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Pilot training after marine engineering?

Old 1st Feb 2016, 18:00
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Pilot training after marine engineering?

Hey, I'm an 18 year old from india. I have a huge desire to be a pilot not because of the salaries but because i love those giant machines. I've researched a lot for it.

Things I know
  • I have to join a DGCA recognised flying shool
  • i'll get a SPL from there.
  • then after getting an SPL i'll get my PPL
  • after getting my PPL i'll have to complete 200hours of flying(including Cross country, solo, night etc) then i'd have to clear an exam conducted by DGCA to get a CPL
    This all will cost around 20L(according to my research)
Correct me if i'm wrong somewhere.
After getting my CPL i'd have to complete type rating on aircrafts like 737, a320 etc. I don't know the real expenses for this and I don't have any idea that where i'll do my type rating in India.
Some people say that type rating will cost around 40L that means my total expenses would be around 60L
Some people say that only possible way to be a pilot is to join airline's cadet programs. but they are expensive af!



I'm going to join maritime school for becoming a marine engineer. I'll save my earnings for my pilot training.
Mariners get around 10LPA. 4 years of job would be enough to meet the expenses easily as per my family's financial status.
This means that i'll be around 26 when i'll start my training.
Is it a good idea? Please Guide me.
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A MILKMAID, who poised a full pail on her head,
Thus mused on her prospects in life, it is said:
“Let me see,—I should think that this milk will procure
One hundred good eggs, or fourscore, to be sure.

“Well then,—stop a bit,—it must not be forgotten,
Some of these may be broken, and some may be rotten;
But if twenty for accident should be detached,
It will leave me just sixty sound eggs to be hatched.

“Well, sixty sound eggs.—no, sound chickens, I mean:
Of these some may die,—we ’ll suppose seventeen,
Seventeen! not so many—say ten at the most,
Which will leave fifty chickens to boil or to roast.

“But then there ’s their barley: how much will they need?
Why, they take but one grain at a time when they feed,—
So that ’s a mere trifle; now then, let us see,
At a fair market price how much money there ’ll be.

“Six shillings a pair—five—four—three-and-six.
To prevent all mistakes, that low price I will fix;
Now what will that make? fifty chickens, I said,—
Fifty times three-and-sixpence—I ’ll ask Brother Ned.

“O, but stop,—three-and-sixpence a pair I must sell ’em;
Well, a pair is a couple,—now then let us tell ’em;
A couple in fifty will go (my poor brain!)
Why, just a score times and five pair will remain.

“Twenty-five pair of fowls—now how tiresome it is
That I can’t reckon up so much money as this!
Well, there ’s no use in trying, so let ’s give a guess,—
I ’ll say twenty pounds, and it can’t be no less.

“Twenty pounds, I am certain, will buy me a cow,
Thirty geese and two turkeys,—eight pigs and a sow;
Now if these turn out well, at the end of a year,
I shall fill both my pockets with guineas, ’t is clear.”

Forgetting her burden, when this she had said,
The maid superciliously tossed up her head;
When, alas for her prospects! her milk-pail descended,
And so all her schemes for the future were ended.

This moral, I think, may be safely attached,—
“Reckon not on your chickens before they are hatched.”
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