Door: Ernst Huig
Hoi Amar, Joyce en ik lenen je € 2.000 om je droom te verwezenlijken. Deze 100 is een test of alles goed verloopt. Laat me weten of het goed is gegaan. Groeten en succes, ernst en joyce1 jaar geleden
Het is een begin... :p1 jaar geleden
Type-rating Boeing 737 -
From the year 2010 until 2012 I followed an ATPL training at the Dutch Flight Academy to obtain my commercial pilots license. With aviation being my true passion I set out with good hope I would find a job after completing my training. I was told this shouldn't be a problem because at the time no-one foresaw the current job crisis going on in the aviation world.
What seems to be the problem?
There are a lot of problems I have to deal with as an ab-initio pilot (ab-initio's are pilots who left school with the minimum required amount of flying hours for a commercial pilots license) trying to get that first job. First of all, I have a lot of competition going for the same job. The odds of being ''just a number'' is quite high and I rarely even get a response after I applied for a job.
The second problem is the Pay2Fly schemes that pop-up at airlines that used to hire low hour pilots like me. This means they ask a certain amount of money for ''line-training'' this amount can go up to 50 000€!! I refuse to participate with these almost criminal setups.
There are a lot more obstacles that prevent me from getting that all important first job. For example most airlines ask a high amount of experience and flying hours. And so I can go on and on.
So how do I want to deal with this problem?
I want to get a type-rating for the Boeing 737. What does this mean? well essentially its an additional training I need to do for a specific type of aircraft. When completed, I am legally allowed to fly this type of aircraft.
How will this help?
The Boeing 737 is the most used type of aircraft all over the world. Airlines prefer type-rated pilots over pilots with no qualification. This is because type-rated pilots can quickly start flying for the company without needing any additional/time consuming training. In my current social network, I see for myself that my friends who are currently type-rated are getting hired. This is because the economy is starting to find its way up again. I want to take advantage of this situation and therefore get the type-rating and be ready to fly.
What will I do with your money?
I intend to get my type-rating on short notice. (preferably this summer) I intend to ask for a loan and I should be able to pay back at least 75% of the money within next year. This is due to tax rebates and the money I am currently saving. The only problem is that this money isn't available to me on such a short notice.
If I do nothing, there will be enough other pilots that will take the opportunity. by getting a type-rating I will put myself in front of the line and I will be ready for any company willing to hire me.
I intend to pay back the amount that has been lend to me. I would like to show you how I plan to do this.
I plan to pay back the biggest amount with my tax rebate.
I currently have €3200,- saved up.
The total cost of a TR would be close to €16 000,- (including accommodation and everything I need) So I would need to loan around €13 000,-
By next year, I should get around €6000,- back from the government and I am also saving the ''huurtoeslag'' which I am entitled too. This saves me €3200,- I am also planning to use the ''vakantiegeld'' I am currently building up and should be around €1000,-
The financial picture:
Therefore I should be able to return around €10 000,- by at its latest around June 2016. That is 76% of the total amount I need, I aim to have paid everything back by the end of 2016 which most likely is very possible. I hope this story was informative enough and I can always be contacted for any questions by e-mail or mobile phone. Thanks again, Amar
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