We are actively accepting applications now. 

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

You must be between 18 to 32 years at the time of application.

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

You must be an Indian National or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) holder. 

For more information on the eligibility criteria, take a look at the course program page. 

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

No, all applicants must have the education level equivalent to 10+2 with at least 51% in each of English, Maths and Physics. NIOS mark sheet and certificate are accepted with a minimum score of 51% in Mathematics, Physics and English individually. 

Following your application, if you meet the eligibility criteria, you will go through a screening process with our Recruitment Team.

Once your application has been verified, you will be invited to take the Skyborne selection process, which is divided into three stages. 

There is a non-refundable one-time assessment fee that covers all three stages (providing you are successful at every stage). The selection process will start as soon as the GBP 250 assessment fee has been paid to Skyborne. 

All stages are eliminatory rounds.

Stage One: You will be invited to a face-to-face assessment event in Delhi conducted by Skyborne. The assessment will include a variety of aptitude tests, English language and personality questionnaire using the Symbiotics platform.

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

Stage Three: Personal Interview with IndiGo, in person.

Once you clear all three stages, you will be offered a Letter of Intent by IndiGo for a place in the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Program.

It is in your best interest not to prepare for the online testing. It is designed to identify whether you have the basic aptitude to successfully complete your course of training with Skyborne. Preparing for the test will increase the risk of masking your true aptitude (natural ability to meet the competencies required to pass the course). However, having said that, you can look at the types of tests you will undergo by accessing the cut-e testing site at: https://assessment.aon.com/en-us/online-assessment/practice-assessments.

These are not the exact tests you will be attempting, but they will give you an idea of what to expect.

If successful through selection, it will be valid for a 12 month period. 

The course takes 18 months to complete. 

There is no fee to register your interest.

There is a non-refundable one-time assessment fee that covers all three stages (providing you are successful at every stage). The selection process will start as soon as the GBP 250 assessment fee has been paid to Skyborne. 

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

  • Training cost for the mandatory number of hours required for dual FAA and CPL licenses
  • Training cost of mandatory hours for Flight License Conversion
  • Training cost of mandatory hours for Type Rating Training
  • Self-catered accommodation in all phases of training
  • Equipment and training materials e.g.
    • iPad / Headset
    • ForeFlight subscription
    • Training glasses
    • VFR charts
    • Safety vest
    • Logbook
    • GAT’s fuel tester
    • E6B Flight Computer
    • Kneeboard
    • RJ1 plotter
    • Flight bag / case
    • Small Gleim logbook / Gleim private online code 
  • Multiple sets of Uniform
  • Reimbursement of DGCA exams fees and US FAA CPL exam and fees
  • Return flights to destinations for multiple phases of training
  • Logistical support at training locations
  • Plus much more

As of now, Skyborne does not provide provision for financial aid or scholarship. However, we have had cadets who have secured loans from nationalized banks for the program based on their Letter of Intent from IndiGo and Skyborne training contract. This may be worth exploring independently. 

You will begin your studies in India, before completing your flight training in Vero Beach, Florida USA over 12 months.

Once 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 an IndiGo Approved
Type Rating Provider for the final stage, your combined MCC and A320 Type Rating.

Start dates for the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Program will commence in May 2024.

On completion, you will receive dual-licences – FAA and DCGA.

As per the Letter of Intent from IndiGo, the cadet will be inducted as a Junior First Officer in IndiGo, post successful and satisfactory completion of the Cadet Pilot Program.

Yes, you have to pass the DCGA CPL theory exams before starting flight training. 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 program and allow you time to complete your DCGA CPL theory exams before you begin flight training. 

The advantage having completed the DGCA 3 exams (Navigation, Meteorology & Air Regulations) and having the Radio Telephone licence is that you can commence flight training in the next available course which we schedule every month. However, for all those of our selected cadets who haven’t completed the DGCA exams, Skyborne can facilitate with enrolment.

We recommend you successfully complete the mandatory Technical Specific Paper and Radio Telephony (RTR) exam, before you commence your flight training. 

To obtain DGCA computer number follow the steps below-
1. Visit the DGCA website
2. Login to eGCA portal
3. Fill in the application form and submit the documents.