Why would you do your pilot training with ExecutiveFlight?
Discount airlines: Before these came up we were all used to pay up to five times for an airline ticket. Of course the level of service is lower but the price / quality ratio is amazing.
Webshops: Before the introduction of online shops such as PDAshop we bought all our gadgets in the shop and paid 30% more. Conclusion? A new business formula can certainly lead to substantial customer savings without planes falling from the sky.
High training standard:
- Fleet flying school
- Flight instruction
The lowest prices:
- Cost pilot training The Netherlands
- Flight restrictions
The flight training- and job markets have changed:
- Career perspectives
- Job securities
High training standard
The attitude of the Dutch government with regard to General Aviation
The Netherlands are a small country with an extremely dense airspace structure
European legislation with regard to flying schools
N.B. This does NOT neccessarily apply to schools in Southern and Eastern Europe and even the USA where often the standards are not followed. Something the seemingly very attractive internet offers do not show. Of course, the airlines know this and they prefer not to take candidates from schools / countries if it’s not really necessary.
Night flying is prohibited in the Netherlands
Dutch airports are very expensive
Student centered flight training philosophy
Senior team of flight instructors
Many years of experience with lots of references
Combination of controlled and uncontrolled airports
No airline pilots on active duty in the team
The lowest prices
Executive Flight Academy rents and uses training aircraft and simulators form several partners from neighboring countries with a much lower cost level than would be possible in the Netherlands. Per pilot study course module we scan the market for those facilities with the best price / quality ratio. The maximum travel time from Holland is 2 hours by car or train. There are also hour building and training opportunities abroad for those who are not limited by family or work and want to go for the most affordable option. The cost of flight training equipment is billed as much as possible without markup to our flight school students. However, you will be training with our flight instructors from our flight school in order to guarantee the quality and consistency of your pilot training. For these services, we use the normal Dutch rates. The result is a perfect, but very affordable pilot training course!
Discount formula Executive Flight
As a comparison: At Executive Flight we charge around 12.800, – euro for a private pilot license (PPL) while a commercial pilot flying license (ATPL) costs around 60.000, – euro.
High margins and the introduction of the Euro
General aviation in the Netherlands
Weather in the Netherlands ensures high costs
The outsourcing of Dutch flying schools abroad,
Extremely high taxation in the Netherlands
Fuel prices abroad
The flight training- and jobmarkets have changed
Despite all promises no commercial flying school is really able to offer you a job or investment guarantees. Only the KLS (KLM Aviation School) and the Klu (Royal Air Force) can fulfill this promise, although we must note that the latest reports of the KLS unfortunately suggest otherwise … We suggest that you always try to get into the KLS or KLU!
Combine education with work and family
Pay as you go!
Start whenever you want to
Theory and practice can be done at the same time or separately
Theory courses can be done part-time and full-time
Less weather dependent by ultramodern equipment
We offer crash courses
Is it really so hard to select the right flightschool? No of course not! But “think before you act” is of great importance when you are engaging in flight training. Therefore:
– Ensure an independent and comprehensive pilot aptitude assessment.
– Go to a foreign flight school or flight academy, rather than to a Dutch school because they are much cheaper.
– Weigh the financial risks against the current job market and you flight aptitude
– Pay in in stallments allowing yourself the freedom to switch schools if you are not satisfied.
– A second mortgage on the house (of your parents) is often cheaper than a student loan.
– Keep your debt as low as possible. Work during your studies.
– Be aware that you’re choosing a life where you’ll be often far away from friends, family and relatives
– Accept that you’ll probably need to ge additional flight hours e.g. as a flight instructor before you qualify for a job as an airline pilot. (Frozen ATPL license + a 1500 hours experience of which 250 multi-engine)
-Understand that the airline industry is very cyclical. High peaks and deep periods of bust follow one another. You should really invest just like with stocks, “anti-cyclical”: When you start your pilot training when the pilot job market is at its peak you will be ready when it falls apart again. Start at rock bottom and after 3-5 years you’ll have gained 1500 hours by the time the market is on the rise.
– Plan ahead and network “Not what you know counts, but who!”
– Provide a “way out” by a 2nd study or a job
– Take the modular route rather than an integrated course. Modular training is much cheaper and the step by step process gives you after each flight training module a flying license or rating rather than only one at the end. This option also allows you to switch flight schools in case you are not satisfied.
– You can save a lot of money by studying by yourself, for example when you choose the “distance learning” option. you have to be the ‘right stuff’ using this route: Motivated and with the proper preliminary education.
– Obtain advise from insiders.
This is only a limited selection of all matters that may play a role. We know that at this stage, answers to questions lead to new questions. So if you’re not sure which path is right for you, we can give you independent advise. Go to Contact. Do not worry, we won’t immediately charge you money as soon as we shake your hand!