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Is flight school something you would have to pay for and if so how much would it be?

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Caroline’s Answer

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That depends....military or civilian?

If you are going to military route, you pay in years of service. For the Air Force, you are committed to serving for 10 years after you graduate pilot training.

For civilian, you are paying for yourself (unless you found a sweet scholarship). This can be fairly expensive. Price depends on how far you want to take the training. Your initial private pilots license will be about $8,000-10,000. If you want to make being a pilot your career, you will need an instrument rating, a commercial license, and many many hours, which will add up to a bit.

If you just want a private pilot license for fun, then go for it! If you are looking to make a career of being a pilot, I highly recommend the military route. Serving your country is a great way to spend your life. And it also is cheaper!
I agree with Caroline. I just want to add that in the Army, the obligation is 6 years. I am a pilot in the California Army National Guard. The guard is a great way to go if you are interested in flying part time and still want to be involved in military flying as well as helping with natural disasters such as fires. Its a unique opportunity that Active duty Army pilots don't really get the chance to participate in. Jesse Montes
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Elliot’s Answer

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Flight school can be costly but there are a few ways to be successful getting through it. There are 4 year Flight School Degree programs at many states around the country. Another way without going through college are Flight Schools called ATP Flight School. They offer accelerated courses to get through flight training quickly. It cost around $75,000 do go through the whole program. The have loan options to assist financially. There is also the Air National Guard route. If you enlist in the Air Guard there are a number of different jobs possibilities. They have 100% tuition assistance available and will help with flight fees.


https://atpflightschool.com/faqs/pilot-training-cost.html


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.military.com/education/money-for-school/national-guard-tuition-assistance.html/amp

Elliot recommends the following next steps:

  • Locate your nearest Flight School online and go talk to them.
  • Look at different 4 year college degree flight programs that interest you.
  • Talk to the Air National Guard nearest you and talk to someone that has already been in the Air Guatd that is not a recruiter.
  • Take your time and educate yourself on the possibilities out there
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