

Tejasvi Ranjan

May 23, 2019

My father is in indian air force. I am very much motivated by this thank you

Priyanka Anu Varghese

May 22, 2019

Can u share about scope of airport managment course


May 22, 2019

Thank you for the information


May 21, 2019

Please write on abroad MBBS on scholarship program


May 21, 2019

Thanku for raising are ambition to become a pilot✌️?✈️


May 21, 2019

Hi I am in class 8 and I want to join Indian Air force.
Thank you for this information.Can you help me to find
out more about it like how to join IAF what studies we need to do….
Thank you

Shavul Hameed

May 21, 2019

I am shavul Hameed studing 10class thanks for this information about pilot very hard to work as pilot


May 21, 2019

Thanks for sharing such a brilliant info Byju’s
My decided future career is to become an air force pilot .?????


May 21, 2019

Hi I am Rupika I want to be an iitian so please describe how to become an iitian

Kanak Malkoti

May 21, 2019

Yes, Good topic for becoming a pilot.

Prateek kerketta

May 21, 2019

This is quite an useful information but
i didn’t think so everyone afford to be a
Pilot because the minimum fees is 40 lakhs
in IGRU. In other flying academy it is
higher. I drop my dream to be a pilot.
But if anyone wanted to be a pilot join
air defence.

Bhanu Rushika

May 21, 2019

Do you have any information about a doctor career if you have please send me

Sarthak yende

May 21, 2019

I want to become IAS officer pleas guide me


May 20, 2019

Yeah,I am so glad to have such a big opportunity given by byjus to be the real successful candidate and to get a good pay as well
Everyone see dreams but only few can overcome the challenges before achievement.
M the student of 11th right now and dam crazy about IAF since childhood so with byjus I am going to fly with jet engines ??

Årjït Gupta

May 20, 2019

Sir, i am Arjit Gupta
Education gualification


May 20, 2019

What would be the Fee/ Cost to get Training / to get CPL Licence


May 20, 2019

Thanks byju’s for providing me this knowledge

Sachin Rawat

May 20, 2019


Hrishikesh. V.S

May 20, 2019

I’m really impressed about this..!
Great info.!
I would like to know about other jobs.!!

kadhiravan nanmaran

May 20, 2019

my son like to do astro physics please guide him


May 19, 2019

Thanks alot .Iam Sohan from class 7. It motivate me alot to give
wings to my fly. Thanks to byjus.

Ojasvi Verma

May 19, 2019

Good information for becoming pilot


May 18, 2019

Thank you Byjus for such a great information , I am also desiring to become a pilot!

Vivek T M

December 9, 2018

Hi.. I am Vivek from class 11, a proud Byju’s Classroom Student….
Thank you very much for sharing such a great information about aviation, this is my dream job…
Thanks a lot…


December 9, 2018

Hi I am Rohit from class 11.Thank you
so muchfor providing this information.
Also for the guys who have the same
ambition to become a pilot,you just
Google ‘aeroplane parts and
functions pdf site‘.
You can find more about the same in
this page.Best of luck guys???✈✈✈.
Also I have a question to the author,
that is, nowadays, the CPL pilots are
getting jobs who have 1500 hours of
flying I think that
250 hours of flying is not necessary,
as it needs 1500hours. I have read
about this in Quora.Is it true?


November 13, 2018



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