Hey everyone. New to the aviation world. A little background about me:
I’m 28 currently a commercial truck driver thinking about becoming a commercial airline pilot. I’ve always loved the feeling of flying and the world around it. I’ve been a musician since I was 6 and been in bands since I was 12-13. Music has been my whole life but flying was right behind it. I almost join the military to become a pilot but stuff got in the way.
I’m looking into making the jump from truck driver to pilot but have some questions
1: does anyone here regret going to ATP or feel like they could have gone about things differently? And is the ATP price worth it?
2: I’m putting pricing together and for the program plus living expense I’m looking at around $120,000. According to lion calculators…. $120,000 for 15 years at an average of 10% is almost $1100 a month. Does that sound right? For research I’m finding ATP is the lowest paying CFI job at there where, on average, instructors are making like $1000-$1500 a month?
Any sort of on-site or clarification is immensely appreciate.