Commercial FlyingCapt Devendra Sachan | Chief Pilot | Uttarakhand Government
What is Commercial Flying?
You may be curious about a Career in Commercial Flying. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into Commercial Flying, while one should first understand What is a Career in Commercial Flying. It is best to learn about Commercial Flying from a real professional, this is akin to getting it from the horse's mouth.
Chief Pilot Capt Devendra Sachan is an experienced professional with 12 years in Commercial Flying. According to Chief Pilot Capt Devendra Sachan, Commercial Flying is:
Commercial Flying is any flying which is not covered under defense and hobby flying. It involves commercial flights handling, navigating the planes using the Jeppesen charts. The basic requirements to obtain the license and the privileges it confers are agreed internationally by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). In India the department which controls that is the DGCA (Director General of Civil Aviation). Commercial Flying can be started after obtaining CPL (Commercial Pilot License).
How Chief Pilot Capt Devendra Sachan got into Commercial Flying?
While doing my graduation, I started preparing for Indian Air Force and joined the force in 1987. I worked there for 21 years and flied different types of planes. With that experience, I cleared the top license in commercial flying called ATPL in 2006. After that, I started flying for Government of Uttarakhand as a Chief Pilot.
Chief Pilot Capt Devendra Sachan's Talk on Commercial Flying
|Starts with what is:|
|Next, it covers Education. It was a welcome change to see the Talk touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at Commercial Flying, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter Commercial Flying. It explains Education needed in Commercial Flying with these items:|
|2)||Aerodynamics & Aero Engines|
|5)||Radio Aids & Electronics|
|6)||DGCA Rules & Regulations|
|Then, the Talk focuses on the most important component that is Skills. Skills are the most important factor determining success in a Commercial Flying. Here is a list of Skills required for Commercial Flying:|
|11)||Quick & Effective Response|
|It is important to get an understanding of the Positives of Commercial Flying. The Talk discusses following Positives of Commercial Flying:|
|12)||Early Settlement & Recognition|
|13)||Challenging & Satisfying Job|
|14)||Vast Career Opportunity|
|It is important that one develops a fair understanding of the Challenges of Commercial Flying:|
|16)||High Initial Training Cost|
|18)||Erratic Working Hours|
|19)||Life Long Studies|
|20)||Disciplined Life Style|
|In the final section of the Talk, Capt Devendra Sachan talks about How a day goes in a Career in:|
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Commercial aviation is the part of civil aviation (both general aviation and scheduled airline services) that involves operating aircraft for hire to transport passengers or multiple loads of cargo.
"After completing my schooling, I joined Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi. I have been flying with Air India since 2003."
Commercial flying is the part of civil aviation (both general aviation and scheduled airline services) that involves operating aircraft for hire to transport passengers or multiple loads of cargo.
"After completing my schooling from The Doon School, I did my Commercial Pilot License from Sydney Flight Training Center. Then I studied at the Sydney Aviation College. I was in the profession from 2007 to 2016."
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