Thanks for the quick reply SoCal.
I wish to undertake every single part of the pro pilots course apart from the PPL which i already have.
I would prefer to do all my courses part 61, so that wouldnt be a problem for me.
Unfortunately i have contacted different schools and recieved different answers hence why i am looking for someone who either knows for sure or else some offical site which can tell me. I have spent a lot of time looking through the offical government websites and all i can deduce from them is that for an F-1 visa you need to be enrolled in a course which is mainly academic.
And seeing as i what i intend to do i mainly academic i can only presume that the flight schools are giving out f-1 visas to suit themselves despite the fact that the government has not set out the same terms and conditions as the flight schools.
Any other advice is very welcome