To work as a pilot in India after completing your training abroad, you will need to obtain a Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Pilot License. The process of converting your foreign license will vary depending on the country where you obtained your license. It is recommended that you contact the DGCA to inquire about the specific requirements and procedures for your situation.
In general, you will need to compile a list of requirements to convert your foreign license to a DGCA Pilot License. These requirements may include a valid
- Valid foreign license with current ratings and ELP
- Valid Foreign and Indian Medical certificate
- Valid RTA(A)/RTR(P)/RTR(C)
- Valid FRTOL
- Verification of Education Qualification
- Police Verification
- Cleared DGCA conversion papers
- Ground Training and Result Sheet of Technical Specific Exam
- Original Logbook
For a Commercial Pilot License, you will need
- Total 200 flying hours
- Total 100 hours as Pilot in Command
- 50 Hours of Cross Country as Pilot in Command
- 300 NM Cross Country as Pilot in Command with full-stop landings at two different aerodromes other than departure aerodrome
- 50 hours of instrument time of which not more than 20 hours may be on an approved simulator
- Signal Reception test in 6 to 8 words per minute
- Pilot in command – 15 hours in the preceding six months
- Pilot in Command night with 10 take off and landings – 5 hours in the preceding six months
You can check with the Indian DGCA for the complete list of flying requirements.
After fulfilling all the necessary requirements, you will need to submit your filled-up application form and documents to the DGCA.