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Student Pilot!

I began my flight training on the 3rd of March, 2017. I trained twice a week (weather permitting) alongside my classes at UT Dallas.

In this picture, my instructor, Jeff Wallach & I are performing a cross country flight on a C172.


Solo Flights!

I first flew Solo on the 16th of September, 2017 after taking a 3 month vacation.

In this picture, I am performing a Solo Cross Country flight.


Private Pilot!

After rescheduling my progress checks numerous times due to bad weather, I was finally cleared to give my checkride with a DPE. However, on the day of the checkride, we had to reschedule due to weather.

I passed my checkride successfully on the 27th of October, 2018 & clicked this picture with Mr. Deffner - my DPE.


Taking Mom & Dad Flying!

In May 2019, my parents flew to the US to attend my graduation from UT Dallas. During their time in the US, I took them flying for the first time!!

Needless to say, they were very nervous throughout the flight since it was their first time in a small aircraft :P


Got into SpiceJet!

On the 30th of August, 2019 I was excited to learn that I had been selected for SpiceJet's Cadet Pilot Program (CPP)!

On my flight to Gurgaon for initial ground training, I found an ad for SpiceJet's CPP in their in-flight magazine.


Training at PTC!

I arrived in the US on the 27th of February, 2020 to begin my training as a SpiceJet cadet at PTC Lantana, Florida.

I started with a few familiarization flights and then onto hour building, Instrument Rating, and finally a Commercial Pilot's License!

In this pic are my flatmates Aryann Bangre, Vaibhav Singh, & Aaditya Bhatnagar.


Instrument Rated!

In the pic is Mr. Joe LePore - my mentor during my time at PTC Lantana and my instructor for IR. Without Joe, I would not have been able to get my rating at all! Thank you soo much for all your help sir!

Armed with Joe's training, I passed my checkride and got instrument rated on the 26th of June, 2020.


Commercial Pilot!

I passed my Commercial Pilot checkride on the 24th of July, 2020 after 3 weeks of fast-paced training.

In the pic is Mr. Rami Zidan, my instructor for CPL training. I couldn't have completed my training as fast as I did if it wasn't for you sir! Thank you so much for being patient with me!


Thank You PTC!

Shortly after I arrived in the US, the COVID-19 pandemic forced countries around the world into lockdown. As businesses around us were shutting down, we were allowed to continue our training uninterrupted.

Thanks to Capt. Altaf (in pic) I flew over 200 hours and completed my CPL training in under 5 months!

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