Pilots!! Welcome to GoBlue Aviation’s Career Consulting Service!
We have successfully helped Pilots with the following:
- choosing the right full or part-time flight training school
- finding and preparing for cadet programs
- help with Pilot CV writing and interview preparation
- advice and help for low time pilots looking for employment
- conversion of licenses and medicals from/to different authorities
- searching for aero-medical facilities worldwide
- introduction to aviation and the pilot career
- resume’ building
- general advice and help
- help with budgeting and planning pilot training
- referrals and discounts with our authorized training organization partners
- reviewing training contracts
Why would I need a Consult?
- Are you looking to become a Pilot and don’t know where to start
- Are you a Pilot who is changing / transferring licenses or looking to renew / revalidate, issues with your medical or has a hard time finding relevant information to a specific problem.
- Or are you a current student, stuck with no progress, in need to change schools / instructors or are running out of money / options.
How does it work?
1. Fill out the Form above. Tell us about yourself and your request. The more information you can give us the faster we can get you top solutions. But don’t worry if you miss out something, we might just ask you for more information later.
2. We send you our Offer. We send you an estimate of our work and explain what we can do for you. Just follow the payment link and get your invoice. (We use Stripe as Payment Gateway.)
3. We get to work. Once the we receive payment we look at your individual situation and find applicable legal requirements, regulations and tailor a way to help you overcome your current challenge.
4. Results. Once we are positive we have exhausted all angles we will present to you our findings in a structured PDF.
Why does it cost money?
Information is available and free in abundance around you and we encourage everyone to look and make an effort to find solutions by themselves.
Most of our clients have done exactly that and found that the information is just overwhelming and in a lot of cases just not clear enough or seems un-relevant to their specific situation.
Why waste 8000 Euro on a PPL that you don’t know how to finish? About to sign up for a Cadet Program where you don’t understand the Contract? Are you wasting hours emailing back and forth with an Authority trying to change a ATPL or get some answers?
Making an informed decision is a great way to save money in the long term. We spend hours looking through regulations, talking to authorities, schools, instructors, students and Pilots to get information so that You don’t have to.
A few points to note:
- We are not a flight school, as such we do not offer flight training
- While we have worldwide partners we work with, the consult is objective and will look at your specific requirements first before anything else
- transparency is key = we will be open and upfront about everything we find, but require full disclosure from our clients to be able to get proper and valid information
- the consulting service is an advisory service only. We do not enroll or book any courses for you, arrange visas, medicals or give out legal advice. We do find relevant regulations and will quote applicable phrases but ultimately the client is responsible for his/her actions. GoBlue Aviation can’t be held accountable or responsible for any errors, changes or misinterpretations of information provided.
- we typically process requests within a week. If it takes longer we will keep you up to date of our progress and timelines
- our findings are presented to you as a structured PDF document for your reference
- we are interested and invested in getting everyone to a good outcome, as such we might contact you for a follow up and appreciate feedback
- Please do not send us unrelated requests, job applications etc.
Frequently Asked Questions:
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If you have a European passport and you would like to work in Europe it makes all sense to invest in an EASA License. If you don’t have a European passport, it is harder to get a job in Europe. So, you need to plan very well what is your strategy, considering EASA License tend to be expensive. Since EASA Licenses are hard to complete, a lot of Airlines are taking it as a starting point since they want candidates of the highest level and be compliant with the strictest rules. Therefor it is generally easier to convert a EASA license to another license because of its complexity.
If you would like to study in America or you already found a good school in America you can always convert the license to EASA or other once you decide which country you would like to work or you have best job offers, The price of the conversation may differ from the school you decide to do the conversion and the market prices. But it is important to take in consideration that if your future plans are to work in Europe it is easier to take the EASA License. Because if you study FAA and then you convert to EASA, besides the price and bureaucracy of converting the license, its necessary to do all the ATPL theory again. It’s easier to convert from EASA
In short: Because they do not have to and it is easier just not to answer.
The truth however is they are not evil or do not care about you. Airlines and most general companies get Job seeker emails and phone calls everyday, even without advertising or looking for Job placements. When engaging in a conversation a company:
A – has to either pay someone to directly answer hundreds of emails or pay someone to supervise a system that automatically answers hundreds of emails everyday.
B – risk upsetting you or getting quoted out of context by you.
By not answering job requests a company leaves things up to your imagination, which can be frustrating to you, but is safer, easier and cheaper for the company or airline.
Do not be discouraged but rather spend time preparing for the positive answers as well as improving your chances of getting an interview.
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It depends on:
– What Passport you hold
– Where you would like to live or work – Schools and prices
You can convert licenses. It is important to take in consideration that some licenses are easier to convert than others.
In Europe the cheapest options are in Spain, Portugal, Greece and Eastern Regions.
In the US the cheapest options are in less populated areas in Florida.
These are very general assumptions contact us and let us help you choose the perfect school for you.
Most Pilot shops, Flight schools sell Posters of Cockpits useful for chair flying. In 4Vientos in Madrid they have a shop it’s called Bucker that offers a great variety.
In most countries around 65 years old is the age limit for Commercial Pilots. Most airlines (unless a cadet ship) don’t post age requirements when recruiting adverts because it is consider age discrimination. Your Medical will be the most determining factor after your 40th Birthday.
