Hi, I also have some questions regarding this topic. About 3 years back, I was thinking about being an airline pilot but then I had no college degrees. But now I am back with 2 Associate degrees in Math and Mechanical Engineering. I am about 1.5 years away from getting my B.S in Mechanical Engineering, but I am just burnt out and I felt like I’ve always wanted to become a pilot since the teens.
So right now I am basically, willing to fulfill my dream by taking out a huge loan for 90k. I am very motivated and dedicated to reaching/getting my commercial pilot dream (Otherwise I wouldn’t be taking out almost 90k). I am also planning to finish my B.S in Mechanical Engineering in the future part-time, perhaps taking 1-2 classes each semester (All upper-division courses now). I consider myself a very smart and fast learner. I have background knowledge of physics and advance mathematics.
Right now I am concerned about getting approved for the loan. I don’t have much saved up and I don’t think I can find a co-signer.
I am also looking for a program that I can get into that’s sponsor by the airline or something.
In the meantime I just got a new PC and got MSFS 2020 and learning the basics about A320 and aviation overall. I am about 20 hours into the Sim and I can already do some basic Taxi, take off, and Land. Mostly IRF/RNAV and ILS. Currently I am practicing touch down with minimum FPM.
I know it’s only a SIM and it’s far different from the real life mechanics. =)