The benefits of flight training in the U.S.A
The USA is an excellent place to take your Pilot Training and learn how to fly!
The United States has by far the largest aviation industry in the world. When you think about the number of successful global corporations based in the US (Corporate Jet Departments), the largest military and air force in the world - the USAF & US Navy, the largest economy in the world - including 5 of the 7 largest airlines in the world, and the recent Regional Jet explosion in the states, you can get an idea for how truly huge this market is.
Why Train in the USA?
Training Schools – The US has excellent Training Schools and Facilities. Also many UK Based Pilot Training Schools have set up schools in the USA for Europeans to be able to acquire the JAA Pilot Licences while training in the USA.
FAA Pilot Licences - respected and validated around the world as ICAO Pilot Licences. Most US Pilots stay within their own massive US Pilot Market, but their Training and Licenses are so highly respected throughout the world, that many US Pilots have ventured away to fly abroad for companies including pilots flying for airlines such as Korean Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airlines Cargo, and more. As mentioned above - there are many schools now in the US that provide JAA Flight Training and JAA European Pilot Licences.
Optimum Weather in the USA – In many parts of the US the weather is perfect for Flight Training - with many sunny days for weeks on end. In some of the northern states, pilots in training can take advantage of the cooler seasons to get practicial experience flying in cloud in IMC conditions, sometimes even within Snow showers and icing conditions.
Training Costs in the USA – Training in the US is extremely cost effective when compared with training in Europe and Asia - in fact it is estimated to be between 30-35% less. This reduced cost in building flight hours and training can be a real advantage to Pilots from European & Asian countries. When estimating costs for Training in the US, remember that 1 Euro is about equal to 1 US$. For this reason many schools in the US have set up Foreign Licence Training Programs and pilots from Europe come to the USA to do their pilot training to save costs. Also many Asian airlines have set up Ab-Initio Training Programs for their new cadet pilots to train them from day 1 of flying right through to their first Airliner Simulator Training Flight - this saves these airlines millions of dollars each year due to the relatively low cost of training in the USA.