Want to be a pilot? Think again.

I recently met some travelers in Dahab and we started talking about what they work with. It turns out most of them were pilots and they told me how difficult it is today to be a pilot because of how the low cost airline companies like Ryanair treat them. They told me that to start working for companies like this you have to pay 20 000 euro for an “introduction course” and of course not being payed during the course either. Some airline companies have made a routine to earn money this way as the course only costs them around 12-14 000 euro. Then, after 6 months they fire the pilot and recruit new pilots that again have to pay the introduction course.

If you still are interested in becoming a commercial pilot the price for the education is about 60 000 euro.

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