Dean International
Flight School

India Professional Pilot Program


Welcome to beautiful Miami, Florida. The weather here is excellent for flying about 90% of the year. Dean International has been in business since 1991, and was incorporated in April of 1994. Since then, it has trained over 7000 pilots worldwide. Dean International has trained over 600 candidates from India since 2006. Many of these are currently flying for Air India, GO Air, Indigo, Jet, Jet Lite, Kingfisher, and B-Jets.

Dean International offers training for candidates who wish to fly for one of India's airlines. Our Professional Indian Airline Program meets all minimum DGCA requirements and hours. Successful completion of this program will also earn you all of the necessary FAA ratings. In combination, these two accomplishments will allow you to convert your licenses and ratings once you return to India.

Dean International is an FAA Approved 141 flight school and is approved to issue visas for foreign students. FAR Part 61 programs are also available.

Program Pricing & Length

Pricing includes all flight exams, written exams, books, and other study materials. Uniforms may be purchased in India, and must consist of five (5) blue pants and five (5) white pilot shirts. Our academy offers low, competitive pricing on single-engine and multi-engine airplane programs running from Private to Multi Commercial ratings. (Even with other costs included, our training is generally more affordable than training at another school.) Beware of academies with high prices. These prices are usually attributed to new aircraft and high overheads. These schools often end up bankrupt, and you may run the risk of losing your invested time and money. Dean International has ended up helping to train and certify students from these schools, including Air India cadets.

Our Professional Indian Airline Program can generally be completed within eight (8) months for dedicated candidates. However, some exceptional candidates have been able to complete the program in as little as four (4) months. Pricing for the program is based on the average student, and may be higher if additional flight or ground instruction is necessary. Again, this depends on the student's ability and dedication.

Indian Professional Pilot Program

CPL Single & Multi Engine PIC Hours
1 Set VFR-IFR Charts & Approach Plates
1 Airport/Facility Directory
Oral Exam Guides (PPL/Inst./Comm.)
Jeppessen Private Kit
Jeppessen Instrument/Commercial Kit
Cessna 152 POH
Multi Engine POH (Loaned on premises only)
First Class Medical
TSA Processing/Shipping
Private, Instrument & Commercial Written
4 Practical Exams
100 Hours Ground School
15 Hours of pre & post Flight Briefing (private)
15 Hours of pre & post Flight Briefing (instrument)
15 Hours of pre & post Flight Briefing (commercial)
5 Hours of pre & post Flight Briefing (Multi)
50 Hours (Dual)
10 Hours (Solo) 10
130 Hours (Crew Time) 65
20 Hours (Dual IFR)
20 Hours Simulator PCATD (Dual)
12 Hours Dual Commercial Training 12 PIC 12
8 Hours Piper Arrow (Includes Checkride)
15 Hours Dual Multi Training
8 Hours Solo Cross Country 8
5 Hours Solo Night Flight 5
2 Hours Day Dual
2 Hours Night Dual
8 Hours Single-Engine Checkride 8.0
Administrative and Registration Fees
I-20 Processing Fee/Shipping
Total PIC Hours as per DGCA 108
Total Flight Hours 267
Solo Flight Hours 23
Total Simulator Hours 20
PIC 108

Total with Cessna 152 and Piper Arrow
$37,326.00* USD

Total with Cessna 172 and Piper Arrow
$40,277.00* USD

* This is not a guaranteed price. These prices are based on an average student. Students requiring additional flight or ground time will be charged according to the pre-established rates.

** Current prices are based on a $5.95 per gallon fuel charge. Any increase in fuel beyond this price will result in a fuel surcharge.

*** Any redo’s of I-20’s will be $200. (Not included in program price.)

Dean International India Offices

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Star Educare
(Star flight training Educare Pvt Ltd.)
3rd,Floor, 18 NWA
Club Road
Punjabi Bagh West
New Delhi 110026
LANDLINE: 01145024822, 01145024844
MOBILE: 09650089899, 08800983100, 08800986100


Dean International has a fleet of 24 Cessna 152's, 11 Cessna 172's, one (1) Piper Arrow, four (4) Piper Senecas, one (1) Beechcraft Duchess, one (1) Piper Seminole, and one (1) Cessna 172SP with a G1000 glass cockpit.

  1. We only use DGCA-approved aircraft for the Professional Indian Airline Program.
  2. Our aircraft are maintained to the highest standards and approved by the FAA for 141 FAR PART 61 Professional Programs.
  3. We also offer Aerobatic Training for those who wish to sharpen their flying skills. This is performed in Aerobatic airplanes with very highly experienced aerobatic instructors.

Admission Instructions

To learn more about our admission process, or to apply for a visa, please visit our visa application page.


Dean International offers various convenient housing and transportation packages. Please contact Elisa Dean at for more details.

For those concerned about food and groceries, we are also capable of distributing Indian foods through Mr. Zaidi, who owns an Indian grocery store. Students may place an order and have the foods delivered to their apartments.

International Student Pilot Health Insurance

International Student Pilot Health Insurance

Dean is pleased to offer our International Student Pilots Health Insurance under our Group Policy to cover your Health Requirements for the Visa. This coverage provides health coverage for any qualified medical treatment exclusive of a pre-existing condition. The benefits are also covered while training in aircraft without any passengers on board under the Adventure Sports Rider. A benefit for death and dismemberment is included as a regular emergency including return of mortal remains. The policy provides a Maximum Benefit of $ 500,000 with 0 Deductible. Please review the International Medical Group’s Patriot Group Travel Medical Coverage Policy by clicking on the following link:

View Insurance Policy

The cost is approximately USD 696.00 for Enrollment in the 18-29 Age Bracket for 8 months of coverage. Additional Months can be added as an additional student cost provided that there has been no lapse in coverage. This would need to prepaid and approved prior to your arrival in the states. You can rest assured this insurance will provide you piece of mind during your stay.

Please add $696.00 to cover your Visa Health Requirements with your payment. Any difference of the actual cost amount will be collected or refunded upon arrival.

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