My dream in life has been to fly for a living. I have loved aviation since I was in diapers, but this is an aviation forum so I’ll save you from what you’ve heard 100 times.
I’m a senior in high school, near top of my class, and ran out of classes to take (small school - grad class is 46 people!) so I went on to post-secondary and by the end of this semester I will have 24 credit hours from Kent State University (local branch). I have logged 5 hours of dual (mostly limited because of time restraints and financial restrictions), but plan on finishing out my private at some point between now and August.
'Spose I’ll just throw out my question: is going straight to ATP after finishing my private the smartest option, and doing some college throughout instructing and maybe even after starting at a regional? Or should I finish up an A.S/B.S. before even attending ATP? I want to get a jump start on my career in aviation, and it seems like seniority is everything, so the sooner I start the better, right?
I’m sure you guys have heard this scenario before, or something similar. Whatever advice you might have, as unbiased as possible, would be awesome!
On a side note, I have thought about pursuing Aerosim Flight Academy, Embry-Riddle, and many other flight schools and aviation universities. ATP seems to be the fastest and most cost-efficient, but I could be wrong. Debt is something I would like to avoid as much as possible, however I am not sure the military is a path I would like to take.
Thanks in advance!