There is a shortage of certified pilots throughout Asia and there are some who are looking for solutions to this problem. One of the ways that this is being addressed is by training more pilots through facilities like Alpha Aviation Academy. Aviation has become somewhat of a pet project for Bhanu Choudhrie, the founder of C&C Alpha Group. It all began after his company purchased a small airline with one plan that ended up boosting the aviation industry in India. While Bhanu Choudhrie is considered an aviation expert now, he is also an entrepreneur and the industry has shown to be a great investment for him and his company. In addition to owning an airline, he also opened up flight schools to educate the pilots that are now in high demand in the region.
One of the ways that Bhanu Choudhrie is trying to provide more pilots in the area is by recruiting more women to his flight school in the Philippines. Currently, women only make up 3% of all of the pilots in the world, but Alpha Aviation Academy has a ratio of one in five students at their institution being female. His group holds programs at universities in the area to try to recruit women. In addition, they also ask women who are pilots to speak to these female students to encourage others to apply. There are still people in the Philippines who are under the impression that men are the only ones who are allowed to go to flight school and Bhanu Choudhrie is trying to dispel that.
Bhanu Choudhrie earned an International Business and Marketing BA from Boston University before moving to London where he founded C&C Alpha Group. He is an Indian native which is one of the reasons why he invests so heavily in the area. He enjoys constantly learning new things and was excited to be accepted into the Owner’s President Management Program at Harvard Business School. He attended this program in intervals between 2013 and 2016. Along with being able to expand his knowledge of business, he enjoyed the learning environment that he was a part of.