Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1621 times:
I was really interested in a course in the US which, when a CPL with appropriate ratings are achieved, the student will be employed as a flight instructor for 1250 hours, or there abouts. However, I have heard from the admissions officer that my time will be limited to the time my visa expires. Anyone know which visa I need to stay indefinately-or would I have to marry an american?!?!?
So, perhaps im a little off USA for training, although Im well aware its not the only place where you need a visa!
Where would you think it a good place to train, and why? I am thinking of
Anywhere else good? Have you got your CPL-if s where from, and how was it?
Any help would be much appreciated!
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19259 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1617 times:
What's so wrong with England? Sure, it doesn't have the best weather and might be slightly more expensive, but it does have some well-regarded flight schools, like OATS. In addition, and presuming you're British, you wouldn't, of course, have any problems with visas and the consequencial lack-of-time and worry.
UK airlines, like BMI, sometimes have sponorship offers, whereby they pay a percentage of your total flight training costs on the condition that you must, once qualified, fly for them for a specified period of time (3-5 years, I think). This is something into which you look. Yes, it'll be extremely competitive, but if you're in you'll not only save money but also have a guaranteed position at the end - something with which non-sponsored people are having a real problem. To illustrate my point about the lack of positions, I'll refer you to a bloke I used to work with whilst at college (it was a part-time job for me; it was a full-time job for him). He had his full CPL, etc., but couldn't find any positions - and indeed never had a position.
[Edited 2003-12-02 12:15:56]
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Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1595 times:
it costs twice the amount of USA in the UK, so it will be the price of an average sized house where I live, its purely financial that I going abroad, and I want to get away from here, I hate living in UK, its so dull