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Old 30th May 2013, 14:26
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Question Flying schools CA or USA

Hi guys, I am going to study for a pilot and get at least CPL.
My plan was go to British Columbia(as I was there before for one year) do
PPL and then maybe build up hours in Florida eventually do whole CPL there. Its generally known that Florida and maybe Arizona is cheapest place to get pilot licence. My first priority is price and favorite places would be BC and WA,USA
Should I do my training at one time(maybe to get a job for school or special price for training)?
Do you have any suggestions and specific school?
Any advises much appreciated, Thanks
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Old 31st May 2013, 16:22
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Flight Training

One of the interesting things about learning to fly in Canada is you can get a work permit after completing all of the training in Canada.
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Old 31st May 2013, 18:11
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If you should decide to stay awhile, please dont offer to work for les than a Canadian, {which isnt setting the bar very high!}
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Thanks for replies,
Could you share some of the cheapest but quite decent schools in Canada?
Also wondering do schools in Canada offer JAA training as well(They do
it in USA but never heard of it in CA)
Thanks a lot!
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You should go do the training either in Canada or the US and pick a scenario that allows you to work as a flight Instructor for a period of time after you pass your exams. If you want for some reason to come back to Europe, then during your studies you should also study the EASA ATPL course by distance learning and pass the 14 exams.

After 2 years you should have 1000 hours total time and your EASA Theory passed. If you come back to Europe, you can then before you go back do an EASA add on. I believe there is a few schools in Canada who do it and in Florida for sure.

There used to be a school in Sanford, Florida who did JAA and FAA combined. In the US you have more chance to find a job as an Instructor in my opinion.

You may also look into South Africa or Namibia for training. After getting your licenses you can get a job as a bushpilot. Great fun and teaches you to think a little bit. (unlike airline pilots. Sorry)
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Oh, and by the way, as Clunckdriver indicates low hour jobs are not paid well. The guy that gives you the burger in the McD probably makes more. And since you are looking for cheap which I understand because cheap training is already expensive, you must realize that after finishing your training you are going to have a whole lot less than a little bit.

What I could really suggest, is to try to come to US or Canada and find a job if you have a profession which is in demand and then fly 2 times a week and pay as you go. It takes a little longer, but you don't end up with a huge debt.
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