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320 Indian pilots reprimanded for skipping tests

Elephants at Delhi airport, India.
Elephants at Delhi airport, India. Image by Gagan Josan / CC BY-SA 2.0

According to a new report from the government of India , more than 300 Indian pilots failed to take mandatory flying proficiency checks in 2014, with pilots for all of India’s biggest airlines on the list. Under Indian law, pilots are required to undergo annual testing to make sure their flying skills are up to scratch, but 320 pilots flew without taking the tests in 2014, with Jet Airways and Air India being the worst offenders. A national audit of pilots also exposed 19 pilots who obtained licenses using fake documentation. Read more: timesofindia.indiatimes.com