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There are a lot of courses in the field of Aviation, as the field has spread its horizon in different spheres, but we in this particular article are going to talk about Commercial pilots.

Also included in this article are the requirements that you will need to pursue a career in the commercial pilot and different institutes that are providing the course with fees and other costs. So fasten your seatbelts, as this might be your first step in the direction of becoming a commercial pilot.

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Commercial Pilot License

Getting a commercial Pilot License is a dream for many students, that enables them to start a career as a commercial pilot. CPL  is awarded to students by DGCA for completing 200 hours of flying. The candidates wishing to obtain a CPL must join an institute that offers a CPL course that is about 8 to 10 months long. Some institutes admitting students for CPL courses have entrance examinations, while some don’t. A career as a Commercial Pilot is very attractive to students as it pays well and is also adventurous.

Requirements and Qualifications

In the field of Aviation, CPL is the most demanding career choice. Rightly so, as the perks that it offers are immense. Below we list the requirements to pursue a course in CPL:

  • The age of the candidates applying for CPL should be 17 or above.
  • The students should have completed 12th or appeared in the 12th exam with PCM


should have completed 3 years of Engineering diploma from a recognized board or University.

  • Students will need to meet the fitness standards set by DGCA.
  • To get into top institutes candidates will need to write the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Common Entrance Test(AME CET) and qualify in it. The student will be allotted an institute according to his/her rank in AME CET. 

List of Training Institutes for CPL

A career as a commercial pilot is very lucrative provided you train in a quality institute as the ones provided below.

1. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy

This prestigious Academy was inaugurated by the former Prime minister of India Rajiv Gandhi. As of today, this is the best Aviation academy in the country. The academy is situated in Rae Bareilly, UP.

Duration: The duration of the course to obtain CPL is 18 months.

Fees: The fee for the course is 45,00,000.

2. CAE Oxford

CAE flying school also called the National flying training institute(NFTI) is one of the best private sector flying schools in India. It was established in the year 2007 in Gondia, Maharashtra. It is a joint venture between CAE and the Airport Authority of India(AAI). 

Duration: The course duration for CPL is of 19 months.

Fees: The fee for the CPL course at CAE oxford is 42 lacs.

3. Madhya Pradesh Flying Club(MPFC)

This flying institute was established in the year 1951, in Indore. The school has both single-engine as well as twin-engine training aircraft. The club from 1958 till 1982 maintained Madhya Pradesh state government aircraft. MPFC also holds numerous records and so is fit for young students wanting to become Commercial Pilots.

Duration: The duration of the course for CPL is of 18 months

Fees: The fees at the MPFC are 8,50,000

4. Bombay Flying Club

Established in 1928, the Bombay flying club was the first flying club in India. The legendary late JRD Tata known as the father of aviation was the first person to obtain a license from the Bombay Flying school. These facts are enough for any student to join the Bombay Flying Club.

Duration: The duration of the CPL course at the Bombay Flying Club is 8 months.

Fees: The fee for CPL at the Bombay Flying Club is between 8 to 10 lacs.

5. Ahmedabad Aviation and Aeronautics Limited

Ahmedabad Aviation and Aeronautics Limited, a DGCA-approved flying school started operating in the year 1994. AAA operates from its hangers in the Sardar Vallabhai Patel airport and Mehsana airfield with 4 single-engine aircraft and one single/multiengine flight simulator.

Duration: The duration at the Ahmedabad Aviation and Aeronautics Limited is between 18 to 24 months.

Fees: The fee at the AAA for CPL is 24,40,000.

6. Indian Aviation Academy

Indian aviation Academy was established in the year 1986, as the Institute of Airport management. It was transformed into the Indian Aviation Academy from the National Institute of Aviation Management and Research in the year 2010. It is a joint training Academy of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), and the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). 

Duration: The duration for CPL at Indian Aviation Academy is between 8 to months.

Fees: Get in touch with the academy to know fee details.

7. Chimes Aviation Academy (CAA)

The Chimes Aviation Academy is located in Dhana Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, and was established in the year 2008. CAA is DGCA approved and has one single-engine and two twin-engine aircraft. Along with that it also provides ground training, simulator, and training for aircraft maintenance. 

Duration: You will need up to 18 months at CAA to get CPL.

Fees: The fee at the CAA to get CPL is 37.75 lacs.

A Career as a commercial pilot is a dream of many students for the adventures as well as the lucrative salary offered. Though, we can agree on the fact that it is a bit expensive. But we also know, the bigger the dream, expensive it will be. So do not worry about the expenses, concentrate on fulfilling your dream. We will take care of the worrying part, that is expenses. All you need to do is, ask us for a helping hand, which you can do by giving us a callback request. Though our financial officers are no pilots, they will get back to you in no time. So do not delay or postpone your dreams. Take the first step towards your dream by giving us a callback request today.