Hello - query about US-based flight schools

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Hello, i dont know if i'm in the right forum so i'm sorry if its not... i would like to know what's the average cust to go to aviation school? and what are the average demand to be accepted? it will by really nice if any one knows and can share the info with me... i have a family member that life in the us and he's checking the topic for me, but i'll by able to speak with him only in a few months, so antil then i hope you can help me ;) btw the school im really interested in is embrt-riddle thank you very much.
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Welcome. This is very much a European based forum, but we do have the occasional visitor from the USA drop in. I hope they can give you some guidance Moggy
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The Flying Podcast - easily downloadable had two or three good podcasts on US clubs, at which UK pilots had learned to fly, last year. Lots of detail on costs, facilities etc...

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Welcome. This is very much a European based forum, but we do have the occasional visitor from the USA drop in. I hope they can give you some guidance Moggy
ohh i didnt know its a Eurpean forum... do you know any US forums? cus i wanst able to find any... any way do you know whats the average cust in Germany/France/Spain and so on? (dosnt really metter where, i just wanna get a general idea abut the prices)

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Register on http://www.pprune.org/ Read http://www.pprune.org/private-flying/278995-guide-obtaining-jaa-ppl-us-part-1-a.html http://www.pprune.org/private-flying-63/ This is hour building but may help http://www.pprune.org/professional-pilot-training-includes-ground-studies/526027-hour-building-usa-master-thread.html I would avoid paying upfront for a course in total and I would pay on a credit card then if anything goes wrong you can claim back off the card Hope that helps.

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@ orya, you will probably find that since 9/11 that things have tightened up quite a bit and you may find that you might have to jump through a lot of procedures now.
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Before we can help, we need more information.... What is the purpose of your training? ATP? PPL? Where are you from? How long do you have for your training? What are your educational qualifications (i.e. are you eligible to attend a 4 year university with an aviation program? That's a very good way to get aviation training at a reasonable cost). How much are you willing to spend? Those simple questions will dictate the proper school for you.
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If you are alien to the USA you will need a TSA clearance for which you have to register on their website. You can only do this once you have chosen your flight school as they have to attest to your enrollment, and usually it is them who pay the fee.