Its affiliated with Fly Wings Aviation, and is based in Manawatu, New Zealand.
I will be doing my CPL with CFI course.The best thing is, i dont have to reappear to convert my RT, and no exams for it.
Also, they guarantee inhouse placement for 400 hours after the cadet has finished their training with a CFI course.
The too have a ATPL frozen course.
The total incl accommodation goes to about 65500 NZ dollars.
Here, i have heard that the Daytona Beachside training is good, but its a bit expensive with CFI, and again i have to shell out extra for accommodation.
The total comes to about 59000 USD....which is pretty expensive.
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31450 posts, RR: 57 Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5014 times:
Currently the job scene is quite tough out here.....2009 was bad,2010 is better for Aviation.But times are tough.Jobs are rare.
I would think it would be better to complete your graduation before taking a serious decision on this field.
GolfOscarDelta From India, joined Feb 2008, 169 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4587 times:
Jayesh try to get a 4 year degree. A BSc in aviation will get you nowhere. Also there are a lot and i mean a heck of a lot of CPL holders in India right now after the economy tanked. (All those chaps who went and got their CPL's when Mallya was ordering A340's and A380's like vada pav from a streetside vendor). I know three people who were "hired" by IT after their engineering degree and trained all the way to CPL in Arizona after which the economy tanked and they were not absorbed by IT into their pilot pool for further training. All these guys are now biding their time doing clerical jobs until the economy picks up and the airlines start hiring again.
That said i think training in the US is much better only because you will be exposed to more traffic, a more crowded airspace compared to in India. Also coming from a Kiwi acquaintance of mine who's training in the US he says training in the US is cheaper. I personally have no idea about the costs though.
Forget about flying during hurricane season. Flight schools shut down for months at a time during the busiest hurricane seasons.
I would strongly recommend flying somewhere on the west coast. CA has great weather overall and in the mornings you get fog often which is good to get real IFR experience. Not to mention california has one of the busiest airspaces in the world and a myriad of challenging airports. AZ or TX would be my other choices.