Hello, I am 25 with PPL and several training hours with Instrument part 61. I will have to start my instrument over if I go to ATP, but I can not afford to do all the training part 61 in a reasonable amount of time. I don’t want to miss out on the hiring frenzy that the airlines are doing now. And I know I will doing it all part 61. However, I am extremely apprehensive about student loans and “living” on a regional salary with that amount of debt.
I know the airlines are hiring like crazy now. My question is, has it slowed down in the majors? I know some spent 8-10 years in a regional prior to the hiring craze. This is a long time to be in a regional making poor money before “making it.” Is 8-10 years still a thing? What on average is the time spent in a regional now days? I know it all depends but, on average, how long before one can make the majors. Thanks Much.