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Can a non-kuwaiti resident (female) become a pilot in kuwait? If so, what are the requirements?

asked Aug 4 in Education by Curious Student

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answered Aug 4 by Mark (46,730 points)
anyone can become a pilot, not sure if Kuwait AIrways hires non-kuwaiti pilots but you can always fly for jazeera or any other airline in the region
commented Aug 5 by Curious Student
I've considered other airlines myself but I've got to live here. Hence, the question ^_^

P.S: Thanks for replying
answered Aug 5 by anonymous
kuwait airways hires foreign pilots - or used to but no women
becoming a professional pilot at the airline level takes years of training and more than 100,000 dollars in cost - even kuwaiti men accepted into the program have to put a bond down to cover their training now - 20,000 kd is the first payment or was
i knew an american woman who was a pilot for united and was based here
commented Aug 5 by Curious Student
Are you sure that a female can't work as a pilot in kuwait ? About the cost, can't I like study in china or some other country and then get back and work ?

P.S: Thanks for replying
commented Aug 5 by Mark (46,730 points)
Kuwait Airways hires women, my friend is a pilot for Kuwait airways and shes a she.
answered Aug 6 by PatternedSofa
I think it's possible, as others mentioned, there is down payment and it must be at an accredited aviation school. Kuwait airways is the one that sends you to an accredited school, you must do their program.

But being a non-kuwaiti female shouldn't be an issue if you pass all of the other qualifications
commented Aug 6 by Curious Student
Thanks for replying ^_^
answered Aug 6 by anonymous
You can fly for Kuwait airways as a woman but you would need to have an unfrozen ATPL (Air Transport Pilots Licence) and a minimum of 1500 hours total and atleast 500 hours on type,

Which means you would need to complete your flight training , Where you do this is up to you but Europe would be preferable as an EASA Licence is usually held in higher regard than an FAA (American) licence.

Once you've completed your flight training you would need to join an airline on an Ab Initio program preferably to build your experience and hours (Kuwait Airways currently dont' offer this to non-kuwaitis) most flight schools in Europe are tied in with airlines so that cadets can get hired once they complete their training.

Cost is average around 100,000 GBP(Sterling) this would include your training costs, living costs etc.

Check out Oxford Aviation and CTC they are both excellent schools with placement agreements with a number of airlines.

Hope that helps
commented Aug 6 by Curious Student
It does, thanks for replying ^_^
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