Q. How do I arrange travel arrangements to Phoenix – United States?
Air travel expenses between India and Phoenix, USA are not included in the programme’s fee and are thus additional costs. Candidates should take care of making their own travel and visa arrangements. Our staff will assist you should you have any questions during this process. Cadets must travel in a group and arrive in Phoenix on the same flight. If required, our staff will assist you with the group booking.
Q. Who will pay for my medical insurance during training?
Medical insurance for the stay in India is highly recommended and it should be borne by the student, however the medical insurance for your stay in Phoenix, USA, is included in the programme fee.
Q. Does the fee include the cost of medical fees and DCGA exam fees?
The fees do not include the cost of the DGCA exams and DGCA Medical Exam, however the fee related to exams at Phoenix, USA are included. Candidates are advised to commence the FAA medical as soon as possible after confirmation to the course to ensure there is no delay to the commencement of flight training in Phoenix, USA.
Q. What are the required documents needed before training?
- 10th Mark sheet
- 12th Mark sheet
- Graduation – If candidate is graduate of (Science or BE/BTECH)
- Medical Certificates (Class I and Class II)
- Valid Indian Passport
Note: All documents specified above should be submitted a week prior to the screening date.
Q. Where will I stay during training and who will arrange it?
Accommodation is included during your time in the US and arrangements are made by the customer service team at the academy in Phoenix. Upon return to India, CAE will make arrangements for your stay during the license conversion training. During the Boeing 737NG Type Rating training the pilot is responsible for their own accommodation and travel arrangements.
Q. Who will arrange my visa for training (if applicable)?
CAE will facilitate the visa process for you but you will be responsible to obtain a visa at your own cost & other necessary travel related documents.
Q. How long is the programme?
- CPL (Commercial Pilot License)
- Boeing 737NG Type Rating
The duration of the CPL training is planned at 18 months, which comprises 12.5 months in the United States for flight school and UPRT training, 3 months of ground school in India for the theoretical knowledge training, and a further 2 weeks of license conversion training at the Gondia campus upon return from the US. The Boeing 737 type rating is planned at an additional 2.5 months.
However, DGCA licensing, scheduling, pilot performance, weather, and any other delays can extend the duration of the flight training programme.
Q. Will I be provided a uniform?
Yes, uniforms will be provided.
Q. Who will meet me on arrival at CAE?
The CAE customer service department will coordinate arrival schedule and transportation.
Q. What is the minimum and maximum age for applicants?
Must be 18 years or older at the time of appearing for the final interview.
Maximum age: 30 years at time of appearing for Selection in Phase 1.
Q. Where will I be trained for CPL and Boeing 737NG Type Rating?
The CPL phase of training will be conducted at CAE in Phoenix, USA, Bengaluru and Gondia, India or any other training centre approved by Jet Airways.
The B737NG Type Rating will be conducted at a CAE Type Rating training centre in India. The specific centre will be assigned to the pilot on completion of training.
Q. Is there any paperwork that I need to sign with Jet Airways?
Yes, the candidate is required to sign a LOI ( Letter of Intent) issued by Jet Airways before inducting in to training.
Q. How much is the selection fee?
Application fee towards registration is INR 1000 -/- and after application / other required document verification, if found eligible as per criteria then candidate must pay CASS assessment fee of USD 400 + applicable tax in advance. The details of payment and related bank account details will be notified during the process.
Q. What is the total cost of the programme and what is the payment schedule?
The total cost for this programme is USD 128,035 (Payable in Phoenix, USA to CAE, Phoenix). The pricing is inclusive of appropriate taxes per location. Selection exam fees are additional costs, and the fee does not include the cost of medical certificates, visa, transportation (other than local) and DGCA or other license fees.
Q. Do I need to take out specific insurance for the duration of my Ab Initio training?
CAE provides all basic regulatory insurance required throughout training. However we do advise that you take out additional insurance, including but not limited to: Loss of medical insurance and additional travel insurance for the USA.