Government Aviation Training Institute
A Pathway To Your Career
Founded by the honorable Captain Bijayananda (Biju) Patnaik on 14th September 1946, the Orissa Flying Club at Bhubaneshwar, was one of the early and premier flying institutions of India. It was his dream, that the young men and women of Orissa be at the forefront, to train and become professional pilots of independent India. Since 1946, Orissa Flying Club has been a breeding ground for professional and recreational pilots. Initially a pursuit of the privileged, the club was more of a social and hobby center with the alumni engaged in flying in different parts of the world. Orissa Flying Club had a name and a presence nationally.
Our Training Courses
Choose Your Adventure
At GATI, we make Professional Aviators. We are a Flying Training Organization licensed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to impart Ground training and Flight Instruction for issue of SPL, PPL, CPL, IR, Multi Engine Rating and ATPL flying licenses. GATI is also approved for complete Drone Pilot License training. Our Centers are spread across New Delhi, Bhubaneshwar and Birasal (Odisha) where we have a dedicated air field and base for day and night flight training and multirotor as well as fixed wing drone training. If you want to explore the world of Aviation, you are at the right place.
Our fleet has been carefully selected to provide the optimal training experience to our student pilots. Keeping safety as our highest priority, our choice of aircraft will bring you the skills .
The ALSIM 250 has a single/multi engine interchangeable flight control display and panel duplicating a Cessna 172 Skyhawk as well as a Piper Seneca V which complements our fleet.
Become A Pilot
What Does it Takes
Knowledge is specific information required to enable a learner to develop and apply the skills and attitudes to recall facts, identify concepts, apply rules or principles, solve problems, and think creatively in the context of work.
A skill is an ability to perform an activity or action. It is often divided into three types: motor, cognitive and metacognitive skills.
Attitude is a persistent internal mental state or disposition that influences an individual’s choice of personal action toward some object, person or event and that can be learned. Attitudes have affective components, cognitive aspects and behavioural consequences. To demonstrate the “right” attitude, a learner needs to “know how to be” in a given context.
Student Pilot Testimonials
As a student in GATI, I gained both skills and confidence to fly in various conditions. The courses in flying and theoretical knowledge have helped me achieve a lot! A place where flying solo is given the most priority keeping all safety measures. The instructors were patient, understanding, and highly skilled. The camaraderie created by this environment led to relationships and memories that will last forever. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.
Anish Patnaik, Student Pilot
At GATI, instructors focus on helping you to build a strong foundation of knowledge for a lifetime of fun, safe, flying.GATI is excellent at balancing learning with fun and takes a vested interest in their students’ development. On top of that, GATI has a great vibe, spending time there is something I always look forward to.
Rishabh Dubey, First Officer Programme
Every day that I come to the airfield, I know I am going to have a different experience and new things to learn. Our instructors at GATI always believe in encouraging us to do better and every time we are in the cockpit, we are being tested for different situations and for things out of our comfort zone. They also make sure that we always follow proper procedures for everything needed for our safety. Every time when I am flying solo and getting closer to my goal, I feel grateful to GATI for giving wings to my dream.
Pankhuri Saxena, First Officer Programme
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Reach Out to Us
Your dream is just a conversation away from being a reality. Get in touch with us to know more about the institute and what awaits you. Visit the Contact Us page for our details, locations and inquiry form.
Book a Discovery Tour or Flight
Take me Higher
Pack your bags and come visit us at Birasal (Odisha) for a discovery tour and flight and get a taste of how exciting your journey with us could be. You can also visit our Ground and Simulator School in Delhi to get a feel of how we do things.