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IndiGo cadet pilot programme

Training the next generation of indigo First Officers

We are proud to support IndiGo, India’s leading airline, with the next generation of world-class First Officers. Train the Skyborne way through this exciting mentored airline programme.

The IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme with Skyborne offers you an exciting route to the flight deck. With our US FAA-approved course, you will experience an international training experience with Skyborne that incorporates the very best training facilities, fleet and instruction available. On completion, you will receive dual-licences – FAA and DCGA. Having been selected by IndiGo from the start, you will receive support and a Letter of Intent to employ (LOI) from IndiGo Airlines.

Key Features

The benefits of training with Skyborne Airline Academy include :


Purpose built training centre and state-of-the-art simulators


The opportunity to train in Florida, with year round sunshine.


Fully-mentored pilot career development programme to assist you every step of the way.


Training delivered at the world renowned Skyborne Airline Academy, Vero Beach, Florida.


Packaged competitive prices that cover everything you need to be successful in your training.


Learn from the most talented and respected instructors in the industry and receive a dual FAA and DCGA licence.

Course Breakdown and price


Our role is to identify talent and test capability. Our leadership team has a wealth of experience in selecting air crew using competency-based assessment tools. We screen for aptitude, attitude, motivation and resilience.

Combining proven and progressive methods to assess technical ability and non-technical skills creates some of the most accurate and stringent testing in the industry; essential when evaluating suitability for future careers.


This is a full-time, all-inclusive training programme structured to give you everything you need as efficiently as possible. As such our programme includes :

Teacher led instruction in the classroom, on campus
The best training possible on our fleet of Piper aircraft and Redbird simulators
Written exam, flight license conversion, in India and a DGCA approved A320 type rating
Books, study guides, and computer-based training modules

learning schedule

You will begin your studies in India, before completing your flight training in Vero Beach, Florida USA over 12 months. One you have achieved your US FAA CPL SEIR, you will then head back to India and complete your DGCA flight conversion. You will then travel to UAE for the final stage, your combined MCC and A320 Type Rating.

Start in India
Phase 1
(12 Months)
Phase 2
US FAA To India
DGCA Flight
License Conversion
(2 Months)
Phase 3
Abu Dhabi
Combined MCC & A320
Type Rating
(3 Months)

Selection Process

If you meet the mandatory education, nationality and age application requirements for the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme, you can submit an application by clicking the APPLY NOW button.

Once submitted, the team at Skyborne will review your application and documents under our screening process. Once your application has been verified, you will be invited to take the Skyborne selection process, which is divided into four stages. There is a non-refundable one-time assessment fee that covers all four stages (providing you are successful at every stage). The selection process will start as soon as the GBP 150 assessment fee has been paid to Skyborne. Please note all stages are eliminatory rounds.

Stage One: Online AON Assessment conducted by Skyborne. The assessment tests on seven different parameters namely: work related behaviour, monitoring ability, reaction speed, multi-tasking capability, complex control, applied numeracy and sense of direction.

Stage Two: Symbiotics coordination test and Personal Interview conducted by Skyborne, in person.

Stage Three: Group Discussion conducted by IndiGo, in person.

Stage Four: Personal Interview with IndiGo, in person.

Once you clear all four stages, you will be offered a Letter of Intent by IndiGo for a place in the program.

Course Requirements

You will be required to have achieved the following before you begin your training with Skyborne.

Applicants must possess an education level equivalent to 10+2 with at least 51% in each of English, Maths and Physics.

- Indian National or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) holder
- Eligible to hold a US Visa for the purpose of study at technical school (M1 visa)
- Hold, or be eligible to hold, an Indian passport with unrestricted rights to live and work in India and travel worldwide

You must hold a current and valid DGCA Class I Aviation Medical Certificate and obtain a US FAA Class 1 Medical Certificate before you commence your flight training.

You must be aged 18-32 on the first day of the selection process.

You must be fluent in English – both written and spoken. As a guide, you must be proficient enough to achieve IELTS level 5.5 minimum, or equivalent English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) test score.

We recommend you successfully complete all your DGCA CPL theory exams along with the Technical Specific Paper and Radio Telephony (RTR) exam, before you commence your flight training. However, if you have not completed these exams, or are in the process of doing so, don’t worry – you are still eligible to apply. If your application is successful and you pass the selection process, we will offer you a place on the training programme and allow you time to complete your DGCA CPL theory exams with our SKYWORX India DGCA Distance Learning Programme before you begin your flight training.

Further Questions?

Read our frequently asked questions section to find out more.


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