I live in Egypt and I finally decided to pursue my dream to become a pilot. The first step as everybody surely knows is to get my PPL license. However, in order for me a NON-US citizen to be eligible for the training in any flight school in the US I need to submit an application on the TSA website to be approved for receiving flight training. The thing is, in order for me to apply, I need to specify a flight school (it is not a general permit, it needs to be directed towards a specific flight school). For my PPL, I have saved the average amount (based on my research on the average cost to become a PPL) of $12,500 excluding ground school fees. The issue is that there are a TON of flight schools in the US and I have no clue as to where to even start to narrow down a list of schools that will fall within the limit of my budget. I am open to train in any state in the US. What I need is the names of some schools that will fall into the budget so I can research them and select one.

Thanks for your time reading this...

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    $\begingroup$ Learning to fly is very expensive. Flying after you get your licence is also very expensive... $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 26, 2023 at 10:08
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    $\begingroup$ If you live in Egypt, why do you want to learn to fly in the US? There are flight schools in Egypt, and there are plenty in other countries that don't require you to get special permission from immigration. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 12 at 13:45


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