I was really into the idea of charter when I first started exploring all of this. I liked the idea of the set schedule (15 on/13 off). But the more I explored, one thought kept coming back: I don’t really want to kowtow.
Chartering, as you mentioned, seems to involve plenty of that. Perhaps I would like to just hide away in the cockpit and do my job. Having said as much, doing the occasional charter might be nice, just to break up the routine a bit.
Speaking of, do many pilots have side gigs? I understand that because of the scheduling issue, particularly early on when you do not hold a line, your first priority would be the airline; but I was thinking that I might be able to continue to do some consulting on the side.
As always, a big mahalo for all of the feedback.