So, when my dad brought me to this flying school 2 years ago, we never expected such delays in flying training. Im not going to write a long post like I usually do. But I find the need to prepare you guys for something very unexpected- Delays!!.
Alright, if your paying from your pocket, and you also have to bear all the insults and humiliation, and on top of that if theres a long unbearable delay, how would you feel?. Let me tell you, coming from a middle class family, spending closet 50 lakhs on education is a big deal!!.
Flying training is an expensive privilege to have. Most of the schools take 1/4th to 1/2 of the training cost in advance. My father invested 1/4th of the training in advance. But, what have I got back in return, everything else other than flying. Folks, thats what helicopter flying in India from a military based school gets you. And especially when its the only helicopter flying school in India.
Reason for delays in flying training
Okay, let me prepare you for a few issues that students face that causes this delay and ill put it in points:
- Not able to clear DGCA exams or FAA exams/orals/skill test.
- Technical problems in aircraft.
- DGCA/ FAA permits of the school being taken away.
- Employees of the school on strike
- Trainee goes medically unfit
- Instructors not available
- Lack of confidence of your instructor in you not letting you move further in flying.
- Airspace closed due to VIP flying in progress.
- Lack of funds
I have listed out 10 reasons which I or the people I know faced which caused delay in flying training. You might have faced or might be facing many more.You can feel free to discuss with me. You can contact me here. All I want to say with this post is, be prepared!!. Prepared both mentally and financially.
You can further go share your problems with the http://www.dgca.nic.in
Thank you for reading