Commercial pilots operate and navigate airplanes or helicopters for commercial airlines, corporations or by the government pilots can also be self-employed or work for an individual to provide private transport in a small aircraft or private jet.

The job is highly dynamic, involving high pressure work requiring high level of alertness.Commercial pilots employed by charter companies usually have many more non-flight duties. For example, they may schedule flights, arrange for maintenance of the plane, and load luggage to ensure a balanced weight. Pilots who fly helicopters must constantly look out for trees, bridges, power lines, transmission towers, and other dangerous obstacles. Regardless of the type of aircraft, all pilots must monitor warning devices that detect sudden shifts in wind patterns.

Because warning signals can appear with no notice, pilots must be able to respond quickly to any impending danger.

They work closely with air traffic controllers and flight dispatchers. As a result, they need to be able to coordinate actions on the basis of the feedback they receive.


  • Should be a citizen of India.
  • Minimum height 5 ft.
  • The starting age to become a pilot is 17
  • Must have eyesight 6/6 vision with or without glasses.
  • You should not have colour blindness.
  • If you passed 10+2 with PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Maths) 55 marks in each, then you’re eligible for it.
  • Good command over English (At least Level 4 English as it is Aviation international language.
  • Need to have a medical certificate.

What do they do? 

  • Follow a checklist of pre-flight checks on engines, hydraulics, and other systems.
  • Ensure that all cargo has been loaded and that the aircraft weight is properly balanced.
  •  Check fuel, weather conditions, and flight schedules.
  •  Contact the control tower for take-off and arrival instructions.
  •  Start engines, operate controls, and steer aircraft along planned routes.
  •  Monitor engines, fuel consumption, and other aircraft systems during flights. 
  • Navigate the aircraft, using cockpit instruments.
  •  Ensure a smooth take-off and landing.

Key Skills

Commercial pilots have distinct personalities. They tend to be realistic individuals, which means they’re independent, stable, persistent, genuine, practical, and thrifty. They like tasks that are tactile, physical, athletic, or mechanical. Some of them are also enterprising, meaning they’re adventurous, ambitious, assertive, extroverted, energetic, enthusiastic, confident, and optimistic.

 Career Growth

Level I: Trainee First Officer 

Level 2: First Office 

Level 3: Senior First Officer 

Level 4: Senior Captain 

Level 5: Vice President

There is a tremendous career opportunity for candidates who have always harboured a dream to fly. Now, they can fly and earn handsomely as well. Besides the love, for flying a candidate should also have a well-cultivated mind for taking up this challenging job as a commercial pilot. A candidate should have patience, discipline, balance, a highly alert mind, sharp eye and dedication towards the job. This is a challenging job which demands hard workproblem-solving skills, and cool calculative mind to face any crisis.

Top recruiters


 Air India

Blue dart

TATA SIA Airlines Ltd

AirAsia India Ltd.