Training Courses & Other Services
PIONEER values time and therefore provides intensive and quality ground and flying training to enable students complete the training early. PFA has a very standardized training programme which complies with Indian as well as International flying training requirements.
PFA has the best expertise in ground as well as flying training. PFA will monitor the training progress on regular basis and provide additional training wherever required so that the students maintain the level of learning expected at each stage. PFA takes care of each student as PFA values its reputation as much as its students’ career.
In addition to the regular ground subjects, PFA will provide ground training in Cockpit Resources Management (CRM), English Language Proficiency - Level 4 (Operational), Human Factors in Flying Operations, Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Air, Flight and Ground Safety.
Our courses include flying training for obtaining flying licences with various flying privileges, like night-rating and instrument rating, (multi-engine rating) para-sailing and parachute jumping (sky-jumping), as defined below:
Student Pilot License (SPL)
Student Pilot License (SPL) is basic flying license with which one can independently fly an aircraft. It is the first licence in the process of acquiring a commercial pilot’s licence (CPL).
Age: 16 years
Education: 10th Standard
Medical: Class II Medical fitness certified by DGCA Approved Doctor
Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL)
The private pilot’s licence is meant for amateur fliers, for hobby flying, taking one’s near and dear ones for joyrides as well as flying privately-owned, be it your own, aircraft for pleasure and for business. It fulfils your dream of flying.
Minimum Eligibility for PPL Training
Educational Qualification: Minimum qualification required is a class 10th certificate
Medical: Class II Medical fitness certificate from a designated medical practitioner.
Age: 17 years.
Language Proficiency: Level 4 English language proficiency.
Ground Studies: 250hrs of ground studies in the following subjects;
Principles of Flight
Radio Telephony procedures
Students have to clear the written examinations in the abovementioned subjects. Examinations are conducted by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Duration: Approx. 6 months, depending on student clearing DGCA examination.
Flying Training: Flying training on Cessna-152 / Cessna-172 aircraft
Benefits of PPL: Private Pilot’s License (PPL) entitles a person to fly as an amateur for non - commercial purposes, to realise one’s passion for flying, taking one’s near and dear ones for joy rides as well as flying his personal aircraft. Holding a pilot’s licence is also an assurance that a person is of sound health.
PPL also entitles one to continue flying training for acquiring Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) which will entitle him to take up flying a career with the airlines or other air operators.
Commercial Pilot License (CPL)
For career in flying, a student has to undergo flying training to acquire Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL) for joining an airline. Pioneer Flying Academy’s training for CPL incorporates safety methodology in its training curriculum. On acquiring CPL, one can get into airline flying, the ultimate and cherished aim of every pilot.
Educational qualification: Minimum 10+2 with Physics & Maths.
(For non-Physics/Maths students, available option is appear for these two subjects, of 10+2 level, in on-demand examination conducted by National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). For details visit NOIS on http://www.nios.ac.in/ .
Age : 18 years
Medical : While a student can continue flying training with Class II medical fitness status, he will have to qualify for Class I medical fitness before he can get CPL.
Technical General (Aircraft and Engines)
RTR (Radio Telephony Restricted)
Flying Curriculum: 200 Hours of Flying as per DGCA Syllabus
Theory: Oral Examination in Basic Aviation
This examination is conducted by the Chief Flying Instructor of the Academy.
Multi Engine Endorsement
Pioneer Flying Academy has the arrangements in place for pilots to acquire multi-engine endorsement.
License Support Flying
PFA welcomes all pilots who have to renew their licences or who wish to add flying hours to their experience. Such pilots should be holders of current licence, medically fit and current in flying.
Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s Licence
As flying involves radio-communication with agencies on ground, a pilot is required to be in possession of radio-telephony (R/T) licence issued by the government. Acquiring an R/T licence require a pilot to be proficient in R/T procedures and aviation phraseologies. Our flying training includes imparting knowledge and skill in R/T procedures and phraseologies.
R/T licences are however issued by the DGCA.
While a pilot flies under the privileges of SPL and PPL, he needs a restricted R/T licence, called FRTO ( R ). For flying under the privileges of CPL, pilot needs an R/T licence called FRTO. While FRTO ( R ) is issued by DGCA on the recommendations of Chief Flying Instructor, FRTO is issued on the basis of radio-telephony (restricted) licence issued by the Ministry of Communication.
To be able to fly at night, a pilot has to qualify for night rating, after a course of training and test. For Night Rating, a pilot :-
(i) must have a minimum of fifty hours of flight time as pilot in command including not less than five hours by
night, which must include a minimum of five take-offs and five landings carried out within the preceding six
months of the date of application;
(ii) must have completed a dual cross-country flight by night of at least one hundred nautical miles before he can
be permitted to undertake sole cross-country flights by night.
(iii) must have completed not less than five hours of dual instructions in instrument flying which may include not
more than two and a half hours on an approved synthetic flight trainer.
A pilot has to be able to fly in non-visual weather conditions with sole reference to aircraft instruments, which requires that pilot should trained in instrument flying as per the prescribed training programme. Pioneer Flying Academy provides such instrument training, and testing, under the qualified and approved instructor/s which entitles the trainee licences to be endorsed with Instrument Rating.
Instrument Rating course comprises of in-flight practical experience as well as pre-flight theoretical training in instrument flying procedures.
Pioneer Flying Academy also offers training in air sports like para-sailing and parachute jumping / sky-diving under experienced and well-known instructors. Air sports are a unique experience of the third dimension, having its own thrill and excitement, going down life’s memory lane. . Pioneer Flying Academy offers an opportunity to experience the thrill as well as acquire the skill of air sports. Air sports experience will be helpful in joining Defence services.
As an air experience for the young, Pioneer Flying Academy offers:
1. Joy rides for up to 30 minutes of flying, with our experienced pilots. The students will be given the briefing about the nuances of flying and what to expect and experience when up in air.
2. 10 hours of flying with our experienced flying instructors, making one feel the joy and thrill of flying. This flying experience is designed for you to acquire elementary skill of flying and enables you to decide to go for flying career.
3. Flower dropping and pamphlet dropping
4. Private Charters
5. Aerial mapping
6. Tandem Skydiving (Instructor plus guest/student) as well as experience divers/ solo jumping.
7. Power Para-motor/ Para sailing
Under this programme, students will also be taught elementary procedures of flying along with basic concepts of navigation and meteorology so that the students can appreciate their roles in flying.
Additional Aviation Training Programmes
PFA as a part of a larger group of hospitality-related companies, headed by Airlink Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd. also offers training in
1. Cabin Crew Services (Air Hostess’ Training);
2. Airport Ground Handling Services; and
3. Air Traffic Control Foundation Course.
Please contact our offices for further details about these courses.
Consultancy Services by Pioneer Flying Academy
Pioneer Flying Academy provides consultancy services various aviation fields, including establishing
an airline and other air services, including charter, medical, etc. services,
an aerodrome and heliport, and
air traffic control and emergency services at an aerodrome or heliport.