Youngsters are flying high. Owing to the shortage of pilots in the country and high salary offered, the aviation industry in India has witnessed an increase in the number of young pilots. About three years back, the average age of pilots at the entry level was around 23 years as compared to 20 years now and it will continue falling, say industry heads. Eighteen year old Japji Cheema from Chandigarh is set to become India’s youngest pilot. She already has offers from three full service Indian carriers.
Pilots turn younger, pockets get deeper