Thursday, July 28, 2022

Career Choice: Pilot, Pilot Training Institutes in Nepal


A pilot is a person who flies an aircraft. They are highly trained professionals who fly airplanes and helicopters carrying passengers or cargo. If you are the one who has always dreamt of flying a jet or an aircraft, a career as a pilot is the most appropriate option for you. Pilot is the only career that will let you to undertake your passion on a daily basis. And more? You are going to earn more than a reasonable salary.

A career in aviation provides its pursuer with the opportunity to travel around the globe. This is a fascinating and a rewarding profession. It is highly rated and one of the most adventurous career which requires intensive training and highly scheduled and regulated lifestyle. It is a highly specialized job which requires knowledge of air navigation, interpretation of meteorological reports, operations of sophisticated electronic and mechanical controls, leading the aircraft under adverse circumstances, and being a leader to the flight crew and passengers under climatic and other emergency situations.

Usually Nepalese students go to the USA, the Philippines, South Africa, Canada or Pakistan for aviation and pilot training. Pilot training courses offer the students a perfect platform to prepare for a challenging career in the aviation sector. There are a number of institutes providing pilot bridge course training to the students interested to study abroad in this field. However, Shivani Air (P) Ltd is the first fixed-wing Pilot Training School in the aviation history of Nepal, providing Private Pilot License and Commercial Pilot License training of international standard. But pursuing a career as a pilot requires one more thing except dedication, talent, and passion. As the cost of pilot training anywhere in the world is very high money turns out to be yet another important factor. One has to spend quite a considerable investment of money - anywhere between Nrs. 25,00,000 - 35,00,000.

Students who wants to join pilot training should be at least 18 years old with the minimum qualification of I. Sc. or 10+2 (physics & Math's) or equivalent. He/she should suit the medical requirements as designated by Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN). There is also the provision of private pilot license training in Nepal, lasting one year comprising six months of theoretical and six months of practical classes.

The mushrooming growth of private domestic airlines in Nepal has made Pilot an exciting career. A pilot can find employment opportunities in both government (NAC) as well as private domestic and international airlines (Yeti, Budhha, Air Arabia etc.). With privatization and foreign collaboration increasing every day, the number of airline companies has been increasing globally due to which there is a high high prospect for Pilots. With increasing competition among private airlines companies in Nepal, the coverage area and fleet size of these companies are ever expanding. This has also increased the demand of pilots in the job market inside the nation as well as outside it. At present a huge demand beyond supply persists in China and India due to boom in the airlines business in these nations.

In this field, after getting Commercial Pilot License (CPL) a fresher starts his career as a trainee pilot. After being a trainee, one becomes a pilot or first officer on board based on his/her seniority. Seniority is determined by hours of flying experience and successful completion of various programs. Then one becomes a Commander or Captain and thereafter a Senior Commander.

Pay scales of commercial pilots in the organizations depend on the grade level of the positions and the Airlines where they are working. But anyhow the remuneration and incentives that pilots are to receive are very attractive. The minimum salary for fresher in Nepal is 40,000 to 70,000 rupees. But pilots in Nepal earn from NRs 50,000 to 400,000 monthly depending upon their experience and expertise. The pay scale rises with the pilot's experience and seniority. Similarly in India, minimum salary for a fresher starts from INR 100,000 or above.

Institutes offering pilot classes as follows
Pilot Training at Aviation Ground School, Kamaladi, Kathmandu, 00977-1-4442323
Pilot Training at Career Guidance Nepal, Battisputali, Kathmandu, 4462210