Hello everyone, hope all is well.
I want to share my understanding of how things work for a proper training and if I’m mistaken please correct me. I spoke to many people and done a lot of research online and ended up by the following.
First of all you will need a budget of 60K to get your training done. This is without rent,food…ect expenses. Just the price to get the commercial multi engines.
The training can be done in a period of 10-12 months if you are a serious full time student.
It starts with a Private Pilot License (PPL) FAA requires a minimum of 40 hours flight before you can apply.
then IR, Instrument Rating which will allow you to fly with instruments instead of visual.
then Multi-engine commercial License, which will allow you to fly a multi engines airplane.
Once you have all of that you end the 1st part of your training and will end up with around 245 hours.
Then you will need to pay an extra 10-20k to get certified instructor so you can build up your hours and reach the 1500 hours required by the FAA after the buffalo crash. Most of regionals will not look at you until you have at 1500 flight hours…
You have to ge your CFI, CFII and MEI and fly for your school to build your hours from 250hours to reach 1500 hours so it is about 1250 hours. I just don’t know how long it takes to do them. I know it depends the flight school that you work for and the weather and how many students they have.
Personally, I’m thinking to go to Wayman flight school in OpaLocka Airport Miami FL… weather is good and it looks like they have a good amount of students to get the missing 1250 hours within one year (hopefully).
Once you have your PPL,IR, Multi-engine, CFI,CFII and MEII and your 1500 hours… you can apply for regional companies to get hired as a First Officer… You will then get a chance to get your ATP (ATPL)… I think the salary will be low around 40-60k a year here in the US but you can build your hours quickly within one or two years. the first year will be a lot of waiting time to replace sick pilots or things like that. They make you wait…
Hopefully after 2-3 years you will have around 2000-2800 jet hours and can go fly for a major or somewhere else.
PS; I’m not sure if it is true that Regional Airlines are hiring a lot here in the US and there is a lack of pilots. Many people saying that there is a lack of remuneration of the pilots. They don’t pay them well that’s why.
Again the information here my not be the correct ones since this is coming from my understand from aviation blogs, friends, schools ,articles …ect
If you guys have more information, please share it so we can all understand or confirm what is the process of becoming a pilot and the steps and what is the future when you get graduated with 250 hours…