For Parents

For Parents

Becoming a commercial airline pilot can be a fulfilling and rewarding career, and your support can help your son or daughter achieve their goal. A job as a commercial airline pilot can offer many benefits, such as the opportunity to travel, a good salary, and job security.

This career path involves rigorous training and education. The process typically includes flight and theoretical training, tests and examinations, simulator training, and on-the-job experience.
We understand that you may have concerns about the cost of training, the competitive job market, and/or the safety of flying. The aviation industry has one of the highest safety standards in the world.

If your son or daughter has expressed an interest in becoming a commercial pilot and is trying to decide between the modular or integrated training route, you may have some questions. We will provide you with information about both routes in order to help support you and your son/daughter with their decision.

Modular pilot training is a popular option for aspiring pilots who prefer a flexible and affordable training schedule. Instead of enrolling in a full-time integrated course, modular training allows students to complete each stage of their training either full or part-time, to allow them to work or study while they train.

The decision to take a modular or integrated commercial pilot training route will depend on several factors, including your son/daughter’s financial situation, time availability, personal preferences, and career goals. Here are some things to consider:

  • Cost: Integrated pilot training programs can be expensive, with some costing upwards of £100,000. On the other hand, modular training will cost significantly less, between £55,000-£70,000, and allows the student to train full or part-time at their own pace. They can also spread the cost out over a longer period.
  • Time: Integrated pilot training programs are usually completed in 12-18 months, whereas modular training can be completed in as little as 12 months or can be stretched out over 2 years if required. The duration of training for a modular course is largely dependent on the individual undertaking the training.
  • Flexibility: Modular training provides significantly more flexibility as the student is in control of the speed of their training. This can be helpful if they need to balance training with work or other commitments.
  • Quality: Research the quality of the training provided by the schools or training providers offering both modular and integrated training options. Make sure that they have a good reputation and are recognized by aviation authorities such as the UK CAA or EASA. The Wings Alliance can help with this.

Ultimately, the decision to take a modular or integrated commercial pilot training route will depend on your son/daughter’s personal circumstances and goals. It’s essential to do your research and speak with professionals in the industry to make an informed decision.

In conclusion, modular pilot training is a very flexible and affordable option for aspiring pilots. It allows your son/daughter to train at their own pace and take breaks if needed. With the right training providers and a commitment to hard work and dedication, your child can achieve their dream of becoming a commercial pilot.
Becoming a commercial Airline Pilot requires dedication and hard work, but with the right training and experience, your son or daughter can achieve their dream of flying for a commercial airline.
With the Wings Alliance, we can help you and your son or daughter child decide on the training path that best suits their needs, support them as they fly, and work with them to prepare them for their career in aviation.

It’s free to become a member of Wings Alliance – and puts fantastic resources at your fingertips. All designed to streamline your pathway from student to an employed commercial pilot. Join Wings Alliance today.


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