Flying Schools

  • India Positive: Rare stories of courage and will-power June 9, 2012

    Watch stories of individuals who are driven by their dreams to do something beyond the ordinary and bring about a change in others' lives. ...
  • 3 DGCA officials suspended on license issue May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Three DGCA officials have been suspended for issuing licences classifying 28 flying schools as charitable non-profit entities instead of fully commercial entities, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said on Thursday. He said based on investigation report submitted by the Chief Vigilance Officer in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation...
  • 3 DGCA staff suspended for causing loss to AAI March 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Government on Friday ordered suspension of a top officer of aviation regulator DGCA and two other staffers on charges of causing a loss of Rs 190 crore to the public exchequer by granting undue concessions to 28 flying schools across the country. Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh, who reviewed the...
  • Fake pilot scam: DGCA warns 40 flying schools November 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has found blatant disregard of norms by several flying schools across the country. The DGCA has warned the schools that there permits will be cancelled if they fail to comply with the guidelines. Audits of as many as 40 flying schools were carried...
  • DGCA takes no action against fake flying schools July 28, 2011

    Mumbai: Despite several complaints and investigations into fake license rackets across the country, an RTI filed by CNN-IBN reveals that the DGCA has taken almost no action against any of the schools involved. Despite a growing clamour for many of them to be shut down, not a single school has been...
  • Fake Pilots: Ex-BJP minister's son booked May 27, 2011

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan Anti-Corruption Bureau has registered a case against the son of former BJP minister Madan Dilawar and three others for procuring commercial pilot licenses by allegedly furnishing fake documents. The cases were registered against Pawan Dilawar, Ankur Garg, Sidharth Lochab and Rohan Saxena this week, police said today. Madan...
  • Fake pilot scam: Four arrested, 7 being probed March 26, 2011

    Ex-DGCA official and three others pilots were arrested by Delhi Police on Saturday in connection with the fake pilot scam. They are accused of helping other pilots to forge their exam results in order to obtain a flying licence. ...
  • Fake pilots: Four arrested, 7 being probed March 26, 2011

    New Delhi: An ex-DGCA official and three others were arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with the fake pilot scam on Saturday. They are accused of helping other pilots forge their exam results to obtain a flying licence. Earlier this month, Captain Parminder Gulati and Captain JK Verma were arrested...
  • Crackdown on fake pilots: 4 more arrested March 26, 2011

    New Delhi: An ex-DGCA official and three others were arrested in connection with the fake pilot scam on Saturday. It's the first time a former official from the apex aviation regulatory body has been arrested. Pradeep Kumar was removed from his post as assistant director of licensing some months ago over...
  • Fake pilots: flying schools under scanner March 24, 2011

    New Delhi: India's Flight training schools charge exorbitant fees from budding pilots. An RTI reveals that these schools are using phased out aircraft and instructors with questionable credentials. Every year, some 1800 students obtain a CPL or commercial pilots license from India's flying schools. But the reply to an RTI...
  • Eight more fake pilots to be arrested March 23, 2011

    Jaipur/Mumbai: The story of fake pilots and phantom flying schools is getting scarier. It's turning out to be much more than just a one off case or at best a few. Two days after two fake pilots employed with spice jet were arrested for foraged flying hours from the government-run Rajasthan...
  • Rajasthan fake flying school exposed March 22, 2011

    CNNIBN exposes the flying institute at the forefront in issuing fake flying certificates. ...
  • Rajasthan Flying School runs without aircraft March 23, 2011

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Flying School could hold the key to the mystery of many dubious pilots who are flying you around. The flying school was closed in 2008 because the only aircraft it had was grounded. Just to reiterate, it does have an aircraft to train pilots. The same government-run flying school gave...
  • Flying schools using obsolete aircraft December 7, 2010

    Mumbai: An RTI application has revealed that while flying schools charge exorbitant fees to budding pilots. But new facts revealed in an RTI reply shows that accidents abound at these flying schools, causing deaths and destruction to aircraft. The RTI also shows the schools are using phased out aircraft, and...