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Old 5th Nov 2013, 12:29
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: 2 m South of Radstock VRP
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Need Help With Your PPL Training Costs?

Simple, claim that flying lessons towards a career are your Human Right. OK, you pay it back should you eventually get a decent job.

Taxpayers foot £10,000 bill for failed asylum seeker's flying lessons - Telegraph

Taxpayers will be hit with a £10,000 bill to pay for a failed asylum seeker to train to be a pilot, even though the Government has said he must leave Britain next year.

Newcastle City Council will be forced to spend £10,000 on flying lessons for Yonas Admasu Kebede and a further £10,000 on his living expenses following a court ruling.

Critics have called the judgment unfair and said the 21-year-old from Ethiopia was being offered a "blank cheque" at taxpayers’ expense.
Local authorities are legally obliged to meet the training costs of children who have no parents so they can find a job.

Newcastle city council took their case not to fund the flying lessons or degree to the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal but lost, in a ruling which may now set a precedent for other claims.

The Kebedes' lawyers successfully argued that the council should pay for the flying lessons – which will cost £165 an hour – as the brothers could not apply for a student loan because of their immigration status.
If this has already reached Jetblast, sorry.
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