After a long wait, the engines of training aircraft of Nagpur flying club are being replaced which was grounded for almost three years. As per information, older engines are being sent to the us-based manufacturer. And efforts are going on to get the Aircraft Airworthiness Certificate (ARC) of the aircraft. But the Chief Flying Instructor (CFI) is inevitable for getting the certificate.
The club’s flight took its last flight on June17, 2017.And the Airworthiness Certificate (ARC) of the aircraft was cancelled as it remained grounded for a long time. This is achieved only when the plane is in a condition to fly. In 2017, the core exchange of the Aero club of India Cessna 172(four seater) aircraft, had to replace the old engine. Besides this, the remaining three aircrafts are Cessna 152.One of these Cessna 152 engines will be replaced by the end of February and other two in March. And there is a rule that it is necessary for a flying club to have at least three aircraft in a flying condition for the airworthy certificate. After fulfilling this condition, the DGCA officials inspect it and after this they get certificate.
After the selection of Shiv Jaiswal, CFI candidate of Nagpur Flying Club, a court order was issued regarding his appointment. As per official source, Jaiswal has also worked as CFI in the club for about one and half years before this. He has more than 6000 hours of experience of flying plane of airlines. And a salary was also increased into Rs.5 lakh per month. Despite all these, the question arises about the problem of the CFI is not taking responsibility.