Canadian's obtaining license?

Snowyshoes

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I am looking for information on obtaining my license in Alaska. I am Canadian and prefer to get my license in Alaska than Canada. Any information would be helpful. Thank you.
 

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It is possible, you just have to find somebody who is willing to deal with the TSA paperwork. Building on a US license works out much better for later conversion to various international licenses.
 

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That's intriguing. Why the preference?

Our country lacks experience in the ability to train for the price that they would like us to pay. It's ridiculous. And as well, over $25 000 to obtain a personal aircraft license in Canada, is absurd in my opinion. I'd much rather spend my money in Alaska, to someone who deserves every penny.
 

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Well, no response to my query, so I guess Snowyshoes pulled that number out of his *****.

In Canada, a Private Pilot License will cost about $12,000, a Recreational Permit (day vfr, one pax) about $5,000.

For $25,000 you should be able to get a Commercial Pilot License with multi-engine and IFR ratings.

I guess that might still be a bit more than in the US, mostly due to higher fuel costs.
 

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