Better Place For Training

Better Place For Training

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  • Better place for CPL training…USA or Canada?
  • In my opinion, a flying school with good infrastructure should suffice, primarily it depends on the pupil, how much he wants to learn and the depth of his knowledge and interest in aviation. Even a cadet trained in Philippines can be better than the best cadet from NFTI or IGRUA or any premier institute.
  • Vansh, I want you to think about what you, in essence, are asking us, random people on this group who you have never met, to decide for you. Going abroad to study and train is a huge financial undertaking, not to mention an emotional one. As i said before, do your research, decide this entirely on your own. I suggest looking at www.CollegeBoard.com and doing a search of colleges…this will work for the USA. I also suggest you google aviation universities in Canada, or go to "http://www.dot.gov.nt.ca/…/wpPages/Aviation_Training.aspx“ which is the dept of transportations site. Now, the DOT site gives you hits from universities to ”mom and pop" flight schools. Youll have to do separate search for the part 141 flight schools in the USA. you cant rely on other people to do your homework for you. do your research, make your decisions on your own, youll have less people to blame if you make the wrong one. this is basically, to protect your investment; if you take the advice of some random person, and then things dont work out, youll likely blame that person for screwing you over. i dont regret any of the decisions i made, because i had solid research to base my decisions on. also you may like to look elsewhere. australia, NZ, south africa etc. all this make sense?
  • alls good about the said research but its equally important to consider other peoples views/opinions simply because of their training experience and more exposure to the field than yourself. and yes your queryon whether to complete your training in India is valid one- training abroad is indeed cheaper including the travel and stay however, consider the conversion rate as well. It might not turn out to be too feasible to train abroad anymore. Also with DGCA making the conversion process more complex- it does not stand in your favor. Im not updated with the new conversion rules so dont take my word for it, find out the real deal from the people who have got their conversion done recently.
  • India is a strict no-no except a few flying schools who have the same standards of flight training as abroad. I am trained in Canada but I will suggest you opt for US considering training cost and time as key factors. Indian aviation sector is very competitive as of date. There are very few jobs and only the best of the best get those. So think wisely before jumping just dont jump. Becoming a pilot is very demanding in terms of your time, money, studies and of-course your youth. Instructor jobs are next to none for us Indians in India as well as abroad dont fall for the false promises made by flying schools unless you have a legal contract. And if you are really really really passionate about becoming a pilot forget all of the above you will make it anyhow, I bet… All the best !!!
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