Best Flying Training Institutes in India

If you are searching for best pilot training institutes India you have landed on the right page! Following is the list of best flying training academies in India with brief summaries of same.

We have picked up the names based on following factors:

  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Training Quality
  • Course Duration
  • Course Fee

NFTI, Gondia

Established in 2007, CAE Oxford Aviation Academy, Gondia, also known as National Flying Training Institute is one of 9 CAE Aviation Academy flight schools around the world. NFTI Gondia’s training resources include a fleet of well-maintained Diamond DA 40 and DA 42 Aircrafts, well equipped simulators, classrooms, instructors, etc. With their CPL training program meeting the ICAO and DGCA standards, NFTI places more cadets than any other flying club in the country.

NFTI is only flying club in India to run airlines cadet pilot program. Currently it has tie up with Indigo Airlines to run Indigo Cadet Pilot program under which cadets after course completion are placed with Indigo airlines as junior first officer (JFO).

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Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy

ISO certified, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy (IGRUA), located at Fursatganj, District Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh is an autonomous institution under the control of Ministry of Civil Aviation. IGRUA’s fleet of aircraft used for training are state-of-art with glass cockpits which includes TB-20, Zlin, DA-40, DA-42 aircraft for single engine & multi engine endorsement. It also provides training to candidates of Indian Airlines, BSF, Coast guard candidates, Indian air force & Indian Navy as & when required. So many facilities are being provided to the trainees like gym, grounds for Cricket, Football etc. IGRUA is becoming a knowledge and skill development hub of civil aviation.

It is also believed that IGRUA has tie up with Air India for their cadets’ placement but last induction in Air India took place in 2008.

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Chimes Aviation Academy

Chimes Aviation Academy (CAA), DGCA approved fully integrated aviation training academy with the latest fleet of new Cessna 172R aircraft with GARMIN G1000 glass cockpit was launched at Dhana, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh in 2008. Full time courses like Commercial Pilots License with Instrument Rating & Multi Engine training (CPL-IR/ME) & Private Pilots License (PPL) as well as short term customized courses like Multi Engine rating, Instrument Rating and building flying hours for CPL & PPL student pilots are being provided in Chimes academy. This academy is also recognized by Limca book of records 2010 as the largest integrated pilot training academy in India.

It is rumoured that Indigo airlines is having talks with Chimes Aviation Academy to also start Indigo Cadet Programme.

Read More: Chimes Aviation Academy

GMR: Asia Pacific Flying Training Academy

GMR flying club has brought revolution into flying club market by being one of the first flying club in India to have single engine and multi-engine piston aircraft (Diamond DA 40 and Diamond DA42) to be operated with ATF (aviation turbine fuel) instead of regular avgas which other schools are other using. This is largely attributed to theilert engine which has made this transition possible. It is rumoured that NFTI, IGRUA and Chimes Aviation are headed on the same path.

Ahmedabad Aviation Academy

Ahmedabad Aviation Academy (AAA) with 5 single engine aircraft and 1 single/multiengine flight simulator is in operation since 1994. AAA operates from own hangars at SV Patel International Airport Ahmedabad & Mehsana airfield. CPL & PPL courses are offered in Ahmedabad academy. It is the first academy to commence air ambulance services on Piper Seneca class of aircraft and saving at least 4 lives. At present there are no placements commitments from the AAA but it has shown good results in past.

9 thoughts on “Best Flying Training Institutes in India”

  1. Hi,

    I am looking for guidance to become commercial pilot. Can you suggest me any good flying club?
    I have heard some airlines run cadet pilot program. Is that the right way to join pilot training in India.


  2. IGRUA and NFTI, Gondia is the best choice for present industry scenario. IGRUA is well known for placements in Air India and NFTI is famous for Indigo Cadet Pilot program.

    Cadet Pilot Program is the best way to start your aviation career as you get guidance from the right people in right time. After joining Indigo Cadet Pilot program you remain in direct contact with Airline which works in your favor.

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