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SpiceJet Cadet
Pilot Programme

The world-class pilot training programme with India's favourite airline!

PILOT PROGRAMME

SpiceJet’s Cadet Pilot Programme is a perfect launchpad for those who want to fly high. It is a programme designed for young aspirants eyeing for a seat in the cockpit of an aircraft. And who better to train you to be a pilot, than India’s favourite airline, SpiceJet!

With 200 aircraft order in process, massive expansion plans under the regional connectivity scheme; SpiceJet is all set to change the face of air travel in India. And at the same time creating ample opportunities for those who are seeking for a high-flying career.

Cadet Pilot Programme aims at not only providing trained professionals to the aviation industry but also an assured job with SpiceJet, on completion of the course. What’s more? Students will be trained at best schools across the world, steering the course of career in the right direction.

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PILOT PROGRAMME

How does this work?

Register Online

Apply online and ensure all eligibility
requirements are met.

Steps

Complete the Selection

Complete an assessment process in
order to qualify for selection.

Steps

Become a Spice Star

Be a part of the ever-growing Spice Star
family and paint the skies red with us!

Eligibility Criteria

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    Must be an Indian National or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
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    Should be between the age of 17 to 35 years at the time of applying to the Pilot Programme
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    Should have a minimum height of 158 cms (approximately 5ft 2inches)
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    Must be fluent in English (both verbal and written)
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    Minimum Educational Qualification should be: Higher Secondary (10+2) with a minimum score of 60% each in English, Physics and Mathematics. The requirements of the education qualification may differ on the basis of the courses opted for under the Pilot Programme
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    Must be holding a valid Indian passport
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    Must have successful clearance of Class II Medical Tests as per applicable DGCA guidelines

Selection Process

The Selection Process is completely transparent and is scientifically designed to determine the suitability of the candidate for the job of an Airline Pilot.

SELECTION PROCESS

1. Online Registration

  • Applicant must first register online on "https://apply.spicestaracademy.edu.in/pta" while ensuring that all the above mentioned eligibility criteria are met.
  • Please note that a non-refundable application fee of 10,000 (Rupees Ten Thousand) is required to be paid while submitting the application online.

2. Application Screening

  • Once the application has been submitted, the same shall undergo internal screening process. In case the applicant is selected for further assessment the Academy team will get in touch with details regarding the selection process through an e-mail and/ or SMS.

3. Selection Process Fee

SELECTION PROCESS

Selection Process Phases

Phase 1

Description of Test

COMPASS Test

Computerized Pilot Aptitude Screening System

  • Multiple-choice questions.
Results shall be announced soon after the test.

Skills Tested

  • Short-term memory (Memory)
  • Mental arithmetic (Mathematics)
  • Spatial Orientation (Orientation)
  • Multi-tasking (Task Manager)

Duration

90 Minutes
Phase 2

Description of Test

CCT (Complex Control Task)

  • All applicants who pass Phase 1 will need to take this test.
  • This module requires applicant to use a joystick and rudder pedal set connected to a computer.
Results shall be announced soon after the test.

Skills Tested

  • Eye-Hand-Foot Coordination.
  • The aptitude to fly an aircraft.

Duration

10 Minutes
Phase 3

Description of Test

Psychometric Test

Skills Tested

Personality and psychological suitability for the job of an airline pilot.

Duration

60 Minutes
Phase 4

Description of Test

Personal Interview

Skills Tested

Verbal communication skills and personality for the job of an airline pilot.

Duration

10 Minutes
Phase 1

Description of Test

COMPASS Test

Computerized Pilot Aptitude Screening System

  • Multiple-choice questions.
Results shall be announced soon after the test.

Skills Tested

  • Short-term memory (Memory)
  • Mental arithmetic (Mathematics)
  • Spatial Orientation (Orientation)
  • Multi-tasking (Task Manager)

Duration

90 Minutes
Phase 2

Description of Test

CCT (Complex Control Task)

  • All applicants who pass Phase 1 will need to take this test.
  • This module requires applicant to use a joystick and rudder pedal set connected to a computer.
Results shall be announced soon after the test.

Skills Tested

  • Eye-Hand-Foot Coordination.
  • The aptitude to fly an aircraft.

