Published On : Sat, Apr 4th, 2015

30 students future in dark after DGCA scraps Nagpur Flying Club’s permission for flying

Nagpur: Directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) cancelled the Nagpur Flying Club’s permission for flying its plane. The decision is taken citing that the instructors are not full-time employees. This has put the question mark over the future of the 30 trainees that are enrolled.

The academy had the permission of flying till January. But it has been suspended now putting the future of 30 trainees in dark.

In October 2014, senior officer of DGCA was in Nagpur to conduct audit of the academy. The officer pointed out certain lapses in the academy and revoked the permission of flying for instruction but permission of flying for security reasons was kept intact.

In the flying academy, there should be on-ground instructors, different chambers for different types of training for trainees, these were the few lapses pointed out by the then auditor.

Taking cognisance of this, the academy revamped the necessary infrastructure in the academy but failed to hire permanent instructors.
Later, the academy sent the letter to DGCA in January stating that the suggested changes have been made. But the DGCA authorities are not satisfied with it. The academy officials are continuously taking follow-up with the DGCA Delhi headquarters for renewal of flying license. The officials are stating that the license will soon be renewed.

SInce 2010, the flying license is renewed every year. But, this year the procedure of renewal of extension of flying license is getting delayed, informed director of academy MAH Khan to the media.

There are four planes in the academy but the instructors are temporary. The rules are aptly followed while giving training. There are other privates academies with less facilities are given permission of flying but Nagpur Flying Club is denied permission, informed Khan.