The number of people choosing to enter into pilot training is at a 5 year low and you can understand why – the perception that pilot training ‘needs to cost’ £120,000 is eye watering, but most importantly, not true.
Yak, pictured here on his first day at FTA.
I joined the air cadets at aged 13. You get to fly about once a year and that was my first experience of flying.
My first time flying it was in a Grob Tutor and the instructor asked: “so what do you want to do?” and I replied “I want to do aerobatics” and we did it. It was out of this world!
Flying at that stage however, was not a realistic option, we are a normal family so it seemed as though it was always going to be a dream. Then, when I was 14 I heard about a scholarship at the local airport. Cotswold airport offer a two-week flying scholarship each year for 10 lucky candidates.
How you fund your training will depend on where you choose to complete your training, how (with an integrated or modular course) and your time frame. Read on for some information regarding the finance options for both modular and integrated flight training.