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Old 04-04-2019, 09:49 AM   #11  
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Flightsafety Academy in Vero Beach will cover for commercial pilot multi/ and single engine add on. CFI, CFI-I AND CFI-MEI. This in exchange for a 2 year commitment to work there as an instructor. You basically only have to pay for private pilot and instrument rating. Message me if you have any questions.
That would be perfect because I was planning to work as a flight instructor anyway to rack up my 1500 flight hours. The only problem is I am in Orlando and thats a 2 hour drive for me. Its a little bit too far to drive multiple times a week to fly
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That would be perfect because I was planning to work as a flight instructor anyway to rack up my 1500 flight hours. The only problem is I am in Orlando and thats a 2 hour drive for me. Its a little bit too far to drive multiple times a week to fly
Please keep in mind that you will have to make sacrifices if you are to succeed. There is no easy way to a commercial career. If you do find one, let us know. Best of luck. PS, You will spend most of your life with a 2 hour drive or better.
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:32 PM   #13  
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You can become a commercial pilot one of a few ways:

1- you or your family be wealthy and pay for your training

2- go to college (pt 141) and take out nearly $200k in student loans for tuition and flight training

3- join the military and have them pay for it

4- skip college and go to ATP and take out $90k+ in loans


Short story: if you or your family are not already rich, then you need to either join the military or go in to a ton of debt.
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There is also option five, go to a smaller independent training facility and work a job while you simultaneously do your training without going into crazy debt, this option will most likely be the slowest of the bunch but the upside is minimal debt.
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Old 04-04-2019, 08:19 PM   #15  
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What entitlement.

In another thread we've got someone who is "willing" to move for work," and impressively "willing" to let someone pay for his training.

Here we have someone who can't be bothered to travel two hours to work, and wants someone else to pay for his flight training, too.

Add that to the long list of those who are "different" or special or "not like everyone else," who want to skip instructing and jump the line.

Entitlement.

Look on the bright side. Easy come, easy go, right?
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Old 04-04-2019, 09:04 PM   #16  
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There are scholarships. Not necessarily ones that by themselves can pay for all training though. Some are general, some are in fact towards a flying career. I met father and son at a convention just a couple weeks ago where the son had won a few thousand dollars towards flight training as a scholarship. In general, scholarships are for exceptional students, either by way of their achievements and how they would be great asset to the industry based on their past performance, or in exceptional situations where they've shown they can overcome adversity and hardships and rise above them, like inner city minority kid with no money, but exceptional grades. These scholarships are offered by private organizations, so they choose who gets them. Before one goes down the road of how they can't get this money, or their parents didn't push them hard enough, blah blah, life is not fair.
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There is also option five, go to a smaller independent training facility and work a job while you simultaneously do your training without going into crazy debt, this option will most likely be the slowest of the bunch but the upside is minimal debt.
It will still cost upwards of $60k, not too many jobs one can work that gives that kind of disposable income.
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It will still cost upwards of $60k, not too many jobs one can work that gives that kind of disposable income.
Donít buy what you canít afford.
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Donít buy what you canít afford.
^^^^ This. The debt you can incur going through training will kill you. Be wary of borrowing for building time.
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Donít buy what you canít afford.
If that were the case, there would be virtually no pilots these days.
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