India’s need for pilots continues. The latest estimates (as of this month, June, 2009) indicate that India has a need for 4,800 additional pilots by 2012. By that time India will have taken delivery of another 480 new aircraft. The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation said that as of last October the average age of candidates taking their Commercial Pilot License exams was 19 to 20 years old. India has only 41 registered pilot schools, which is not nearly enough to teach all the pilots needed. Therefore, many students eager to become professional pilots come to the U.S. for training. Even so, India is projected to have a shortfall of 3,000 new pilots by next year. Phoenix East Aviation teaches student pilots from all over the world, including from India. With an excellent training fleet of aircraft (new and late model Cessna C-172SP, twin-engine Diamond DA-42 and Piper PA-34) and 60 instructors, training is efficient and fast. Plus, in contrast to most of Europe, Florida weather allows flying 350 days of the year. For motivated students this means you can complete your flight training and earn all your certificates and ratings more quickly. Check www.pea.com for more details.