Hello! My name is Tomas, i'm from small country called Lithuania and here is my story.
It all started when I was about 14 years old and now Im 25
I was very shy person and was very stubborn so It took a very long time for my parents to convince me to go to a summer camp. At first we agreed that I will go there for one week only however that one week turned into three summers in a row with me winning all three competitions at the end of each summer. That summer camp was called "born to fly". In short, it is a summer camp where kids from 12 to 16 years old get to fly small gliders. Not very high, maybe several meters but it is still something. That was when I "touched" aviation for the first time and realised that I want to be a pilot. I fully understand that it is impossible for me to get an ATPL because it is about 60'000 euros, depending which school to go to but it is still possible to fly.. something.. I was thinking of ULA or PPL so I did my research.. To get an ULA licence (ultra-light aircraft) It would take roughly 3800 euros, to get PPL its about 7000 euros. I could also get a paramotor licence (we have some courses, I know that it is pretty much unregulated) and it is 400 euros only, I will achieve this on my own anyway but I just dream of something slightly bigger. The main problem here is all of the events that are happening around me at this time. Im planning to move from my parents house with my girlfriend this year, we need to do a big repairs in that apartment that we are moving to, buy a car, and (shh, its a secret) I want to propose to her this year as well so if she says yes, then wedding will be costly as well so I can't just spend money however I want, also my salary is around 650 euros only so at the end of each month there is nothing much left sadly. That's why I'm thinking maybe some of you could help me to achieve my goals at least a little.
At this time I work as a ramp agent in Vilnius international airport and sometimes I just stand there early in the morning and look at the departing A320 aircrafts and think how I wish I could be in the pilot seat one day..
The school I would go to is this one: http://sklandymas.lt/veikla/sklandymo-kursai/ It is in lithuanian however you can always use google translate just to make sure that prices i'm talking about are correct and even less than It actually is.
P.S. Main header photo with the aircraft and glider taking off are not mine