The Skyline Aviation Club

    An Aviation Educational & Charitable Trust. Registered by Goverment.
    Registered and Expempted under 80-G by Income Tax Department.

    An Aviation Ground School.
    Under Intimation by DGCA, Civil Aviation Department, Government of India.

    Licensed as Amateur Wireless Station by Ministry of Communication & I.T, Government of India

    Listed in ICAO directory by International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Montreal, Canada

    Member of Quality Council of India, New Delhi

    The Skyline Aviation Club is registered by the Government and governed under the Indian Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860, Bombay Public Trust Act 1950. The Club is the first and only Aviation Training Organisation of its kind in India to provide Aviation careers information, guidance and coaching for pilots theoretical written examination conducted by the Director General of Civil Aviation, Civil Aviation Department, Govt of India and Federal Aviation Administration, US Department of Transportation, Goverment of USA along with special coaching in telecommunciations courses Like (i) COP/RT(R) - Flight Radio Telephony licence, (ii) Wireless telegraphy for Instrument Rating, (iii) Amateur Wireless Telegraph Station Operator (HAM) licenses under the Club License Vide #22623 VU2ADO issued by the Ministry of Communication & I.T, The Government of India.

    The Skyline Aviation Club is an independent, non-goverment, non-profit, organisation solely existing for providing classroom coaching to prepare eligible candidates for various pilot's licenses oral / written examinations conducted by the Director General of Civil Aviation, Wireless Planning and Co-0rdination Wing, Department of Telecommunciations and I.T, Govt of India. As per letter No. AV-22011/11/93-FG dated 04-08-84 of DGCA, Civil Aviation Department, Govt of India stating non-requirement of grant of approval for Ground School and Federal Aviation Adminstration (FAA), Govt of USA under FAA Certified Pilot Ground Instructors, US Department of Transportation, FAA, USA; Working in similar manner as other Aviation training organisations in India except for practical flight training through its affiliated Flying Clubs and Flight Training Institutes in India and foreign countries

  • Established on 15th Oct 1987
  • Providing Continuous & relentless aviation education services since 30 years
  • Trained more than 4000 trainees for various Airline Training career programs such as:
    • Airline Transport Pilot
    • Commercial Pilot
    • Aircraft Dispatcher
    • Air Hostess
    • Flight Purser
    • Ground Hostess
    • Traffic Assistant
    • Aeronautical Radio Officer
  • Providing Airline Employment Information and Guidance to trainees completing the course for Airline Entrance Written test, Airline Interview, Group Discussion and Psychometric test. Currently hundreds of our successful students are employed by Airlines in India and abroad.
  • Providing Emergency Communication services through Ham Radio Communication for disaster management during Earthquake, Flood, Tsunami etc. through Goverment of India Licensed Ham Radio Station Call Sign VU2ADO since 1994.
  • Providing Airline Information & Career Guidance through free seminar to encourage youngsters to take up Aviation as a Career
  • Arranging airshow to create awareness amongst students & general public

Our Mission

  • To create an effective and efficient learning environment which encourages and motivates and which though instilling the necessary qualities of self discipline required of our professional aviator, provides a pleasant and friendly atmosphere in which to acquire aviation skills.

  • To Create a working environment for our staff that provides job satisfaction and advancement and that rewards excellence and effort.

  • At all times strive to improve the performance of the Club team through a professional approach to our duties that is both supportive of the team and receptive to progress.

  • At all times strive to improve the performance of the Club team through a professional approach to our duties that is both supportive of the team and receptive to progress.

Founder: Capt AD Manek


Capt AD Manek founded The Skyline Aviation Club in 1987. He is currently presiding as Managing Trustee and Chief Advisor of The Skyline Aviation Club, Mumbai.

Born in 1961, he had ambition of becoming a pilot since child hood.His tryst with aviation started with a visit to a flying club to find out how to become a pilot in 1979. He acquired his Private Pilot's License from DGCA in 1985 in India. He was able to complete his Commercial Pilot's Certificate training with Instrument Rating, Multi Engine Rating and Instructor Rating from U.S.A in 1989.

He also completed his training in "Aircraft Dispatcher" from Institute of Flight Operations & Dispatch (IFOD), Texas, USA. in 2008.

Due to lack of information, Guidance and proper training it took fifteen years to make his dream come true as a commercial Pilot. He took up job for a short time with Air India Employees Guild Training Center, Mumbai as a Principal. The strong reason behind formation of The Skyline Aviation Club is to help new comers to achieve their goal of becoming a pilot in shortest possible time by giving them proper information, guidance and best available training which Capt.A.D.Manek missed in making his career.


FAA (USA) Certified Pilot Instructor & Aircraft Dispatcher
DGCA (INDIA) Certified Private Pilot
CAA (UK) Certified FRTOL Holder
Transport Canada (CANADA) FRTOL Holder
CASA (Australia) FRTOL Holder
Ministry of Communication & IT (INDIA) Aero R.T. Holder
Ministry of Communication & IT (INDIA) Amateur (HAM) Radio Licence Grade I Holder
Instructor for Disaster Management Unit, Mantralaya, Government of Maharashtra
Chief Advisor & Managing Trustee since 1987
Amateur (HAM) Radio Operator since 1994
Call Sign : VU2 ADW
Holder of Level 6 ICAO Aviation English Language Proficiency


  • Capt. Ankur Manek
    Chief Pilot Instructor
    DGCA (INDIA) Certified Multi Engine Instrument Commercial Pilot
    FAA (USA) Certified Multi Engine Instruement Commercial Pilot
    FAA (USA) Certified Pilot Instructor - AGII
    FAA (USA) Certified Aircraft Dispatcher
    CAA (UK) Certified FRTOL Holder
    B.Sc. (Aviation), University of Mumbai,
    Member of Aeronautical Society of India
    Professional Sky Diver

    Capt.Ankur Manek is presiding as Chief Pilot Instructor since 2012. Having experience in teaching subjects
    as per syllabus of Director General of Civil Aviation, Government of India and Federal Aviation Adminstration, Government of USA,
    he is able to understand the needs of Indian Students planning to go for practical flight training in USA.

  • Mr. Shekhar Banerjee
    B.Sc.(Kolkata University)
    Instructor : Radio Telephony (R) License course and Aviation English Language Proficiency ICAO Course
    Served as Board Member: Radio Telephony (R) Aeromobile Examination Through DGCA
    Retired Assistant General Manager, Communication Operations
    Airports Authority of India, Mumbai Airport
    Area of Work: Real time Air Ground Communications with Pilots in Aeromobile service.
    Tech. Qualification: Training in Wireless Telegraphy and Telephony from George Telegraph Training Institute, Kolkata - (Holder of Proficiency Certificate in ICAO Aviation English Language Level-6)
    1. 10 years in Civil Aviation Department, Govt. of India
    2. 23 years in Airports Authority of India in the field of communication.

  • Mr. Mahesh M.Sheth
    B.Sc., L.LB,
    Retired Professor - Bank of India College, Mumbai
    Instructor: English Language & Personality Development

  • Mr. Dhirubhai Par
    B.A (Eco) & L.L.B (Gen)
    Retired Air India Manager - 37 years Experience
    Instructor: Aviation Subjects

Goverment Approvals:

Letter of Intimation from DGCA Govt. of India, New Delhi

American Aviation (FAA) Ground Training Authorization Certificate

Government of India Registration Certificate

Club License, Government of India

QCI Organisational Member Certificate

Trademark Registration Certificate - The Skyline Aviation Club