New Delhi:  The issue of fake pilot licences refuses to die down with new corruption revelations relating to the scam coming up every day.

The issue was again taken up when it was found that on January 11 a female pilot of a private airline was brought to the deck for rough landing of the carrier in Goa. On inspection it was found that she had even forged her papers to be a pilot.

Till now, one official of the DGCA along with two brokers and six pilots have been booked in this case. With this, not just the private flying schools but also the process of issuing licences has come under scanner. In this regard, DGCA has called for a meeting of the training centers on Tuesday.

Aviation experts are of the view that DGCA has taken necessary steps to stop the issue of fake licences but at the same time maintained that gathering information about the exact flying hours is difficult. According to them, a strict vigil is on for online exams and flying training schools.

Experts have said that maximum flying training schools come under Dehradun region which doesn’t come under Air traffic control (ATC). The condition is same even abroad where it is difficult to ascertain the exact flying hours of a pilot and find out training aircrafts on duty.

 

(JPN/Bureau)