Career in Aviation
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"Athidhi Devo Bhava" is the basis for the Aviation Services. Good Communication Skills and interaction with the guests is important for a success in the Aviation industry. High Salary, glamour, star life, travel to foreign countries, and the stay in 5-star hotels are some of the major attractions for the aviation career. In India, this industry is developing rapidly.
There are two types of jobs in the airlines. Ground Floor jobs and Cabin Crew Jobs. Girls as the Cabin crews will be known as Air Hostess and men in the cabin crew section will be known as Flight Stewards. For both these jobs, the basic qualification needed is Plus Two. In addition to this some physical attributes are also taken into consideration. Clear skin with no signs of injuries and cuts is mandatory. Girls should have atleast 157 cm and boys should have 172 cm height and corresponding weight.
Aviation Courses and Eligibility:
Since the international airports have associated star hotels, this industry is related to Hospitality Management and Travel Management. There are institutions which teach Hospitality management and travel management along with Aviation course. This course is of one year duration.
For those who have completed Plus Two, there is BTEC HNC-BTEC High National Cetificate course. The duration of this course is one year. Practical training is also given for candidates of this course. In addition to that, self development, air travel reservation, ticketing, hotel management hospitality and reservation, operational training and risk management are also taught for this course. The age should be between 18 and 24.
For becoming Pilots and for other technical jobs, also there are courses. After Plus Two, aspirants can apply for courses in Pilot Training in Flying Clubs. But for commercial pilots, one need to pass the degree with very high marks. Engineering graduates has more priority. There is commercial and Professional Pilot training courses.