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Concern over quality of Indian pilots' training

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 05:50
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On May 19, 2010, a qualified pilot from Yash Air took a trainee pilot on a "joy ride" in a Cessna-152 and hit a power line, according to the DGCA's final report into the accident.

New Delhi

ANUPAM Verma has a certificate that shows he has flown an aircraft for 360 hours. He says that he got it after sitting in the co-pilot's seat for just 35 minutes.

He's one of dozens of pilots in the country who obtained certificates showing inflated flying hours and