Ok....im canadian so it might be a little different, but our programs are alot more rigerous, and out training is better ( this has been proven through FAA, and Transport Canada statistics, less crashes, better quality of service). Now you have to expect to spend over 50 grand on the helicopter hours/training alone. Your going to need at least 2000 hours before people will even hiring you. Most helicopter pilots become mechanics first because companies will hire a good mechanic, and if you have a good work ethic they will put you on the bird. Gateway Helicopter has an incredible training program, but to become a pilot for their company you need to be a mechanic first. Its hard carrer to get into.......years and years of dedication, and to tell you the truth 70% of the people don't make it.
The millitary is a GREAT way to do this fast, and will little to no money involved. In the canadian forces to get to fly anything you have to be in perfect heath, perfect uncorrected eyesight ( no contact lens), and have a year of university. You may go into battle, or into danger, but you come out fully certifyed.
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