Admission Procedure for Citizens & Permanent residents of the United States

For your convenience, we have compiled the admission procedure from enquiry to course commencement in a question and answer format. Please take your time in going through these question and answers.

How to get information on courses available and brochure?

Please complete the contact us form and submit, alternatively you can email fly@avelflightschool.com for information on course and brochure.

If your request is by email, you will need to:

  • Mention the prospective student’s name as it appears on the Passport
  • Mention how you got to know about the school / who recommended our school to you
  • Specify course information you require


What will happen once I send this request?

You will be contacted through email and an e-brochure with all relevant information will be sent to you shortly. Sometimes further information may be required from you before an e-brochure is sent to you. This will be requested by email.

What do I do once I get the e-brochure?

Please go through the brochure. It is a comprehensive document covering all necessary information you need related to your course.

Once I receive the e-brochure, what should I do to join the school and commence my training?

You will need to enroll with the school.

What are the eligibility requirements to enroll in a Professional Pilot program

  • You should be medically fit.
  • You should be able to read, write, understand and speak English fluently.
  • You should be at least 17 years of age to commence training and 18 years of age to qualify for Commercial Pilot License.
  • Some countries such as India and Nepal require student pilots to be a 10+2 graduate with Physics and Mathematics or equivalent (this will be a factor to consider if you have to convert to one of these country licenses)

 

What are the eligibility requirements to enroll in an Aircraft Dispatcher program

  • You should be atleast 21 years to be eligible to take the Aircraft Dispatcher Knowledge test and be able to complete the course.
  • You should be able to read, write, understand and speak English fluently.


When can I start my course?

Flight Training is a self paced course; you can start on any date at your convenience.

Aircraft Dispatcher has fixed start dates, please see the Aircraft Dispatcher course page.

How do I enroll with the school? What are the formalities?

Enrollment formalities will be sent to you by email.


What are the payment methods available?

  • Wire Transfer*
  • Cashier’s Check
  • Demand Draft
  • Credit Card
  • Cash

 

*Please make sure Student’s Full name as in Passport appears on the wire transfer, otherwise it becomes very difficult for us to match it to incoming wire and credit it to the student. School will not be liable for any applicable wire transfer service charges.

Can I pay in installments?

Installment payment options are available for certain courses. This information is available on your e-brochure

I would like to take breaks during my course, does this affect any guarantees / course package?

You are allowed to take two breaks during your entire course. These breaks should not exceed a period of 20 days. If you needed to take a longer break, you will be charged for the additional dual flying required to retrain you to back where you left the course.

What are the other factors that can affect any guarantees / course package? (For Professional Pilot program)

•    Absenteeism
•    Non compliance of school rules
•    Not completing assignments given by instructors

What are the factors that can possibly prolong my course duration? (For Professional Pilot program)

Factors that can possibly prolong your course duration that are beyond our control are weather and mechanical discrepancies. Flying is heavily dependent on weather and sometimes you may not be able to accomplish a flight lesson while someone else can because it may not be suitable weather for the lesson you need to take. Despite our best maintenance, machines are unpredictable, and can breakdown. Our primary goal is to run safe operations and we will not allow flights to be carried out until the discrepancies are fixed.

What is the normal course duration of commercial pilot license? (For Professional Pilot program)

The course duration varies based on several factors such as student aptitude, weather that each student is facing during his or her scheduled flights, attendance and flight safety issues. In exceptional cases, the course can be completed in less than six to seven months. Some students take more than twelve months to complete, but this is well past the normal time period of completion for various reasons including problems with attendance, aptitude and weather. Normally most students with average aptitude and good attendance complete this course between ten to twelve months comfortably.

Are the aircraft covered by any insurance or do I need to get an insurance that will cover me for accidental damage to aircraft or property?

The aircraft are fully insured by the school for damage to aircraft or property. In the unlikely event of an accident, you will only be liable to pay the deductible of the insurance.

What is a deductable?

A deductable is a portion of a loss that one must pay before the insurance company provides the balance. For example an aircraft if fully damaged may cost up to $200,000. You do not have to pay this entire amount as this is covered by the insurance. You will be required to however pay the deductable for damage during flight training which can be up to a maximum of $5000.

Why does the course fee not cover Navigational Charts, Chart Supplements, Laptop and Restricted Radio Telephone Operator permit fees?

Navigational Charts and Chart Supplements expire every 56 days. Due to this we are unable to stock these and provide them as part of the supplies. Laptops and computer brands are personal preferences and hence we do not provide this. The RTR permit fee is paid directly to http://wireless.fcc.gov/commoperators

How much should we budget for expenditure on Navigational Charts and Chart Supplements during our training?

$60 to $100.

What is a Graduation Ring?

Please click here to know about graduation ring.

You are welcome to email fly@avelflightschool.com for further clarification and queries that haven’t been covered in the FAQ.