Continuing the discussion from Thanks for spending time with us:
Hello, I have a very hard time trying to figure out where I want to go and what’s the best option for me to pursue my dreams of becoming a pilot. So I got two options right now but I’m very undecided. My first option is to join Lift Academy after High school, it’s a program that will guarantee that I can get my commercial pilot certificate within 10 months since I will be getting my private pilot before starting with them and have to commit working for them for 5 years. They said I will be flying for republican airlines and after 5 years working for them I could go to major airlines to work then. From what they told me, pilot is shortage and most airlines will probably won’t require a college degree anymore. This is why I’m so uncertain about what to decide. Because I really want to fly for the majors airline in the future but from what I research some airlines still need a college degree. My other option was to go to a college with a professional flight program but it is more expensive than Lift Academy. I could probably graduate with 100-150,000 in debt after college. But lift academy only cost about 57,000 and they will loan the amount I needed and I can pay them back after I work for them. I feel stuck on what to decide because I do want to go to college for stability in the future when I’m seeking for jobs in bad cases but my family is not financially stable to help me with the tuition. I need help!
My next question is I will be taking my 3rd class medical Exam this upcoming week but should I take 1st class medical exam since what my future career is to become a pilot or should I wait?