I am looking to make a career change right now and try to get into the aviation field. I am currently a holder of a PPL, with approximately 55 hours. I know to move on with the ATP program they are looking for at least someone with 80 hours which isn’t that hard to achieve. But my question is how can I afford it with having bills and such. As we all know bills are not cheap along with vehicle payments. I know ATP is a full time commitment and lots of studying outside of training as well. So to have a main focus on this how can i financially afford to attend this program? I currently live in Minnesota and hope they would open a program here but there is not prospective for that. I would like feed back from people who have been in the same shoes in a situation like this.
Thank you for your responses.