Did you recently graduate from flight school in India? What did you feel after passing final exam and getting good grades? Of course, you will be very happy, right? Well, after graduating, what are your plans? If you are confused, consider doing the following tips:
Apply for jobs at airlines
Yup, after having fun and celebrating your graduation, it is time to think about your future. Where do you go or where do you want to work? The right answer is going and working at airlines. For this, apply for jobs at airlines as soon as possible. Remember not to apply at two or three airlines, apply for many airlines in your country. If you want to work abroad, think about this twice. Why? Foreign pilots usually accept smaller salary than local pilots. Thus, it is better to work in your own country. What if you get difficulty in getting job at top airlines? Never give and consider applying for job at small airlines first. After getting much experience and flight hour, you may move to top airlines. The important point is you have to find job first no matter wherever airline is as long as you can earn money to fulfill your daily needs, it is better than not have job.
Become a good second officer and then first officer
You need to know when being accepted by airline parties, you don’t work as a captain directly. If you know about this, it is good because you know that being a captain needs a long process. Yup, you have to be a second officer and then first officer (co-pilot) first. The important thing to do to increase your position is you have to be a good one. This means that you have to do your best and fulfill the requirement, like having MER, ATPL, Type Rating, and certain flight hours. How much is the salary? When becoming a second officer, you will accept around 15 lakhs per year and after becoming a first officer, your salary is from 23-32 lakhs per year. Make sure after being a co-pilot, you have to work regularly and do your best so you can be promoted to be a captain in a few years.
Realize your dream to be a captain
Undoubtedly, the biggest dream of cadets is becoming a captain. For this, realize your dream by having certain flight hours based on requirements from airline. This is not easy because you have to work hard and smartly and look pilot needs at airline. If airline has many pilots, you might have to wait for few years before realize your dream. However, it is not a big deal because the important thing is you already have a good job as a co-pilot. If you have much experience, you will not get difficulty in becoming a captain someday later.
If you succeed to be a captain, remain doing your best so you can be a senior captain and get around 60 lakhs per year. Good luck.