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Bali as a Center for Aviation Education with Graduation of New Crop of Pilots from Bali International Flight Academy

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42 freshly minted pilots graduated on Thursday, May 23, 2013, from the Bali International Flight Academy in North Bali.

The students who had successfully completed an eight-month commercial pilot-licensing program will now be eligible to seek additional professional pilot training from Indonesian airline industry hungry for an estimated 400 new pilots each year.

While many young Indonesians are eager to obtain an education in commercial aviation, the approximate RP. 700 million (US$70,000) cost of the eight-month commercial pilot’s course is proving an obstacle to some.

Quoted by The Jakarta Globe, Wisnu Herlambang, a representative of the Flight Academy, said, “There is an undeniable number of people enthusiastic to become pilots, but considering the expense and lack of utility available in academies … there is resistance.”

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