Hi so I am aspiring to get hired to the regionals and eventually work up to a legacy or major airline. I am currently a commercial pilot working on becoming a certified flight instructor. Now that I am finally getting close to getting a job as a pilot, my past “criminal history” is something that keeps me up at night. When I was in college and 19 years old I got a minor in possession on alcohol and a fake ID charge. Neither are ’ misdemeanor’s’ and the lawyer I got said that it should not be a problem when I get a job because they are city ordinance violations. I am not really sure what the difference is from a city ordinance violation and a misdemeanor but I know for a fact that both of those charges are city ordinance violations and my lawyer said it shouldn’t be an issue. I know the FAA and especially airlines are very serious about crimes that involve alcohol. I am well aware of commercial pilots must be “of good moral character”.
So my question is whether or not an actual airline would even look at my resume and did I just waste 10’s of thousands of dollars on flight training