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Old 04-02-2019, 09:24 AM   #1  
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Smile Any sponsorships for pilot training?

I am planning to start pilot school this summer. I want to see if anyone knows any airlines that are sponsoring people to go to pilot training in central Florida area? Either paying for all of it or at least part of it. I'm trying to minimize the cost of pilot school. Thank you.
P.S don't waste your time writing about going through the military to get my pilots license, I've already made my decision to go through civilian pilot school.
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Old 04-02-2019, 09:59 AM   #2  
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No one in the US sponsors civilian ab initio pilot training.

Some regional airlines may pay bonuses or reimburse you for some college/flight training expenses but nobody is going to pay for it up front. They want you to have completed training and accumulated enough flight time to qualify for an R-ATP or ATP before they commit any money.

You'd have to look overseas for sponsored ab initio training, and you'd need local right-to-work, or more likely citizenship.

If you wait long enough, like 5+ years, it might become available in the US if the pilot shortage gets bad enough. But you'd probably be better off economically just paying for it now than waiting for a maybe, because that five years of seniority will be worth a whole lot...
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Old 04-02-2019, 11:37 AM   #3  
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Youíre planning to start and not planning to pay for it.....thatís rich.
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Old 04-02-2019, 11:47 AM   #4  
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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.
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I'm trying to minimize the cost of pilot school. Thank you.
You're in luck.

Most seek to increase the cost of pilot school, so you're in a very small minority. Flight schools are always looking for students who want to pay less, and it appears that you're perfect for that program. Just let them know when you approach them that you'd like to pay less, and they'll jump at the chance to accommodate you.
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Go to gas station, tell panhandler on corner you need $4, and buy power ball ticket. Get the power play!

This should give you the best chance of decreasing your out of pocket expenses.


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Are you planning to attend college as well? You pretty much need a degree (with outlier exceptions) to get to a major, so plan on doing that as well.
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Free college mind you.
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Youíre planning to start and not planning to pay for it.....thatís rich.
Lmao Im going to pay for it regardless, but if there is an opportunity to minimize the cost Im going to take that opportunity
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Are you planning to attend college as well? You pretty much need a degree (with outlier exceptions) to get to a major, so plan on doing that as well.
Im already in college. I have my AA working on Bachelors right now
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