Jakkur flying training school to be re-opened

It had closed its operation two years ago

 The school had stopped its operation two years ago following misappropriation in the administration. The school will take admission for the academic year 2009-10.
The governing council of the school, headed by Sports and Youth Services Minister Gulihatti Shekhar, took the decision to re-open the school, at a meeting held on Thursday. The minister said a building has been constructed for the school at Jakkur Aerodrome. The CM would formally inaugurate the course and the building.

The school offers 30-month course, which includes 200 hours of flying training. The course fee would be Rs 6,500 per hour. Minimum qualification for admission is 10+2 with physics and mathematics as electives. The total intake is 35.

The minister said the school was in need of two flight simulators used in pre-field training sessions. The simulators offer the experience of flying an aircraft. The committee decided to purchase a simulator worth Rs 85 lakh.

Dues make govt angry

The government took serious exception to Deccan Aviation and Agni Aviation, which operate from Jakkur Aerodrome owned by the government, for not clearing the dues, pending since December 2008.

The governing council of the Government Flying Training School, which met in Bangalore on Thursday, authorised Megharik, commissioner of Youth Services and Sports to take necessary measures to recover the dues. Minister Gulihatti Shekhar said the government had allotted land to both the companies which operate in Jakkur Aerodrome.

Deccan Aviation has to clear total dues of Rs 89.47 lakh, while Agni Aviation owes Rs 50.93 lakh as on December 2008.

Despite repeated notices the companies have not cleared the dues, he said.

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