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Old 30th Sep 2017, 16:49   #1 (permalink)


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Hello everyone. So to give you a quick run down on my current experience and situation. I have an Australian (CASA) Private Pilot Licence with 110+ hrs of Total Aeronautical Experience. I want to continue my training towards my Commercial Pilot Licence in the US and since I (and my batch mates) have had a very bad experience with my (or our ) previous flight school, I'm a little nervous taking the next step. I just want to make sure that I am joining the right academy. I was thinking Flight Safety Academy, ATP, Hillsboro Aero, Epic Flight or L3 CTS. I did some research and found that among all these academies only Hillsboro, L3 CTS and ATP are offering an F1 Visa. Since I am investing pretty much everything I have, I also have to think about securing my first job and there aren't many opportunities back home. I would really appreciate any help I can get! Thank you!

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I would really appreciate some help people.
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Old 8th Oct 2017, 04:49   #3 (permalink)


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Hey mate, check out my other post (last week) for my situation and you'll see I have a similar but more complex situation. In terms of the states (and I've researched this a lot) you may want to look to ATP flight school. Get in get it done and get flying. You'd need to be a fast learner and self starter.... if you're not, it isn't for you.
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Use you time wisely. You will need an American starter wife and a college degree to make it there. Both are easily attainable.
Especially a starter wife.
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 08:25   #5 (permalink)


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Thank you everyone for your time to help me out. I was beginning to think that the thread was dead (hey that rhymes). I got another question, after talking to some pilots, I have two choices, I can either stay in Australia and continue to my training in which the advantage is I don't have to convert and plus I know the place OR I can continue my training in the US and get more hours and comparing Australia there are more job opportunities in the US, also I'm going to enter US on an F1 Visa which allows me to work after training. I'm quite confused now.
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