Opportunity and Parity- Pilot’s licenses in India

Foreign pilots have enjoyed the privilege to fly steel birds in India for a long time. This, to a great extent, hampered opportunities available to Indian trained pilots. This treatment of foreign pilots in India is not being reciprocated to Indian pilots by foreign jurisdictions. This article throws some light on the opportunities and parity which the DGCA seeks to provide to Indian pilots in this era of globalisation.

Under Rule 45 of the Aircraft Rules, 1937, the Central Government is empowered to validate the foreign pilot’s license granted by the competent authority of a foreign State. Such validation is subject to the conditions enshrined in the Aircraft Rules, 1937.

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