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WHAT IS THE SPOKEN LANGUAGE DURING TRAINING?
The spoken language is English. Aviation English training may be available for the program you are interested in to help you meet
international English standards.
In Amsterdam courses are give in Dutch and English.
DO YOU TAKE CARE OF ROOM AND BOARD?
Each of the schools has made a variety of arrangements for food and lodging during your training at very reasonable rates. Some even offer on
campus accommodation. Your school will assist you in getting settled in.
WHAT PLANES ARE USED DURING TRAINING?
All of the training facilities have modern well-equipped and well-maintained aircraft
and flight simulation training devices. Entering cadets should anticipate beginning their flight training with single engine aircraft such as a Cessna 172, or a Diamond 40 or similar aircraft. CAE has the latest in instructional curriculum that takes advantage of high-fidelity modern simulation devices to compliment aircraft training. Depending on the program you enroll in, you may fly light twin-engine aircraft and/or train in an airline jet simulator.
WHAT KIND OF PLANES CAN I FLY WHEN I GRADUATE?
After graduating from the Academy you can apply with any airline and fly any of the aircraft in their fleet that you have a type-rating
DO I HAVE A JOB AFTER GRADUATION?
Markets are recovering fast and industry experts predict a worldwide pilot shortage. This creates the best job opportunities
for you. It is a great time to be considering an airline career. During your training you will become familiar with the industry and make several contacts. CAE’s Pilot Provisioning programs, along with your individual school, will assist you in finding that important first airline job. They may also help you assemble your personal resume and practice for an airline interview.
CAN I BE REMOVED FROM THE PROGRAM?
Yes, you can be removed. As with any high-quality educational program, CAE maintains high standards. Although our programs are very challenging, all levels of the organization staff are committed to helping you gain a superior flight training experience. We all take great pride in our graduates and recognize the enormous responsibility entailed in performing on a modern airliner flight deck. Your school will share with you the CAE standard of performance and work with you to successfully complete the program.
HOW MUCH DOES A PILOT EARN AFTER GRADUATION?
Your salary depends on age, experience, airline and the type of airplane you will pilot. Pilot salaries vary greatly across the globe. While beginning salaries are traditionally low, with longevity and upgrade to captain, the salaries commensurate accordingly.
CAN I BE A PILOT WITH EYE DEVIATION?
Wearing spectacles or lenses does not mean that you cannot become a pilot. You must have an aero-medical certificate to fly, including an eye exam, and the aero-medical examiner can discuss the specific visual acuity requirements with you.
DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF YOU ARE A MAN OR A WOMAN?
No. Everyone may apply. CAE maintains rigid equal opportunity standards that prohibit discrimination based on gender, race, religion, age or national origin
DOES IT MATTER HOW TALL YOU ARE?
Cadets must be at least 158 cm (5 feet 2 inches) tall. You must be able to reach and use all the instruments of the aircraft. If you cannot reach them you cannot fly.
I AM COLOUR-BLIND, CAN I BECOME A PILOT?
There are not many people who really are colour-blind. Most people with a colour problem are colour-weak. Colour-weak does not mean that you cannot become a pilot. For more information, please contact a certified aero-medical examiner.