Originally Posted by BendiBus
Problem about learning in America/South Africa or wherever is that you return with a valid licence and no experience of Irish conditions. When I was taking lessons in Weston, the instructors told me they spent a lot of time 're-training' pilots who'd never experienced rain/crosswinds etc!
Having said that, the overall cost is still probably lower if you learn the main flying skills abroad.
Not sure how hard it is to get lessons in the US since 9/11
I may decide to live in america for a few years if i can find a well paid job from the qualification, so the weather conditions may not be a too important.
There is no problem with getting the licence as regards security following 9/11