Alright, I know this may sound like a crazy idea, but I just want to gauge feasibility. So I currently live within 10 minutes of GSP (Greenville, SC). I love it here and would like to live here as long as possible. I am looking to start ATP at either LZU or JVY with my PPL. Then, ideally get accepted into the Envoy Cadet Instructor Program (after building up to 500 hours) and continue to instruct at ATP to build hours.
If I am lucky enough to get accepted into the program, I would be able to take advantage of American Airlines’ travel privileges. So here is my crazy question…
- Would I be able to switch from instructing at either LZU/JVY to RDU?
- What does a typical ATP instructors weekly work schedule look like?
- Would it be feasible to use my AA Flight Privileges to commute from GSP to RDU and back every day M-F?
I looked at flights and I could arrive at RDU as early as 9am M-F, and return to GSP by 11pm (leaving RDu at 8pm) Also, I have friends that live in RDU so if weather looked bad, I could stay there in order to avoid missing work.
I know this would be tough on me, but it would be nice to have weekends in Greenville and days where weather is too bad to fly I could possibly be able to just stay in Greenville. Also, I wouldn’t want my students to suffer from me being unavailable for them.
Another version of this could be living in Raleigh M-F and flying to Greenville for the weekends.
What are your thoughts? Adam, I’m ready for you to rip this idea apart, so don’t hold back.