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How to become as a pilot.

It's everyone's dream to fly an airplane in the young age. As they are growing some people forget it some still behind it. You can fly for your satisfaction or make it as a commercial pilot. Doesn't matter whether you are a young man or young girl for you to fly an aircraft you must have good English knowledge and good in mathematics along with good eye sight and medical fitness. When checking eye sight it will be important to cheek color vision as there are many people have this problem. There are three ways to get pilot training from flight training schools.

PRIVATE PILOT

As a private Trainee pilot which you can start at the age of 16 (normally a pilot can fly till the age of 60) at a flying school or under an private pilot trainer. Here you are allowed to get to fly a single engine piston aircraft. After you passed the age of 17 and completed the training course you can have your own Private Pilot license(PPL).

To obtain a Private Pilot License, you must have completed 45 hours of flying time (However experience has shown it usually takes most students between 55-75 hrs.), 7 written examinations, pass a skill test and medical examination. This license can be achieved between six to twelve months period at a cost of US$ 12,000 (6,000 UK POUNDS), in Singapore around 20,000 - 30,000S$.And if you wish to fly in the night, you must take another certificate. For flying multi engine aircraft alone by yourself, you will need 70 hours as Pilot in Command, 7 hours theoretical instruction and 6 hours flying training. This PPL will allow you to fly for fun but will not allow you get paid.

COMMERCIAL PILOT.

Once you are sure that you are going to make money by flying, which is called commercial flying, you must get a Commercial Pilots License (CPL) or pass all of the theory qualifications and most of the flying qualifications for the Airline Transport Pilots License (ATPL). To follow this course you must show your Physics math and English ability. Commercial pilot license, Airline Transport Pilot License may take from 9 months to 36 months. for this you must choose a school approved by the civil aviation Authority. For commercial pilot you will need minimum of 150 hours flight training and for ATPL 195 hours of flight training.

You will be taught about aviation law, flight performance, planning, and principles of flight navigation, avionics, communications, meteorology and operational procedures.
You will get flight training in smaller aircrafts and in computer aided simulators.
Once you obtained your Commercial Pilots License you can fly for salary. You can carry goods in small aircraft, can do aerial photography, spray crops in larger farm fields, or can undertake a Flying Instructor Course to train people to get PPL and CPL standard.

With an ATPL license you are a great Pilot to fly. You can wait for good air lines to call you to fly their air crafts. To become as a Captain you must achieve 5,000 flying hours.

SALARY

The salary for a jet commercial airline pilots is normally around UK Pounds 30,000 to UK Pounds 40,000 a year. An average Captain's pay is between UK Pounds 55,000 and UK Pounds 70,000 a year.

If you are going to learn flying in the USA read this,
Alien Flight Student Program (Student) www.flightschoolcandidates.gov

United Kingdom

Airways Flight Training

Building 12, Exeter Airport, EX5 2BD, UK.

United States

Aero-Tech

Blue Grass Airport (KLEX), Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

Australia

Airline Academy of Australia

Beatty Road, Archerfield, P.O.Box - 41, Archerfield, Queensland - 4108, Australia.

Australian Flying Training School

PO Box 143,Yagoona NSW 2199, Australia.

India

Ahmedabad Aviation and Aeronautics

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Bombay Flying Club

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Sri lanka

Asian Aviation Centre (Pvt) Ltd

Information Centre, 14, Trelawney Place, Colombo 04, Sri Lanka.

Asian Aviation Centre (Pvt) Ltd

Colombo Airport, Rathmalana, Sri Lanka.

Telephone : +94 11 263 2999, +94 11 263 5163
Fax : +94 11 26 11540
E-mail : aeroasia@wow.lk
web : www.aac.lk

Skyline Aviation (Pvt) Ltd.

104/3, New Airport Road, Rathmalana, Sri Lanka.

Telephone : +94 11 421 0300, +94 11 91 1511
Fax : +94 11 421 0250
E-mail : dmin@skylineavi.com

Singapore

Republic Of Singapre Flying Club

Building 140 - B, Piccadilly, Seletar Airbase, East Camp, Singapore - 797754.

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