sevenair
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Where Should I Train?: -(

Tue Dec 02, 2003 8:00 pm

Hey everyone,
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
USA
Saouth Africa
Australia
New Zealand

Anywhere else good? Have you got your CPL-if s where from, and how was it?
Any help would be much appreciated!
CCU
 
Pe@rson
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RE: Where Should I Train?: -(

Tue Dec 02, 2003 8:03 pm

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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Sean-SAN-
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RE: Where Should I Train?: -(

Tue Dec 02, 2003 8:11 pm

The US has the best flight training in terms of cost, weather, etc. However, most of the schools train for the FAA, not the JAA or whatever UK recognizes.

Also, when you finish your training in the US, you'll be allowed to work here for 1 year, and then you must go back.

Might want to goto www.jetcareers.com for more info.
 
sevenair
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Where Should I Train?: -(

Tue Dec 02, 2003 8:26 pm

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
 
Pe@rson
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RE: Where Should I Train?: -(

Tue Dec 02, 2003 8:28 pm

lol. Good luck with the visa - you'll need it!
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