1. What are the eligibility criteria to join CPL course?

Educational Qualification: Pass in 10+2 with Maths and Physics (or) Equivalent

Age : 18 years completed

Medical : Medical fitness as per DGCA standard.

2. What is the upper age limit to join in an aviation industry as a pilot?

Generally airlines prefers pilots between 17 to 35 years of age, however if you have prior experience and you are below the age of 60 years, you may still join.

3. Can a “commerce or arts” student join the CPL course?

A student, who has passed 10 +2 from a recognized Board with “Commerce or Arts” subjects, should undergo bridge course in 10+2 with maths and physics from a recognized Board, to become eligible for CPL.

4. What is the minimum height to join the CPL programme?

No minimum height prescribed. The individual has to obtain a cockpit check certified to manipulate controls and he should have an unobstructed view of the outside, if required by the aviation medical examiners.

5. What is the eyesight one must have? Are glasses permissible?

As per DGCA standard, eyesight should be correctable to 6/6.Glasses are permissible.

6. Why Choose Orient Flights Aviation Academy?


Orient Flights Aviation Academy has world class training facilities at the most enchanting locations at Pondicherry & Mysore. Modern facilities, excellent infrastructure, well equipped aircraft, professional and friendly instructors, tailor made courses are the unique benefits at Orient Flights Aviation Academy. The team will ensure that you are well prepared to embark on your career as a professional pilot. We provide airline standard flying instruction delivered in accordance with ICAO requirements. We have the resources and expertise to train innumerable cadet pilots annually.

Orient Flights Aviation Academy is the right choice for aspirants who desire a reputable flight training organization. The alumni of Orient Flights Aviation Academy are a testimony of the quality of the institution, producing quality pilots, for the airline industry for over two decades.

7. What factors affect my training?

Weather, Aircraft Maintenance and availability of fuel AVGAS.

8. Will Orient Flights Aviation Academy help me to get job?

Placement assistance is given for meritorious Students. Meritorious students will be inducted as pilot in our “charter division” as and when required.

9. Can my parents monitor my training progress?

Yes, the Orient Flights Aviation Academy will send performance Report of each student, to the parents regularly.

10. What is DGCA?

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is a statutory authority under the Ministry of Civil Aviation that overseas all issues regarding airworthiness and licencing of personnel in India. It is the authority to issue licences to pilots and has many other roles to oversee the issues and effective functioning of air transportation in India.

To learn more about DGCA, visit www.dgca.nic.in

11. How is the life of an Airline Pilot?

Pilots have a lucrative career and if travelling is a passion, then this job is for you.

Networking with people of varied cultures across the globe, flying with a group of people who love their jobs and the airline biz is an exciting one. The career as a pilot is always different, it’s stimulating, interesting, and is extremely rewarding.

12. Do DGCA and ICAO recognize Orient Flights Aviation Academy?

Orient Flights Aviation Academy is approved by DGCA, remember Orient Flights Aviation Academy does not issue the licence, the pilot licences are issued by DGCA: therefore your licence is recognized by both DGCA and ICAO.

13. Can Orient Flights Aviation Academy help me to get a loan?

Yes, you may obtain an educational loan from any nationalized bank. We will provide any documents needed by your bank to help you to qualify for an educational loan.

14. Can I complete my DGCA Exams before I start my flying?

Yes, as per the new DGCA norms you can complete the DGCA theory exams.

15. What is the eligibility criteria for a foreign student to join CPL course?

Pass in 12th standard from a recognized Board with maths and physics as per the norms of Association of Indian Universities (AIU) New Delhi. In addition, the student has to obtain “Security Clearance” from DGCA, which normally takes one to three months.

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