Best Flying Schools in India: Admission, Fees & More

Do you want to become a Commercial Pilot? If yes, this article will be of help to you. Here, I’ve listed some of the best flying schools in India. The best thing about these flying schools is that they charge relatively lower fees. The reason for relatively low fees is subsidy provided by these schools.

List of flying schools in India

To become a commercial pilot, one must obtain CPL (Commercial Pilot License). To obtain CPL, one must obtain flying training from an institute recognized by the DGCA.

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The training institute where flying training is provided is called a flying school. In India, there are many Government operated as well as privately run flying schools and clubs.


To obtain CPL, a candidate must complete 200 flying hours at a flying school. In short, flying schools are very important, when it comes to obtaining a CPL!


Typical flying school charges could be anywhere between 25-40 Lakh Rupees (or more). Yes, it is a costly process!



Sr NoName of the flying schoolType of the flying schoolDistrict/AreaState/UT
1Flytech Aviation Ltd.PublicGunturAndhra Pradesh
2Redbird Flight Training Academy Private LimitedPrivateLakhimpurAssam
3Bihar Flying Training Institute, PatnaGovernment (State)PatnaBihar
4Garg Aviation LtdPrivateDwarka, New DelhiDelhi
5Government Aviation Training InstituteGovernment (State)Dwarka, New DelhiDelhi
6Redbird Flight Training Academy Private LimitedPrivateDwarka, New DelhiDelhi
7Skynex Aero Private LimitedPrivateDwarka, New DelhiDelhi
8Ahmedabad Aviation Academy, AhmedabadPrivateAhmedabadGujarat
9Blueray Aviation Private LimitedPrivateMehsanaGujarat
10Gujarat Flying ClubDeemed charitable trustAmreliGujarat
11Gujarat Flying Club, VadodaraDeemed charitable trustVadodaraGujarat
12FSTC Flying School Private LimitedPrivateBhiwaniHaryana
13FSTC Flying School Private LimitedPrivateNarnaulHaryana
14Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation, HissarGovernment (State)HissarHaryana
15Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation, KarnalGovernment (State)KarnalHaryana
16Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation, PinjoreGovernment (State)PinjoreHaryana
17Redbird Flight Training Academy Private LimitedPrivateGurugramHaryana
18Alchemist Aviation Private LimitedPrivateJamshedpurJharkhand
19Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy LimitedPrivateGulbargaKarnataka
20IGRUA (Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi)Government (Central)GulbargaKarnataka
21Orient Flight Aviation AcademyPrivateMysoreKarnataka
22Redbird Flight Training Academy Private LimitedPrivateKalaburagiKarnataka
23Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation TechnologyGovernment (State)ThiruvananthapuramKerala
24Chimes Aviation AcademyPrivateSagarMadhya Pradesh
25Falcon Aviation AcademyTrustRewaMadhya Pradesh
26Madhya Pradesh Flying Club, BhopalPublicBhopalMadhya Pradesh
27Madhya Pradesh Flying Club, IndorePublicIndoreMadhya Pradesh
28Redbird Flight Training Academy Private LimitedPrivateSeoniMadhya Pradesh
29Sha-Shib Flying AcademySocietyGunaMadhya Pradesh
30Academy of Carver Aviation Pvt. Ltd., BelgaumPrivateBaramatiMaharashtra
31Blueray Aviation Private LimitedPrivateOsmanabadMaharashtra
32Bombay Flying Club, MumbaiSocietyMumbaiMaharashtra
33Bombay Flying Club, MumbaiSocietyDhuleMaharashtra
34IGRUA (Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi)Government (Central)GondiaMaharashtra
35Nagpur Flying ClubGovernment (State)NagpurMaharashtra
36National Flying Training InstitutePrivateGondiaMaharashtra
37Redbird Flight Training Academy Private LimitedPrivatePuneMaharashtra
38Skynex Aero Private LimitedPrivateJalgaonMaharashtra
39SVKM NMIMS Academy of AviationPrivateDhuleMaharashtra
40Government Aviation Training InstituteGovernment (State)DhenkanalOdisha
41Government Aviation Training Institute, BhubaneshwarGovernment (State)BhubaneshwarOdisha
42Patiala Aviation Club, PatialaGovernment (State)PatialaPunjab
43Patiala Aviation ClubGovernment (State)AmritsarPunjab
44Banasthali Vidyapith Gliding & Flying ClubSocietyTonkRajasthan
45Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy LimitedPrivateHyderabad (Shamshabad)Telangana
46Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy LimitedPrivateHyderabad (Begumpet)Telangana
47Flytech Aviation Ltd., HyderabadPublicHyderabadTelangana
48Telangana State Aviation AcademyGovernment (State)HyderabadTelangana
49Wings Aviation Pvt. Ltd., HyderabadPrivateHyderabadTelangana
50Ambition Flying Club Private LimitedPrivateAligarhUttar Pradesh
51Chetak AviationSocietyAligarhUttar Pradesh
52Falcon Aviation AcademyTrustFaizabadUttar Pradesh
53Garg Aviation Ltd., KanpurPrivateKanpurUttar Pradesh
54IGRUA (Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi), FursatganjGovernment (Central)FursatganjUttar Pradesh
55Pioneer Flying Academy Private LimitedPrivateAligarhUttar Pradesh
56Saraswati Aviation AcademyTrustSultanpur, UPUttar Pradesh



As I mentioned before, flying schools are expensive. It is a huge investment for many of us. That’s why you must give adequate attention towards the quality of the school (you’re about to take admission in).


While taking admission, make sure that the flying school satisfies the points mentioned below –

  • The flying school should be recognized by the DGCA.
  • It should have adequate infrastructure.
  • The faculty should be well trained, experienced and knowledgeable.
  • There should be adequate lab and practical facilities
  • There should be modern training amenities like computer aided training, simulators etc.
  • The quality of the flying training (and amenities) should be good.


The above-mentioned list consists of Government run as well as private flying schools. The best thing about these schools is that they are subsidized. The Government provides them financial assistance.


Thanks to Government funding, these flying schools charge fees at the rates prescribed by the Government. This is relatively lower than some of the private flying schools in India.



Admission process may vary from one flying school to another. Government (state or central) flying schools follow merit-based admission process. Under merit-based admission, candidates are selected on the basis of entrance exam, aptitude test as well as physical and medical examinations. Candidates who perform well in these tests are allotted seats in government flying schools. Many private flying schools also follow the same practice. Some flying schools carry out direct or donation-based admission process. Physical and medical tests are mandatory in direct as well as donation-based admission modes too.

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