01 When at the earliest can I enrol in the CPL course? Please email us at contact@falconaviation.in
Our usual response time is 1 working day.
02 Is there any provision for ground training classes of CPL theory papers at your campus?
No, As per DGCA’s CARs, ground classes can be outsourced to another FTO, hence, we have outsourced our ground classes. All trainees are required to pass theory exams before the commencement of flying training.
03 How many students are undergoing training now at your academy and what is the aircraft to trainee ratio?
At any given time, we do not enrol more than 30 trainees at the Faizabad base. Even though DGCA’s CARs permit an aircraft to trainee ratio of 1:10, our aircraft to trainee ratio is maintained at 1:5 or less.
04 What is included in the training cost?
The course fee includes only the following: 185 hours of Cessna 152, 15 hours of Piper Seneca, 20 hours of simulator and 10 hours of night-flying.
Note: Accommodation on shared-basis for the entire duration of the course is complimentary only at our Faizabad base (subject to our terms and conditions). Nonetheless, all trainees are expected to make arrangements for their food, which is readily available via outlets in the vicinity of the airfield. Presently trainees are availing the services of ‘tiffin’ suppliers who are located close to the airfield. The details of these suppliers can be asked from the Station Manager. Assistants working in the cafeteria and can cook the groceries provided by the trainees.
05 On an average how many months will it take to complete flying training after clearing the theory papers? Or, will theory and flying training be conducted simultaneously?
Flying training will be conducted independent of theory studies. Please pass all exams before seeking to commence flying training. As per our Agreement, the duration for training is 1 year, however, some trainees have managed to complete the course in 6 months too. In your best interest, it is advised that you should plan for 1 year to complete the flying requirements.
06 How often is flying disrupted by weather?
In total, about 30 days per year are lost to weather vagaries. We have a DGCA-approved satellite base at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh to ensure uninterrupted flying during the winter season.
07 I would like to speak to someone over the telephone, who can I talk to?
Our communications with all of our trainees and prospective trainees are conducted over email for the purpose of record-keeping and clarity. Please email us your questions and we will respond within 1-2 working days. Once initial communications have been established, you may contact our Operations department or the Station Manager by telephone.
08 I would like to visit the base in Faizabad, when can I do so?
You may visit the base at Faizabad after emailing a copy of your government-issued ID card (AADHAAR, driver’s license, passport etc.) the Station Manager at faizabad@falconaviation.in and receiving his permission. Once you receive a response/confirmation of date and time by email from the Station Manager, you are welcome to visit. Please note that due to security reasons, no more than 3 other persons or relatives will be permitted inside the aerodrome premises along with you. Upon your arrival, a meeting with the Chief Flight Instructor will be coordinated by the Station Manager.
09 Can I undertake the CPL course without having Mathematics and Physics in Class 12?
Yes, you may. HOWEVER, you should have passed Class 12-level exams for mathematics and physics prior to applying for the issuance of your CPL license. You may apply to a board such as NIOS to appear for the said exams.
10 Do you provide job guarantees?
No, we do not provide any guarantees, neither for jobs nor for completion of the CPL course (if you do not possess the basic skills required for it).
11 Are your airfields approved for night-flying/training?
  Yes. All of our bases are approved for night-flying by DGCA.
12 Is the airspace of Ayodhya/Faizabad airfield controlled?
  No. Falcon Aviation Academy has been granted a designated flying area around the Ayodhya/Faizabad airfield. The airspace around our satellite base has also been granted a designated flying area.
13 Where is the training for instrument rating provided?
  Rae Bareli (IGRUA, Furstaganj), Lucknow and Prayagraj (Allahabad) airports near Faizabad have instrument training aids at the airfields. Instrument training for the trainees at Faizabad is imparted at one of these airfields. Trainees at our satellite base in Rewa undertake instrument training at Prayagraj (Allahabad) and Khajuraho airports.
14 What are the landing/parking charges?
Landing-parking charges (at external airports) and RNFC may amount to about Rs. 5,000 for the entire course and will be payable directly by the trainee to the concerned government authority.
15 Which aircraft are used for training and how many hours will I fly on each type of aircraft?
We use Cessna 152 (single-engine) and Piper Seneca PA-34 (multi-engine) aircraft for training. The course fee covers 200 flight hours of which 185 hours will be flown on single-engine Cessna 152 and 15 hours will be flown on multi-engine (twin) Piper Seneca PA-34.
16 What is airworthiness status of the aircraft that I will train on?
All aircraft in Indiaoperate on the basis of a valid Certificate of Airworthiness and Airworthiness Review Certificate issued by DGCA.
17 Do you have glass cockpit aircraft?
Neither DGCA nor the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) consider training on glass-cockpit aircraft to be mandatory for the issuance CPLs. Hence, to keep the cost of training economical we only use aircraft equipped with conventional cockpits, i.e. we do not use glass-cockpit aircraft.
18 What are the tax implications on the cost of training?
No taxes are charged by us over and above the course fee. Taxes, if any, as and when imposed by the government will be payable separately by the trainee. However, at present, the government has not made flight training taxable.
Please email us at contact@falconaviation.in our usual response time is 1 working day.