The unique IndiGo Cadet Pilot program is specifically designed for individuals with no previous flying experience who would like to embark on a career as a pilot. The program comprises two phases of training:


This phase provides the cadets with the training required to obtain a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with a Multi-Engine Instrument rating (MEIR) and to complete the required Multi-Engine piloting experience.

Cadets will first undertake 615 hours of theoretical knowledge training at our Academy in Gondia. On successful completion cadets will transfer to CAE OAA’s Academy in Melbourne Australia, where they will undertake the flight training for the CPL, MEIR and the Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).

Cadets return to CAE OAA’s Academy in Gondia to undertake the flight and theory examination requirements for the DGCA license conversion.


Once the cadets have obtained their CPL, they move on to the Type Rating (TR) training phase to qualify as a co-pilot on the Airbus A320 aircraft. Type Rating training will be conducted at one of CAE’s glonal network of training Centers such as Bangalore, Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Madrid or Dubai;

The duration of the CPL training is planned at 17 months, which comprises of 4 months in India for the theoretical knowledge training, followed by 12.5 months in Australia, returning to India for a further 2 weeks for the conversion training. The Airbus A320 type rating is planned at an additional 2 months. However, DGCA licensing, scheduling, cadet performance, weather, and any other delays will extend the duration of the cadet program.

View details of the training fees and funding options.

The next IndiGo Cadet Pilot Training Program is the for the International Pathway only - December 2016.

Important Dates:

Last Day for Receipt of Applications :  19th Aug 2016
Written Exam scheduled on :  28th Aug 2016
Batch Commencement :  19th Dec 2016