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I have been planning to write this Blog for quite some time, but each time some or the other reason kept me from flying into this part of the world.
So now here I am .
I am a Professional Pilot with more then 10 years experience of Flying on different types of Air crafts in different countries with accident free flying record. I started my flying career from Skycabs [ Colombo ] and worked for many Airlines Training Companies from different parts of the world. We trained more then 350 Pilots who are now flying world wide. I am a member of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association [ USA], Royal Society of Aeronautics [ UK], Delhi Flying Club, Aeronautical Society of India, MP Flying Club Indore, Aeronautical Research Society.I am a frequent flyer on AA, Air India, Air Canada, British Airways, Cathey Pacific, DeltaAirlines, Emerites, Ethihad, Jet Airways, Kingfisher and many more.
My most recent passion is Air Aviator a new proposed virtual Air Charter Services andAviation SEO for which I personally conduct classes/ lecture series for IIT & IIM students in India and others abroad. Also We are updating Aviation NEWS blogs.
I recently came back from Canada and London on an Invitation of Govt of Canada for Mission To Canada.
I am so Thankfull to Mr Vittal of Govt of Canada and Mr Wayne Gouveia VP of the Air Transport Association Of Canada (ATAC) without whom's lot of help and Guidance the Mission would not be possible.
Now something on my personal front:
I like to travel, collect coins and stamps and explore new avenues and possibilities and turn them to my advantage. For me my friends are my biggest assets.
I have a small Farm House [ Asiatic AgroTech Research Center ]
at Gram Gunawad, Dist Dhar Madhya Pradesh India where We grow medicinal plants and herbs. We are also into organic farming (which apparently is the latest fad) of wheat and soyabeans.
I love challenging jobs, that no Pilot would venture into, Flying an Aircraft on a scheduled route daily is just not my cup of tea. Nor can I just sit and make a software for flight simulator like all other software companies make.
I am an explorer by nature and I know it comes with a price but for which I am always willing to pay. I do not fear the unknown but believe riding high on it.
Takeoff is optional Landing is compulsory
Capt. Shekhar Gupta
Career Guidance for International Pilot Training
Career Guidance for International Pilot [ CPL CFI ATPL Holders]
Dear Fellow Pilot,
Before you take decision to become an International Airlines Pilot you
must read following dos and don't for Pilots.
We have included this section to help and explain the opportunities available to those Trainees who continue to work towards the professional Pilot License level, and there after how to get about with their "way forward" plans. I've also thought it prudent to include some of the many pitfalls or setbacks that await the financially unwary in what is otherwise a very honorable profession. Every country has its own civil Aviation Department who manages Aviation activities. You must make sure here we are talking about only civil Aviation industry
Not defence flying. If you are planning to become a fighter Pilot, Sorry I also can't help you much.
Why should you become a Professional Pilot ?
Because of Following
Before you begin
Before you embark, it is most important that you get a assessment from your country's "Civil Aviation Dept;" about the recognition of the license you are hoping to get, Is the License fully recognized by your civil aviation when you return back home., ..? Also read CAR [ Civil Aviation requirment ] throughly.
Know your Certificates :
About the Airline training industry
Aviation worldwide is a recurring market and the industry is affected predominantly by economics, politics and some part of the globe with acute terrorism..ect. 9/11 had a negative impact on the airline industry, while in other regions tourism sustained and some picked up and all the local airlines and charter companies fared rather well...Outside an Airline
Not all pilots choose an airline career. There are many other specialties just as rewarding. Other areas available are crop spraying, although I don't recommend it if you intend going the airline route. Airlines prefer hiring pilots with multi-crew, multi-engine experience from structured environments. Nevertheless – it is well paid but obviously seasonal. Some crop sprayers alternate their work between northern and southern hemispheres to work all year long. Possession of a "instructor rating" will always assist you in gaining hours without any
cost on flying, this also help you to maintain your license currency at all times... Contrary to popular belief, not everyone has the ability to become aprofessional pilot. In fact, some people shouldn't fly at all! Not because they can't fly well - but because they can't think well! Cocky, over-confident, egocentric pilots are not desirable and tend to be short lived in this job. The saying "there are old pilots and bold pilots – but no old bold pilots" is true. With the responsibilities and consequences involved, you...
One small tip – guard your reputation well! Airlines do their homework meticulously. Internationally this is a close knit community and if you have a reputation as a heavy drinking Casanova or a flamboyant show-off, you can rest assured the selection board will know about it before you arrive for the interview. Better have some answers ready!
Obviously this is a difficult subject to generalise on as salaries vary extensively around the world. Crop spraying is renowned as being a well paid job but this will be cyclically dependant on the season and whether you are prepared to work in outlying areas and switch hemispheres as...
I hope my advice goes some way in helping you make a decision about your future. Obviously all the aspects cannot be covered in such a short section so if there's any further advice you need please feel free to contact myself. I would try my best to help you in your career path as Professional Pilot.
Last but not least...
Always remember Take off is optional but landings is compulsory..
Capt Shekhar Gupta
C E O
# 108 AMBIKAPURI EXTN. AirPort Road Indore 452 005 INDIA
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My upcoming Books
After a little success of AeroSoft as India's Best Aviation SEO services,
[ As per Altavista, Bing, Hotbot, Google & Yahoo search engines ]
With lot of encouragement from my friends and philosophers I have finally made up my mind to write following books with a deadline to finish in 8 weeks time.
 Be an Aviator Not a Pilot
Be an Aviator Not a Pilot is a story of Pilots in Aviation who are unable to cope.
This is not a book to teach you how to get into an Aviation School or even how
to live like a Pilot. In fact, it describes how one can become a Successfull Aviator
not just an Airplane Driver [ So called Pilot ] with very small changes in life.
 Mistakes only New CEO can Afford
Some Hidden Mistakes New CEOs Make, How To Unlock the Secrets That Drive
Growth and Profitability in day to day corporate culture. Also how can one take advantage
of recession better. How to improve productivity with low cost, No frill, recession proof
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