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Hello everyone,


First of all thank you for stopping by.


I have a few things I would like to know about before starting my PPL.



I'm planning to get my rating in San Antonio TX, and I found a school there called Helicopter Experts and they are part 141 they do one on one training, I don't know know the exact difference between part 141 and 61 as I will be pursuing a career out of this in the near future.


I will be on a diplomat visa in the states for 13 months doing a power plant course at a US army base learning to be a helicopter mechanic, I'm already in the maintenance field fixing apaches but I will do more studies while in the states.


My plan is since I have about a year and I want to get my PPL during this time, Will I be able to do it in say 12 months considering I have to attend the maintenance school from 7:30-14:00 5 days a week. I am willing tho to go to the flight training school daily until midnight if I had to (this shows how much I want to be a pilot).


Can I do it in the 12 months I have there and I heard it is a bit complicated to start the training as I'm not a US citizen but it might be just complicated for those who already have a license and want it to be a FAA license holder. I don't hold one so I hope it won't get too complicated...


If you've read this far from my topic I really appreciate it.



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12 months is definitely doable. You'll have to go through TSA screening before you can start your training. That's the only complicated part of it. Once the school gets the OK to start training you, you'll be no different than any other student out there.

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