Despite a host of counter-measures taken by regulatory body DGCA after a dozen arrests including pilots for faking documents, aviation experts feel that it is difficult to prove logging of actual flying hours.
Even though steps like online examinations for pilot licenses and stringent measures to audit flying schools are on the anvil, aviation experts say most of these schools function in remote areas which are not covered by the air traffic control (ATC) network.
"Generally, the flying clubs are located in areas where there is no ATC network. This is not only true for India but in foreign countries too. This is because flying practices are carried out in an airspace where there is no commercial flying activity," they said.