FAQs

  • What is the minimum age requirement for course enrollment?
    The minimum age requirement to enroll with us is 16 years for Private Pilot Licence (PPL) & 17 years for Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL).
  • I have just completed my 10+2. Can I become commercial pilot?
    Yes, you can, provided you have passed 10+2 with Mathematics and Physics.
  • Can a non-science background student apply for a CPL course?
    In case you have opted for Commerce or Arts stream at 10+ 2 level, then you can either take up Physics & Mathematics as additional subjects (if you are currently pursuing 10+2) or you can enroll as a private student in any of the recognized Open School / University. Alternatively, you can opt for the PPL program if you want to try your hand at hobby flying.
  • What is the course duration?
    The duration of the course varies from licence to licence.
    • Private Pilot Licence - Approx. 8 to 12 months
    • Commercial Pilot Licence - Approx. 15 to 18 months
    • Assistant Flying Instructor’s Rating - Approx. 30 to 45 days
    • Flying Instructor’s Rating - Approx. 30 to 45 days
    For further queries you can get in touch on the contact provided.
  • What type of medical test is required?
    You are required to undergo a class II medical test by DGCA approved doctors where they would check the suitability for class II medical clearance for PPL & CPL. If you opt for CPL you need to undergo Medical Class-I test as well.
  • What are the reasons to not clear the medical examination?
    People usually fail the medical examination if they have an ailment that is usually unfavorable to decision making in the cockpit. For example if one has a heart condition, is obese or color blind the medical board will have a tendency to issue an UNFIT certificate. In such a scenario, you cannot enroll for the licence courses.
  • Can I fly if I wear spectacles?
    Yes, as long your eye sight is 6/6 after wearing correctable glasses, and you are declared medically fit from a DGCA approved doctor.
  • What is the minimum height requirement to become a pilot?
    You need to be at least 152.5 cms. The individual has to obtain a Cockpit Check Certificate which essentially states that one can manipulate controls and have an unobstructed view of the outside.
  • What special skills are required to become a pilot?
    Good numerical, analytical and logical reasoning ability are essential skills for pilots. Interpersonal skills with good communication are an added advantage.
  • What language proficiency is required to start flying training?
    You need to have a good hold over the English language.
  • What subjects will I need to learn & qualify?
    At Blue Ray ground school program, we will cover the following in accordance with the DGCA syllabus:
    • Air Regulations
    • Air Navigation
    • Aviation Meteorology
    • Aircraft Technical General
    • Aircraft Technical Specific
    • Radio & Telecommunication
  • After how many theory classes will I be allowed to fly?
    You will be eligible to fly post the issuance of your Student Pilot Licence.
  • Does a student pilot automatically have the privilege of cross-country flying after soloing?
    No. An instructor must have reviewed the pilot’s preflight planning and preparation for solo cross-country flight and determine that the flight can be made safely under the known circumstances and conditions. Under certain conditions, an instructor may authorize repeated solo flights over a given route.
  • I have a licence from abroad, can I fly in India?
    To fly in India, you need to apply for Licence Conversion as per DGCA norms. Blue Ray will help you in providing for the necessary ‘Licence Conversion Course’ and the application of same.
  • Can a person trained in India fly abroad?
    If you wish to migrate then you may have to pass that country's examination and convert your license.
  • How will you assure the safety of the candidate?
    Blue Ray pays utmost heed and caution when it comes to safety. A prospective candidate will be trained in the presence of a certified instructor (both ground & flight). In addition, we perform regular maintenance checks of our fleet and facility.
  • What if I am not able to appear for the exams or have cleared only one subject?
    This will not be an issue as you can always clear/ appear for your papers in the next attempt. DGCA schedules the exams every three months in a year.
  • What is the validity of my Pilot Licence?
    Following is the validity with respective to the licences:
    • A Student Pilot Licence is valid for 5 years
    • A Private Pilot Licence is valid for 10 years
    • A Commercial Pilot Licence is valid for 5 years
  • Should I carry my student pilot certificate when I am piloting an aircraft in solo flight?
    Yes. The certificate should be in your physical possession or readily accessible.
  • Do you provide financial assistance?
    Students may obtain an educational loan from any bank. Blue Ray will provide the documents needed by your bank to process a loan.
  • What is the fee structure?
    You can get in touch on the contact provided to you or click on the Enquire Now tab
  • Can I pay in installments?
    Yes. A candidate can pay the fees as per the installment amount and timeline provide by us.
The Commercial Pilot License, as the name suggests, allows one to fly a professional aircraft. Also offered by the Civil Aviation Authority in India, the license has more requirements as compared to the PPL. The CPL requires an applicant to sit through six different written exams, while also obtaining 200 flying hours.
  • What is General Aviation?
    General aviation (GA) is all civilian flying except scheduled passenger airline service. It offers an alternative to airline travel. The ability of small aircraft to operate at suburban and rural airports not used by the airlines presents alluring alternatives. There is a wide scope of activities and services that comprise under the GA umbrella like hobby flying, charter services, advertising, aerial photography, search and rescue operations, medical emergency transport, joyrides, etc.
  • What is a flight like for a pilot?
    Before a flight a pilot has certain pre-flight duties. Normally, he/she arrives at the airport one hour before departure time and first has to sign a pre flight medical to certify that he/she is fit to undergo the flight. This is followed by weather briefing and other flight information. After the pre-flight preparations, one proceeds to the airplane for flight preparation. The workload periods include all the three flight phases, i.e. departure, cruise and arrival. A vital function of a pilot is good decision making. Decisions made have to be knowledge based and require sound judgment.
  • What is a first officer?
    In commercial aviation, the First Officer is the second pilot (also referred to as the "co-pilot" of an aircraft. A co-pilot is a licenced pilot on board other than the Pilot-In-Command. It does not include a pilot who is on board the aircraft for the sole purpose of receiving flight instruction.
  • How can I become a captain?
    Commander and Captain are terms used in-lieu of each other. It requires a total experience of 1500 flying hrs, an ATPL License, 1000 hrs of cross country flying and 500 hrs on type of aircraft to become a Captain. On an average it takes around 2 to 3 years to become a Captain after becoming a First Officer, however it may differ from company to company.
  • Is it difficult to fly an aircraft?
    No. It is not particularly difficult. As a beginning student pilot, you will do most of the actual flying (handling the controls of the aircraft).
  • If engine failure occurs, what will happen?
    Modern aircraft engines are very reliable, and complete engine failure is a rare occurrence. If the improbable does happen, you will not “fall out of the sky.” Just do what the instructor had you practice during lessons— select a good landing area and land.
  • Do you provide job guarantee?
    We cannot assure a job guarantee. However Blue Ray will provide all the necessary assistance and guidance which would help you seek a job with good remuneration.
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