I’ve been reading a lot online about getting a pilot’s license but I’m not sure I completely understand what I should be going for. I’m thinking about joining the airforce after college, but I am also interested in flying before I graduate. I understand that you must have a commercial pilot’s license in order to earn money from flying, but when I look at different websites and schools to look at their programs, I see differences in what they offer. For example, when I was looking at ATP’s program for a commercial pilot’s license and the price was just under $100,000 for everything, but when I looked at a local flight school in my city, it said that the estimated price to earn a commercial license was about $27,000 - $30,000.
I know that the ATP program would be offering more total certifications, but I don’t have that kind of money to spend right now. What is the best way for me to earn a license where I can earn money flying full-time while also in college? Feel free to expand on your answers… I’m not even completely sure on what all to ask about. Thanks.