Sunsea Aviation Services Private Limited

PILOT TRAINING ABROAD

Advantages of Pilot Training Abroad

The standard of pilot training overseas will be of a higher grade. The facilities and maintenance of aircraft will be of world class. Pilot Training will be given by experienced and competent flight instructors. The Commercial Pilot training has been integrated with Multi Engine training. Instrument flying provided will be of the highest standard. The Pilot training is based on DGCA standard and requirement. The students trained abroad can easily pass the DGCA conversion examination.

Even though there are institutes in India which offer pilot training, the number of these institutes does not meet up the demands of the aviation sector as a whole. 

pilot training abroad

Despite the swelling aviation sector, Commercial Pilot Training Institutes in India are in their initial stage. Thus, most of the Indian students aiming to receive Commercial Pilot Training usually go abroad. They seek for quality training from skilled instructors outside India to obtain the Commercial Pilot License.

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There are 3 major advantages in opting for an overseas Pilot Training School:

  • Technology advantage
  • Time advantage
  • Intensity Advantage

To elaborate further, the training facilities in foreign pilot training(flight) schools are years ahead in sophistication. The teaching methodology is current with modern equipments.

The airport infrastructure is definitely better than what is prevalent in India. Even though India is up-grading the airports, it still has a long way to catch up.

Gaining access to facilities like a Flight Simulator during Pilot training can only be a dream here. But the leading schools in overseas provide that experience too! Coming to the aspect of time, due to the lack of infrastructure & aircrafts for training and with the shortage of Certified Flight Instructors in India, a pilot aspirant has to endure a training period of almost 3 years. Whereas it is just 5 months in US or 6 months in Canada or 10 months in Philippines!

One of the factors for time saving is also the intensity of teaching. Due to the availability of more trained Pilot Instructors, the Trainee to Instructor ratio is high. This translates into personalized and focused training sessions which are highly intensive.

To sum it up, choosing a foreign pilot training school is  smart! Get qualified better and faster. Start earning earlier!

Pilot training courses

Private Pilot License

A Private Pilot License (PPL) is the most sought after type of pilot certification. PPL stands for Private Pilot License……

Commercial Pilot License

A commercial pilot is a person who holds a commercial pilot certificates this is issued via…….

Instrument Ratings

Instrument rating refers the qualifications that a pilot should have to fly under instrument flight rules……

Flight Instructor Ratings

Flight Instructor  is usually thought of as someone who teaches a novice how to fly……

Night Ratings

The Night Ratings allows you to fly single/multi engine aircraft which can be categorised as…….

Opportunities in Aviation

Global Demand for Pilots:

An industry forecast that nearly half a million new airline pilots will be needed worldwide over the next 20 years as airlines expand their fleets, has raised safety concerns that airlines will hire pilots of lower calibre as they struggle to fill slots.

Boeing, one of the world’s largest makers of commercial jetliners forecasts that about 465,000 new pilots will be needed worldwide between now and 2031 as global economies expand and airlines take deliveries of tens of thousands of new commercial jetliners. The forecast includes 69,000 new pilots in North America, mostly in the U.S. The greatest growth will be in the Asia-Pacific region, where an estimated 185,600 new pilots will be needed.

A typical career path is to get hired as a first officer at a regional airline, get promoted to captain and then get hired by a mainline carrier.

To advance to the pinnacle of the profession, a student needs to gain experience in any number of creative ways. For example:

  • Try teaching. Many pilots start their careers as flight instructors.
  • Take assignments with charter planes or air-taxi companies.
  • Go private. Don’t forget about opportunities flying corporate planes.
  • And some pilots take jobs as flight engineers with the airlines.

Dual Job Opportunities

There will be dual job opportunities when the students undergo the pilot training overseas. After CPL, the students can undertake flight instructor training and can get flight instructor job abroad. Based on immigration law of the host country, the student can stay back with the work permit and work as instructor. When the students work as instructors, they can get strong subject knowledge as well as flying experience. Hence the student can get in touch with flying regularly and build their flying hours. Once the students have go initial 500 hours of flying experience, they will have a chance to work as charter pilots in charter airlines. If the students can work abroad continuously for two years, their chances of getting permanent residency (PR) will be very bright.

