Q. Who will make my travel arrangements?
The candidate is responsible for the entire training, including the cost of the training, accommodation, food, travel, insurance, etc.
Q. What is UPRT?
Upset Prevention and Recovery Training will deliver the skills required by a pilot to safely prevent and recover from an airplane upset, a precursor to Loss-of-Control in Flight (LOC-I). LOC-I is a leading cause of fatalities in aviation worldwide. This additional training can be completed in 3-4 days and will be conducted at an overseas facility designated by CAE and approved by IndiGo.
Q. How do I arrange travel, food, accommodation, and other arrangements for UPRT?
In addition to the instructional fee which will be paid directly to the overseas school, cadets must also pay for visa, airfare, accommodation and food expenses during this training. CAE will assist the cadet with making these arrangements.
Q. Who will pay for my medical insurance during training?
Medical insurance for the stay at Gondia is highly recommended and it should be borne by the student.
Q. Does the fee in India include the cost of medical expenses and DGCA exam fees?
The fees in India do not include the cost of the DGCA exams and DGCA Medical Exam.
Q. What are the required documents needed before training?
Written Paper Screening
- 10th Mark sheet
- 12th Mark sheet
- Diploma Mark sheet with Math, Physics and English
- Equivalency Certificate for Diploma Holder
- Graduation Mark sheet for Graduates BE/ B.Tech/ BSC (Math,Phy,English)
- Medicals (Minimum Class II)
- ID/ Address Proof (Aadhar Card/Passport/Driving License/Voter ID-Card)
- Registration Amount Receipt(soft Copy)
- Application Form (Soft Copy)
CASS Assessment Screening
- All the above documents
- Class I medicals mandatory (Before 8 days of GDPI session)
Note: All documents specified above should be submitted a week prior to the screening date.
Q. Where will I stay during training and who will arrange it?
CAE will make arrangements for your stay during your training in Gondia. However, during the Airbus A320 Type Rating training phase, the cadet travel arrangements to the country/city remains at his/her cost.
Q. Who will arrange my visa for training (if applicable)?
CAE will facilitate the Visa process for you but you will be responsible to obtain a visa at your own cost & other necessary travel related documents.
Q. How long is the programme?
- CPL (Commercial Pilot License)
The duration of the CPL training is planned at 17 months which will include ground school training and flight training.
- UPRT (Upset prevention and recovery training)
Upon graduation from the DGCA CPL training programme at CAE for cadets in the Domestic Pathway, Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) must be completed prior to the commencement of the Airbus A320 type rating. This additional training can be completed in 3-4 days and will be conducted at an overseas facility designated by CAE and approved by IndiGo.
- Type Rating (A320)
Airbus A320 type rating will take an additional 2 months. However, DGCA licensing, scheduling, and any other delays will extend the duration of the cadet programme. Recent typical calendar times for completion of both the CPL and type rating average 24 months. Exceptional cadets may complete the CPL training in as little as 12 to 14 months and that will reduce the total time required in the programme.
Note: the programme may go longer than 19 months depending on cadet performance and DGCA license issuance.
Q. Will I be provided a uniform?
Yes, uniforms will be provided.
Q. Who will meet me on arrival at CAE’s Aviation Academy in Gondia?
A student counselor in Gondia will coordinate arrival schedules and transportation.
Q. Am I paid anything during the training period?
Yes. After being selected for this programme, the candidate will be offered a conditional Letter of Intent (“LOI”) by IndiGo. Thereafter he/she will enter into an Agreement with IndiGo as a “Cadet Pilot” and he/she will be entitled to a lump sum stipend as applicable.
On obtaining a CPL issued by DGCA India, the Cadet Pilot will be paid an enhanced monthly stipend.
Q. Where will I be trained for CPL and Airbus A320 Type Rating?
The CPL phase of training will be conducted at CAE’s Aviation Academy in Gondia, India.
The Airbus A320 Type Rating training will be conducted at a CAE type rating training centre approved by IndiGo.
Q. How much is the selection fee?
Candidate must pay INR 2500/- for the first phase of the assessment process which is a written exam. After the result of first phase the eligible candidate will be advised to deposit the CASS Assessment fee of USD 400 + applicable tax in advance (* Subject to changes). The details of payment and related bank account details will be notified during the process.
Q. What is the total cost of the programme and what is the payment schedule?
The total cost for CPL training is 40,000,00/- plus 15% Service Tax, UPRT training is 5900 USD Plus 37,195 USD for the Airbus A320 training and the fee does not include cost of medical certificates, food and accommodation, visa, transportation other than local.
Q. Is there any paperwork that I need to sign with IndiGo?
At the time of signing the Cadet Pilot Agreement, the candidate is required to sign a Specialized Training Agreement whereby the candidate commits to serve IndiGo for a specified term, post successful completion of his/her training (both CPL & Type Rating).