I thought it was time for another Q&A article.. 🙂 So this time I answered some of the most frequently asked questions from my Youtube Channel followers. Questions & Answers – part 2 consists of the following subjects; Why I was wearing epaulettes during training. When you are too old to become a pilot and some questions regarding financial topics. Be sure to ask me questions of your own and your question might be answered in the next Q&A article 😉
|⇒ Why are you wearing epaulettes during training?
As part of an integrated pilot training course it is mandatory to wear the full uniform. The full uniform includes stripes after the 70 hours check (PPL check). Before the checkride you have to wear the blue epaulettes without any stripe. After the checkride it is mandatory to wear epaulletes with 1 golden stripe. You can see that in this video.
|⇒ How expensive is it to become an airline pilot?
Just recently I published an article about this subject. It’s called The Real Deal: the price to become an airline pilot! It contains everything you need to know about the financial aspect of being a pilot and how much you need to spend to keep the license after you obtained it. Besides this article I created a video to shed some more light on the income of a pilot. You can watch it by clicking here.
I took a loan to finance the training. It’s actually the most common way to finance an integrated pilot training course. Pilots that just fly for there enjoyment (private pilot license holders) often pay the training without a loan. A private pilot license is a lot cheaper than a commercial pilot license. In the article The Real Deal you can find more detailed information about the loan.
That’s it for now 🙂 I will answer more questions later on.
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