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Class 1 Medical Exam takes 2 – 4 hours. And includes:
– Eye examination,
– Blood tests,
– Several questions
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“Basic Physics and Math“ Is recommended to review Math problems like isolating one or two variable (transposition). Also look into Newton’s laws of motion and differences of Mass, Weight, speed and acceleration. I would also start conversions from gallons into the liter, meter to inches and so on. Basic Algebra and Trigonometry. https:// itunes.apple.com/ us/book/maths- and-physics-for- pilots/ id592113679? mt=11
In US: It is possible to do it online once your school gives you the approval or in any police station. But it is necessary to provide them your US address. Most of the time the flight school brings you to a local police station and you do it online, there is no cards and no mailing. It is important to mention that the fingerprints for VISAS and IMMIGRATION are different departments. https:// secure.natacs.aero/ afsp/ find_location.asp From Dubai: Is also possible to do it. You need to make sure you get the details of the course from the school. IR and Multi takes a week to get approved. PPL just a few days.
Exams are a Pilots companion. Wherever you go or whatever you do, there will be an exam to test your knowledge. Preparation is key.
Do your best to pay attention. Follow instructions and take notes, compare your understanding with others and ask if you need clarifications.
Hit the books. Find and read material relevant to your course and exam topics. Once again take notes and re-write your notes every once in a while.
Dive into question banks and sample exams. Time yourself and work in exam settings. If you are not allowed to listen to music in the exam don’t listen to music on the sample exams either.
Don’t overdue it. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Take breaks and rest. Meditate, eat well and do some exercise – but you should be doing this already anyway.
Set yourself up for success. Plan your studying and breaks and stick to the plan. Check with others who have completed the exam or course and take proven methods with your own twist, if it worked for others its a good start for you.
Covid-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the Aviation industry. As recovery is slowly underway, demand for pilots will increase as well. There are plenty of highly qualified Pilots in all markets looking to be re-employed but there are also many who decided to retire early, start a business or switch industries.
We recommend to start training only if you do it as part of your studies or as a serious hobby while employed with a fixed income. We would not recommend to start a career in aviation alone with this market. Keep in mind the costs of keeping licenses and medicals up to date and current as well as studying to stay proficient.
To evaluate and help with your individual situation contact us for a consultation.
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Is there a Flight school with different branches across the US, so students can build hours during different layovers?
Yes – There are several big Flight schools with Multiple Braches in the US. ATP – Airline Transport Professionals has branches in all major Cities.
Flight safety has several different branches all over the US as well.
You can do EASA, SA, Australian and FAA Medical Renewals in Dubai. You can not do Initial EASA Class 1 Medicals outside of Europe.
• Aircraft availability and serviceability
• License opportunities and restrictions
The Payment structure of the school.
It is very important to visit schools yourself and ask questions. Even going for an introductory flight can help see the way the school functions and if you’d be keen to go ahead with flying.
Starting training is as easy as getting a medical and signing up for a (PPL) Private Pilot License at your local Flight School or Flying Club.
If you plan on a Career in Aviation we recommend to plan a bit further ahead. Speak to one of our Consultants to find the perfect strategy for your Training as well as advise on where and what to sign up for. It will save you time and money in the long run.
Flight-Instructors teach others how to fly. There are a few different Flight Instructor Ratings. You can attach the rating starting from a PPL (with CPL Theory completed).
The reason why this is such a mysterious question is because there is no one answer.
Where are you doing your training? What licenses do you want to do? Are you studying full time, or while working? What ratings are you adding to your license? How well do you study? And many many more parameters that will define the final price. Even flight schools will not be able to guarantee one final price since weather, fuel prices and your performance will ultimately influence the price you pay.
The best way to get a realistic and objective view is by contacting us for a pilot consultation. We will take into account your personal requirements and help you find a suitable price range to start your career.
ATPL Theory is valid for 36 Months without CPL and 72 Months with CPL.
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Yes – The deposit normally is to pay for the ground school and some flying hours, but good schools in the US will let you pay per hour.
Previous studies in aviation, mathematic, physics, aeronautics, mechanics or related fields might help you personally to study and understand parts of flight training better. But it will not make a difference for enrollment or the prices quoted by the Flight school or training organization.
Previous studies or experience might also help you find a job after flight training but they do not guarantee job placement.
It is possible to convert but the procedure may be different from country to country.
The Civil Aviation Authority or short CAA is a national regulatory body responsible for aviation.
The FAA is the Federal Aviation Administration and manages Aviation in the USA.
EASA is the European Aviation Safety Agency and oversees the CAA’s of European Member states.
ICAO is the International Civil Aviation Organization. The ICAO oversees and sets minimal rules and regulations for Aviation worldwide.
If you are allowed to work in Canada/Europe/USA you are allowed to instruct and be employed as a Pilot.
A FAA license does not automatically allow you to work in the US. Likewise a EASA License does not automatically allow you to work in Europe. The same is true for Canada and collectively most countries around the world.
Having a license from the country you want to work in “might” increase your chances very slightly to find an employer that is willing and able to employ you as well as sponsor your work permit but without significant experience lots of hours and/or very specific ratings the chances are very low.
Getting a foreign license makes sense for conversions, price and quality of training.
This is the list of approved schools outside of Europe.
https:// www.easa.europa.e u/download/ato/ List-of-ATO- certificates.pdf
Are there any videos that tutor or cover information about fronts and type of clouds, types of winds, or any other aviation weather related information?
We offer Aviation Weather Tutoring. Be it for your curiosity or ATPL Exams – we got you covered. Youtubers come and go 😉 – but we are here for you.
Usually around 200 hours total time will be the minimum requirement for entry level jobs. 500Hours especially on type with a valid type rating are preferred and will increase your chances dramatically.