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My dream - advice please (collective thread)

Old 9th Jul 2019, 17:47
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Question Advice - Your typical plea!

Hi All,
I'm 18 years old, just finished my A-Levels and want to break into the world of Aviation and pursue my lifelong dream of becoming an Airline pilot.
I know there are a million other posts like this but I still have so many questions and would be so grateful if anyone can help at all!
I live in the UK and I'm aware of the whole Integrated VS Modular scenario.
I've seen L3 (they've changed name again to L3 Harris now?!) I've seen Oxford/CAE. Yes, they're great, but £100,000+ after everything? Seriously?
I've always been set on the whole integrated route, but the more I research and the more I talk to pilots, the more I'm swaying over to the modular route.
Financially, it is possible for me to get through the integrated route but it really would be a stretch (literally re-mortgaging the parent's home to get the funds together). This just seems ludicrous when I actually think about it, especially when the outcome of integrated and modular is the same.
Either way, I want to get cracking with this but I'm feeling like I'm stuck in a rut. I keep hearing stories of poor quality cadets being pushed through L3 and barely scraping through line training.
1) In terms of the modular route, upon completion of the ATPL qualification, can you begin the job hunting or is it necessary to have a type rating before making applications?
2) I know that no-one has a crystal ball but is it possible Brexit is going to through a spanner in the works in terms of recruitment in the next 3 years?
3) Is it true you really are "left all alone" after modular training, desperately trying to get an interview with all the jobs going to those integrated students? Is L3's "placement scheme" a load of baloney?
4) Is now the time to pursue any other interests e.g taking a year out to enjoy other hobbies etc. or is it still true airlines "love" the young pilots?
5) Do you know where I can find a clear 'road-map' of the Modular route layout, recommended schools, realistic pricing and timescale etc.?
6) Are there certain Airlines that particularly favour the integrated candidates, EZY pops straight in mind...
And generally just opinions and maybe even success stories of how modular/integrated has worked for you?
Any comments would be greatly appreciated,
Cheers!
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 14:19
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Dear All,

I need advice on the following, please.

I have the chance to train here in Peru to CPL/IR and obtain a Peruvian licence that I believe is FAA accredited. My quandary is this... yes, it is something I've always wanted to do but life has gotten in the way over the years. I did start a PPL back in the day but couldn't continue. I'm an international school teacher and I've lived in several countries but I want to fulfill my dream. However, I am 47 and would finish the course aged 48. I am educated to post-grad level, keen as mustard and would go anywhere to fly. Do you think, in your experience, it is something I should pursue. I need to make it a career...I need a job. I really welcome your thoughts.
Best regards,
The Foxes
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Old 11th Sep 2019, 12:53
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Advice

Hi folks,

I’m relatively new here. First off, I want to say that this site has been immensely helpful.

I am 26 years old. My dream, since childhood, was to be a pilot. Unfortunatley, along the way, I had been ‘put off’, regarding the funding needed.

Fast forward a number of years, I have reclaimed that desire to become a pilot, it is frequently on my mind. Recently, got a decently paid job (Design Engineer) and now looking for that dream to become reality. My dilemma is, regarding my current role, I am contemplating, switching another role, within the company, to help save the necessary funds. The new role would require frequent travelling, but accommodation and other expenses, will be covered for, by the company, therefore allowing me to save a good amount of funds.
I previously applied to he 'Aer Lingus 2018 FFP' program and the 2019, but withdrew this year.
I aim to complete my ‘EASA Initial Class 1 Medical’, within the next 2 months. I want to start my PPL, soon, but I’m unsure of which school/club to join. I will want to gradually make my way to become an airline pilot. I am from Northern Ireland.

Regards,
CM

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Old 11th Sep 2019, 13:58
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Originally Posted by CMM92 View Post
Hi folks,

Iím relatively new here. First off, I want to say that this site has been immensely helpful.

I am 26 years old. My dream, since childhood, was to be a pilot. Unfortunatley, along the way, I had been Ďput offí, regarding the funding needed.

Fast forward a number of years, I have reclaimed that desire to become a pilot, it is frequently on my mind. Recently, got a decently paid job (Design Engineer) and now looking for that dream to become reality. My dilemma is, regarding my current role, I am contemplating, switching another role, within the company, to help save the necessary funds. The new role would require frequent travelling, but accommodation and other expenses, will be covered for, by the company, therefore allowing me to save a good amount of funds.
I previously applied to he 'Aer Lingus 2018 FFP' program and the 2019, but withdrew this year.
I aim to complete my ĎEASA Initial Class 1 Medicalí, within the next 2 months. I want to start my PPL, soon, but Iím unsure of which school/club to join. I will want to gradually make my way to become an airline pilot. I am from Northern Ireland.

Regards,
CM
CMM92,

Hope you are well.

Sounds like you are in a similar position to myself. I am currently working on my PPL, via a modular route. Studying and learning to fly in my free time, when I am not at work.
I strongly suggest getting the Initial Class 1 under your belt. Itís a big investment, but will honestly tell you whether you have a standing chance to become an airline pilot. Itís better to get this done first, than further down the line after investing so much in your hour building etc.

Iím more than willing to chat over DM. Drop us a line.

Best regards.
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Old 11th Sep 2019, 17:22
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Originally Posted by FuturePilot_123 View Post


CMM92,

Hope you are well.

Sounds like you are in a similar position to myself. I am currently working on my PPL, via a modular route. Studying and learning to fly in my free time, when I am not at work.
I strongly suggest getting the Initial Class 1 under your belt. Itís a big investment, but will honestly tell you whether you have a standing chance to become an airline pilot. Itís better to get this done first, than further down the line after investing so much in your hour building etc.

Iím more than willing to chat over DM. Drop us a line.

Best regards.
Hello FP,

Thanks for some your advice. Regarding the other job role, that may potentially happen, would it be wise to accept it, save up as much as I can and then do flight-training or continue with my current role, save up a bit and do flight training.

I have seen that advice posted alot, so I have the Class 1 medical booked for the end of November. I am slightly nervous about failing it, but I am optimistic.

Thanks again, mate, any more questions Iíll send you a message.

Regards,
CM
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