Hkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2 Posted (14 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5561 times:
If I were to pay for my own training to become an airline pilot, how much would it cost (for someone with no flying experience)? Which are the places that would accept people not being sponsored by airlines? And are these schools difficult to get into?
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XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4289 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5516 times:
It takes in the vicinity of 20-25 thousand dollars to get you through your CFI ratings (in order- private, instrument, commercial mult-engine and single engine, CFI, CFII, MEI), which is the point to where you can start making some of the money back and your flying sustains itself.
Gocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4383 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5501 times:
I don't think $75k is that much just for flight training. It can cost up to $50,000 for your ATP rating. You will however spend more money on pleasure trips too. Once you get your CPL and CFI rated, you can get a flying job such as a flight instructor, possibly a prt-time corporate pilot, crop duster, etc . to earn your hours.
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SQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1467 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5435 times:
As far as I know there are schools in the UK, but their flight training mostly will be in the US because of the lower costs and the weather, because you have to start your flight training in VMC according to the VFR (Visual Flight Rules).
Try to contact BA or the Pilots association in the UK
they can help you!