Scope of Pilots abroad

Based on “surging aviation demand in emerging markets”, Boeing predicts that airline fleet expansion around the world will drive what it calls an “exponential increase” in demand for pilots and mechanics over the next 20 years.  In its Pilot and Technician Outlook, Boeing predicts a record need for an additional 533,000 airline pilots and 584,000 maintenance technicians to meet global aviation requirements.

The greatest demand for pilots and mechanics continues to be in the Asia Pacific region, with China in the lead.  But other areas of the world are also experiencing large fleet expansions, including the Middle East. By region, the predicted 20 year demand for new pilots is:  Asia Pacific 216,000, Europe 94,000, North America 88,000, the Middle East 55,000, Latin America 45,000, the Commonwealth of Independent States [former Soviet Union countries] 18,000 and Africa 17,000.

For mechanics, the greatest demand is also forecast in the emerging Asia Pacific markets, with a projected need for 224,000 new airline mechanics over the next 20 years.  In addition, the projected demand by region is: Europe 102,000, North America 109,000, the Middle East 62,000, Latin America 44,000, CIS 24,000 and Africa 19,000.

Scope of Pilots in India

India is coming up as a powerful nation. Its growth is not unidirectional but multi-directional. One of the visible proof of the growth of Indian economy is the improvement in quality of life of people residing in India. Aviation sector is not secluded from the list of growing industries in India.

The expansion of the Indian Aviation Industry is basically because of three reasons. Firstly because of increase in the Per Capita Income of the people, making it possible for them to spend more on the luxury of flying and secondly because of the pressure of competent growth; the strengthening economy is on no verge to compromise the productive time on traveling. This trend is not restrained to a particular class of the Indian Society. More and more middle-class flyers are fetching glory and advancement in the aviation sector of India. Last but not the least, the country’s tourism sector and Foreign Direct Investment has increased substantially over the last decade which has fetched many International passengers, taking Indian Aviation Industry to stronger and more powerful platform.

True that Indian Aviation Sector is still on the run for betterment; however, the population of Indian flyers makes this industry as one of the most powerful sector in the country. Leave apart the Foreign Airlines Companies running in the nation, there are nearly 20 leading domestic airline companies running both Intra-national and International flights in India and  the number of passengers commuting by air has been increasing tremendously from 50 million in 2008 to 80 million in the year 2012. A total of 132 airports including 5 international airports speak in itself for the expanding aviation industry and the scope for Commercial Pilot License holders in India.

Commercial Pilots are very much in demand and the scope for the Commercial Pilot License holders are not limited to the statistical figures of this date. It is estimated to increase in a cent per cent ratio in the coming years as the number of air passengers is calculated to increase drastically. This would certainly call for more number of aircrafts, airports and obviously commercial pilots. There is no doubt that the scope for Commercial Pilots in India is escalating with each passing year.

Despite the swelling aviation sector, Commercial Pilot Training Institutes in India are in their initial stage. Thus, most of the Indian students aiming to receive Commercial Pilot Training usually go abroad. They seek for quality training from skilled instructors outside India to obtain the Commercial Pilot License. Blue Bird Flight Academy has been a renowned name in catering quality pilot training and services to hundreds of Indian students especially concentrating on the  Commercial Pilot Training. The aviation industry is witnessing lot of changes. The job of Commercial pilot is one of the most prestigious and glamorous jobs in India. The expansion in the aviation industry has resulted in many career avenues as well. This is a lucrative field which requires high end pilot training. The need for people in this field is those who enjoy taking challenges.

As far as the job of a commercial pilot is concerned, it involves lot of responsibility. Pilots are highly trained professionals in this area. This area of job is highly specialized as it involves specialized knowledge in fields such as Aircraft management and Air navigation. Knowledge in the areas like meteorological report interpretation, and overall landing of the aircraft under emergency situations is also a must if an aspirant wants to have a successful career in this field.

To become a Commercial Pilot a Commercial Pilot License is important. Since the number of Flights operating in India is high, the demand for the same is high and is also highly remunerative.

Indian is on the threshold of becoming an aviation hub with exponential expansion of airline organizations and number of aircraft and of course the air travelers. India is coming up as a powerful nation. Its growth is not unidirectional but multi-directional. One of the visible proof of the growth of Indian economy is the improvement in quality of life of people residing in India. Aviation sector is not secluded from the list of growing industries in India.

