SpiceJet Cadet Pilot Programme has been established to cater to the growing global need of new Pilots. We invite young men and women who have passed Class 12 and aspire to be Airline Pilots.
Our Cadet Pilot Programme involves training the candidate in 3 phases until she/he can be employed as a 'First Officer' with SpiceJet.
'Phase 1' provides the required training to obtain an Indian Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with Single Engine (SE) and Instrument Rating (IR).
'Phase 2' provides the 'Type Rating' training for qualifying on Q400 or B737 Aircraft.
'Phase 3' provides 'on-the-job' training for induction as a First Officer on Q400 or B737 aircraft.
CPL training will be done at a training center approved by SpiceJet.
This programme is managed entirely by SpiceJet to create 'First Officers' for its fleet of Q400 and B737. You will graduate with a CPL (Indian DGCA) followed immediately by a 'Type Rating' on either the Q400 or B737 airplane. When you join the programme, you will be given a 'Letter Of Intent' (LOI) stating that you will be offered a job as 'First Officer' on either Q400 or B737 upon your successful completion of the Cadet Pilot Programme.
SpiceJet provides the perfect launch pad to start your career as a Pilot. You can enroll with us, clear our selection/assessment process to then undergo training at our training centres. Click here to APPLY NOW.
At SpiceJet, we don't just train Cadet Pilots but make future Captains. The purpose of this course is to mould young Cadets towards becoming First Officers and eventually Captains. At SpiceJet we have a road map in place for every Cadet from the day of joining to his/her release as a First Officer.
We offer our students three courses-
*BBA and MBA courses are offered, in affiliation with Amity University.
Note: Applicants will be required to provide copies or proof of all documentation, certificates, and mark sheets at the Interview stage.
Yes,there is a requirement for the applicant to hold a 'Class 1 Medical Certificate'. The medical requirements and centres are defined by DGCA. Please visit www.dgca.nic.in for details on medical requirement and centres.
The Selection Process is a four-phase process that is completely transparent and is scientifically designed to determine the suitability of the candidate for the job of an airline Pilot.
The 'Testing Tools' used are:
The selection process involves 2 weeks and is in 4 Phases. For more information click here.
All candidates are responsible for their own travel and stay to appear in the selection process.
The selection process will be held at
'Spice Star Academy' office in Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon, India.
Address: Spice Star Academy, Building No. 340, Udyog Vihar Phase 4, Gurugram, Haryana.
REGISTRATION FEE: INR 5,000/-
SCREENING/ASSESSMENT FEE: INR 20,000/-
Screening/Assessment fees and Registration fees are non-refundable. They have been meticulously calculated based on the resources required for the exams and selection process.
Note: The course fee does not include US visa fees, food, medical test fees, license conversion fees and Government taxes.
The curriculum of the Cadet Pilot Programme is divided into 3 phases:
For more information on the curriculum click here.
Type Rating is a qualification to fly a specific ‘TYPE’ of aircraft e.g. B737, Q400 etc. Any aircraft which has a maximum take-off weight of more than 5,700 kgs or is turbine powered requires a ‘Type Rating’ to operate. A ‘Type Rating’ course consists of a technical ground school course (covering the aircraft systems and performance) and a simulator course, where you learn to fly the aircraft in a ‘full flight simulator’ which simulates normal and emergency situations.
The candidate is responsible for bearing the cost of personal medical insurance during his/her training
SpiceJet will make arrangements for your stay during the CPL phase.
The duration of the CPL IR training is planned for 13 months; the Type Rating is planned for an additional 3 months. However, DGCA licensing, scheduling, and any other delays may extend the duration of the Cadet Pilot Programme. SpiceJet airline pilot induction training is planned for 2 months. All this adds up to a total of 18-24 months.
Yes, uniforms will be provided.
The Type Rating training will be conducted at Type Rating Training Center approved by SpiceJet.
At the time of signing the Cadet Pilot Agreement, the candidate is required to sign a Specialised Training Agreement whereby the candidate commits to serve SpiceJet for a specified term, post successful completion of his/her training (both CPL & Type Rating).
We have merit based scholarships available. Please click here for more information.
Yes, you may get an educational loan from leading banks in India.
CPL – Students will fly minimum 200 hours in an actual aircraft.
Type Rating – Students will fly approx. 72 hours in a 'full flight simulator' and approx. 20 hours in the actual aircraft.
Cadets will fly Cessna 152, Cessna 172 or Cirrus SR 20 aircraft or similar aircrafts equipped with the latest avionics.
DGCA approved SpiceJet Ground School and Flight Instructors manage the entire training process.
Spice Star Academy, Gurgaon. DGCA-approved Training Academy with more than 10,000 square feet of fully equipped classroom facilities.
SpiceJet-affiliated, DGCA-approved, Flying Training Schools with a fleet of 20 single-engine trainer aircraft.
DGCA: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is the Indian governmental regulatory body for civil aviation
CASA: The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is the Australian national authority for the regulation of civil aviation.
SPL: Student Pilot License (SPL)
PPL: Private Pilot License (PPL)
CPL: Commercial Pilot License (CPL)
SE: Single-engine is a course designed to train pilots to fly aircraft with one engine
IR: Instrument Rating is a course designed to train pilots to fly the airplane under instrument flight rules
RTR: Radio Telephony Restricted (aeronautical) required for the use of communication equipment in an aircraft
FRTOL: Flight Radio Telephony Operator’s License (FRTOL) authorises you to operate an Aircraft Radio Station
MCC: Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) is a course undertaken after attaining a CPL that trains pilots to operate effectively as a team
JOC: Jet Orientation Course (JOC) is a course designed to train pilots on the mechanics and operation of jet engines
QTS: Quantitative Critical Thinking: A series of tests to assess your critical thinking as well linguistic and numerical proficiency
PAS: Psychological Screening; It is designed to identify behavior traits, general intelligence, judgment and integrity