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A skilled pilot knows that a solid foundation is necessary for a smooth take-off. A pilot must exercise discretion. The Pilot Ground School truly makes a difference in this situation. Making the decision to enroll in pilot training is crucial. It's commonly said that everyone can fly; it's the ground tasks that distinguish a pilot and need commitment and dedication. 

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), a regulatory body for civil Aviation, is responsible for providing individuals licenses known as the Commercial Pilot License (CPL) allowing them to take the role of a pilot in an aircraft. This CPL is exclusive of one's Pilot rating and the kind of aircraft the individual specializes in as mentioned in the License.  In order to get the license, one must have a legitimate medical certificate and a legitimate rating


DGCA CPL Ground Classes and Subjects for Pilots

Most seasoned pilots would advise you to complete your groundwork before beginning your flight training when you ask them for advice. The DGCA gives students 30 months to complete the ground school courses for which it administers exams every three months in April, July, October, and January.

You will be given the best chance of passing the PPL/CPL examinations by a group of skilled pilots who are experts in their fields. After passing the ground courses, it won't take you more than six months to complete the 200 hours of required flying training.

a minimum of 33% in math and physics in the 10+2 or its equivalent. A Class II Medical (Indian) with a fitness certificate from a designated medical practitioner. Please note that a Class I Medical would be required for the issuance of a CPL License. If you didn't take Physics and Math in your 10+2 schooling, you have the option of taking these two subjects in the National Institute of Open Schooling's On-Demand Examinations and can still begin your Pilot training course.
To begin pilot instruction, you must be at least 16 years old. One eye must have great vision. (6/6 eyesight) You can have a 6/9 defect in the other eye, which must be reversible to 6/6. Any ailment that might impair normal function must not affect you.
To all applicants who want to start with ground training first, we provide immediate admission. You can register with us for Ground lessons for the DGCA examinations. 
In order to enrol into CPL training you also need to be proficient in English: you should be able to read, write and understand English.


CPL training has two aspects to it: the flight training and extensive theoretical knowledge.
We at Gati have sheer expertise in the CPL Ground training and hold an exemplary position with regard to the DGCA CPL examinations.
Our team members are highly dedicated and trained proficiently to help our students achieve their endeavours.
We provide our students with exclusive study material, questionnaires. Series of tests are conducted through the duration of the course to help them buckle up for the rather challenging DGCA exams.
Our guidance transcends manual lectures, our CBT (Computer Based Training) have comprehensive audio-visual lectures that help make sessions more interesting and interactive.
We also provide our students with Question Banks.
The course duration is around 3-4 months.
The following topics are all covered in the CPL Ground classes:

  • Air Regulations
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • Air Navigation
  • Technical General
  • Technical Specific
  • Radio Telephony

Depending on whether the person plans to fly domestically or internationally, some subjects must be cleared. If you choose to fly in India, you must pass five written exams: one on navigation, two on technical, one on air regulations, one on meteorology, and one on radio telephony. With the help of our knowledgeable faculty and airline captains, we will make sure that your career takes off if you choose to fly internationally. You only need to pass the Navigation, Air Regulation, Meteorology, and Radio Telephony exams for the CPL.

Aerial Regulations:
the process of precisely determining one's location, planning, and following a route to get where you're going. Navigation has always been crucial throughout time.
Air Regulations are a set of rules that distinguishes between two aircrafts, the kind of lights used in runways, set of procedures such as ETOPS, MNPS, PBN and so on that have to be efficiently followed by the aircrafts. It also covers the limitations of a pilot. These technical rules are extremely important because one small mistake can lead to an immense mishap. Thereby, CPL training trains thoroughly for Air regulation examination.

Aviation Meteorology:
This topic covers the science related to the build-up of weather in the atmosphere. Safety is always a top priority for pilots, so what better opportunity to learn about the beautiful as well as hazardous events taking place in the atmosphere. Some topics we cover:

  • Pressure and Altimetry
  • Humidity and Air Density
  • Optical occurrences, temperature and stability 
  • Wind and its directions, Rainfall, Cloudy weather and Ice accumulation.
  • Fog, Visibility Ailments and Aviation Problems.
  • Jet Streams, Turbulence and their causes, Cyclones.
  • Tropical Systems 
  • Global and Indian Climatology.

Air Navigation:
Air Navigation can simply be termed as, "the process of determining the geographic position and maintaining the desired direction of the aircraft relative to the surface of the earth." It involves proper planning, recording and controlling the aircraft's movement as per required. An appropriate navigation will ensure you reach to your destination without getting haywire, you have applied all the important laws applicable to the aircraft and also safe landing of all those aboard. Categorically there are 3 types of navigation: dead reckoning navigation, visual navigation and electronic navigation.
This topic covers the rules, regulations, and standards pertaining to the aviation business.

  • ICAO documents and Regulation
  • Aircraft Rules and Regulation
  • AIC
  • AIP
  • ATC Flight Plan

Wireless Telephony/Radio Telephony:
The demand for qualified RT operators is growing as our skies are being covered by an ever-increasing amount of air traffic. To get hired with CPL, one needs to complete an Indian Radio Telephony Course. With the help of our carefully researched curriculum and experience, we make it simple for our pupils to pass RT and obtain the licence.

Technical Specific:
Technical refers to all aspects that determine what an aeroplane is. It's crucial to have knowledge of these power-generating devices, which range from piston engines to jet engines that produce thrust. Technical principles of flight, engines, electrical and hydraulic systems, aircraft systems, aerodynamics, and aircraft instruments are only a few of the subtopics discussed.

Technical General:
Technical General is usually considered as a bit of an uphill. Within Technical General you will cover an extensive range of topics about flight controls, stability, propellers, thrust, weight, lifting, about the systems at play: fuel systems and electrical systems, landing gears, air conditioning, pressure systems and various other things. Your topics will also cover the making of Piston and Jet engines. The diverse range makes this one of the most challenging DGCA exams for the CPL.

The following list of topics are covered under Technical General:

Aircraft and Engines:

  • Airframe and Systems
  • Electrics
  • Power Plant
  • Emergency Equipment

Major Principles of Flight:

  • Subsonic Aerodynamics
  • Transonic Aerodynamics Stability
  • Control
  • Limitations
  • Propellers
  • Flight Mechanics

Looking to know more details about CPL Ground Classes and Subjects, contact us today!