Sunday, 24 Sep 2017
 
 

Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology”, Thiruvananthapuram ,
originally established as the “Kerala Flying Club”, was registered under the Indian Companies Act 1956 on 14.07.1959. In 1980, the name“ Kerala Flying Club” was changed to Kerala Aviation Training Centre and later in 1981 the Government of Kerala brought the institution under its direct control. Subsequently with the approval of the Director General of Civil Aviation, KATC was renamed as Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology a Society under the title Travancore Cochin Literary Scientific and Charitable Societies Act 1955. The new set up “Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology “ came into effect from 01.06.2006.
Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology is an institution owned by the Government of Kerala .The prime objective of the Academy is to promote the art and science of flying, gliding and aeronautics in all its aspects and matters incidental to or otherwise connected with. The Academy aims to start College of Engineering in Aeronautical Science and Technology,at a later date.

 

The erstwhile Kerala Flying Club was founded by Lt Col Goda Varma Raja with the blessings of His Highness, the Maharaja of Travancore. With the founder’s vision of imparting quality flying training, the Flying Club was launched on the 14th of July 1959 at the Trivandrum International Airport. The name was changed to its present name on 01 Jun 2006. From the first Pushpak aircraft to the latest Cessna 172 R, the academy has imparted flying training on various aircraft like Chipmunk, Swati, Cessna 152 A, Hansa etc. With its true to image name “God’s own country” Trivandrum provides an ideal atmosphere and locale for the flying trainees.

AIM OF THE ACADEMY:

i) To promote the art and science of flying, gliding and aeronautics in all its aspects and matters incidental to or otherwise connected therewith.

ii) To start College of Engineering in Aeronautical Science and Technology.

iii) To impart instructions and provide practical training in the art of flying and gliding, and science of aeronautics, and concerned engineering, and all other matters directly or indirectly connected therewith.

 

  List of trainees in the Academy


Important Information:

 1. 

DGCA Approval  of Academy 

Re-certification under process      

 2. 

Number of  aircraft 

 5

 3.  

Types of aircraft

Cessna 172R, Cessna 172R G1000, Piper Seneca V G1000

 4.   

Number of Instructors

CFI + 1 API

 5.   

Number of students    

33

 6. 

Classroom facility

Yes

 7.    

Hostel facility  

No

  8.    

Rates for Flying

Cessna 172R   Rs 12,000/- per hour

 9.

Tentative duration

PPL                1 year (approx)

CPL                3 years (approx)

10.

 

11. 

 

Name of EVC

 

Name of Pilot Instructor in Charge

 Shri. V.Thulasidas IAS (Retd)

 

 

12.    

Name of CGI 

 Air Cmde. (Rtd) K.K. Vijaykumar, VSM

13.

Name of AMM/CE

Shri Ratheesh Babu

 14.

 Name of Assistant Pilot  Instructors 

  Capt. Saji Gopinath

 15.

 Name of QM

 Shri. Saheer Pushpamgadan

 16.

 Name of AE/CAM

 Shri. Javed Ali

 17.

Name of Ground Class Instructors

 Air Cmde. (Rtd) K.K. Vijaykumar

(Air Navigation) 

Capt. Saji Gopinath

(Air Regulations & Meteorology)

 Niffin Shams  (Technical)