I’ve been reading and researching for a while now, and every day I’m more confident in my decision to attend ATP.
Now, I am currently 21, in my junior year of an atmospheric science bachelors degree. My plan as it stands now would be to graduate in 2018 and enroll in ATP shortly after. Now, to expedite this process, I would like to earn my PPL this coming summer before my senior year to expedite the process. I am wondering, is it realistic to be able to begin and finish the entire process over the course of one summer (everything I read would suggest yes but looking to make sure. Also, would be in the northern Virginia area, looking at a school at Leesburg but if anyone is familiar with other operations in the area let me know!).
Also, I would love to be able to have a job during this. I’m assuming I would need to be working towards the PPL several days a week to stay on pace, so does anyone have any particular type of job experience that might lend itself to that sort of schedule? I’m interested in hearing anything you might have to offer.
Lastly, this plan would then entail me flying every now and then during my senior year to stay current and build up to the 80 hours required by ATP. I attend a strenuous school and thus flying would likely be limited to weekends and late nights. I also attend school along the front range of Colorado; I know there are complications with mountain flying but are there any other factors to consider that might inhibit this plan? I would be out of KCOS.
Thanks for all the help this site has provided, I’ll continue to read every day.