Skyborne launches dual US/India CPL/IR course

Skyborne IndiaSkyborne Airline Academy is launching a new course offering dual Commercial Pilot Licences with Instrument Rating (CPL/IR) with the US authority, the FAA, and India’s authority, the DGCA.

The course will start at Skyborne Airline Academy Vero Beach, Florida, with training to obtain a US FAA Part 141 Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with Instrument Rating (IR).

The second phase will be in India where trainees will take the DCGA-examined flight test to convert their US flying licence to a DGCA CPL with IR.

Lee Woodward, chief executive officer of Skyborne, said, “Our DGCA CPL programme provides trainees with the qualifications to begin their pilot career in the US or India and the opportunity to learn at our world-leading academy in Vero Beach.

“We have designed every aspect of the course to ensure training is delivered in a professional and airline focused way, giving our trainees the competitive edge over their peers, as they will graduate fully prepared for airline operations.

“We’re also proud to announce we will not be charging a fee for pilot selection, the only DGCA CPL course to offer this initiative.”

Applicants must be aged 18 or over on the first day of the selection process, be an Indian national or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) holder and be eligible to hold a US Visa for the purpose of study.

In addition, Skyborne recommend cadets hold a DGCA computer number, having successfully completed their DGCA CPL theory exams (Air Regulation, Navigation and Meteorology) before the start of flight training.

The cost of the course is US$95,000, equivalent to INR 6,650,000. Entry requirements include qualifications of 10+2 in English, Maths and Physics or a higher degree in those subjects.

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