First of all, I want to thank the pilots here who are taking the time to help us rookies out in getting to where you are someday. As with others, the aviation bug has bit me hard and I’m ready to take the plunge (or the takeoff, as it were).
I’m almost 38 now and of course my goal is to get to the majors. I’m a few credits away from an Associates Degree (though not currently enrolled) and I know that the majors will look for a degree on resumes. I’ll be starting ATP’s training program soon, so my question is: is getting a 2 or 4-year degree while flying for the regionals “doable”? Are job schedules going to be amenable to someone also going to school?
As motivated as I am, I need to make sure I’m not setting myself up for an impossible scenario and would like to see how many pilots do go this route successfully, and how. Thanks much.
edit: a word.