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Juggling Work and School

I am interested in attending ATP at the Daytona Beach location as it is close to home. I currently need to work full time to support my family. How do I juggle work and school? Most of the flight schools i have checked out require the student to attend 8-5 Monday thru Friday.

Hello Walter,

That’s really a tough one. The financial aspects of flight training are often the biggest obstacle many people have. Unfortunately the most effective flight training (like ATPs) requires a full time commitment and work will not be a possibility. There’s really no easy way around that which is why many aspiring pilots have to put their dreams on hold for a while. That said what many do (myself included) is take a student loan for greater than the amount for training to cover living expenses when they’re training and unable to work.


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