Need Help With Your Career in Aviation?

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  1. Simple, claim that flying lessons towards a career are your Human Right. OK, you pay it back should you eventually get a decent job.

    Taxpayers foot £10,000 bill for failed asylum seeker's flying lessons - Telegraph

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    [TD="class: alt2"]Taxpayers will be hit with a £10,000 bill to pay for a failed asylum seeker to train to be a pilot, even though the Government has said he must leave Britain next year.


    Newcastle City Council will be forced to spend £10,000 on flying lessons for Yonas Admasu Kebede and a further £10,000 on his living expenses following a court ruling.


    Critics have called the judgment unfair and said the 21-year-old from Ethiopia was being offered a "blank cheque" at taxpayers’ expense.
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    [TD="class: alt2"]Local authorities are legally obliged to meet the training costs of children who have no parents so they can find a job.

    Newcastle city council took their case not to fund the flying lessons or degree to the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal but lost, in a ruling which may now set a precedent for other claims.

    The Kebedes' lawyers successfully argued that the council should pay for the flying lessons – which will cost £165 an hour – as the brothers could not apply for a student loan because of their immigration status.
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    It's not strictly Naval but I'm sure that rocking up to the interview with a PPL or a JAR-FCL CPL wouldn't do any harm.
     
  2. so we pay for flying lessons for foreigners who have no right to be here, yet force students to cough up a cool £27k for a degree... Broken Britain.
     
  3. Well, nearly right: as I understand it, they will be required to pay it back once they get a job with a reasonable rate of pay. That's unless they bugger off overseas. Getting a job with a reasonable rate of pay might look easy for a pilot but just having a JAR-FCL CPL is unlikely to get such a job. That requires shed loads of very expensive hours building in the air and I sincerely hope that we won't be subbing that as well.
     
  4. Subsunk

    Subsunk Badgeman Book Reviewer

    I want my CPL. Oh, wait a minute, I 'm a taxpayer who does as I'm told. I have to pay for other feckless losers to get theirs instead.

    Sorry, lost the bubble for a second or two there.
     

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