I would be happy to get some advice from you. I just turned 46. 20 years ago, I earned my private pilot’s license + instrument rating. I have about 400 hours total. I had big aviation dreams at that time and was in the middle of doing my commercial license when circumstances and reality led me to focus on a career as a software developer. In recent years I’ve become disillusioned with the software industry for many reasons which have peaked recently to unbearable levels. I would like to rekindle my aviation dream, complete my licenses, gain the hours I am still missing and go to work for an airline as a FO.
I live in NJ. My questions are:
- Is this even realistic given my age? I don’t mind flying regional. I know I will not be a 777 captain given my late start in life.
- What is the best route I can take in order to get from where I am to where I want to be?