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 Quote: [TABLE] [TR] [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. [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] Quote: [TABLE] [TR] [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. [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] 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.