Well I'm sure this has been bought up before and I've done a search on the above title but it bought up hundereds of posts! If someone could answer my questions or point me in the right direction, I would be most gratefull!
Well, I will be getting my PPL soon with, like many, the ultimate goal of reaching an fATPL. I was wondering about the merits of obtaining an FAA IR somwhere along the stage. From what I can gather:
Cost the same as a CAA IMC
Allows a CAA IMC for £64
Allows conversion to a JAA IR with 15 hours.
In other words for the same cost as a CAA IMC you get this AND 25 more hours, AND 'discount' on future training!
This seems too good to be true!!! Are there any catches, pitfalls or things to be aware of???
Whilst we are on the topic, what would happen with regards to a sponsorship by BA or CTC? Would I be too experienced in their eyes because I have an FAA IR and thus spoil my chances of getting a sponsor?
I know that you should never pass a flying opportunity for chance of getting a sponsor, but I havn't even applied yet! Should I at least have a go at a sponsor and wait for the FAA IR or will it not matter anyway?
Well, thanks guys,