I started my PPL when i was in 5th year of school,
And i did not finish it until my summer holidays after 1st year in college,
I did the Certificate in Engineering (Avionics) and found it a great help doing both together.
However, i had ambitions to travel around the world before i started to train as an airline pilot.
I took a maintainance/manufacturing technicians job for 4 years while i saved to build up my hours to qualify to start the CPL/MEIR, And while i traveled around the world...... Having seen most of Europe, Asia, Australia, North America and some of Africa, i decided it's time for more hard work and not so much fun.
I've packed in my job a couple months ago and am full time at the ATPL's now, And am still on track to having a job secured as an airline pilot when i'm 25.... Im currently 23 - It just happened to work out perfect
Patience is a virtue
Did you not already say that ?????ifty wrote:There is no point saying do this or that, spending whatever time and money then discovering you cannot get a medical. Without it you wont be able to fly for a living, do that, THEN plan your next step(s)
Why so pushy.....
You've already stressed it enough, Thats why i didnt' feel the need to repeat it..... And there's nothing wrong with being optimistic....
Don't be in any hurry.
Oh and yeah, do the medical.
I like your optimism. There are few jobs out there right now. So I hope it works out for you. Im puzzled by your very last comment.michael747 wrote:I've packed in my job a couple months ago and am full time at the ATPL's now, And am still on track to having a job secured as an airline pilot when i'm 25.... Im currently 23 - It just happened to work out perfect
To the original poster....Stay with what you are doing. No point having a license and ratings when there is a good chance they will just expire before you have the chance at securing a job. Dont forget you need to spend money to stay current.
Maybe start with just the PPL and work on the ATPL books in your spare time after that.
Also in the engineering industry what jobs would be availabe without the easa exams somebody said they qualified in avionics for two years which is what i'm doing but did you get all your EASA JAR EXAMS done because a lot of the people in this course who are more interested in flying don't bother with does exams and just get the college qualifacation.
This link is on the IAA website it's the document that outlines the medical requirements;another thing about the medical i wear glasses but i was told that the days that pilots could not fly if they needed glasses are over is this true.
JAR–FCL 3.220 Visual requirements
(a) Distant visual acuity. Distant visual
acuity, with or without correction, shall be 6/9
(0,7) or better in each eye separately and visual
This is quoted from the above document so if your glasses correct your vision to 6/9 you should be ok, however there's a lot of other requirements there your eyes must meet so you might want to read through it yourself.
I'm just out of my avionics apprenticeship. I've also done a year in Carlow but realised it wasn't going to get me a job as an avionic engineer. The problem you'll face getting into an maintenance facility is your lack of experience, Carlows biggest downfall. Your easa exams shouldn't really matter because you'll need on the job experience before you can apply for your license. This will be either 2yrs or 5yrs 'OJT' depending on Carlows certification. However, it might look well on a c.v. if you had them.Also in the engineering industry what jobs would be availabe without the easa exams somebody said they qualified in avionics for two years which is what i'm doing but did you get all your EASA JAR EXAMS done because a lot of the people in this course who are more interested in flying don't bother with does exams and just get the college qualifacation.
In reality you'd probably be better off with a qualification that wasn't aviation orientated. Something that also interested you aside from aviation, that you could fall back on. A lot of people seem to do this, 'my self included' think that these aviation courses are the back door into flying. Another example of this is Aeronautical Engineering in UL a standard Mechanical Engineering degree would be far more valuable and there's still nothing stopping you applying for aero engineering jobs.i'm not an engineer at heart and find the complex engineering parts boring and difficult
Here you go. I wrote this up a few years ago when I first did my Class 1....airbus wrote:can someone explain in lay mans terms what goes on in the medical.
http://www.flyinginireland.com/forum/vi ... ight=class
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