Academy of Aviation

DGCA + FAA India Pilot Program

Everything you need to meet DGCA requirements for easy co-validation. M1 Visa FAA Commercial Pilot Programs in the United States.

Academy of Aviation in the USA welcomes flight training students from India.



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Indian Student Required Information

Please read all of the information presented below. We have compiled this page specifically for students from India only, who wish to become a pilot by training in the USA. This page contains everything you need to meet DGCA requirements for easy co-validation.


F-1 FL Program 1st Start Date Nov. 27, 2023. Read more at: F-1 Visa Information.


DGCA PPL, IR, CPL SE, and ME add-on.

Below this tuition estimate, we have listed applicable non-tuition fees. We provide an outline of these fees as a courtesy so you can properly budget. These non-tuition fees are not included in the tuition estimate nor in a student's payment schedule. All non-tuition fees are paid as they become due.

$55,900 2024 Pricing One-Time Subtotal

At a glance: DGCA Pilot Courses Price Breakdown

*Contact an Admissions Representative about pricing for our New York campuses in the C172.

AKH/FFC-Intl: DGCA PPL C152 (Private Pilot)

  • 5 hours Simulator RedBird Dual w/ Instructor
  • 40 hours C152 Flight Dual w/Instructor
  • 5 hours Flight Solo
  • 8 hours Pre-Post Instruction Briefing
$11,025

AKH/FFC-Intl: DGCA IR C152 (Instrument)

  • 14 hours Simulator RedBird Dual w/ Instructor
  • 21 hours C152 Flight Dual w/Instructor
  • 5 hours Pre-Post Instruction Briefing
$7,515

AKH/FFC-Intl: DGCA CPL SE C152 (Commercial SE)

  • 24 hours Simulator RedBird Dual w/ Instructor
  • 84 hours C152 Flight SHARED Time Building
  • 85 hours Flight C152 Dual w/ Instructor
  • 10 hours Pre-Post Instruction Briefing
$29,860

AKH/FFC-Intl: DGCA ME Add-on (Multi Engine Add On)

  • 15 hours Flight DA-42 Dual w/ Instructor
  • 2 hours Pre-Post Instruction Briefing
$7,500


Purchase terms

Student Visa Processing Fee - $675 (I20, I901 and Letter of Acceptance)
DS160 - $160 paid to US Embassy (not an AoA fee!)
TSA (AFSP) Registrations - 3 ($130 each)
TSA Fingerprinting - $99
FAA Medical - 1 ($150 each)
Renter's Insurance (Annual)-1 ($405)
Cessna Kits (PPL,IR,CPL) - 3 ($400 each)
Polos - 3 ($100 Total)
FAA Written Exam Fee - 3 ($175 each)
Checkride Fees - 4 ($800 each)
Handheld Radio-1 ($250 each)

Housing (If through Academy of Aviation)-$1000 per month for a private room OR $750 per month for a shared room.

***Forecasted FAA Exams and Non Tuition Pilot Supplies Fees above are not associated with the Academy of Aviation. They are to be paid by the student as they become due to the respective vendor. These costs are listed to give the student a prospective and approximate amount for exams and other fees.***

In the event that fuel prices at a campus exceeds $5.00 per gallon for aviation fuel, Academy of Aviation reserves the right to impose a fuel surcharge.

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