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How Much To Train As An Airline Pilot?  
User currently offlineHkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4774 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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User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4200 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4729 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.


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User currently offlineHkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4718 times:

(in order- private, instrument, commercial mult-engine and single engine, CFI, CFII, MEI)

Could you explain in more detail what the above means? Thanks!



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4718 times:

You're in a cheap place... I did the math some time ago and stopped counting at $40K. Flying school here offers a complete packagedeal for around $75K.


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User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4346 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4714 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.

Kevin./DCA


User currently offlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1367 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4709 times:

ATP on the 737-200 costs $27,000 FYI.

User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4346 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4697 times:

You can get your ATP rating at any flight school for less then $2,000 in the twin. however, I'm sure you can get your ATP and type rating with the airlines.

Kevin/DCA


User currently offlineHkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4679 times:

Thanks for the info, but I'm a bit confused about the jargon like CFI, CFII, ATP etc. Could some one explain?

Also, at which point, (and after spending how much!) will I be able to join an airline?



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User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4677 times:

ATPL= Airline Transport Pilot License
CPL= Commercial Pilot License
In Germany there are a lot of schools offering an ATPL course.
Costs about 100.000DM or 45.000$ for the German ATPL


User currently offlineHkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4664 times:

What about flying schools in the UK?


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User currently offlineHkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4649 times:

does anyone know? Any ideas you have will be much appreciated!


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User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4648 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!


User currently offlineLBA From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4630 times:

UK cost is about £60,000. This is information from a BA first officer.

User currently offlineSunken_Lunken From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4627 times:

Dear Hkg_clk,

In the US,

CFI = Certified Flight Instructor
CFII = Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument

A CFI can provide flight instruction toward your private pilot certificate.

A CFII can do that too, as well as provide flight instruction toward your instrument rating.

Total training costs for a career in flying can vary in the US, depending where you live, and the training program selected (military vs. airline sponsored academy vs. local airport, etc.)

Sorry I do not have info on flight costs in the UK.

Hope this helps!  Smile


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