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Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi


Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi was set up to bring about a quantum improvement in the standards of flying and ground training of Commercial Pilots in the country. For this the Akedemi is equipped with modern and sophisticated trainer aircraft, up-to-date audio visual training aids and other facilities for effective ground training. It is manned by highly qualified flying and ground instructors, with long experience in the field of aviation and flying training. The aim is to reduce the workload of a pilot to make him effective systems manager, the graduate reach the standards required to transit with ease on the cockpits of the airlines.

The Akedemi has excellent infrastructure with a large hostel for the pilot trainees and staff quarters. It has its own airfield equipped with basic facilities and is undoubtedly the premier institute of its kind in South Asia.




The Akademi offers both a CPL course and a Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence.


Number of course: Two
 (January and July sessions)

Number of students per course: 20
Duration of a course: 18 months.

Medical Examination (For Commencing Training  for CPL)
AFCME, Subrato Park,
New Delhi - 110010

CEM, Institute of Aerospace Medicine,
Bangalore - 560017


Number of students per course: 10
Duration of course:

    *      6 months (Candidates with under 500 hours as pilot-in-command):
    *      12 months (Candidates with under 500 hours as pilot-in-command).

Minimum qualification: CPL Licence.

Other Information

    *      The course is taken on Robinson R-22B helicopters.
    *      Student with over 500 hours’ pilot-in-command experience will receive 40 hours’ flight time.
    *      Students with less than 500 hours’ pilot-in-command experience will receives 100 hours flying time.
    *      In addition, 40 hours of ground instruction is required.
    *      RTR Government of India, Ministry of Communications, Wireless planning and Co-ordination, New Delhi.
    *      FRTO- Provisional written exam by DGCA Flight Radio Operator’s Licence.


   1.      Multi-Engine Endorsement Course.
   2.      Instrument Rating course.
   3.      Simulator Training Course.
   4.      Standardisation Course for Chief Fling Instructor Pilot Instructor Pilot In-charge of Flying Clubs.
   5.      Ground Training Course for Assistant Pilot Instructor (A) to Flight Instructor Rating (A). All courses offered by the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi follow the guidelines laid down by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), India.


The first stage of the CPL course takes place on the Trinidad TB-20, a single piston engine, variable pitch, retractable under-carriage aircraft, equipped with advanced instruments. 655 hours of Ground Subjects Training firms up the basic knowledge on aviation subjects.

This combined with 20 hours on a Flight Simulator, conveying basic instrumental flying tracking approach and touch-down procedures followed by 172 hours of flying time.


The second part of the course is on the King Air C-90A, a Twin-engined, turbo-prop aircraft.

This is supported by 20 hours training on the C-90A/B200 Simulator, followed by 20 hours of flying time.

In addition, ground instruction of 60 hours is imparted and the student is fully prepared for Line Oriented Flying.

In both Stage I and Stage II, Simulator training is imparted before commencing flights, as well as concurrently with flying training. Experience across the world suggests that this is the ideal method.



In keeping with the do it yourself spirit of the pioneering aviators, the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi insists on training in every aspect of aviation.

Fursatganj airfield, at the exclusive disposal of the Akademi, aids in the fulfilment of this aim.

Students are fully trained in traffic ATS control, basic meteorology radio, navigation, and maintenance support services at the Akademi’s own spacious and superbly equipped workshop.

Practical training on all aspects of aircraft design is given at our specially designed wind tunnel.

The Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi also boasts of a fine library, with books offering comprehensive information on every aspect of aviation.

Training Facilities

There are nearly 26 Flying Clubs/Govt. Flying Training Institutes in the Country.

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Kerala Aviation Training Centre,
Civil Aerodrome, Pettah,

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