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Aviation (Pilot)

Pilot career is one of the exciting job options field. The airline pilots are highly trained professionals who are assigned to fly aircrafts and helicopters. The pilots have acute acumen of appropriate decisions of landing, take off and complex situations. Safety rules, passenger comfort, airline timings, weather conditions, mental calmness are few of the essential factors that are utmost required for aircraft flying. If you want to pursue a career in airline industry, you have to be ready for both the best as well as the worst scenario in job opportunity fields.

Career Options

  • Jobs growth is comparatively better in the airlines sector. Both economic as well as population growth give boost to the airline sector. Since
  • the regional airlines are growing faster
  • so have the higher jobs opportunity. From Job points of view
  • airline sector is hot cake. The soaring salaries and visiting to the different destinations fascinates everyone. Though
  • the initial fees are quite high
  • yet with the availability of loans
  • getting admission into aircraft institute is no more the dream. After the CPL
  • the candidate gets job in airline as co-pilot. At the major airlines
  • which offer handsome salary and other benefits
  • the competitions of pilots are fierce. However
  • best opportunities are available for pilots at low cost airlines.

Educational Qualifications

  • 10+2 or equivalent exam with Physics, chemistry and Mathematics

Personal Skills

  • •An understanding of math’s and physics. •An ability to understand technical information
  • as pilots need to know how their aircraft works. •Excellent spatial awareness and coordination. •Good communication skills. •Team-working skills. •The ability to think quickly and make decisions in difficult situations.

Courses to be pursued

  • •B. Sc. Aviation •B.Tech Aerospace Engineering •B.Tech Aerospace Engineering with specialization In Avionics Engineering •BBA Aviation Operations •M.Tech Aerospace Engineering With Specialization In Unmanned Aerial Vehicles •MBA Aviation Management

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Working Conditions

On a typical day a pilot's tasks might include: •Doing pre-flight checks on aircraft following a prescribed checklist •Checking that cargo is loaded and properly balanced •Receiving instructions for takeoff and landing from the control tower •Monitoring engines and fuel consumption during flights •Planning flights according to weather conditions and after conferring with air traffic controllers

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Successful Persons

JRD Tata

JRD’s overriding passion was aviation. His hero was the French piloting ace Louis Blériot, the first man to cross the English Channel by air. Blériot lived near the Tata’s French country home and once allowed a co-pilot to give the 15-year-old JRD a ride. From that moment on, JRD was determined to fly. Having moved to India, in 1929 he achieved his goal. He became the first person in the country to be issued with a pilot’s license. A year later, he competed for the Aga Khan Trophy, which was being offered to the first Indian to fly solo from India to England or vice versa. JRD was flying from Karachi to London and landed en route at Aboukir Bay in Egypt. There he discovered another competitor, flying in the opposite direction, stranded by the lack of a spark plug. JRD willingly gave him his spare one and was ultimately defeated by a couple of hours.

Wright Brothers

Together, designed and constructed biplane kite (1899); invented wing warping for flight control (c. 1899) and the aeronautical conceptof three-axis control.

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