Last week a future Aviator, Alex Wood, researched the Royal Air Force: RAF and decided that would be his path to his flying career. Unfortunately, he had disappointing news:
Despite his dual citizenship, he said, "I am ineligible to join the RAF, unless I study for, at least, 3 years in the UK. That would be university. However, I don't think I would go to a university in the UK self-sponsored. It's too expensive."
But... he's not giving up. Here are his options as he brainstorms:
Go to the UK, study at the University, get my degree without flight training, apply for the RAF, and if I get selected, then I could do my flight training at the base.
Go to the UK, study at the University, get my degree with flight training, stay there. Payment? There is a possibility of self-sponsoring, but also with loans.
Go to the UK, study at the University, get my degree without flight training, come back to Brazil, make flight hours, stay in the country and apply for a job for a Brazilian Airline.
Get my degree there, come to Brazil, do my flight training, then go back to the UK. However, this would take too much time to convert my license.
- I think that maybe Alex's heart is pulling him to the UK.
- He has an Aunt in the UK that he could live with during school.
What would you do?
I was troubleshooting an important decision for myself, the other day. My girlfriend said, "You know what you want to do. What I say isn't going to change your mind." She's right, to a point. I think the more viewpoints we have, they help us decided. That's the great power of brainstorming... when someone comes up with an idea you hadn't thought of.
Alex is open for suggestions. What advice would you give to him?
Enjoy the Journey!
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