Duration

10 Minutes
Phase 3

Description of Test

Psychometric Test

Skills Tested

Personality and psychological suitability for the job of an airline pilot.

Duration

60 Minutes
Phase 4

Description of Test

Personal Interview

Skills Tested

Verbal communication skills and personality for the job of an airline pilot.

Duration

10 Minutes
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Courses we offer

Cadet Pilot Programme

The Pilot Programme is tailored specifically to address all training areas for Academy students (“Cadet Pilot”) with a holistic view. The Cadet Pilot will be given industry leading flying training consisting of 3 phases:

  1. Ground School for preparation
    of DGCA CPL Papers.
  2. Flying training for CPL.
  3. Aircraft specific Type Rating.

This Programme will groom the Cadets to be meticulous at their job and to be a disciplined individual throughout their career.

Cadet Pilot Programme + BBA

Higher Secondary (10+2) students have the added advantage of finishing their graduation along with the Pilot Programme. This customized course comprises of an added BBA degree in affiliation with a University recognised by UGC.

Cadet Pilot Programme + MBA

Graduate students enrolling for the Pilot Programme have the advantage of opting for MBA degree in affiliation with one of leading UGC recognised Universities. This dual degree programme will help Cadet Pilot to expand their skill set and enhance their chances of transcending into various roles in Flight Operations management.

Fee Structure

1.

1st Instalment

A non-refundable admission fee of INR 10 Lac +applicable taxes to be deposited within 10 days from the date of letter of admission.

2.

2nd Instalment

INR 30 Lac+applicable taxes to be deposited within 14 days from the date of commencement of the assigned batch under the Pilot Programme.

3.

3rd Instalment

INR 25 Lac+applicable taxes to be deposited on the commencement of IR phase of Flying Training or 7 months from the date of commencement of assigned batch under the Pilot Programme (whichever is earlier).

4.

4th Instalment

INR 24.50 Lac+applicable taxes to be deposited within 14 days from the date of completion of CPL or 12 months from the commencement of assigned batch under the Pilot Programme (whichever is earlier).

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Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

Category 1

96% and above aggregate marks in 10+2 examination in 3 subjects (Physics, Maths & English)

or
JEE Rank 1 to 1500

Category 2

92% and above aggregate marks in 10+2 examination in 3 subjects (Physics, Maths & English)

or
JEE Rank 1500 to 3000
Scholarship Amount

The Academy will provide a scholarship of :

  • 10 Lac on second installment
  • 10 Lac on third installment
  • 10 Lac on fourth installment
Total scholarship offered to an applicant under Category 1 is 30 Lac. A maximum of 4 scholarships will be awarded in this category.

The Academy will provide a scholarship of :

  • 5 Lac on second installment
  • 5 Lac on third installment
  • 5 Lac on fourth installment
Total scholarship offered to an applicant under Category 2 is 15 Lac. A maximum of 6 scholarships will be awarded in this category. If there are more than 4 scholarship eligible students in Category 1, they will be given preference over Category 2.
Scholarship Category 1

Criteria

96% and above aggregate marks in 10+2 examination in 3 subjects (Physics, Maths & English)

or
JEE Rank 1 to 1500

The Academy will provide a scholarship of :

  • 10 Lac on second installment
  • 10 Lac on third installment
  • 10 Lac on fourth installment
Total scholarship offered to an applicant under Category 1 is 30 Lac. A maximum of 4 scholarships will be awarded in this category.
Scholarship Category 2

Criteria

92% and above aggregate marks in 10+2 examination in 3 subjects (Physics, Maths & English)

or
JEE Rank 1500 to 3000

The Academy will provide a scholarship of :

  • 5 Lac on second installment
  • 5 Lac on third installment
  • 5 Lac on fourth installment
Total scholarship offered to an applicant under Category 2 is 15 Lac. A maximum of 6 scholarships will be awarded in this category. If there are more than 4 scholarship eligible students in Category 1, they will be given preference over Category 2.
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Key Feature

