Good Morning, My Name Is Mike Jones. I am 21 years old from philadelphia. I currently work for the fire department, but have dreams to be a pilot. I been Looking into ATP flight school to obtain my certifications and instruments. I am 2 classes away from my associates degree. I have know kids and really want to make this career switch.
I want to be a pilot because it allow me to be closer to my mom In the sky, feel like I’m rite next to her. I lose my mom about a year ago. And ever since I been determined to chase this dream. I did a discovery flight and felt in love . Where I’m from, the inner city and ruff neighborhoods of philly you’d don’t know any pilots. But I am finding my way.
My question is can I work full time and still go to ATP flight school and be successful?
I did a discovery flight and was a little nauseous, will that go away ? However, I flew multiple times as in traveling and never got nauseous.
What are some of yours Pro and cons Of ATP?
At this time and my Age is it worth being a pilot ? Meaning the debt ? And Career out look?
How long would it take me to get to commercial .?
My plan was to
Take a year absent from my job .
Knock those 9months out at ATP. ( of course working hard, studying and grinding)
Be a flight instructor I believe make about 40-50k am I correct ? , gain hours and try to fly regional ASAP. If possible . They make about 60-90k? Am correct ?
After obtains my certifications of course I would go back to school to obtain my bachelors .
How much do make coming in a commercial airline job as a pilot ?
Sorry for so many questions , I just get excited talking about it .
Are there any pilots in this group close to the philadelphia area ? Maybe we can do lunch you can be my mentor . I’m willing to learn. And it will be cool to actually know a pilot.