Indigo Cadet Pilot Program – If you are planning to start your career in aviation as a pilot considering Indigo Cadet Pilot Program is the best decision you can take. Far away from consultancies and agents this is the most professional way of starting your flying training from ground to air.
Although aviation industry is booming up but not enough jobs are available in market to absorb all Commercial Pilot Licence holders and competition is increasing day by day. Rather than struggling for job after completion of pilot training it is definitely better to get one first and then start training.
INDIGO CADET PILOT PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Cadets have to appear for selection procedure before commencement of training
After qualifying selection procedure Commercial Pilot License training starts at Nation Flying Training Institute (NFTI, Gondia)
On completion of training at NFTI and obtaining DGCA CPL cadets are sent for Airbus A320 Type Rating simulator training
A type rated pilot is now inducted to Indigo Airline as a junior first officer (co-pilot) to start his/her career
Indigo Cadet Pilot Program Course Fee – INR 65,00,000 approx (see below for breakdown)
Selection procedure for this cadet pilot program consist of three rounds:
Round 1: Written Exam
Application for written exam can be made at NFTI‘s website : http://www.caeoaa.com/nfti-gondia/ and syllabus constitutes 10+2 English, Mathematics and Physics knowledge. Most of the questions are basic and we will be sharing some sample questions soon.
Venue : Delhi, Banglore and Gondia
Round 2: CASS (CAE Assessment & Selection Services)
Applicants who successfully clear written examination are eligible for round 2 which includes the testing of attitude, basic mechanical skills, decision making and personality
Venue : CAE Simulation – Greater Noida
Round 3: Group Discussion and Interview
Applicants after clearing round 2 have to appear for Group Discussion and Personal Interview round with Indigo Airline’s officials.
Venue : Indigo Office – Delhi
Download : Interview Questions
After clearing Round 3 applicants are given letter of intent (Indigo LOI) to start with there flying training at NFTI, Gondia.
Note: Once the training commence student is given stipend of INR 15,000 per month
Competition Index for Selection Procedure
When the program started the competition was quite less but with increase in awareness about the program and good outcomes competition is constantly increasing. There is no fixed number of seats as Indigo Airline is expanding really fast and they are in need of more and more pilot as long as they find the one with right attitude.
Flying Training at NFTI
Flying training at NFTI includes ground school training and and flying training of 200 hrs. Flying training is similar to any other regular cadet perusing Commercial Pilot Licence training.
Duration : 17 months approx.
Read more about flying training at NFTI at : flying training at NFTI
Note: On completion of training at NFTI cadets are given stipend of INR 25,000 approx
Type Rating Training
After paper work at NFTI and receiving DGCA CPL cadet are sent for A320 Type Rating at different CAE simulator centers.
Duration : 2 months approx.
After completion of type rating they are inducted in Indigo as Junior First Officer (JFO) and salary increases as per company policies.
Indigo Cadet Pilot Program Course Fee
Commercial Licence Training Fee (at NFTI) : INR 40,00,000 approx
Type Rating (at CAE simulator center) : INR 25,00,000 approx
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