Airline Pilot Training for India

Sunrise Flight Academy India courses and training aircraft both meet the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) requirements. All India pilot training courses include the DGCA required 250 total hours, with over 200 in-aircraft hours. Multi-engine training utilizes the Piper Seneca PA34 aircraft, which is also DGCA approved. (NOTE: Not all flight training academies are able to offer DGCA approved aircraft as Sunrise does). It is essential to note that Sunrise Flight Academy does not use "shared time" or "safety pilot" time, as some other schools do, to satisfy pilot-in-command (PIC) time. Shared time may reduce costs, it is NOT recognized as PIC time in India, as well as many other countries. And importantly, since shared time also reduces "ands-on" flight time, it diminishes the student pilot's flight skills.

Private Pilot License (61) # of Hours
Ground School Theory 35 Hours
Cessna 152 (Dual) PPL 40 Hours
Cessna 152 (Solo) 10 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours
Instrument Rating # of Hours
Ground School Theory 30 Hours
Advanced Simulator 20 Hours
Cessna 152 (PIC) 50 Hours
Cessna 152 (Dual) IR 25 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours
Commercial Multi Engine # of Hours
Ground School Theory 10 Hours
Cessna 152 (PIC) 80 Hours
Piper PA34 (Dual) CPL 25 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours
Total Flight Time 250 Hours
Estimated Flight Training Cost $40,932.05*
Additional Required Items Total Cost
Gleim Computer Based Training (CBT) $390.00
Books & Supplies $1,205.00
3 TSA Application Fees $420.00
Fingerprints $100.00
1 FAA First Class Medical Exam $100.00
3 FAA Written Exams $450.00
3 FAA Check Rides $1,350.00
1 FAA Practical Exam PA34 $500.00
1 Administrative Fee $500.00
Aircraft Upgrade Options (whole program) Cost $
C152 to C172 Upgrade $8,591.55
C152 to C172 G1000 Upgrade $13,310.65
Instrument Rating Upgrade Cost $
C152 to C172 Upgrade $2,677.60
Housing Options Cost $
Housing (Double Occupancy) per month $550
Housing (Single Occupancy) per month $775

*additional costs are required to complete the program entirely. See the additional costs tab for details. Additional aircraft options include the Cessna 172 and may include glass cockpit training. Ask us about the costs of these additional options today. Prices are subject to change based on fuel rates increasing or other costs beyond our control.

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