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I am going to be walking into the DGCA office in a weeks time to submit my papers for the CPL license.
Have any of you put your papers in for processing within the past few months?
What exactly is going on in the DGCA? I heard they wont even let people walk upto the licensing office. Do I really need to leave the papers at the reception?
Are they being unnecessarily harsh these days and viewing each and everyone with complete suspicion?
Besides, How long are they taking to process the papers and issue new licenses? I know a few people who still have their papers stuck there for over 6 months now. Thats bad and I dont want to be in that situation.
Heard they wont be issuing any licenses at all for the next 2 months. (due to all the checks being done for all the current cpl holders and flying clubs in India.) Is that happening for real?
Most importantly, how about the paperwork? I have completed my flying from two different schools and have two different sets of documents from each one of them. Would that be a cause for worry?
Pretty scared about getting my papers stuck needlessly.
Would appreciate some advise and please do share your recent experiences with the DGCA. I am sure there are plenty like me who need it.
I submitted my docs on the 26th of May. The licensing officer was too busy and refused to look at my application when I requested him. Anyway in my case I just submitted the docs at reception where they stamp your covering letter. They told me it will take at least 2 - 3 months to process.
Anyway for me I used my hours as a flight instructor towards recency towards the PIC time and I was told after submission I cannot So my 1000 hours of flying as an instructor is apparently no good for the DGCA.
Hope to God that they process it and give me the license.
i am planning to go to U.S. for my recency soon. any words of wisdom? any special requirements(legs/hrs) that dgca has been harassing others?? any advice would be welcome.
@cactus, rahulred, any suggestions from your side?
heard the wait period is very high more than 3 months for an ALTP issue for an airline co pilot. Things are in a tizzy just now.... flying currency is the worst fallout here! Everyone wants pilots to have flown within the previous few months...
DGCA NEW MARCH UPDATE 2011 Approved Aircrafts List
Have u guys checked out new updated approved aircraft list ? it doesnt have Cessna 152 and duchess BE 76 . i guess everybody does their basic training in 152 . i do not understand what do we do if we are endoresed and done 100 hrs command in 152 ?
I highly doubt it. You can do your FAA checkrides in a F-16 for that matter and DGCA wont care. What they care about is the GFT and IR checks. As long as you do your gft and xc tests in the approved a/c they should not care.
And seriously what amazingly stupid rules the dgca has. They really need to cleanse that organization from the dumb babus.
i still don't understand why can't dgca make up their minds about what they want!! i hv done my entire training on c-152 & BE-76 and am going for recency soon...this list has knocked the daylights out of me.. does anyone here have any idea if this a mistake or are they actually not accepting endorsement on these aircrafts.??? kindly reply.
there are 107 c-152s in india as per this link OPERATOR i looked up for the director of training and licencing, Mr D.C.Sharma. will try giving him a call tomorrow. if you like you can try as well. you and others who wish to get this matter clarified can find his contact no. in the link: DGCA RULES AND REGULATIONS
AFAIR the list of DGCA accepted aircraft never had C152. Thats right. But the latest news is that they r not accepting be76 which is a pity because tons of people r trained on it and in the process of getting trained on that, that includes me.
Wow in us doing my recency, its not only dgca who is causing issues its WPC too. I have submitted my candian RT documents in december, still havent received despite contacting them numerous times and they dont respond / always give different stories even though I have submitted everything. 3 months really? wow.
@aviator, i had a similar problem, i went to see them personally in delhi and sort the matter, they made me submit a few docs again (the very same that i had submitted before). it was just a matter of a few weeks after that. all these guys need is personal attention. try seeing them went you are back. goodluck.
I had a silly doubt if anyone could clear it For the issue of DGCA CPL - is it necessary to have the RTR in hand? If we are running out of recency, have all exams and RT cleared but these WPC morons take a lot of time in sending the RTR license, then?