Key Features

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    The programme is managed entirely by SpiceJet to create ‘FIRST OFFICERS’ for its fleet of Q400 and B737
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    A candidate will graduate with a CPL (Indian DGCA) followed immediately by a ‘Type Rating’ on either a Q400 or a B737
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    When a candidate joins the programme, a ‘Letter of Intent’ will be handed out, offering a job as a ‘First Officer’ on either a Q400 or a B737 stating the aforementioned criteria of successful completion of the Cadet Pilot Programme

Curriculum

Phase

Phase 1

Commercial Pilot License and Instrument Rating (Single Engine)

Note : SpiceJet does not require a Multi-Engine Rating for induction into its Q400/B737 Fleet.
Conversion of Federal Aviation Administration (‘FAA’) approved Commercial Pilot License (‘CPL’) to DGCA approved CPL license

Phase 2

SpiceJet- Airline Pilot Induction Training

Phase 3

Type Rating
Duration
13 months
6 Months
4 Months
6 Months
Content
200 Hours of Single Engine Flight Time along with the recommended Syllabus as provided in:
  • DGCA CAR Sec 7, Ser B, Pt IV, Issue III dated 16 Jun 2011
  • DGCA CAR Sec 7, Ser B, Pt VII, Issue I dated 16 Aug 1999
Note:
  • Cadet Pilot will be provided flying training with SpiceJet designated flying academy.
  • DGCA CAR’ means the Civil Aviation Requirements as issued and amended periodically by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, India.
  • DGCA Theory Exams Training
  • Conversion to Indian CPL
  • SpiceJet company operations manual
  • Safety equipment procedures training
  • Slide, ditching and fire training
  • Dangerous goods training
  • Security training
Type Rating Syllabus as provided in DGCA CAR Sec 7, Ser B, Pt XIX, Issue II dated 22 Mar 2012

Note : 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 kg 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 Cadet Pilot learns to fly the aircraft in a ‘full flight simulator’ which simulates normal and emergency situations.
Phase1(Part 1)
Commercial Pilot License and Instrument Rating (Single Engine)

Note : SpiceJet does not require a Multi-Engine Rating for induction into its Q400/B737 Fleet.

Duration

13 Months

Content

200 Hours of Single Engine Flight Time along with the recommended Syllabus as provided in:
  • DGCA CAR Sec 7, Ser B, Pt IV, Issue III dated 16 Jun 2011
  • DGCA CAR Sec 7, Ser B, Pt VII, Issue I dated 16 Aug 1999
Note:
  • Cadet Pilot will be provided flying training with SpiceJet designated flying academy.
  • DGCA CAR’ means the Civil Aviation Requirements as issued and amended periodically by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, India.
Phase1(Part 2)
Conversion of Federal Aviation Administration (‘FAA’) approved Commercial Pilot License (‘CPL’) to DGCA approved CPL license

Duration

6 Months

Content

  • DGCA Theory Exams Training
  • Conversion to Indian CPL
Phase2
SpiceJet- Airline Pilot Induction Training

Duration

4 Months

Content

  • SpiceJet company operations manual
  • Safety equipment procedures training
  • Slide, ditching and fire training
  • Dangerous goods training
  • Security training
Phase3
Type Rating

Duration

6 Months

Content

200 Hours of Single Engine Flight Time along with the recommended Syllabus as provided in:
  • DGCA CAR Sec 7, Ser B, Pt IV, Issue III dated 16 Jun 2011
  • DGCA CAR Sec 7, Ser B, Pt VII, Issue I dated 16 Aug 1999
Note:
  • Cadet Pilot will be provided flying training with SpiceJet designated flying academy.
  • DGCA CAR’ means the Civil Aviation Requirements as issued and amended periodically by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, India.
Programme Hours:

Walk-in Queries

For technical queries or counseling sessions visit our facility between 02:30-03:30 PM on Monday and Thursday.

Faculty

DGCA-approved SpiceJet Ground School and Flight Instructors.

Infrastructure

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    Ground Training

    SpiceJet Aviation Training Academy,Gurgaon. DGCA-approved Training Academy with more than 10,000 square feet of fully equipped classroom facilities.
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    Flight Training

    SpiceJet-affiliated, DGCA-approved, Flying Training Schools with a fleet of 20 single-engine trainer aircraft.