I always wanted to be a pilot. It is my passion and dream. I am from an average family and have some financial problem to pay for the course fees, I have applied for the British Airways cadetship but was rejected. This means that the only way to fulfill my dream is through the flying school.
I know that educational loan does not provide for 100% of the total course fees. My Mum and I have decided to "re-finance" our house. Our plan to do so was not only to pay for the course fees but also to help my Dad settle his credit card debts and other loans so that we have to pay for one loan only.
I know I wouldn't settle for a normal 9-to-5 job, I wanted freedom. That's why I want to be in the skies. This is actually not a second option. I want to be a pilot and I know what his responsibilities are. It's not about the glamour and salary, I really love and enjoy flying.
I don't know what to do. Do I really have to refinance my house? I know it will put my family in risk too.
I really hope that you could answer and give me some advice
Thank you for your time, I really appreciated it!
I would suggest that you think twice before you impoverish your family by refinancing your house for a loan that may not be able to provide you the returns that you hope for. There is absolutely no guarantee of an airline flying job after graduation due to many others in the market. You can further read an article No takeoff for cadet pilots by another writer (William Dennis) in his letter to a local newspaper here
Today, the best way to become an airline pilot is to be sponsored by the Airlines. Unfortunately, the opportunities are few and you have to be very good to get through the selection process. Once selected, they would guarantee you a lifelong flying job. A private pilot will have a hard time recovering from the investment unless his parent have a lot of cash.
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