I am Sheldon Laney from Southern Utah with major aspirations and no idea how to accomplish it. I am nearly 20 years old with 2 quarters of Music school under my belt and 1 quarter of GE, additionally I am a JROTC and Civil Air Patrol cadet with a good introduction of what flying is really like.
I have one major goal in life, to tour and play in a metal band. However, this field is very hard to get into and it is also very costly, not to mention it will take a few years to bring in major income and that is not guaranteed, as there are many factors that deter the equation. That leads me to want to get my pilot’s license so that I have a stable job and money to pursue music and my band. I have always dreamt of flying as a child, and has always been in my blood.
My questions are-
How long does it take during training to get to a point where I can start making income?
Bands usually take a few days or weeks to go out and tour, playing in different locations to help market themselves, and for a metal band that is a must. I also realize this depends on the company, but what are the hours really like?
Can I stay based in one location? I know that it comes with job that I am traveling a lot, but over all there are days that I would have off flying for an airline. If I am not mistaken is it usually a few days flying/traveling and then a few days at home?
With the requirements for college and airlines does it have to be a degree or just an accumulative amount of time and schooling?
If I wanted to get into flying historical aircraft at some sort of museum, how would I go about doing that?
I wonder how in the world people like Bruce Dickinson (vocalist for Iron Maiden, Pilot, etc.) make this happen. (lol)
I suppose I am just trying to find my way in this madness, trying to make myself and future family a beautiful life. Thank you for reading and understanding me and my situation, it means a lot to me!