hkg_clk
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How Much To Train As An Airline Pilot?

Sat Jul 21, 2001 11:35 pm

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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RE: How Much To Train As An Airline Pilot?

Sat Jul 21, 2001 11:39 pm

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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hkg_clk
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RE: How Much To Train As An Airline Pilot?

Sat Jul 21, 2001 11:55 pm

(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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jwenting
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RE: How Much To Train As An Airline Pilot?

Sat Jul 21, 2001 11:56 pm

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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gocaps16
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RE: How Much To Train As An Airline Pilot?

Sun Jul 22, 2001 12:52 am

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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Flyer732
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RE: How Much To Train As An Airline Pilot?

Sun Jul 22, 2001 1:27 am

ATP on the 737-200 costs $27,000 FYI.
 
gocaps16
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RE: How Much To Train As An Airline Pilot?

Sun Jul 22, 2001 6:58 am

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.

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hkg_clk
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RE: How Much To Train As An Airline Pilot?

Sun Jul 22, 2001 10:06 am

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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SQ325
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RE: How Much To Train As An Airline Pilot?

Sun Jul 22, 2001 10:11 am

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
 
hkg_clk
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RE: How Much To Train As An Airline Pilot?

Sun Jul 22, 2001 9:44 pm

What about flying schools in the UK?
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hkg_clk
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RE: How Much To Train As An Airline Pilot?

Mon Jul 23, 2001 9:01 pm

does anyone know? Any ideas you have will be much appreciated!
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SQ325
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RE: How Much To Train As An Airline Pilot?

Mon Jul 23, 2001 9:22 pm

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
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RE: How Much To Train As An Airline Pilot?

Tue Jul 24, 2001 9:13 pm

UK cost is about £60,000. This is information from a BA first officer.
 
Sunken_Lunken
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RE: How Much To Train As An Airline Pilot?

Tue Jul 24, 2001 10:21 pm

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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