FAQ's

  • 1. I would like to become a pilot. What do I do?
    Please write to us at admissions@apft.edu.in and we will guide you. Additionally you may visit our Flight Training Organization (FTO) at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) , Shamshabad, Hyderabad, India to see our facilities, and meet our team, who will be delighted to guide you and answer all your queries. In order to join the course you can apply during your visit or send us the duly filled forms.
  • 2. Is the Flight Training Organization (FTO) recognised by the aviation authority?
    Yes, Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy Limited is a DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, approved Flight Training Organization.
  • 3. What is the Minimum age requirement for entry into the program?
    You must be 17 yrs of age to begin training and 18 yrs at the time of application for License.
  • 4. Is there a Maximum age limit for CPL/IR course?
    There is no age limit for becoming a pilot. The CPL is valid, subject to medical fitness, up to the age of 65.
  • 5. What qualifications do I need to join the course?
    The minimum requirements:
    CPL - Senior Secondary education/12th or equivalent, with Physics and Mathematics. (Non Physics & Maths students can appear for supplementary exams for these subjects.)
    PPL – Higher secondary education/10th or equivalent.
  • 6. What courses does APFT offer?
    We offer:

    • Commercial Pilot License with Multi Engine/Instrument Rating (CPL/ME/IR),incl. Full Ground School
    • Private Pilot License (PPL), incl. Full Ground School
    • Instrument Rating (IR)
    • Multi Engine Rating (MER),
    • Asst. Flight Instructor Rating (AFIR)
    • Flight Instructor Rating (FIR)
    • ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot License) theory.
  • 7. What is the duration of the course?
    CPL/IR Course - 18 Months approx., PPL Course - 6 Months approx. (Since Flight Training is dependent on factors such as weather, regulatory approval of the cadets, passing of DGCA exams etc. the above is an indicative timeline.)
  • 8. What types of training aircraft are used in your flying school?
    APFTAL has the most modern Carbon Fibre body (Composite) Diamond DA40 Single Engine and DA42 Multi Engine Aircraft with state of the art Glass Cockpit Garmin G1000 Avionics suite, for flight training.
  • 9. What are the advantages of training at APFT academy compared to training abroad?
    All Foreign CPLs need conversion into Indian DGCA license, involving additional flying on Single/Multi engine aircraft, passing of 3-4 written exams and Medical Exams,, in effect duplicating many exams and flying exercises. These also involve additional costs and time of upto 6 months or more.

    The cost of training abroad is very expensive and is subject to Forex fluctuations. These courses are not eligible for education loans from banks. You also save on huge travel, stay, food and transportation costs over two years and elaborate Visa formalities. Especially under the current Health crisis situation it has become very risky and even more time consuming to travel abroad.

    However at APFT we issue a fully endorsed CPL/ME/IR (Commercial Pilot Licence/Multi Engine/Instrument Rated) License. With this you can join any airline directly without any additional exams or license conversation requirements. (Our CPL is an ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) License and it is convertible into any of the 162 ICAO signatory countries including EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) and FAA (Federal Aviation Authority of United States of America).

    APFT was established in 2011 and is rated almost the top 3 FTOs in the country for its quality training recognised by all the Indian airlines and major foreign FTOs. APFT was selected in 2016 for L3 & Indigo Cadet Pilot FLC program and in 2014 by Honeywell for Advance PPL. We have had major airline conduct Campus interviews and select our Cadets. We have an enviable placement record of 97% with our cadets flying in all the major airlines.

  • 10. For a CPL/ME/IR licence, How many hours of flying do I need?
    For the CPL/ME/IR licence, a cadet pilot requires a minimum of 200 hrs (185 hrs Single Engine, 15 Hrs Multi Engine) flying.
  • 11. What is included in the cost of the program?
    The program includes a compressive CPL/ME/IR License program with 200 hrs (185 hrs Single Engine, 15 Hrs Multi Engine) flying. 450 hrs of DGCA approved Ground class syllabus, Flying kit and course material.
  • 12. What is the fee structure and instalments?
    Please visit/call our office for vertical wise detailed information.
  • 13. Does APFT Academy provide any student loan facility?
    Yes. APFT has arranged a special Cadet loan facility with Axis bank, with easy instalments and options for moratorium for EMIs. (Pls note the loan terms are subject to Bank approval)