Fake Pilot Scam

  • 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...
  • One more pilot held for forging marksheets May 25, 2011

    New Delhi: A trainee co-pilot with Air India was arrested for allegedly using forged marksheets to procure commercial flying licences, taking the total number of people arrested in such cases to 22. The arrested pilot has been identified as Sourabh Prakash Lokhande (29). He was apprehended on...
  • Eighth arrest made in fake pilot scam April 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Another pilot was arrested for using forged documents to acquire a flying on Wednesday. Captain Swaran Singh Talwar was arrested in Delhi. He allegedly forged his marksheets to acquire the airline transport pilot license. Talwar was employed with MDLR airlines. Police had earlier issued a lookout notice for...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 19, 2011

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  • Doctor extorts money to declare pilots fit April 18, 2011

    CNN-IBN's Mike Sangma confronted Dr Akshay Bhalla to find out what he had to say about the accusations against him that he was overcharging pilots to issue medical certificates. ...
  • Fake pilot scam: FAA to de-recognise Dr Bhalla April 19, 2011

    New Delhi: A Delhi-based doctor and the only one in north India authorised by the DGCA to give pilots the mandatory medical clearance to fly is likely to be de-recognised by a top US Aviation regulator. The Federal aviation authority acted after CNN-IBN reported that Dr Bhalla was extorting money...
  • Fake pilot licence racket widens, two arrested April 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Two more persons, including a pilot, were arrested in Ahmedabad by Delhi Police for allegedly using forged marksheets to procure licence from the country's airline regulator DGCA, taking the total number of arrests in such cases to 11. Hiren Nagar (27), a pilot, and a tout Eknath Patil(46) were...
  • Citizen Journalist exposes pilot test flaws March 27, 2011

    Mumbai: Nitin Shukla works in Canada as a flying instructor in a school. He says , "I have around 900 hours of flying time and 500 hours of instruction time under my belt. I've always wanted to come back home in India and work here. But I cannot even give...
  • 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...