Many questions may come to an individual’s mind while considering a flight course and school. Below are a few insights to those questions. For more information do write in to us.

1) WHAT IS DGCA?

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is a statutory authority under the Ministry of Civil Aviation that overseas all issues regarding airworthiness and licensing of personnel in India. It is the authority to issue licenses to pilots and has many other roles to oversee the issues and effective functioning of air transportation in India. To learn more about DGCA, visit www.dgca.nic.in

2) WHAT ARE THE DGCA REQUIREMENTS FOR PILOT, INSTRUMENTAL & COMMERCIAL LICENSES?

Private:

  • 40 hours of flight time
  • 20 hours dual, including 3 hours cross-country
  • 3 hours night, including:
  • 1 cross-country flight over 100 NM
  • 10 Take Offs & Landings to full stops
  • 3 hours instrument
  • 3 hours of test prep. (within 60 days of flight test)
  • 10 hours solo
  • 5 hours solo cross-country
  • 1 150 NM solo cross-country flight (full stop)
  • 3 points, one being at least 50 NM
  • 3 takeoffs & landings with full stops at an airport with an operating control tower

Instrument:

  • 50 hours of cross-country PIC (at least 10 hours in airplanes)
  • 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time, including:
  • 15 hours dual time
  • 3 hours instrument test prep. written
  • 1 IFR cross country of at least 250NM with 3 different approaches

Commercial:

  • 250 hours of flight time
  • 100 hours in a powered aircraft (at least 50 hours in airplanes)
  • 100 hours of PIC time which include:
  • 50 hours in airplanes
  • 50 hours of cross-country time (at least 10 hours in airplanes)
  • 20 hours of training which include:
  • 10 hours instrument training (at least 5 hours in either single or multi)
  • 10 hours complex
  • 1 2-hour day VFR cross-country of more than 100 NM
  • 1 2-hour night VFR cross-country of more than 100 NM
  • 3 hours of test prep. (within 60 days of flight test)
  • 10 hours solo
  • 1 cross-country flight of no less than 300 NM
  • 1 leg of at least 250 NM from departure point
  • 5 hours of night VFR flight
  • 10 takeoffs & landings at an airport with operating control tower

3) HOW MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE DOES WORLD WIDE WINGS HAVE?

World Wide Wings has been in the aviation and training industry for over 50 years. We have trained over 500 students.

4) DOES THE SCHOOL HAVE FULL-TIME INSTRUCTORS WHO ARE WELL QUALIFIED?

The flight instructors at World Wide Wings have all been trained to the highest FAA standards. We have a mix of instructors from all around the globe. We have experienced pilots as members of our staff with years of practice and thousands of hours of flying know how.

5) WHAT IS THE TYPE OF TRAINING AIRCRAFT YOU HAVE?

We have Cessna 152 and Cessna 172. Our fleet includes single and multi-engine aircraft. We are continuously updating our fleet as well.

6) DO YOU HIRE YOUR GRADUATES AS INSTRUCTORS TO BUILD MORE FLYING HOURS WHILE EARNING A SALARY?

Yes, we have unique packages called Learn & Earn for beginners as well as Earn & Learn for pilots and CPL holders which enables our skilled graduates to work as CFI’s as well as increase their ratings.

7) WHAT IS THE PRICING FOR YOUR PROGRAMS LIKE?

World Wide Wings is known for its high-quality training and value for money pricing. We have a variety of packages to suit everyone’s individual needs. More

8) HOW LONG DO YOUR COURSES TAKE TO COMPLETE?

  • The CPL program for beginners (DGCA / GACA approved) takes about 6 – 9 months to complete
  • The CFI rating takes 3 months to complete
  • The Learn & Earn program for beginners is a 2 years course
  • The Earn & Learn program for Pilots and CPL holders is a 2 years course
  • Type rating programs take about 2 months to complete
  • The Recency program is a 1 month course

9) WHAT IS THE JOB GUARANTEE OFFERED BY YOU?

A lot of our graduates are today flying for airlines, charter companies and corporations throughout the world…We have a few programs which will guarantee you jobs at different levels. Do refer to our programs for more information.

 10) HOW TO GET TO SAN BERNARDINO?

By Air
San Bernardino can be accessed by several Southern California airports.
Ontario International Airport (ONT) is the best option, being located approximately 15 miles southwest of San Bernardino.
Another option is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) about 80 miles southwest.
These airports are serviced by most major airlines such as Delta, American, United, Southwest, Alaska Air, and US Airways.
Los Angeles International Airport typically has more frequent and affordable flights than those to the other airports; but the convenience of Ontario Airport is the best.

By Train
The San Bernardino Santa Fe Depot is the railway station in San Bernardino.
Amtrak which operates between Los Angeles and Chicago has one daily train in each direction that stops at this station.
San Bernardino is also served by the Metrolink regional rail service.
Passengers coming from Orange County, San Diego and Anaheim can use the Metrolink Inland Empire-Orange County Line
The Metrolink San Bernardino Line has 20 trains from Los Angeles to San Bernardino on weekdays and reduced services on weekends.

By Road
If arriving by road, the city is fairly navigable with freeways as well as state and interstate highways.

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