Charting your course to a fulfilling pilot career: Pilot career guide for the ambitious!


A Pilot is someone who works in the aviation industry and is trained to operate aircraft. They safely transport passengers as well as goods from one place to another. Pilots can fly both large commercial airplanes as well as helicopters. Moreover, their primary responsibility is to operate the aircraft, but has numerous other responsibilities as well.

Their other responsibilities involve checking the weather and confirming the plan of flight, check and inspect the flight prior flying, during the flight they are responsible for the safety of the passengers as well as crew members on board and much more. Pilots can also find career opportunities in the military like fly jets, bombers, rescue, etcetera. The work and growth opportunities are endless.


For Bachelor’s

  • Aspirants must have passed 10+2 in Maths and Physics from an esteemed board with at least 50% marks.
  • Seekers can opt for a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation or any other related field . 

For Diploma

  • Scholars have to pass class 12th with at least 50% marks in Maths as well as Science and one has to get a lot of licenses as well as certificates to get a permission to fly such as a private pilot license, commercial pilot license, flight instructor certificate and many more.
  • The minimum age requirement to be a pilot is 17 years old and one must pass a medical exam.

Job Roles

The field of a Pilot aims at being challenging yet interesting. To do such a task, the field of Airport Management presents innumerable job profiles. Below are mentioned some job profiles:

  • Pilot
  • Chief Pilot
  • Drone Pilot
  • Captain
  • Sr. Captain
  • Assistant Manager
  • Executive
  • First Officer
  • UAV Pilot
  • Load Controller

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in the Pilot field. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Vistara
  • IndiGo
  • Book Air Ambulance
  • Shell
  • Captain Fresh
  • Qatar Airways
  • White Force Group
  • DroneStark Technologies
  • Air Asia


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a Pilot is very impressive only in India.



Annual Level Salary

Starting Salary

Approx ₹4,50,600

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹9,18,700

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹16,00,000


  • Self Reliant
  • Desire to Learn
  • Clear Communication
  • Time Management Skills
  • Stay in touch with Yourself


A Pilot has a lot of responsibilities to follow as well as has all the pressure of the safety of passengers and crew members on their shoulders. So, one has to be an extremely responsible person in order to become a pilot. Pilots have myriad career opportunities in various sectors like Public, Government, National, International .  As the Aviation Industry is growing everyday, so is the demand for pilots in order to have a safe and sound experience.The minimum age limit to be a pilot is 17 years and the maximum limit till one can work is 67 years of age, so this gives a good run to explore the variety of options it has to offer. One has to have a keen eye for detail as well as zest for learning in order to flourish in this field.


  • Opportunity to Travel the World
  • Meeting new people daily
  • Exposure to various cultures
  • Good Salary Along with Benefits
  • Exciting Job
  • Multiple Job Opportunities


  • Long Working Hours
  • Variable Shift
  • Has Training Cost
  • Stressful
  • Might Involve Life Risk