The expansion of the Indian Aviation Industry is basically because of three reasons. Firstly because of increase in the Per Capita Income of the people, making it possible for them to spend more on the luxury of flying and secondly because of the pressure of competent growth; the strengthening economy is on no verge to compromise the productive time on traveling. This trend is not restrained to a particular class of the Indian Society. More and more middle-class flyers are fetching glory and advancement in the aviation sector of India. Last but not the least, the country’s tourism sector and Foreign Direct Investment has increased substantially over the last decade which has fetched many International passengers, taking Indian Aviation Industry to stronger and more powerful platform.

True that Indian Aviation Sector is still on the run for betterment; however, the population of Indian flyers makes this industry as one of the most powerful sector in the country. Leave apart the Foreign Airlines Companies running in the nation, there are nearly 20 leading domestic airline companies running both Intra-national and International flights in India and  the number of passengers commuting by air has been increasing tremendously from 50 million in 2008 to 80 million in the year 2012. A total of 132 airports including 5 international airports speak in itself for the expanding aviation industry and the scope for Commercial Pilot License holders in India.

Commercial Pilots are very much in demand and the scope for the Commercial Pilot License holders are not limited to the statistical figures of this date. It is estimated to increase in a cent per cent ratio in the coming years as the number of air passengers is calculated to increase drastically. This would certainly call for more number of aircrafts, airports and obviously commercial pilots. There is no doubt that the scope for Commercial Pilots in India is escalating with each passing year.

Sunsea's Role

SUNSEA represents premier aviation flight schools and institutions like USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Philippines, UK, South Africa, Greece, UAE and Ireland for Pilot Training , Helicopter training, Aircraft Maintenance courses.

SUNSEA offers expert counseling for selection of the right Schools with expert visa guidance to assists in DGCA license conversion formalities and placement thereafter.

SUNSEA also conducts basic simulator pilot training in FAA approved Elite Simulator to have a smooth take off while in overseas pilot training schools.

Have you ever wondered why do you need ?

How we can help you in equipping yourself better for a promising career.

If you are wondering why these poignant questions are raised here, there is a very simple reason for it. No one had answered these questions before to the student community.

Students have fallen into a habit to solicit advice from other without understanding what more can they do for themselves? This is simply because no one has attempted to define their role in your student life and how we can mentor you to make better career decisions.

Who are we?

  • We are a team, who have ample knowledge on various education and career opportunities.
  • We provide solutions by identifying student’s need. When will help them customize and design their Master career plan.
  • We are accredited to provide the right education solutions by the professional associations within the Education Industry.
  • Education specialist will engage in measures to maximize the education outcomes to ensure student success.

What can we do for students?

  • We lend a vision for students who are harboring hopes of studying abroad in faraway places by being the bridge between students and their education destination.
  • We can explain the cultural difference that an international student will get exposed to come to expect and prepare them better for the experience.
  • With countless knowledge about career opportunities and education pathways available for l students, We can help you make an informed decision and help address your expectations.
  • We can help students in other practical things like saving money (by helping students avail for scholarships and bursaries), cultural exposure (by organizing city tours),preparation to study abroad (by arranging pre-departure and post arrival orientation sessions) and give a slice of international student life (by organizing university study tours).

How can we help you during emergency situations?

Since we guide students at every step of the way, we function as student guardians when a student is entirely in a new country. We can help put away worries of parents whose child is studying abroad by being an Emergency Contact under unexpected situations like sickness, flight cancellation etc.

We can mainly help students by educating them about what is the right thing to do when it comes to academic emergencies such as

  • How to avail for extra help when you are lagging behind in terms of course progress?
  • What can do when your enrolment gets cancelled due to unforeseen reasons?
  • What sort of procedures an international student has to follow if there is an emergency situation that compels them to return back to their home country temporarily
  • we can guide students towards the right path when a certain deadline is past., in case of visa renewal date or a course intake date.
  • We can they help students specifically for visa related matters?

Visa matters can lead to complicated life situations if a student is not guided correctly. It is a crucial advisory role where the right team like us can ensure that your student life is trouble free with no black dot on your immigration history.

We can help you specifically to,

  • Understand and help meet criteria’s for the grant of a successful student visa
  • Help interpret the conditions put on your visa and how to follow them diligently

Understand and excel in curial interview based criteria such as genuine temporary entrant (GTE). A personal touch in preparing for academic interview with universities and with immigration authorities will help boost the confidence of an student student and goes a long way in securing the visa for the student.

