How do I start a Career in Commercial Flying?

How do I start a Career in Commercial Flying?

I find a Career in Commercial Flying very interesting. I want to first understand What a Career in Commercial Flying entails bef…


Capt Devendra Sachan's outlook!

Capt Devendra Sachan is an experienced professional with 12 years in Commercial Flying. Capt Devendra Sachan has worked in Commercial Flying as Chief Pilot in Uttarakhand Government. In Capt Devendra Sachan's own words, this is how Capt Devendra Sachan got into Commercial Flying: "While doing my graduation, I started preparing for Indian Air Force and joined the force in 1987. I worked there for 21 years and flied different types of planes. With that experience, I cleared the top license in commercial flying called ATPL in 2006. After that, I started flying for Government of Uttarakhand as a Chief Pilot." Capt Devendra Sachan has a profile in Resume 2.0 format on: https://www.lifepage.in/page/devendrasachan


Career Video on Commercial Flying

In a video, Capt Devendra Sachan has talked about various aspects of a Career in Commercial Flying. Capt Devendra Sachan started by explaining Commercial Flying as: "Commercial Flying is any flying which is not covered under defense and hobby flying. It involves commercial flights handling, navigating the planes using the Jeppesen charts. The basic requirements to obtain the license and the privileges it confers are agreed internationally by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). In India the department which controls that is the DGCA (Director General of Civil Aviation). Commercial Flying can be started after obtaining CPL (Commercial Pilot License)." The video gave me so much food for thought.



  • I found the video unique because it talked about Education in terms of things which can be learnt from books, to excel at a Career in Commercial Flying and not as a list of Qualifications, which one needs to get into Commercial Flying. Capt Devendra Sachan touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:Aerodynamics & Aero Engines
  • Navigation
  • Meteorology
  • Radio Aids & Electronics
  • DGCA Rules & Regulations

Anyone aspiring for this Career needs to understand that Skill development is crucial for success.

  • Capt Devendra Sachan then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Commercial Flying:Communication
  • Stress Management
  • Coordination
  • Leadership
  • Quick & Effective Response

Positives of this Career are quite interesting.

  • Capt Devendra Sachan believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Commercial Flying:Early Settlement & Recognition
  • Challenging & Satisfying Job
  • Vast Career Opportunity
  • Never Monotonous

Challenges are the other side of Positives and this Career is no exception.

  • And, Capt Devendra Sachan believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Commercial Flying:High Initial Training Cost
  • Medical Fitness
  • Erratic Working Hours
  • Life Long Studies
  • Disciplined Life Style


This video on a Career in Commercial Flying was an eye opener and it got me very interested to learn more about the LifePage platform. LifePage has the most comprehensive Career List. LifePage is the world’s most evolved Career Platform. You can use LifePage to find your Career Objective. LifePage also offers the most comprehensive Career Planning process. You can use LifePage to explore more than a thousand Career Options. LifePage has the most exhaustive Career List. It is truly Career Counseling 2.0 LifePage has created the largest knowledge repository of Careers in the whole world. I salute the efforts of Team LifePage. I also encourage you to learn more about LifePage on: https://www.lifepage.in


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