India's Largest Recruitment and Employment Portal

Search Job Vacancies and Updates

Career Opportunities as a Pilot

Pilots are the backbone of the entire aviation industry, because they are in charge of operating, managing and maintaining the external and internal systems of aircrafts. This is one of the toughest, yet the finest career option in India. An aviator flies an aeroplane by directly operating and controlling it from the cockpit.

A commercial pilot works for any Indian airline, and usually carry goods or passengers from one destination to another. An airline pilot is responsible for planning flights, checking air traffic and maintaining air regulations. First officers are professionals who have been highly trained and are exceptionally skilled at flying aircrafts and helicopters.

Pilots they need to go through a lot of mental stress, because they are solely responsible for providing the safest flight to passengers during bad weather. It is the job of an aircraft pilot to prepare the flight plan, study the weather forecast, make sure that the dynamics of the plane is airworthy and check that the cargo and fuel are safely loaded before take-off.

They are also responsible for working out an estimated arrival time from the time of departure. A pilot is concerned mainly with flying aircrafts on scheduled routes and time, making them the most important person in any airline operation. The cockpit command goes to the licensed Chief Pilot, who is also referred to as the Captain, of any aeroplane assisted by their co-pilot. A career as a pilot is a well reputed occupation, not only in India, but across the globe, making it a desired job profile.

At first this was a male dominated career option, in India, but in recent times the appointment of many female pilots, have given an opportunity for everyone to apply, irrespective of their gender.

If you have a dream of soaring above the clouds and flying amongst the birds, then you need to have an efficient understanding of subjects like Physics and Mathematics, in order to fulfil this dream of becoming a pilot. Apart from physical effort, you need to have an ability to handle mental stress in an effective manner.

You will be required to work 8 to 20 days a month by staying away from your family. You need to have a lot of courage, determination and strong presence of mind, along with extraordinary grit, in order to become a pilot. You should have a good co-ordination skill because you will have to keep a clear communication with the team on board and the air traffic control, while being airborne.

Having a sense of accountability and an aptitude for technical or scientific study is very important, in this line of work. Along with these qualities you need to have unparalleled self-confidence and an amazing leadership quality. If you love to travel, then being a commercial or private pilot will be a great opportunity for you. If you like adventure and want to have a prestigious presence in the community, then you can become a military pilot. This is an interesting profession in the airline industry that does not require a 9 to 5 presence, making it an exciting job. You are subjected to get decent perks from the industry, for your family and yourself.

 

Unlike mainstream jobs, you cannot take your work home. As a Pilot you will be feeling free at home without any work tension or burden, on your weeks off. As a pilot your jobs will be numerous and hectic. You will be in charge of pre-flight as well as post flight operations.

In order to be eligible for the airline industry as a pilot, you have to secure 50% marks in the 12th examination, from a recognised board. You cannot apply for any of the pilot training courses if you are not from the science background, because subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are required in this field.

You will have to write reports, for which a good written command over English is required. Practical skills are important because you need to have the ability to take charge, in case of any emergency. As a pilot, there is a vital necessity for great physical fitness, stable mental health and coordination skills. You ought to have perfect eyesight and good colour vison. Along with exceptional technical skills and understanding of aero physics, you should be having an ability to inspire your crew and passengers with confidence.

 

There are three types of license courses that you can apply for, if you want to pursue a career as a co-pilot, namely:
• Student Pilot License, which is a course that lasts for a duration of six months.
• Private Pilot License, is a one-year course, and,
• Commercial Pilot License, is a three-year course.

 

After years of experience, if you want to become a captain of an aircraft, then you need to apply for an Airline Transport Pilot’s License. As a fresher pilot, with a flying experience of 250 hours, your monthly income will be Rs. 1.5 Lakh on commercial routes and on international routes your salary can be Rs. 6 Lakh per month.

Working for the Indian Army or the Indian Navy will help you earn Rs. 5 to 8 Lakhs per year along with a huge amount of respect and honour from the community. With experience your annual income can become Rs. 50 Lakhs. Career as a pilot is definitely a lucrative one!

This could be the best career path for you, if you love to travel and if you have a sense of responsibility along with the right skills. Pilots are rewarded with a sense of adventure and a fast-paced lifestyle, along with the chance of experiencing exciting new cultures and people when they travel the world.

After years of experience, if you want to become a captain of an aircraft, then you need to apply for an Airline Transport Pilot’s License. As a fresher pilot, with a flying experience of 250 hours, your monthly income will be Rs. 1.5 Lakh on commercial routes and on international routes your salary can be Rs. 6 Lakh per month.

Working for the Indian Army or the Indian Navy will help you earn Rs. 5 to 8 Lakhs per year along with a huge amount of respect and honour from the community. With experience your annual income can become Rs. 50 Lakhs. Career as a pilot is definitely a lucrative one!

This could be the best career path for you, if you love to travel and if you have a sense of responsibility along with the right skills. Pilots are rewarded with a sense of adventure and a fast-paced lifestyle, along with the chance of experiencing exciting new cultures and people when they travel the world.

Latest Career and Job Updates