Amritsar Aviation Club is one of the pioneer
aviation clubs of India. It was established in 1962 by Govt. of Punjab as an
approved and subsidized flying club (training institute) to promote aviation and
provide opportunity to the youth to explore this highly skilled job-oriented
profession. Earlier, it had Pushpak aircraft on its fleets, later Swati aircraft
was added. Now, it has Cessna 172-R (Single Engine),
Hansa-3 (Single Engine) and Baron G-58 (Multi Engines)
aircrafts on its fleet. Many pilot trainees have already successfully completed
their CPL from this club and are employed with various airlines/private
operators/Central and State Govt.
Amritsar Aviation Club operates from Amritsar International Airport, which
unlike other civil aviation institutes and clubs, is equipped with all modern
navigation aids, viz: VOR, ILS, NDB, night flying facilities, crash
and fire fighting equipment, etc. The no. of flights from Amritsar airport, are
limited thus allowing adequate time for flying training. The club has its own
hangar with parking bays and apron for its aircrafts.
The Deputy Commissioner of Amritsar is the Manager of Amritsar
Aviation Club, appointed by Govt. of Punjab to look after the day to day
functioning of the institute. Capt. Ajaypal Singh, Secretary, Amritsar is also
an Accountable Manager of the institute.
All the aircrafts and supporting equipment belong to Punjab Govt. / Central
Amritsar Aviation Club is purely educational, flying training
institute that operates on No Profit – No Loss basis.
The Amritsar Aviation is approved flying training institute
by the Director General of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India, New Delhi vide
approval No. 2/24-2004 and approval is valid upto 28.02.2013.