About CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Gondia (NFTI)
CAE-OAA Gondia / National Flying Training Institute Pvt. Ltd. (NFTI) is one of the best pilot training institute of India which helps you fulfill your dream of becoming a pilot. CAE-OAA Gondia is a joint venture between Airports Authorities of India (AAI) and CAE. CAE has trained more than 75,000 civil and military pilots. CAE has more than 29 centers around the globe. The Gondia flying school is one of the 11 members of the CAE-OAA Network. CAE-OAA network is the largest ab-initio flying training organization having a capacity to train upto 1800 cadets per year.
CAE-OAA Gondia / National Flying Training Institute started operations at Birsi Airport as soon as they received DGCA approval on February 19, 2009. CAE-OAA Gondia is the largest flight school campus in India with a capacity of training 200 students per year. CAE-OAA Gondia has the state of the art campus with modern and well maintained fleet.
CAE-OAA Gondia has Diamond Aircraft in their fleet. Diamond DA40 and Diamond DA42 are the two aircraft that contribute to the fleet of CAE-OAA Gondia. NFTI has a total of 14 aircraft in its fleet (12 DA40s and 2 DA42s).
Diamond DA40:- It’s a single engine, propeller driven aircraft which is built with modern composite materials and featuring Garmin G1000 avionics. It can achieve a maximum horsepower of 180 with a cruise speed of 145 knots and range of more than 700 nautical miles
Diamond DA42:- You will experience you first multi-engine pilot experience in the DA42. DA42 has achieved awards from Flying Magazine Editors Choice Awards, Flight International Magazine, Robb Report, Aero-Network News, Popular Science and Aviation Consumer Network.
Facilities Provided By NFTI CAE-Oxford Aviation Academy Gondia
CAE-OAA Gondia provides you a first class training and living environment which helps you achieve your dream of becoming a successful pilot. Modern aircraft are included which will help you to excel in flight training.
CAE-OAA Gondia provides you various training facilities:-
- Ground school equipped with Air Conditioned Campus
- Flight and navigation trainers/simulators
- Academy owned personal hanger at Brisi Airport
Apart from training facilities CAE-OAA Gondia also provides various living facilities:-
- Separate apartments for young men and women
- Maximum of four students per apartment
- Well-furnished apartments with living room, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms, two bathrooms, refrigerator and TV
- All Rooms Fully Air conditioned
- Bunk Beds
- Sitting Area with dining table and four chairs
- Kitchen with Refrigerator and Aqua guard fitted
- Study table and chairs
- LCD Televisions
Other Facilities Provided by CAE-OAA Gondia are:-
- Cafeteria :- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Hi-tea and Dinner) served
- Wireless internet facility available in cafeteria and student apartments
- Laundry service
- 24X7 Electricity Backup using Generators
- Premium sports and fitness block with different facilities like squash courts, billiards, weight rooms
- Other World Class amenities
Training at NFTI – CAE-OAA Gondia
Ground School Training
In this phase of the program you will gain knowledge of taking off. The first four months of the program are dedicated to aviation theory with combination of Math and Physics. The subjects included in Ground school are:-
- Air regulations
- Radio transmission
- Navigation training
- General technical training
- Aircraft-specific technical training (for DA 40 and DA 42 aircraft)
Basic Math and Physics will also be included in Ground School Training which will help you master the ground school:-
- Basic trigonometry
- Ratios and proportion
- Basic algebra
- Properties of a circle
- Time/speed/distance calculations
- Equations of motion
- Newton’s laws
- Equation of continuity
- Bernoulli’s theorem
Flight School Training
This is the next phase of the program which will help you fulfilling your dreams. You will get familiarized with the Diamond Trainer Aircraft. A total of 200 hours of flight training will be given to you during your training period at Gondia. You will spend 185 hours on single-engine Diamond DA 40 aircraft and 15 hours in multi-engine DA 42 aircraft.
CPL (Commercial Pilot License)
CAE-OAA Gondia helps you in obtaining your Commercial Pilot License by joining a 19 months CPL Training program. Students will be trained using the best practices developed by the CAE Global Academy Gondia team.
Cost of the Program
One can do CPL (Commercial Pilot License) course form CAE Global Academy Gondia for Rs 40 lacs. The cost includes complete ab-intitio training program, text books, uniforms, course material, transportation between campus and Birsi airport all are included in this package.
Meals are not included in the package but for a limited time meals and accommodation are included in the program cost. Payment can be made with the help of installments, and much information about the same can obtained from your personal banks only. Two banks, Bank Of India and Corporation Bank offer competitive interest rates.
IndiGo Cadet Programme
CAE-OAA Gondia is the only flight school in India which has a tie up with IndiGo airlines to run their cadet programme.
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