How to Become Pilot ?

Become a Pilot: A Step-by-Step Guide for Aspiring Aviators

Dreaming of a career that takes you to the skies? Becoming a pilot is an exciting journey filled with learning and adventure. Here’s your step-by-step guide to turning those dreams into reality, tailored for aspiring pilots in India.

Step 1.

Meet the Age Requirement

You must be at least 17 years old to begin your journey toward becoming a pilot.

Step 2.

Academic Qualification

Ensure you have completed your 12th grade with Physics and Mathematics.

Step 3.

Budget for CPL Flying Training

Becoming a pilot is a significant financial commitment. The budget for CPL (Commercial Pilot License) flying training ranges from 30 to 65 lakhs INR. Planning your finances is a crucial step.

Step 4.

Meet the Age RequirementCPL Flight Training Duration

The journey from student to pilot can take anywhere from 12 to 24 months, depending on your training program and progress.

Step 5.

DGCA Pilot Medicals

Ensure you’re fit to fly by completing your DGCA Class 1 and 2 medical examinations. Health and fitness are paramount in aviation.

Step 6.

DGCA Computer Number Registration

Before diving into your pilot training, you’ll need to obtain a DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) Computer Number, which is essential for your exams and records.

Step 7.

Getwings’ DGCA Pilot Ground Classes

Enrol in DGCA Pilot Ground Classes. These will prepare you for the DGCA exams and equip you with the theoretical knowledge needed for flying.

Step 8.

Ace the DGCA Exams

Passing the DGCA exams is a critical step. These exams cover various subjects, including navigation, meteorology, and air regulations etc.

Step 9.

Flight Training Abroad

Complete your Flight Training as per DGCA Requirements—possibly abroad. This hands-on experience is where you’ll learn to fly and log the necessary flying hours.

Step 10.

License Conversion

If you trained abroad, you’d need to convert your international pilot license to a DGCA-recognized Indian pilot license.

Step 11.


Obtain your type-rating certification, which qualifies you to operate a specific aircraft type. This is often the final step before applying for jobs.

Step 12.

Join Indian Airlines

With your qualifications in hand, you’re ready to join an Indian airline. Start your career in aviation and soar high with your dreams

Embark on Your Journey

Becoming a pilot requires dedication, hard work, and a passion for flying. By following these steps, you’re on your way to a rewarding career in the skies. Remember, every pilot’s journey is unique, and perseverance is key. Start your adventure today and fly towards your dreams!


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