My name is Tim, I am 21 years old. I have about 25 hours with 5 of them being solo, half of my private pilot (EASA) exams passed and a BSc in Pilot Studies . I am from Ireland BUT WAIT! I know ATP does not accept international students anymore (which is a bummer) but my partner (US Citizen) are debating on living in the US or EU for the future. I know their won’t be a lot of info or pros for the EASA/EU training here.
So if we pick the US we will probably end up in Arizona. For me getting the Green Card it could take a few months but am wondering can I start training with ATP as I should get my green card before id be able to get the CFI job. (Estimated time to get a green card in my case is 4-7 months).
Just a question about the placements on the ATP website. When you click on one of the students that have got a job and it says ‘Fixed Cost’ is that what they paid for training? If so how did some of them get it for so cheap!? Also is the ‘initial airline placement’ how long it took them to get that job from the start of training?
Lastly, does anybody have any opinion if I should go FAA and live in the US or EASA and stay in Europe in the view of Exam/Training difficulty, Training cost, job opportunities ect!
Thanks in advance from across the pond!