I give quite some time to health and fitness activities like running, swimming, cycling, tennis, rowing, and various other outdoor/indoor games. This does not mean that I don't enjoy my pizza or ice cream once in a way ! I also enjoy reading books and some of my favorite authors include Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Alexander Dumas, Robert Louis Stevenson, A K Ramanujam, Ruskin Bond, and many more.

General Aviation Experience

  • Total flight time: 392.4 hours
  • Total time as Pilot-in-Command (PIC): 248.9 hours
  • Total time in multi engine airplanes: 52.3 hours
  • Instrument flight time: 80.7 hours
  • Total PIC cross-country flight time: 134.7 hours
  • Total solo flight time: 84.9 hours
  • Total solo cross-country flight time: 70.9 hours
  • Flight time in complex aircraft: 80.4 hours
  • Glass-cockpit (EFIS/FMS) flight time: 81.9 hours
  • Flight time in high performance airplanes: 28.1 hours
  • Total PIC flight time by night: 37.5 hours

Experience on type: Airplane Single Engine Land:

  • Diamond DA-20 Eclipse/Katana: 114.5 hours
  • Diamond DA-40 Star (Garmin G1000 EFIS): 54.5 hours
  • Cessna C-150: 11.6 hours
  • Cessna C-152: 76.8 hours
  • Cessna C-172 Skyhawk: 44.8 hours
  • Cessna C-172 Skyhawk SP (Garmin G1000 EFIS): 10.9 hours
  • Cessna C-182 Skylane RG (Complex HP): 28.1 hours

Airplane Multi Engine Land:

  • Piper PA-34 Seneca: 37.2 hours
  • Diamond DA-42 Twinstar (Garmin G1000 EFIS): 15.1 hours


I am currently working with Kingfisher Airlines, as a First Officer (based in Bangalore) on the Airbus A320 family of aircraft. I have about 150 hours on type, and look forward to building my experience, learning as much as I can, and enjoying my career as a commercial pilot.


2002 - 2006

Bachelor of Engineering (BE)

PES Institute of Technology (VTU)

I completed my Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering in 2006 from PES Institute of Technology (Visvesvaraya Technological University), Bangalore. Subsequently, I appeared and was selected for the Kingfisher Airlines Cadet Pilot program in 2007, and have been pursuing my dream of becoming a commercial pilot ever since.


2010 - 2015