Make students understand their obligations as a student visa holder and how to lead a spot free international student life.

Help them with extending their student visas onshore by giving them right advice.

Not to forget how they can function as your friend and your first contact onshore too. An education consultant can help you lend a caring hand to organize accommodation, overcome culture shock, help you socialize with networking opportunities and make you part of their social circle to overcome loneliness and inhibitions.

At Sunsea, we encourage students to choose the right professional advice in laying their building blocks for a strong career abroad. Extending this thought further, we welcome all students to connect with us to grow further.

Sunsea's services

Simulator Training

Sunsea Aviation Services P Ltd has installed ELITE ATD (FAA approved) at its Corporate office in Chennai. It gives trainees a mental edge by providing a safe training environment that is conducive to learning, practicing and understanding instrument procedures. The simulator is a powerful training tool that helps students practice their instrument thinking skills ie. Visualizing procedures, situational awareness, scan techniques etc before getting in the aircraft. Equipped with the training experience from the ELITE ATD, students then take to the air better prepared to perform what they have learned.

The simulator training in VFR and IFR modules train the students about various aspects of non instrument and instrument conditions. Students can be taught in ATD which are impossible to simulate in the real aircrafts.

Commercial Pilot license holders and professions give practical tips to students during the simulator training. This will improve the students’ confidentiality level and flying skill without much of the expenses.

The CPL course finished students those who wants hand on experience and want to have continuous touch with the flying can practice in this simulator. Single and Multi Engine can be simulated with nominal charges per hour.

Sunsea supports the endeavour of student in a variety of constructive ways.

  • Expert counseling to identify the suitability of the student for the course, institution and country depending on their aspiration and talents, both innate and learned
  • Undertaking eligibility checks and relevant documentation pertaining to application
  • Facilitating the receipt of admission/offer/ acceptance letter from the institution
  • Taking care of the process of admission with documentation and submission
  • Offering effective guidance in terms of availing loan facilities from banks/ financial institutions
  • Guidance on the visa process
  • Preparation of visa documents
  • Submission of visa
  • Pre Departure briefing to the student
  • Arranging airport pickup at the destination
  • Assistance in finding suitable accommodation at the place of study

Air Regulations

Aircraft Act 1934 Chapter 1 Section Short title and extent, definitions, the power to detain aircraft, penalty for an act in contravention of rules made under the act, the penalty for flying so as to cause. Aircraft Rules 1937 Rules of the Air Appropriate Air Traffic Services Practices and Procedures.

Aircraft General Knowledge

Principles of Operation and functioning of Aeroplane Power Plants, Systems and Instruments. Operating Limitations of Appropriate aeroplanes and Powerplants relevant operational information from Flight Manual or another appropriate document.

Use of Serviceability check of equipment and systems of appropriate aeroplanes.

Maintenance procedures of airframes, systems and powerplants of appropriate aeroplanes.

Flight Performance and Planning

Effects of loading and mass distribution on an aeroplane handling, flight characteristics and performance, mass and balance calculations.

Use of practical application of take-off, landing and other performance data.

Pre Flight and en route flight planning appropriate to operations under VFR, preparation and filing of traffic services flight plans, appropriate air traffic service procedures, position reporting procedures, altimeter setting procedures, operations in areas of high-density traffic.

Human Performance and Limitations

Human Performance and limitations relevant to SPL.

Aviation Meteorology

Air Navigation including use of aeronautical charts, instruments and navigation aids, an understanding of the principles and characteristics of an appropriate navigation system, operation of airborne equipment, practical aspects of air navigation and dead reckoning techniques.

Air Navigationusing Radio Navigation aids, Use, accuracy and reliability of navigation systems used in departure en route, approach and landing phases of flight, identification of radio navigation aids.

Operational Procedure

Use of Aeronautical documentation such as AIP, NOTAM, Aeronautical codes, abbreviation and instrument procedure charts, for departure, en route, descent, and approach.

Appropriate precautionary and emergency procedures, safety practices associated with IFR.

Action to be taken to avoid hazardous weather, wake turbulence and other operating hazards.

Principles of Flight.

Radio Telephony and its procedures, phraseology as applied to VFR and IFR operations. Action to be taken in case of communication failure.