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Old 26th Jan 2014, 12:03
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Vignesh

First of all, Congratulations! You are atleast making an effort to conduct research on the profession before jumping into it. Keep it up!

There is little to say after the comprehensive advice given to you by fellow PPruners. All i would say is that you should avoid putting your money into aviation without atleast some guarantee of employment. So if possible try and go for the Indigo cadet programme. It is a little expensive but trust me you will not regret it. And if you do get a CPL from somewhere else, avoid getting a type rating without a job offer from an airline. Aviation can be a bottomless pit. You can keep throwing money into it and still end up with nothing. Thousands of people have learned this the hard way after losing tons of money.

Military flying(Airforce, Coast Guard, Navy) is also an excellent option. You get good quality training for free and you get paid right from day one, even while you receive training! Try to go for Short Service Commission. When you leave the armed forces with flying experience, it will be easy to find employment with civilian operators. Also, when you have experience, the operator is more likely to pay for your type rating. On the other hand, fresh CPL holders are treated like cash cows and made to pay for their type rating themselves.
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