Career shift to Airline Pilot at 40?

Hello, and thanks in advance for the great advice you have provided on this site! I just turned 40, have been self-employed for the majority of my working life, background as a former Firefighter/EMT, 100 Ton Boat Captain but I am considering making a huge career shift to aviation (my childhood dream). Any advice from seasoned pilots and those making similar transitions would be greatly appreciated!


I recommend you visit our FAQ section as there’s tons of info on the process. Further this forum is full of advice, questions and answers. Take a look and feel free to come back with some specific questions.