Helicopter License Financial Aid

Getting a private license or commercial license is not a cheep endeavor. For many people it very possibly could be one of the many important reasons why they haven’t tried to get their helicopter license yet. Alas, the costs getting a helicopter license are only going up as this is an high priced hobby (or career). But do not be irritated! There are several options that you should explore to receive financial aid for your training.

Fortunately, there are several choices for you to take which will allow you to afford the helicopter training you need. There are a number of groups, financing and scholarships available that will sponsor you and the expenditures needed to get a helicopter license.

Listed below are quite a few sources which will help you financially:

– Nearby flight groups
– AOPA Pilot Finance – run along with MBNA Bank, and offers personal loans to be used for any flight training expense. For more information, visit the aopa website or call 1 800 882 8648.
– Pilot Finance – This loan type can be used to finance part time training (1-5 lessons per week). For more information, visit the pilot finance website or call 1 800 667 0201.
– Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)The University Aviation Association (UAA) and -the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) – both of these groups are nationally certified
– Local Boy Scouts of America (of the their merit badges is in aviation and successful alumni may be willing to sponsor aspiring pilots)
– Helicopter Foundation International
– United States Air Force and The Air Force Aid Society
– Whirly Girls International (an organization that gives grants and loans to female students)
– Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FESOG)
– The Women in Aviation International (an organization that provides grants and loans to female students)

In addition to the establishments above, there are various groups and clubs that offer scholarships to students and members. Having said that, the majority of scholarships commonly are not very well promoted. If you want to know about learning more about scholarships and helicopter financial aid options that may be available to you, the avscholarship website is very helpful.

Listed below are the general requirements for some aviation scholarships:

US Citizen
Full-time Student
Demonstrate financial aid need
Minimum Grade Point Average
College degree is an aviation related career

Remember to talk with your nearby flight school about financial aid options that they may supply. Frequently they will have different alternatives of payment that you can discuss about.

Do You Feel SAFE Now? The Fair Mortgage Act Not So Fair For Owner Financing

Well, those regulators should feel proud of themselves… do you think they just have to make it look like they’re justifying a paycheck or something?

Perhaps there is some good that will come out of the SAFE Mortgage Licensing Act, but the inclusion of owner financing in an effort to clean up all the hooyah that the big banking systems and Wall street created themselves is probably one of the most harmful attacks on the real estate industry I’ve seen.

All you buyers out there who can’t get a loan? Your government just made it a whole helluva lot harder for a seller to offer you financing so you can enjoy home ownership. Nice.

[Agents… you just lost out on some hard-won commissions. There are many agents who have businesses largely involved in dealing with owner financing. Call and thank NAR for helping you out. As far as I know, they did nothing to remove owner financing from the legislation… are there heavy mortgage interests whispering in their pocketbooks, or is there something else I don’t know?]

According to the regulation, if you’re an investor, you can’t sell your own residential properties (1-4 units) and offer terms to take advantage of IRC 453 (installment sale) unless you get a mortgage originator’s license. You can’t even get around it by hiring one to negotiate it for you (although I hear that lobby efforts have rallied this concession in Texas).

Isn’t this a nice attack on personal property rights?

This supposedly applies to you even if you’re not in the business of buying lots of properties and turning them around with owner financing like a lot of the guys buying REOs and short sales by the dozens.

You may only own one duplex, or you may be liquidating your family’s estate upon the death of your parents…

If the property is not your primary residence, or you are not selling to a family member, you have to have a license to sell your property with owner financing (but I guess you could get your attorney to negotiate the terms for you, as long as he’s not being paid by a licensed mortgage originator… heck, here’s what we do: have the attorney pay the LMO or note professional to negotiate the terms of the loan to make sure the paper will sell for the highest possible price in the secondary market!!!).

I can’t imagine that this is enforceable or that it would stand up in court. Going back to this: SAFE Mortgage Licensing Act… there seems to be a distinction between those engaged in a ‘commercial context’ and those who aren’t.

So, based on the perceived intent, it’s probably fair to say that it might be ‘safe’ to sell your own portfolio of properties (as long as you did it legally and ethically – and if you did it intelligently, you could even sell the paper down the road!). Or go the extra mile and have a licensed mortgage originator process the paperwork and put together all the Truth in Lending and other standard docs for your buyer.

If you’re in the business of buying and carrying on your properties, seems like there’s no way around needing to get a license. Hogwash. Pure hogwash. And I didn’t even grow up on a farm.

My take…

When you’re selling a residential investment property that you own and you want or need to offer terms to get a fair price, and/or defer capital gains, here’s what you could do…

just do it, business as usual (some people in the business are so convinced that it’s unconstitutional to restrict this basic right, that they’re not giving the whole conversation a lot of thought or concern… they’re just ethically putting their deals together for their investors and the grateful home owners that come to them)
hire a Licensed Mortgage Originator to negotiate and produce all the typical disclosures for the buyer – complies with the intent, if not the letter of the law (if they got this to fly in Texas, then it’s likely a precedent that will be followed). Ideally, this LMO understands the secondary trust deed market so they know how to craft a note that can be sold for the highest possible price (I’m in the process of getting my license in CA… what are the rest of you doing out there?).
I like my attorney play… that was kind of an accidental thought, but I think it could be a good one
get yourself licensed
use a Title Holding (Land) Trust instead (all the benefits without the risks of carrying paper – you just don’t have a note to sell)

I think the main intent of the regulation is protect homeowners from being taken advantage of when they’re buying a home to live in for themselves and their families. Investors buying with owner financing would probably be considered to be savvy enough to take care of themselves, just my opinion.

So, if you want to play it super safe, just use the Title Holding Trust when selling residential properties on terms.

If you’re an agent, you can do all your regular listing and sales activities on residential properties offering owner financing as long as the seller is licensed – (yeah, right) – you just can’t be involved in negotiating the terms… (which might not be a bad thing because agents don’t tend to know about crafting healthy notes for the secondary market).

Debt Consolidation Finance – Licensing of Debt Driving out

Financing, as debt consolidation finance is the simplest and most uncomplicated way of dealing with various debts. The idea is that one takes out another loan which is large enough to pay off all your debts such as credit cards, personal loans, business loans, medical loans, overdrafts and other loans. Debt consolidation finance leaves individuals with one single monthly repayment to make, which is already a great step forward in making ones finances easier to control.

Surely that the financing takes out at a comparatively low interest rate, one should find that ones total monthly repayment is lower than it was when one was servicing many smaller loans, with more expensive debts. Also, choosing a longer term to repay ones financing will lower the costs even more.

The debt consolidation finance works as mediator between various lenders and a borrower. For, there are scores of lenders available online and offline for this debt consolidation finance, with their respective policies and plans, these lenders provide two modes of availing this debt management financing plan. In one of these plans, collateral pledging is an essential part of the mode, whereas another plan requires nothing as of borrowers’ security.

More so, those individuals who are hit by the adversity of bad credit history too, can avail the facility of debt consolidation finance. Lenders keep no financial distinction on providing this debt management financing program. Such individuals only may have to pass by some tardy official works, due to their unwilling adverse credit history. No matter, owing to stiff competition amongst lenders in the money market, borrowers get many other chances of getting these loans instantly with quick approval.

Advisably, before signing up with a finance company for debt consolidation finance, individuals will take over the servicing of their debts in return for fee. Instead of having to keep up with all ones repayments to many creditors, one can now make a single payment to the management or financing company who will divide it between. This in itself can be a great weight off your mind, as the stress of keeping track of your repayments in removed, but debt consolidation finance can offer more than this. And, it can work as licence for driving out debt devils.