The path to becoming a pilot may seem to be one that is shrouded in mystery. At Fairway Aviation, we are committed to de-mystify the process. Here are some short answers to some of the common questions that we receive from students.
- Fluency in English
- Physically fit (A pilot needs to pass a medical examination prior to flying)
- Completed GCE O/L with credit passes for English, Math and Science (Keep in mind that Airlines may require higher qualifications such as GCE A/Ls or a Degree).
Approximately 5,500000/= LKR (at present)
No, you can pay in installments.
While we cannot guarantee your employment, we can assure you is that you will be one of the most viable candidates for the position. Thanks to the professional training program at the Fairway Aviation Academy, our pilots are considered a valuable addition to any fleet.
You could easily continue to fly and become a flight instructor at one of the flying training schools based in Ratmalana. You may also find employment with a domestic operator in Sri Lanka.
There are many pilots who wear glasses. It will not be a problem, provided that your corrected eyesight meets the minimum level required. We would advise you to talk to the Aviation Medical Officer at CAASL for any further questions.
It will take approximately one year and ten months for you to obtain the required number of flying hours and to complete the ATPL (frozen) Course. Classes are usually conducted on weekdays from 9am to 4pm.
- Course material
- Related equipment as and when subject matter requires it
- Access to training vehicles
- Simulator access
The first step would be to get your Private Pilot License, and then work your way up to the Airline Transport Pilot License.