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noahjpn
09-11-2018, 10:08 AM
Hello,

I am about to apply to multiple flight schools simultaneously in Asia and Europe, to enlarge my chances of getting in to one. However I am not sure if this has any negative side to it? For example a flight schools might feel I am not motivated enough to enter their school, because I have a running application somewhere else.

Could anyone tell me something about it?

Thanks a lot,

Noah


JohnBurke
09-11-2018, 11:14 AM
Hello,

I am about to apply to multiple flight schools simultaneously in Asia and Europe, to enlarge my chances of getting in to one. However I am not sure if this has any negative side to it? For example a flight schools might feel I am not motivated enough to enter their school, because I have a running application somewhere else.

Could anyone tell me something about it?

Thanks a lot,

Noah

Noah,

Are you referring to schools in which you pay for training, or airline-sponsored schools?

If you're paying for the school, it's your huckleberry; you're in charge. Apply to all you want. You're not obligated to tell any of the school about who else you're applying to.

It's a bit different in the US, where there's really no "applying" to a school. It's more a matter of hiring them; the schools advertise for students, and students choose the school.

Are you referring to ab-initio training for an airline, and are really applying to the airline to enter their training program?

noahjpn
09-11-2018, 01:36 PM
Noah,

Are you referring to schools in which you pay for training, or airline-sponsored schools?

If you're paying for the school, it's your huckleberry; you're in charge. Apply to all you want. You're not obligated to tell any of the school about who else you're applying to.

It's a bit different in the US, where there's really no "applying" to a school. It's more a matter of hiring them; the schools advertise for students, and students choose the school.

Are you referring to ab-initio training for an airline, and are really applying to the airline to enter their training program?

Thank you for your quick response!

I will be applying for a CPL/IR + fATPL course that is self sponsored, so not the MPL training sponsored by an airline.

So if I understand it right, is it easier to get into a flying school in the USA, because you do not have to participate in a Pilot Assessment test or something?
I did read something about to be obliged of having completed a 4 year college program in the states, before you can be an airline pilot, but does that also apply for entering a school where you get you CPL/IR + fATPL?


renaissance2008
09-12-2018, 03:49 AM
The only barrier to flight training on the civilian side in the US if you are in good health is the ability to pay for it. That's about it.
Coming from Europe you can
1 choose a flight school in the US that will issue a student visa, do your training up to multi commercial with 250 hours (skip cfi), go back home and convert your licence.
2 stay in EU and do all training there.

noahjpn
09-12-2018, 01:32 PM
Oh, that doesn't sound bad at all! Honestly I am amazed that I never thought of the option of go to the States for a flight school, because it always has been a dream for me to go there.

Will I graduate from a American flight school with the same license as in Europe or Asia? (CPL/IR+fATPL) Or what license do I have to convert back here in Europe? Also, do some of the flight schools have partnerships/relations to airlines, so that getting a job will be easier if you do your training at certain schools?

Anyhow, thank you for your response. I appreciate it a lot!



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